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Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

It’s no secret that developers are the key to Foursquare’s continued success, and as part of supporting that mission the company just launched a revamped developer site, its first major refresh since 2009.<p>The new site clarifies what the difference is between the developer offerings. The Places API …

App-only bank N26 hits 300,000 customers as startups across Europe race to be the finance app for millennials

The customer number is up from 100,000 in January 2016. N26 has customers in 17 European countries, including 30,000 in France and 10,000 in both Spain and Ireland.<p>The startup also announced on Wednesday that it has processed €3 billion (£2.6 billion, $3.1 billion) of transactions, with more than …

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The Startup Luring Millennials With $5 Micro-Investing

Millennials are a potential gold mine for money managers. Stash is the latest startup looking to reel them in by leveraging the power of their spare …

What we learned from app-only bank Monzo's crowdfunding pitch

The disclosures are made in the company's latest crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, which went live on Tuesday. The startup bank is looking to raise £2.5 million.<p>Monzo says on its pitch page: "Total capital requirements over five years is forecast to be in the region of £75m, and will be agreed …

5 Types of Startup Investors To Avoid

These investor behaviors can permanently damage their startups<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs rely on investors for funding, support and guidance. Naturally, this type of business relationship can bring out the best or the worst in different types of …

A state that pays software devs' tax bills? Here's how Latvia is aiming to lure startups

In Baltic terms, Estonia may lead the pecking order in technology, but ambitious new tax initiatives show neighboring Latvia is breathing down its …

UX Crash Course: User Psychology

My mission for 2014 was to get more people started in User Experience (UX) Design. In January, hundreds of thousands of people did the original UX …

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Why investors need to practice lean startup principles too

There has been an increase in startup quality due to the now-legendary improvements in process espoused by Steve Blank, Alex Osterwalder, and their lean startup principles.<p>Yet legions of angel and seed investors have not upgraded their knowledge and kept pace with these massive shifts. Investors …

The Slow Evolution of Apple's Online Store

<b>Steve Jobs glanced at the sheet of paper with Apple's future</b> on it and promptly flicked it away onto the table. Then he uttered one of his trademark …

Job hunting is a matter of Big Data, not how you perform at an interview

Firms crunching numbers and algorithms offer a hi-tech route to employees who will fit in – and not quit<p>How do we end up in the jobs we end up in? And why did we miss those opportunities we had set our hearts on? If most of us look back, the reality is likely to be as fraught with chance as any …

The 6 Disrupt NY Finalists: Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, Showkit and Vurb

Oh New York in the springtime! In the past two days, 1600 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in hopes of seeing or being the new new thing. We’ve seen Fred Wilson, Brenden Iribe, Mike Judge and many more grace our stage. Tomorrow we’ll get to see interviews …

The Optimal Length For Video Marketing Content

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>At Veed.me, we’re often asked by businesses, “How long should a video be?”<p>Truth is, there are two answers for this question:<p>As short as possible<br>• It …

Flipt Wants To Help You Make Smarter Home Investment — And Flipping — Decisions

While the U.S. real estate market is still experiencing its ups and downs, the number of online real estate startups continues to increase quickly. The latest entrant in this business is Flipt, which aims to take some of the emotion out of real estate purchase decisions and replace it with a more …

A Massive Market Opportunity Awaits In Analyzing The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things has been hyped for 15 years, but until now technological realities haven’t supported technological possibilities.<p>Today, given the confluence of cheap semiconductors, telecom operators with excess capacity and a new generation of open source data infrastructure, IoT is not …

Real talk: the new Snapchat brilliantly mixes video and texting

By any measure, Snapchat has had a busy year.<p>23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly rejected a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, dealt with a data breach that leaked 4.6 million usernames, and watched as countless “ephemeral” apps launched to compete with his app. Meanwhile, Snapchat, by some …

Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has spent the last year trying to convince the world that Foursquare isn't what it used to be. The company emerged back in 2009 with a novel app that let people “check in” to a location. That vision, and the local information that followed, propelled it to amass tens …

Smart bike can track rides and give directions

Bicycles have been around for well over a century, and while we've seen a multitude of clever connected accessories for them pop up recently, the bike itself hasn't really changed that much. But a new Kickstarter project is now trying to make some big improvements to it by updating the bike for the …