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An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions

Neither of these options really unleashes the creative power of individuals working collaboratively to solve a problem. And there are no existing …

Kids Clothing Startup The Fableists Wants Little Punks to Dress Well

Created by a collective of ad industry veterans, The Fableists brings a design-led, yet utilitarian, aesthetic to organic and ethically produced kids clothes.<p>The creative process is all about bringing an abstract idea to fruition. Throughout the process scribbles on a napkin or vaguely …

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The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business

It is commonly suggested that to increase your brand presence, you need to be active on all forms of social media. While that may be true, unless your company has a dedicated social media coordinator, finding the time to maintain every platform out there can be extremely time consuming.<p>The best …

Livestream app for Google Glass broadcasts from your point of view

The world has entered the era of live, point-of-view mass broadcasts with Livestream’s new app for Google Glass.<p>The new app, unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters conference, complements an existing Glass video streaming app available through Google Hangouts.<p>“Hangouts is a one-to-one …

Applits: Mobile Software for the People, By the People

This app-making community made it to the championship round of Inc.'s Coolest College Startups competition. See how it got there.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article is part of Inc.'s 2014 Coolest College Startups package. Read on for more on the hottest startups to watch right now. Also, be sure to</i> …

Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

<i>This post originally appeared on the 15five blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Running a company can often feel like caring for a newborn child. There is a natural and healthy fear that arises that if you are not eternally vigilant then something bad will happen.<p>With a baby, this is …

4 Business Opportunities That Are Driving Innovation In Social Enterprise

Want to launch a business that does well and does good? Here are the sectors where money is flowing, and the impact can be strongest.<p>Social enterprise can sometimes go big on promises and deliver little in results. However, the business models outlined below are attracting big dollars and a lot of …

The World’s First Crowdsourced Thermostat Lets You Adjust The Temperature At Work

Eric Graham calls it the “human side of the equation” of running a building. And it’s something he’s trying to address with Crowd Comfort–the …

Get excited – spider silk finally looks ready for commercialization

Materials scientists have been eyeing spider silk as a potential supermaterial for years, but the stuff is notoriously difficult to produce in …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Startup designs drones to protect endangered animals from poachers

Airware has been working with one of Kenya's biggest nature conservancies<p>The plains of Africa contain some of the world's most wondrous beasts. Unfortunately, many of them have been hunted to near-extinction by poachers, which is why a permit to shoot a single black rhino can fetch as much as …

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5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Philips Hue 智慧燈泡又添新兵:BR30,可通過 App 控制

Philips 帶來了 Hue 家族的新兵,型號是 BR30。和前代的 Hue 燈泡發出全方位發散型光源不同的是,BR30 發出的是光是偏集束型的。此外,它採用的是通用的螺絲擰入型設計,這種插座通常預先安裝在廚房,走廊和客廳。它的單個售價是 US$59(約 HK$465 / NT$1,775),三個包裝的售價是 US$199(約 HK$1,545 / NT$5,890),後者還包含了一個 Hue Bridge,可以用來將燈泡聯網。<p>如同之前 Philips 發佈的 LightStrips 和 Bloom 智慧燈泡一樣,你可以通過平板電腦、電腦、智慧手機來控制 BR30 燈泡,你甚至還可以給每個燈 …

ARM Acquires Internet Of Things Startup Sensinode To Move Beyond Tablets And Phones

As more reports of ARM -based Windows and Apple devices continue to fill the airwaves — the latest being reports of a Surface 2 and Nokia’s first Windows tablet, along with upcoming iPhone handsets — the Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor technology powerhouse is pressing ahead with its bigger …

How AngelList Syndicates could actually hurt some angels, help some VCs

AngelList, a site that helps angel investors invest in technology startups by providing screening information about the companies, last week announced AngelList Syndicates.<p>The new feature lets a trusted angel investor with a solid track record — a so-called “power angel” — invite other angels to …

What 3-D Printing Means To The Future Of Advertising

At its core, 3-D printing foretells of a philosophical shift beyond flat-dimension brand expression–2-D ad slicks, taglines, pictures of …

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An Introduction To Complications: The Chronograph

<i>Editor's note: This is part two of a series of introductory pieces on watches from our friends at Hodinkee. You can read part one here.</i><p>The mechanical …

Knight Foundation-Backed Mobile Sensor Startup Behavio Shuts Down As Founders Join Google

The team behind the Knight Foundation-backed mobile sensor startup Behavio today announced that it is joining Google. We have learned that this is not an acquisition or an acqui-hire, however.<p>The company, which was founded by a group of MIT Media Lab alums, was working on Funf, an open-source …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

One day last month about 40 noisy protesters gathered outside the home of the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto in California's …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

The New 'Harlem Shake' Narrative And Corporate Involvement In Viral Memes

This week Quartz posted a lengthy breakdown of the short history behind the recent omnipresent viral phenomenon and <i>Billboard</i>-topping single known as the “Harlem Shake,” and how corporations played a key role in its unprecedented popularity. The author, Kevin Ashton, challenged the notion that the …

A Batman Coffee Table Bruce Wayne Wish He Had

Because we all dreamed about being Bruce Wayne once upon a time (or to this day), here's something you can get that he could never: a batman logo …

Yahoo Isn’t Just Grabbing Talent: Here’s What Else Its Acquisitions Have In Common

How Marissa Mayer’s Shopping spree could fuel Yahoo’s interest graph.<p>Marissa Mayer is on a shopping spree. This week’s announcement that Yahoo will acquire news aggregator Summly marks her sixth startup purchase since taking over as Yahoo’s CEO in July.<p>Like Mayer’s previous acquisitions, the Summly …

Why Trying To Apple-fy Your Brand Won’t Work

As JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has discovered, trying to force a brand into an Apple-shaped mold doesn’t ensure success.<p>Rule #1 in trying to generate a successful business is to realize you need a unique and appealing benefit for the customer. Ideally, the benefit is supported by a sustainable …

Basis B1 Review: The Best Activity Tracker Despite One Critical Flaw

After a couple years of gestation, Basis's B1—watch-like activity tracker—has finally arrived. But unlike the FuelBands and Fitbits and UPs of the …