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Now in 34k cities, Airbnb unveils redesigned iOS and Android apps that show how to be a better host

Airbnb today announced a series of new features for hosts in its iOS and Android mobile apps. As the company strives to become a better hospitality company, it is enabling hosts in more than 34,000 cities to become better, carry the Airbnb banner, and raise the level of service.<p>Other updates …

500 Startups Reveals 7th Batch of Startups, With Its First BioTech Company

500 Startups is announcing its seventh class, bringing in a truly international group of startups together. For the next three months, 30 companies will work to build out their products for a chance at raising their next round of funding. This class includes teams from Sweden, the UK, Italy, …

Fullscreen Formally Launches its Channel+ YouTube Service for Brands

YouTube network Fullscreen has officially launched its Channel+ service for helping brands make the most out of YouTube. Channel+ will now function as a separate business division.<p>Channel+ taps Fullscreen’s staff to manage brands’ and media companies’ YouTube channels and track copyrighted content. …

Successfully Written Interfaces Should Read Like Children's Books

<i>Drew Myler is Interaction Designer at Signal, a Chicago-based provider of mobile marketing technology. This article was originally published on Drew’s Medium blog.</i><p>This morning my two-year-old and I leafed through her copy of Mother Goose’s Nursery rhymes. The introductory page is covered with …

Here's What A Google+ Auto-Awesome Movie Looks Like

Earlier today, Google unveiled a new multimedia feature called Auto-Awesome Movies. It offers some pretty interesting features, but do you really know what it looks like? Brian Matiash, one of the company’s community managers for Google+ Photos, put together a 2 minute clip showcasing its …

Google+ Starts Offering Custom URLs to Established Accounts

In addition to the slew of Google+ updates today, Google has announced one more: custom URLs are now rolling out to almost everyone. If you don’t see the option yet on your Google+ profile or Google+ Page, don’t worry: Google says it is expanding availability throughout the week.<p>For those who don’t …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits

Microsoft has launched Office 365 for Nonprofits, an initiative offering Microsoft Office for free to qualified not-for-profits and NGOs around the world.<p>The program constitutes part of Microsoft’s Technology for Good program, through which organizations can apply to receive free access to tools …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

5 Things you Need to Know Before Starting an Enterprise Company

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and cofounder of Infer, which recently raised a $10 million Series A round from Redpoint Ventures and provides data-powered applications to companies like Box, Jive, Nitro, Tableau, and Zendesk.</i><p>Over the past two years while building up my company, I’ve gained some valuable insights …