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How to get funding, as told by August Capital (video)

The Internet has fundamentally changed the ways in which startups receive funding these days. In many ways, it’s much easier to connect with investors that you want to work with, but on the other hand, it’s much more difficult to secure funding because of the massive amount of competition in the …

How to go from tech founder to a CTO/leader role

How do you create a scalable tech team capable of tackling and building on thousands of lines of your own untested code? If you’ve ever faced this question, you know how daunting it is — so I’d like to share some lessons from my own experience.<p>In high school, my friend Neal and I started a company …

Imprivata, a provider of health IT security services, files for IPO

Startups that provide IT services to health care companies continue to thrive.<p>The latest company to cash in on that trend is Imprivata, which just announced plans to make an initial public offering of stock on the NYSE. Imprivata stands to raise $115 million in the IPO.<p>Imprivata’s products include …

SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day

A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different approach: Instead of providing an alternative to PowerPoint or similar software applications, it’s …

Little Bird helps you find social media heavyweights

As a data journalist, Marshall Kirkpatrick used a systematic, data-driven approach to identify sources who would be likely to break news in the future.<p>He liked that method so much it inspired a completely new venture.<p>In 2011, Kirkpatrick cofounded Little Bird, which today announced $1.7 million in …

BrightFunnel Raises Funding To Build Smarter Marketing Predictions

Marketing startup BrightFunnel is announcing that it has raised a small “advisory round” of slightly less than $1 million from some big-name investors.<p>Co-founder and CEO Nadim Hossain served most recently as the vice president of marketing at PowerReviews (which was acquired by Bazaarvoice). In …

GrowthHackers is a community news site for startup marketing guerrillas and gurus

“Growth hacking” has evolved into one of those contemptible startup buzzwords, but underlying the jargon is a real marketing movement.<p>Sean Ellis, whose claim to fame is coining the term in 2010, launched a community news site today focused around growth hacking. Drawing inspiration from Y …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.<p>Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of …

Foundry Group makes its first AngelList Syndicate investment in smart glasses startup

The Foundry Group made its first AngelList syndicate investment, raising $700,000 for OnTheGo Platforms, a startup that claims to “make smart glasses smarter.”<p>Portland-based OnTheGo’s platform turns the outward facing camera on smart glasses into a motion-sensing device, so people can control their …

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What Does a UX Designer Actually Do? — SitePoint

I still remember the first time I came across the term “User Experience Designer”. It was years ago, embedded in the email signature of a friend of …

15 Mobile App Prototyping Tools to Create Prototype in a Day

Posted by Tomas Laurinavicius on July 13, 2016 - Get free updates of new posts<p>I have been writing about why you should start in mobile business, how …

DrChrono to developers: Use our API to help us fix health care

Health care is a massive market opportunity for any developer — and yet, only about 1.3 percent of the application programming interfaces (APIs) on ProgrammableWeb are associated with clinical services.<p>In Mountain View. Calif, a company called DrChrono announced today that it has opened up its API …

KidoZen lands $5M to free enterprises from single-vendor mobile apps

Vendor lock-in is a major concern for enterprises, which may want to migrate from SAP to Oracle or use several software solutions simultaneously.<p>KidoZen thinks those systems should play nice with each other — and it just raised $5 million from Third Point Ventures to make that happen in the mobile …

Email Marketing Trends That Impact Your Email Marketing Strategy

Storenvy debuts new-and-improved marketplace for finding cool stuff

Ah the holiday season. A time of turkey, family, and the desperate search for cool stuff to give your loved ones.<p>Storenvy unveiled a redesigned website today with a new emphasis on product discovery and debuted 100 brand pages today that tell the stories of featured brands.<p>“More and more, people …

HTML5 vs. native vs. hybrid mobile apps: 3,500 developers say all three, please

The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.<p>Should you build mobile apps in native code on each platform, or should you build them in cross-platform code, such as HTML5? Increasingly, however, developers are side-stepping that debate and just voting for whatever makes sense in …

10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines

<i>Tumblr features a simple and elegant sign-up form that adheres to UX Matter’s recommendation.</i><p>Positioning labels on the left also poses another …

Capriza’s ‘Zapps’ get large organizations up-and-running on mobile within hours

People just don’t do business like they used to. Now they have mobile phones.<p>Capriza makes it significantly easier for employees to access web-based business applications on their phones without requiring any coding, integrations, or APIs.<p>“We are trying to close the gap on a major transition in the …

Pay Wall Operator Tinypass Grows, Raises $3 Million

Tinypass, a startup that’s trying to help online publishers make money by selling their stuff on the Web, has new money of its own.<p>The New York-based …

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Responsive Web Design: Relying Too Much on Screen Size

As people continue to go online using an ever increasing diversity of devices, responsive Web design has helped teams build amazing sites and apps …

Don’t want to reinvent the wheel? Runnable’s library lets devs copy and paste code

Trying to count the lines of code behind the Internet is like trying to count the number of stars in the sky or drops of water in the sea.<p>Runnable strives to make that vast and growing quantity more manageable and useful to developers.<p>The startup, which positions itself as the “YouTube of Code,” …

Pinterest will now show you pins it thinks you might like

Today, Pinterest might have just gotten closer to revealing how its advertising strategy will look.<p>Pinterest lets you pull images from around the Internet and save them in themed boards that others on the site can follow. The company will now insert “related pins” that it thinks you’ll like in …

Social ad ROI skyrockets: Facebook click rate up 275%, Twitter revenue per visitor up 4X

Twitter is delivering four times the revenue per visitor this year over last year, and Facebook’s ad click-through rate has jumped 275 percent, according to the Q3 Adobe Social Intelligence report, released today.<p>“Advertisers are getting more ROI than ever before,” Adobe digital analyst Tamara …

Simsbury Business Emphasizes Multi-Faceted Approach to Wellness

At Sustainable Health and Wellness, Dr. Dana Lapointe, ND, takes the term holistic to a new level.<p>Whether a patient has a debilitating disease, a …

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

The Difference Between Good and Great: My Tips for Being Exceptional

I meet highly successful people every week. Many are accomplished business leaders, entrepreneurs, award-winning entertainers and visionaries -- and all share a commonality: reaching out for help and not being ashamed to do so. These people are truly inspiring and have similar attributes that lead …

Macaw, the Web Design Tool for Programmers, Hits Kickstarter

Web designing is more than just slapping visually attractive images on a page. To make those elements come to life, meticulous amounts of HTML are needed to add front end functionality.<p>In the past, designers have used Adobe Creative Suite to draw up their sites while programmers looked to Coda 2 to …