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How Wireless Competition Is Finally Catching Up to Verizon

Things aren’t working out for Verizon as expected—or at least not as expected by its management team for all of last year when they predicted a …

Wall Street

The 38 most valuable enterprise startups of 2016

While there was still plenty of money available, investors weren't as generous with their terms as they were during their check-writing frenzy of 2014-2015. They wanted to nab a bigger piece of equity for the money they put in.<p>So, if the previous period was all about "unicorns" - startups that …

Venture Capital

Brain Training App 'Lumosity' to Pay $2 Million to Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges

Lumos Labs, the company behind the <i>Lumosity</i> app that promises to "challenge your brain" using a daily training program of cognitive games, will pay out $2 million to settle deceptive advertising charges brought against it by the United States Federal Trade Commission.<p>According to the FTC, Lumos Labs …

Apps lead new wave in advertising

In the fast-changing world of mobile advertising, staples like banner ads, pop-ups and ads disguised as news stories aren't cutting it anymore.<p>The latest crop of ads reads like novels, mimics the levels of a video game and lets Snoopy hitch a ride on selfies.<p>Advertisers hope those flashier formats …

5 counter-intuitive lessons I’ve learned by building startups

Building a startup is anything but intuitive. There’s a good reason startups are all about trying new things, testing them, and re-doing it all over again – there is no <i>one right way</i>, and what works isn’t always what’s logical.<p>When starting a company standard advice like, “work hard,” and, “you have …

Business Strategy

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

Apps

The 2016 Midas Brink List

For six years and counting, TrueBridge has collaborated with Forbes to identify the top tech dealmakers from all niches within the venture capital industry and across all corners of the globe. In addition, each year we shine the spotlight on a handful of investors who are quickly rising in the VC …

Venture Capital

Google now highlights mobile-friendly websites in search results

It can be pretty annoying when you’re browsing the Web on a mobile device, only to find out the site you’re visiting has a terrible layout on your phone. Google wants to make your life a bit easier by highlighting sites that have been optimized for mobile devices in its search results.<p>Of course, …

An Easy Fix for 5 Website Woes that Can Threaten Your Business - Copyblogger

It’s something that hangs heavy over your head every day.<p>You’ve got traffic flowing to your site. You’ve built an audience and overcome the obscurity …

It Only Took 2 Months For Silicon Valley's 'Youngest VC' To Sell Her Startup For More Than $1 Million

Fu can add one more accomplishment to that impressive list: Her two-month-old startup, HelloWorld, announced Tuesday that it was acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, TechCrunch reports.<p>It's not clear if the reported 7-figure deal was primarily cash or stock. Either way, it seems …

Startups

Top 10 Innovative Brands 2014: #10 Under Armour

Founded in 1996, Baltimore-based Under Armour has grown from an upstart T-shirt company to a multibillion-dollar athletic apparel business with …

Customer Loyalty Tech Startup Belly Raises Another $12M From Andreessen Horowitz

In a sign that the customer loyalty space is heating up, Chicago-based tech startup Belly announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series B-1 round funding. That makes $28 million altogether in venture capital raised for the 2-year-old startup.<p>Already existing investors Andreessen Horowitz …

Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance

Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging out at Stanford University to get in geek mode, has built something different. It’s called …