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Mobile Accelerator Tandem Announces Four New Startups As It Prepares To Double In Size

Tandem, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for mobile startups, is unveiling its latest group of companies.<p>The firm says this is its “largest startup class ever” — though that’s not quite as dramatic a change as you might think. In the past, Tandem has accepted three startups in each class. This …

The Internet of Things: Opportunity is Knocking for Consumers, Enterprises & Developers

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Stephen Forte, Chief Strategy Officer, Telerik.</i><p>As a 20-year veteran of the technology industry, I’ve seen the emergence of new next-gen technologies come and go – from the client server to the desktop, to PCs and laptops, and finally to the current mobile era. …

Cloud-based IoT with Meshworks - LX Group

The Mini Modules Programming Fixture is useful for production programming or during application development when multiple firmware images are …

It’s getting harder to tell what’s a real Silicon Valley startup and what’s a parody

Maybe it’s the foolish amounts of venture capital swirling around Silicon Valley, but it often seems as though we are all playing a game in which the …

Why Google is living in a Material (design) world

With its new Material design language, Android may be backpedaling a bit on the flat design that once differentiated it from iOS.<p>But the Google’s design chief, Matias Duarte, says the swinging pendulum will reach equilibrium as a design that is based on real-world objects but doesn’t cheaply …

Amazon's Warehouse Expansion Goes Unabated As A Means To Unchallenged Dominance

If you build it, they will (continue to) come. That’s what Amazon’s betting.<p>Amid the encroachment of competitors from eBay to Walmart, Amazon is forging ahead with the rollout of distribution centers to tighten its grip on consumers as the nation’s e-commerce leader — and the fastest product …

Chipotle’s prices are rising faster than expected, but customers don’t care

When the Mexican food chain Chipotle announced on its most recent earnings call that it will raise prices companywide for the first time in three years due to rising beef, dairy, and avocado prices, the company was somewhat vague about the increases, saying only that they would start in the second …

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The Currency Cloud, An API-Based Money Mover, Raises Another $10M

With the news that Facebook has been talking to financial services startups in the UK about launching e-money services, one of the companies that powers payments for those startups has raised a round of funding. The Currency Cloud, which provides an API that end user-facing companies use for …

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

The Chinese mega-city of Shanghai has been cracking down on popular taxi-booking apps, banning their use during rush hour. The government says apps discriminate against older people and those who don't have smartphones.<p>But economists and some customers see the crackdown as a small, textbook case of …

Salesforce Will Pay $690M To Expand Its SF HQ Into The New Salesforce Tower

Salesforce unveiled plans for a new, 61-story Salesforce Tower at 415 Mission Street in San Francisco to expand its worldwide headquarters, and as part of that it’s filed an 8-K form with the SEC with the details of how much it will be investing to do so.<p>The CRM giant will pay $560 million over a …