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Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream

Home automation startup August is getting ready to start shipping its first product to consumers early next year. But first, it’s raised a bit more cash to add personnel and ramp up production of its mobile-operated smart lock.<p>August raised $8 million in a funding round led by Maveron, with …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.

Cota by Ossia hopes to charge your phone wirelessly, no contact required

We've all heard of wireless charging before, but most solutions still require your phone to come in touch with a base station. Well, Cota is a technology that aims to power your mobile device <i>completely</i> wirelessly -- without any physical contact at all. Hatem Zeine, a physicist and CEO of Ossia Inc, …

Salesforce.com Meets First Quarter Earnings Expectations With Revenues Of $842M

Salesforce.com met analyst expectations for its first quarter with non-GAAP earnings per share of 10 cents. Total first quarter revenues were $893 million, an increase of 28 percent on a year-over-year basis.<p>Subscription and support revenues were $842 million, an increase of 29% on a year-over-year …

Cloudera Founder’s Enterprise Data App Management Startup WibiData Raises $15M From Canaan Partners, Eric Schmidt And Others

WibiData, the enterprise data management startup co-founded by Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, has raised $15 million in a Series B funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from existing investors, including NEA and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.<p>Canaan Partners …

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

If You Want to Get Rich, Get Rich Slowly

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity: What it Really Takes To Build America’s Best Small Companies</b>. <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author Geoffrey N. Smith and I developed that have stood the test of time.</i><p><i>Here, in the next</i> …

5 Sure-Fire Routes to Freelancing Success

In today’s shaky economy, freelancing is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, one in three workers are now doing freelance work. That's 42 million …

Surf the Web in a new way with Nextly

Odds are you are quite set in your Internet-surfing ways. If you are up for trying out a new way to browse the Web -- or at least some portion of it -- give Nextly a try. It's a free Web service that provides a slick and fast way to access popular sites across a variety of topics.<p>Nextly lets you …

ValueClick Founder Brian Coryat Raises $1.5M For Business Listings Startup ‘Local Market Launch’

Local Market Launch, a startup that helps companies manage the online presence of local stores, is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding.<p>The company was founded by Brian Coryat, who previously founded ValueClick, an online ad company that went public in 2000. Coryat told me …

How The Best Salespeople Make The Sale

There are a lot of misconceptions about how to sell effectively. Some people dive in with just one goal in mind: to close the deal. Others wing it and hope that their charm, talent and knowledge of the product or service they are pushing will get them the sale. A few salespeople even think the best …

This is what a DDoS attack looks like

By now, almost everyone has at least heard or seen the term DDoS. Unless you’re fairly geeky, however, you might not know what a distributed …

Adobe creates predictive ROI Facebook tool

It aims to help marketers maximise the engagement of their social media posts and ads by analysing the types of words, images, links and ad formats …

Time To Weigh The Real Pros And Cons Of Online Grocery Shopping

With a click of the mouse, you're on the candy page, scrolling through your options: milk, dark or white chocolate?<p>The increasing value of convenience among consumers has created a robust online grocery industry. According to market research firm IBISWorld, online grocery shopping is estimated to …

eCommerce

How To Build A $30M Startup Without Spending Any Of Your Money, In Your Spare Time

Have you ever wanted to create a successful startup? Maybe you have the design chops, the cool sense of style and the ability to get others excited about trends in technology, but can’t find that perfect idea. Something you could execute on quickly. Something you knew there was a buyer …

The rise and fall of AMD: How an underdog stuck it to Intel

Remember when AMD could compete with Intel in both speed and price?<p>In part one of this two-part series, we look at the evolution of AMD from a …

LulzSec hacker sentenced to one year in prison for Sony hack

A hacker affiliated with LulzSec, a spin-off of hacking group Anonymous, has been sentenced for breaching computers belonging to Sony Pictures …

Great Sex = Great Marriage?

A reader recently commented on one my blog posts something to the effect of, "This author believes that having great sex makes for a great marriage." I think he intended for this to be a critical comment, but actually, I do believe that -- with some caveats, of course!<p>Let me explain.<p>I do believe …

Yandex, Russia’s ‘Homegrown Google’, Looks At Gesture-Based Interfaces To Power Apps

Russian search giant Yandex has collaborated on developing an experimental gesture-based interface to explore how similar technology could be incorporated into future social apps and mobile products. The company offers digital services beyond search already, launching and expanding mapping services …

Big Data Could Cripple Facebook

So there’s this startup called SmogFarm, which does big-data sentiment analysis, “pulse of the planet” stuff. I spotted them last year, and now they’ve got an actual product with an actual business model up and running in private beta: KredStreet, “The Social Stock Trader Rankings,” which performs …

How to Live the Life You've Imagined

Talk to most professionals about their ultimate goals, and you’ll get the same responses – work for myself, travel the world, and maybe even win fame and fortune. Chris Guillebeau, author of <i>The $100 Startup</i> and <i>The Art of Non-Conformity</i>, managed to do all of the above before hitting 30. If you’ve …

Google: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

When Google CEO Larry Page created a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015, initiatives such as self-driving cars and health tech got divvied up into new companies, and Google became an Alphabet division with a sharper focus on internet services and software. Today’s Google, now led by CEO …

5 ways big data is going to blow your mind and change your world

Some people say big data is wallowing in the trough of disillusionment, but that’s a limited worldview. If you only look at it like an IT issue it …

Google using ‘white spaces’ spectrum to deliver Wi-Fi to South African schools

We’ve already seen the potential to deploy so-called “Super Wi-Fi” networks over white spaces spectrum in the United States and now Google (GOOG) is …