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A Robot Named Albert Wants to Revolutionize Digital Advertising

You’ve got to hand it to robots—these days, they can do just about anything. Powered by artificial intelligence, they’re writing news stories, …

Here’s How Brands Are Cashing In on Snapchat’s Long-Awaited API

Snapchat's long-awaited API (application programming interface) is officially out in the wild with a handful of creative agencies and ad-tech …

The 8 Best Podcasts for On-the-Go Retail Entrepreneurs

It’s tough to scroll through dozens of blogs or read an ever-increasing collection of newly printed books on industry best practices. Who has that …

How Airbnb Expanded To 190 Countries By Thinking 'Glocal'

Airbnb may be the most global among Silicon Valley’s mega-unicorns.<p>With homes and bedrooms available in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, Airbnb operates in more than double the number of territories as does ride-share giant Uber. And unlike Snapchat or Pinterest, which have grown mostly within the …

Habits of Successful Digital Entrepreneurs

I was sitting at the desk overlooking the beach. It could have been Boracy, Bali or Byron Bay.<p>The website traffic was looking good and the digital …

Uber threatens to leave Toronto if City doesn't alter course

Uber has sent a mass email to Toronto users stating that if ride-hailing restrictions are passed at the May 3 City Council Meeting, it will stop …

The Ultimate 40-Point Checklist for Smarter Content Marketing Strategy (Infographic)

This visual guide covers brilliant content strategy from A to Z.<p>Everyone and their brother has jumped into the online content creation game. Every minute on the Internet, YouTube users upload 300 hours of new video and Vine users share 8,333 more. Over 347,000 tweets are sent. Facebook users share …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

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The Inherent Problem with Anonymous Apps

Vanity Fair and TechCrunch recently reported that Yik Yak is in trouble, a company that raised over $70 million dollars and valued at around $400 …

Your Office Space Should Be Basic, Functional And Shared

"I see this a lot more in Miami than Silicon Valley but you shouldn’t be spending money on an office that screams ‘Look at my nice office! Look at the view!’" says 500 Startups adviser Navid Zolfaghari, one of the original employees at social media startup, Wildfire which sold to Google. You’d be …

30 Techniques To Gain Massive Traction

Whenever you go out to raise a round of capital, Venture Capital firms and other investors are going to expect a certain amount of traction on your …

IHOP Is Releasing Special Snapchat Filters, but You Have to Visit the Restaurant to Use Them

IHOP today announced a Snapchat campaign that targets patrons inside its restaurants.<p>To push its Double-Dipped French Toast, the all-day breakfast …

Snapchat Inks Nielsen Deal and Signals That It’s Taking Ad Performance Data Seriously

Brands spending money on Snapchat campaigns have demanded more performance data for the past several months, and now they appear to be getting at …

Snapchat Cuts Deal with Nielsen to Boost Status as Ad Platform

Snapchat, the messaging platform that was dismissed by many as a toy designed for “sexting” teens, has been making a number of moves recently to …

How Snapchat plans to include commerce ads

Snapchat is taking a deeper step into direct response marketing with ads that are billed based on consumer actions, not just views.<p>The new approach …

Wearable startup Orion Labs raises $9M from Motorola Solutions and Avalon Ventures

Orion Labs, the startup behind the Onyx push-to-talk wearable device, is announcing today that it has raised $9 million in new funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and Avalon Ventures. The startup is also unveiling the second version of its Onyx wearable for push-to-talk app-enabled …