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Pamper, An On-Demand Manicure And Pedicure Service, Wants To Reinvent The Troubled Nail Salon Industry

Amid controversy around nail salons following several reports of poor and hazardous working conditions, a startup called Pamper is hoping the moment is right to change how the business works.<p>Pamper is an on-demand manicure and pedicure service that serves the San Francisco Bay Area, though it …

Startups

I Let IBM’s Robot Chef Tell Me What to Cook for a Week

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>www.howwegettonext.com</i><i>.</i><p>If you’ve been following IBM’s Watson project and like food, you may have noticed growing excitement …

Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

Startups focus on speed since they are burning cash every day as they search for product/market fit. But over time code/hardware written/built to …

Employment

When it Comes to SEO, Airbnb Has Some Catching Up to Do

Of all the high-valued technology startups, Airbnb might actually end up the most valuable. Not only is the fast-growing juggernaut reportedly …

THE TECH 'TITANIC': How red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg gathered a dozen executives in the eighth-floor conference room of the company's New York City headquarters.<p>When the executives filed in, they were handed a five-page document. Goldberg sat at the head of the table, his expression somber beneath his …

Startups

Medical Tourism - Find healthcare abroad for any treatment or procedure

Find healthcare abroad<p>Internationally accredited hospitals<p>Healthcare for every budget<p>Dedicated personal assistance<p>Completely free consultations<p>Play …

The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Round Capital, Science, Baroda, Quest, most recently Andreessen Horowitz. Benchmark partner Bill …

TenderTree Rolls Into Beta To Help You Find Reliable Senior Caregivers

It’s always refreshing when a startup tackles a real-world problem instead of building another photo-sharing/local reviews/social calendar service. Case in point: TenderTree, a company that’s trying to improve the way people find reliable care for their aging family members, and then pay them for …

Startup Metrics, a love story. All slides of an 6h Lean Analytics workshop.

Love Stories

Drilling Into Lean UX

Overall I found <i>Lean UX</i> to be an incredibly insightful and helpful compilation of principles and suggestions for practice/improving process and …

Dancing Giants: Why large companies should embrace the minimum viable product

There are lean startups, then there are startups that exist to help large and small companies act more like startups -- like 3Pillar Global. Based in …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

The Discipline of Business Experimentation

Soon after Ron Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of J.C. Penney, in 2011, his team implemented a bold plan that eliminated coupons and clearance racks, filled stores with branded boutiques, and used technology to eliminate cashiers, cash registers, and checkout counters. Yet just 17 months after …