Elliot Hirsch

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How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

Tune, a company that bills itself as “the enterprise platform for mobile marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $27 million in Series B funding.<p>Founded by twin brothers Lucas and Lee Brown (pictured above with CEO Peter Hamilton), Tune was previously known as HasOffers — it rebranded last …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Jack Ma's Journey to Build Alibaba Was Full of Crazy

“Crocodile in the Yangtze” starts off with a shot of Alibaba founder Jack Ma dressed up in an outlandishly outrageous rock star outfit and performing on stage in front of thousands of people.<p>It wouldn’t be surprising if the first word that popped into your mind was “crazy.”<p>“75% of European digital …

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, and the front "handles" don't just look cool -- they protect the volume knob and headphone cable from …

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Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

<i>Co-written by Finn Birger Lie</i><p>Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, however, Big Data has to become more accessible and understandable to non-specialist users and leave the domain of the data specialists.<p>The advent of …

This $295 battery-powered unicycle could replace your Segway

Ah, the sweet memory of learning to ride a bike with training wheels! My hands are sweaty, and my ego a bit damaged after spending a half-hour learning to ride a battery-powered unicycle called the Pinwheel. This $295 (wholesale) gadget is one of the more interesting finds here at Computex 2014 -- …

SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

SeeMe, a design community that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts.<p>To be sure, there are tons of DIY T-shirt design companies out there, including SnapTee (which bases its business model on a …

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

Mention Becomes A Full-Fledged Media Monitoring Tool With Buffer Integration

French startup Mention just received an important update that should make it more compelling to its user base. Whenever Mention users receive a new alert, they can share it on their social channels using Buffer, lining up status updates to share later. As a reminder, Mention is a media monitoring …

iA's Writer Pro maximizes the minimalist text editor

How do you add features to the app with no features?<p>Minimalist text editors aren’t the novel concept they once were, but iA Writer has done more than most to bring the idea of distraction-free writing to the mainstream. Since Information Architects released the app for iPad in 2010, it’s expanded …

It’s time to rethink startup equity

Change is the only constant in life and this is especially true in Silicon Valley. We live in a time of constant change and rebirth, which we …

Nanosatellites Will Give Everyone Access To Space

In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space. That might seem to be a bold statement or to border on science fiction, yet a glance back in time at the influence and trajectory of technology in our lives makes it seem almost inevitable.<p>The nascent commercial space …

Web browser remote Mote.io adds support for Plex, TuneIn and Google Play

Mote.io, the Chrome extension that turns your phone into a remote for your web browser, just added support for the Plex media center app, TuneIn’s …

BigML turns its cloud prediction engine toward text

BigML, a machine-learning-based cloud service that lets users generate statistical predictions from their complex data, has revamped the service to …

AdStage Expands Its Cross-Network Ad Platform With App Partnerships And New Formats

When AdStage launched earlier this year, the big selling point was the ease with which small businesses could create ads that ran across Google, Bing, Facebook and LinkedIn. Today it’s launching what co-founder and CEO Sahil Jain said is “an entirely new platform product,” which should expand the …

WPP’s Martin Sorrell Sees Growing Relevance For Ad Agencies In A Tech-Centric World

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of ad holding company WPP, weighed in on the digital media landscape today at the IAB MIXX conference in New York. One of his main arguments: That tech companies are also in the media business.<p>That may seem pretty obvious, since companies like Facebook and Google make most …

Facebook’s share of digital advertising growing fast, thanks to mobile

Facebook (s FB) will nearly triple its share of global mobile advertising in 2013 compared to 2012, according to research firm eMarketer. They …

5 web-design trends tech companies should watch

Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile …

Y Combinator-Backed Lob Debuts A Cloud Printing & Shipping Service For Developers

Want to build your own Postagram? You could with Lob, a new developer API for integrating printing and shipping services into applications that’s officially opening its doors today. The company makes it possible for a business to implement a programmatic means of printing, packaging, and shipping …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in June

<b>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June:</b><p><b>Fête de la Musique</b> (June 21) isn’t your average music festival…because anyone can perform! The festival was first held in <b>Paris</b> on the summer solstice with the idea of having “the …

Airmail takes flight, arrives in Mac App Store

If you miss using Sparrow, you may well be interested in a new app that just arrived in the Mac App Store. Airmail is a new native email client for …

Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.

Latest<p>Some companies insist that trade shows are hit or miss -- but they don't have to be.<p>With companies training people less, the most valuable path …

Should You Consider Replacing Yourself as CEO?

My internal compass has always steered me strongly toward the belief that founders who can scale with their startup companies are better to back that …

For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music

Andrew Mason must be some kind of spirit animal of optimism. We assumed he was kidding when today he wrote that he had recorded “a seven song album of motivational business music”. Just three months ago the founder and CEO got booted from Groupon. But we’ve just confirmed with him that his album …