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Gilt Founder Kevin Ryan’s New Startup Zola Wants To Reinvent The Wedding Registry

We’ve been wondering what stealthy startup Gilt, AlleyCorp and 10Gen founder Kevin Ryan has been working on after he revealed that he was expanding his empire a few months ago at Disrupt NY. We’ve learned Ryan is staying in the e-commerce space but going in on a lucrative vertical — weddings. Meet …

The Beginner’s Guide to Valuing and Selling Your Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on the Flippa blog.</i><p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering selling your app to someone else, hopefully for large sums of money. Or at least you’re thinking about it but you’re not sure if you want to let your baby go.<p>Either way, selling an …

Comment on 204 Startup Failure Post-Mortems by Raj Anand

Everybody knows why badly managed businesses fail. What’s more interesting, is how companies like Yahoo, Myspace, and Dell seemed to do everything …

Innovation

Backed By $10 Million, Flyby Messenger Is The First Consumer App To Use Image Recognition Tech From Google’s “Project Tango”

Flyby, a new messaging application that lets you share text and recorded videos attached to objects in the real world, is the first consumer-facing app to use the image recognition capabilities found in Google’s “Project Tango.” That project, for those unfamiliar, involves an Android-based phone …

Create a bestselling app in three hours for less than £100

You don't need to be a programmer to break into the App Store's top charts. All you need is 100 bucks and a free afternoon.<p>You'll need a halfway …

After WhatsApp: An Insider’s View On What’s Next In Messaging

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Livingston is the Founder and CEO of Kik, a mobile-first company with over 120 million registered users all over the world. Ted started working in mobile in 2007, while he was still studying at the University of Waterloo.</i><p>I was driving to a meeting in San Francisco when I got the …

Fund This: Korner, for accessible home security

Korner is a new connected security system that aims to be simple to set up and be highly affordable. Owners place a single-piece tag at the corner of …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners

On-demand laundry service Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners.<p>Founded a little more than a year ago, Washio has developed a service that enables users to schedule …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

How a dev who couldn’t code built one of world’s hottest photo apps

Merek Davis is not a coder. The developer never even made an app before 2013. Yet on his first iOS at-bat, he hit an App Store grand slam with Mextures, his photo-editing app that quickly became one of the top photo apps of the year.<p>Mextures is like Photoshop for your iPhone, only easier to use. …

Apps

It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

Square has acquired curated food delivery service Caviar today, confirming earlier reports that the companies had been in serious talks.<p>We reported last month that the companies were in talks on a deal worth about $100 million. Both Re/Code and The New York Times reported the deal would take place …

A Transforming USB Business Card That Shares More Than Just Your Name

Despite countless ways for us to share information online, business cards are somehow still a popular way to pass on contact info. So instead of …

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

After Turning Down A Million In Funding, Over Brings Its Photo-Editing App To Android

Over, a popular image editing application for iOS users that has grown to over 9 million installs since its launch, is now available on Android – a move that founder Aaron Marshall claims has been a top request for some time. In the new version, Android users will be the first to receive a few …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Boomf Instagram Pictures On Marshmallows

Posted in Food, Living<p>We’ve entered hot cocoa season now, and everybody knows hot cocoa without whipped cream and marshmallows is illegal. However, …

12 Perfect Gifts for the Creative Dudes in Your Life

Do you know a creative dude that’s always surprising you and making you smile? Whether that’s your brother, significant other, or pal this guide is all about impressing him with with your gift-giving skills. Here are 12 presents to consider for the imaginative fellas in your life.<p>1. Pencil ($50): …

Gift Ideas | The Globetrotter

Our roundup today is of some original gift ideas for the traveler who already has everything. From practical to just plain fun, here are some great …

Holiday Cookie Stamps

Make festive holiday cookies with these easy-to-use Holiday Cookie Stamps.<p>Embellish them with icings and sugars to create irresistible treats for …

7 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

15 Geeky Stocking Stuffers for Under $15

Cue up The Final Countdown and let’s get ready to rumble! It’s the week before many of us take off for holiday break, and it’s time to get all those last minute prezzies ordered, wrapped, and under your tree! Of course, we know the geeky good stuff is always in your stockings, so we’re here to give …

Tournament Dartboard Set

We recently featured the cool Deluxe Poker Box by Restoration Hardware, also included in their vintage game collection is this beautifully crafted …

Zipmark, A Bookmark That Looks Like a Zipper

“<i>This zipper is bound to open your book on the right page!</i>”<p>Tel Aviv, Israel designer Shahar Peleg of Peleg Design studio has created <i>Zipmark</i>, a …

For Instagram Addicts!

Love your Instagrams?! Well, now there’s an entirely new way to show off your mad photo skills. Send up to 9 of your favorites to Projecteo and …

Black Playing Cards

Gambling - and solitaire - just got a cool new makeover. Almost menacing in appearance, these Black Playing Cards are finished in a gloriously moody …

Graduation Card: You Cheated

Description<p>5x7 Handmade funny Graduation Card. This is a perfect card for anyone Graduating this year! Printed on recycled speckled card stock paired with a light kraft envelope. This card was hand drawn, finished in photoshop.<p>OUTSIDE TEXT: YOU DID IT OR YOU CHEATED. GREAT JOB!<p>INSIDE TEXT: Blank<p>The …

15 Really Cool Notebooks

Nothing beats writing down your notes and thoughts in a notebook. And these notebooks are nothing short of cool, they’ll make you want to write …

Clowns

Sliced Cold Beer Glasses

1 comment<p>When these glasses start to look normal, that’s when you should call it a night!<br>Available in pairs and come with silicone coasters.<p>Get them …