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Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.<p>The money comes from some big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) …

90% Of Indian Startups Will Fail Because Of Lack Of Innovation, Study Says

Of late, India might have become the third-largest startup ecosystem, but it lacks successful innovation.<p>Notwithstanding the fact that market valuation of Indian startups has grown significantly over the past four years, a recent study, “Entrepreneurial India,” by the IBM Institute for Business …

Innovation

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

SaaS in 2016: The key trends

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is experiencing healthy growth. It's also diversifying and becoming increasingly, widely adopted.<p>Software-as-a-Service …

How And When To Exercise To Boost Your Productivity

Of all the productivity hacks in the book, a simple workout may be among the most reliably effective.<p>You already know that exercise is healthy and important. Sticking with a regular workout can leave you looking and feeling better. And you’ve probably also heard about its mental and cognitive …

Jack Dorsey's Bet on Online Lending Could Have a Huge Payoff

Square is entering the small business online lending market as enthusiasm for the sector is waning. But it could be a smart risk anyway.<p>Jack Dorsey's payment company Square is venturing into small business lending.<p>The San Francisco-based payments company--known for a plastic attachment that can …

The Top 5 Free Online Courses for Digital Marketers

Which digital marketing course should you take to boost your marketing skills, absolutely free of charge?<p>Digital marketing skills are critical not only to those actually working in the field but also to entrepreneurs. Even if you're past your very early startup days and have a marketing team, the …

Marketing

This Parisian Startup Is the LinkedIn for Launching in Foreign Markets | Inc.com

Beeleev, a go-to resource for global startups, is based in the heart of Paris (which ranked as the No. 6 city for fastest-growing private companies on this year's Inc. 5000 Europe list). With a top floor swathed by a glass ceiling in a co-working space, its offices have the same sleek feel you …

"Ethereum Alternative" Lisk Raises $6m to Win Over Dapps

You can tell something made it big in the tech world when you see people make money just by trying to emulate it.<p>This was the case with bitcoin and …

7 Cloud Services Every Small-Business Owner Should Try | Inc.com

The cloud is an integral part of business these days, but it can be hard to know which services make the most sense for small business.<p>These services offer something unique for a startup trying to keep data secure or protect against hackers. In each case, these services do not require extensive IT …

Small Business

Your Bank Wants to Know Where You Are At All Times

Banks are beginning to use their customers’ cell phone locations to crack down on credit card fraud. By tracking users’ phones, banks believe they …

Now You Can Swipe For An On-Demand Notary, Too

On-demand services have taken off, much to the delight of pretty much everyone who uses them.<p>Now we can add notary services to the list of conveniences we can call up with a tap on our iPhones thanks to Notarize, a months-old startup with offices in Alexandria, Va., and in Boston. It offers a …

Bitcoin is Being Hot-Wired for Settlement

<i>Disclaimer: The following is personal opinion and does not reflect an official position by Bloq, MIT or any other organization or group.</i><p>(中文版)<p>The …

5 TEDx Talks that will help you strike up a conversation with anyone

I thrive on alone time and constantly find myself holding up the wall at parties, only interacting with people I've met before.<p>Being in a new city where I only know a handful people, I'm slowly beginning to wean myself off of the wall — with the help of TEDx Talks.<p>Though I watch them all alone and …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Why the internet of things could destroy the welfare state

Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But if technology provides the answers to society's problems, what happens to governments?<p>On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard …

The era of ever-cheaper cloud services is over

After years and years of competitive price cuts, Microsoft is hiking prices on its cloud computing service. IBM is also adjusting prices upward.<p>Last …

Amazon Web Services

The Future of Cloud Computing: Fog Computing and the Internet of Things

Cloud Computing was initially leveraged for providing and accessing Service Oriented Architecture, which enabled organizations to attain resources …

Internet of Things

Business Choice Awards 2015: Cloud Computing Services

When it comes to the cloud, who can you trust with your data? PCMag readers reveal their top picks.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Top Cloud Computing Blogs to Read

April 7, 20159:12 pm 0<p>According to a Gartner forecast, cloud adoption is expected to reach $250 billion by 2017. According to another insight …

What Do You Do When Employees Start Using a Free Cloud Service?

What do you do as CIO when people in your company start using a free cloud service that’s better than the similar service you deployed for them at great expense? For example, what if your employees are spending time on a Jive social platform because it’s faster and easier to use than the solution …

Want to Boost Productivity? Try These 10 Unique Habits | Inc.com

It seems every day someone presents a new, revolutionary formula to achieve maximum productivity.<p>You may already know, you should take 17 minute breaks after every 52 minutes of work. No doubt you've heard of the usual hacks, like setting goals and streamlining business processes. But, what if …

Productivity

Hacktivist Richard Stallman takes on proprietary software, SaaS and open source

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Richard Stallman, revered by some as a genius (after all, he won a McArthur “genius” grant in 1990) and derided by others as …

WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car's Computer

I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife’s Mazda 3. It’s a good little car, but lately its …

Internal Combustion Engine

Cloud-computing company Citrix is making a last-ditch effort to sell itself

Citrix, which had attracted the interest of private equity investors before it agreed in July to give Elliott a seat on its board of directors, is having new conversations with buyout firms, those people said this week.<p>The company, which has a market capitalization of $11.6 billion, has also …

Box beats with $73.5M in revenue in Q2 2016, hits 50K customers | VentureBeat | Cloud

Cloud file-sharing company Box today announced that it generated a $33.1 million loss on $73.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016, which ended on July 31. The company had a non-GAAP 28-cent net loss per share.<p>Analysts were expecting $69.81 million and a net loss of 29 …

Customers

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Project Management

Cloud-Based App Launcher Frame Lands $10 Million In Series A Funding

Frame, a cloud-based service that allows users to run desktop programs like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Excel directly from their browser, just announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round.<p>Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and SQN Venture Partners …

Box is teaming up with IBM to sell cloud services together

Box and IBM have just announced a global partnership that will see the two companies integrate their technologies and jointly sell their existing enterprise products.<p>As part of the alliance, Box and IBM will aim to develop new services for several industries that are increasingly relying on …

IBM