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How Running A Startup Taught Me More Than School Ever Could

I just turned 19 and started my second year at the University of Pennsylvania; since the beginning of my freshman year, I’ve been running a startup called ThirdEye–a product that empowers visually impaired persons by telling them what’s in front of them–with a team of four Penn students. At the …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 San Francisco Startups Hiring for Non-Technical Jobs

1. AdsNative -- Breaking Ads<p><i>Photo Source: maxlawinc.com</i><p><b>Why they’re awesome:</b> You might not recognize it at first glance, but millennials are evolving. …

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Spotify now handles multi-room streaming on Samsung devices

If you've decided to invest in Samsung's wireless audio multiroom system instead of similar offerings from the likes of Sonos, there's good news: it now supports Spotify's Connect system. If you'll recall, that'll allow you to stream music on your Samsung speakers directly from the Spotify app on …

Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

By now, you may have heard that on Thursday, the European Central Bank shifted to a <i>negative</i>interest-rate policy for deposits.<p>That news may have prompted two thoughts: 1) Isn't that crazy? 2) Who cares what happens in Europe?<p>These questions have answers. But first, some background:<p>The European …

Restaurant payments startup Swipely whips up a fresh $20M

Restaurants and bars are getting smarter about the way they deal with customers these days.<p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely makes a cloud-based payments system that lets restaurants and bars crunch data to find their best customers, detect most popular menu items, launch rewards programs, and …

Evernote And Moleskine Team Up To Create Smart Business Notebook

The notebook is geared toward workers jotting down notes in meetings.<p>Evernote and Moleskine are at it again. The two companies have partnered up to create a special notebook for Evernote users geared toward enterprise customers.<p>The primary difference between the Evernote Business Notebook and the …