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How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Startups

The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Amit Paka is a co-founder at Parable, a Creative Photo Network for iOS. Previously, he founded Flockish (bought by StubHub-eBay), led Product for Mobile Payments at PayPal and held Product Development roles at Microsoft.</i><p>Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was …

Startups

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

5 Ways the 'Lean' Approach Can Help Your Startup Grow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got a great idea, secured investment and have taken your product to market. You may have even experienced early success. But before long, cracks appear: The numbers are heading in slightly the wrong direction and unnervingly, …

Business Development

15 Great Blogger Interviews that Will Blow Your Mind

6 Cost-Cutting Ways for Your Business Blog to Make Money Money Online<p>Published<p>1 hour ago<p>on<p>August 8, 2018<p>If you have turned your blog into a business, …

Marketing

Twitter’s Dilemma

Twitter is two things. It is a concept — everyone in the world connected in real time — that’s so obvious in retrospect that it is impossible to imagine it not existing. It is also a product that has had a rough time living up to that concept.<p>Much of its battles have had to do with convincing the …

How a series of humiliating events led to one of the fastest-growing startups EVER

As the cofounder and CEO of Zenefits, today he's a Silicon Valley golden boy, a major success story.<p>Zenefits could be the fastest-growing cloud company <i>ever —</i> and in terms of revenues, too, not just freemium users.<p>"We launched in May 2013 and by the beginning of 2014, (8 months later) we were at a …

Startups

Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere.<p>“Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says …

AppGyver Acquires Competitor AppArchitect, Launches Revamped Version Of App Composer

AppGyver has just announced the acquisition of AppArchitect, a Disrupt Battlefield company that provides app-building tools through a drag-and-drop, no-code interface. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>AppGyver is a rapid mobile app development company founded back in 2011, that has since …

Brewie's smartphone-controlled system makes homemade beer easier

We've seen connected gadgets for homebrewing (and serving) beer before, and now there's another gadget looking to do the heavy lifting for you. This is Brewie: a self-contained brewhouse that will have your next batch started in minutes. For the novice beer maker, pre-portioned kits and an RFID …

AppGyver Launches Supersonic, A New Framework For Hybrid Apps

AppGyver quickly made a name for itself over the last year with the help of Steroids.js and Composer, its drag-and-drop tool for building HTML5 apps. Today, the company is announcing its biggest product release yet with the launch of Supersonic, its new framework for both building user interfaces …

LinkedIn acquires Google Alerts competitor Newsle

LinkedIn on Monday announced they have agreed to purchase Newsle, a startup that specializes in providing alerts anytime someone in your network is …

Is making your product free and open source crazy talk?

Making money from open source. To many in the corporate world, that seems like a contradiction in terms. <i>How are you supposed to make money from</i> …

Curated Food-Delivery Startup Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global

Caviar, one of many startups that have sprouted up over the past year or so to offer lazy customers an easier way to order meals online, has raised $15 million in seed and Series A funding.<p>The big difference between Caviar and other food-delivery startups is that it partners exclusively with …

GNOME and the GIGO Principle

GNOME 3 is usually defended in terms of design excellence. However, while GNOME has been developed with close attention to design, that does not mean …

As It Pivots To Enterprise, Animoto Lets Businesses Add Logos To Their Automatically Created Videos

For the last several years, Animoto has offered web and mobile apps that take photos and videos that its users have shot and pieces them together into beautiful video assets. And while it’s primarily been known as a consumer-facing technology, it’s gotten a lot of attention from businesses that …

How to Launch a Startup Without Writing A Line of Code

<i>Tal Raviv is the co-founder of Ecquire. This post was originally published on OnStartups.</i><p>There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code.<p>Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even …

Supercomputing Startup PiCloud Joins Dropbox

Dropbox has added more expertise to its bench after snapping up the team from PiCloud, a platform that enables high performance computing, batch processing and scientific computing applications from the cloud, in an undisclosed deal.<p>In a blog post, PiCloud explains that it is joining the cloud …

the Future of Corporate Innovation

In 2012 I got together with Alexander Osterwalder, Henry Chesbrough and Andre Marquis to think about the Lean and the future of corporate innovation. …

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 …

How to (Not) Articulate A Value Proposition

Gift-Giving Service Wantful Shuts Down Suddenly

The gift site Wantful is suspending operations, it said today.<p>Founder and CEO John Poisson wrote in a blog post that the company was forced to shut …

The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story

It started with an idea: How can we get our drinks more quickly at the bar? Dreamed up at 2 a.m. in Coloft, a Los Angeles coworking space, future founder Mike Townsend doodled up an iPad application mockup that he called Apptini to answer the question.<p>Apptini, a portmanteau of application and …

The Problems with Incubators, and How to Solve Them

There is a very real knowledge gap in the early stage start-up game, on both sides of the table. First-time entrepreneurs lack the seasoning to captain a steady ship through turbulent waters. Inexperienced friends and family (and, increasingly, crowdsourced investors) lack the ability to gauge the …

SmartThings, the “Internet of Things” Company That Connects the Gadgets in Your Home, Launches Its Own Store

SmartThings, the connected-home platform that lets you control your lights, your coffee maker and even your door lock from a mobile app, doesn’t just …

The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …

After Years Of Bootstrapping, MyFitnessPal Raises $18M Round From Kleiner Perkins And Accel

MyFitnessPal, a service that allows users to track their calories and share that information with friends, has raised $18 million in its first round of funding.<p>This seems like one of those stories where a company goes years without raising any funding (MyFitnessPal launched in September 2005) …

A Techstars First: Startup GoodApril Gets Acquired Before Demo Day

So-called demo days for startup incubators are supposed to be when entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to media and investors with the hope of …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …