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Things Startups Should Keep In Mind While Planning For A Pre-Seed Fund

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a founder and looking to raise pre-seed capital, then you are definitely stepping into the most attractive …

19 Inspiring Billionaire Quotes About Resilience in Business and Life | Inc.com

The life of a billionaire must be pretty awesome, there's no doubt about that. It's not a cakewalk, though.<p>In fact, some of the world's wealthiest and most successful people have also had the greatest challenges to overcome. One of the biggest differences between the super successful and average …

Jeff Bezos

How to Set Effective Goals for Your Freelance Business

If you’ve ever worked for a company, large or small, you’ve probably seen that goal-setting is something they take very seriously. Many companies …

Business Currency Exchange Startup Kantox Raises $11M Series B

Another London-headquartered fintech startup, albeit one with a development and marketing team in Spain, has raised more capital of its own. This time it’s the turn of Kantox. The currency exchange marketplace for SMEs right up to ‘mid cap’ companies has raised $11 million in Series B …

Oculus can now transform the real world into a video game

Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has acquired a London-based startup called Surreal Vision that maps real scenes in 3D onto virtual worlds. As well as …

Disney wants to make robots of your favorite animated characters

Folks working as Disneyland mascots may want to start looking into possible employment opportunities for the future. The company's crazed scientist branch, Disney Research, is developing a biped robot that can walk like an animated character. See, Disney's goal is to bring its CGI characters "to …

This Automatic Parachute Keeps Your Drone From Crashing And Burning

If your drone can fly without a pilot, it should be able to protect itself without a pilot.<p>You’ve just dropped several hundred on a shiny, brand new drone. But lots of things can go wrong with your flight. Batteries can fail. Motors can malfunction. A strong wind can blow your drone out of control. …

Drones

SumoMe Is An App Store For Tools To Grow Your Online Traffic

“The first app store for websites” — that’s how AppSumo co-founder Noah Kagan describes the company’s new-ish product SumoMe.<p>What does that actually mean? Basically, Kagan aims to create a one-stop shop (yes, it’s a cliché, but one I feel justified using since it’s a literal store) where people can …

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

Adventure camera maker plans to produce quadcopter and camera capable of capturing 360-degree virtual reality content.<p>GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for …

Virtual Reality

Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Expands to the iPhone

Back in October, popular Mac image editing app <i>Pixelmator</i> was brought to iOS in the form of an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being expanded to the iPhone. <i>Pixelmator</i> for iOS is now a universal app, giving iPhone users a way to edit their images with <i>Pixelmator</i>'s powerful image editing …

iPad Apps

Today At 1:30 P.M. ET, You Can Tour The British Museum On Periscope

If you need a lunchtime distraction today, tune into the British Museum’s live broadcast of its ancient Greek artifacts. The live video of the tour will be available starting around 1:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. London time) through the live-streaming app Periscope. British TV presenter and historian Dan …

10 drone and robot start-ups move onto Qualcomm campus for the summer

Crack open a consumer drone today and you'll most likely find radio antennae, a camera and sensors all packed separately into the machine, wasting weight and energy.<p>Smartphones became lighter and more powerful as their components grew more interconnected, and chipmaker Qualcomm wants to bring the …

Startups

Google Jump is an entire ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking

It's much more than a quirky camera<p>Near the end of the opening keynote at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced something called "Jump." And while it may have sounded like Jump was just a camera rig the company built in conjunction with GoPro, it's much more than that. Jump is an …

Virtual Reality

Keep an eye on Congress and contact your reps with Countable

Get informed before continuing to complain about the gridlock in Washington.<p>Unless you spend your free time watching hours of C-SPAN, the odds are you aren't too keenly aware of the inner workings of Congress and instead rely on hysterical headlines from MSNBC, Fox News and other news outlets to …

iOS Apps

North Korean hackers 'could destroy cities'

The fact that North Korea has a sizeable capacity for launching hacking attacks outside its borders is not exactly news -- even if the exact …

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Meet An Origami Robot That Can Build Itself, Run Around, And Then Dissolve

Robots are supposed to be huge and hulking like Big Dog, but what happens when they are as light as a feather? MIT researchers recently demonstrated a tiny robot that can fold itself from a sheet of thin material, walk around and carry loads, and then dunk itself in acetone to completely …

Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

Watch A Tiny Origami Robot Crawl, Climb, Swim, and Dissolve

Magnets, that's how it works<p>In just under two minutes, this tiny metallic square will, in sequence: fold itself into a robot, roll away, keep a trajectory as it does a figure eight around two columns, crawl up an arm, push a foam block into a bin, swim, carry a load that weighs twice as much as it …

Robotics

Google 'App Invites' make recommending cool apps personal

Google’s pulled the covers off App Invites, a new way for developers to encourage users to recommend their apps.<p>The set of tools allows devs to easily incorporate SMS and email invitations, highlight recommended contacts, create personalized onboarding and measure the success of app invites with …

Apps

US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone

There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, measuring in at a mere 4 x 1 inches …

Startup success factors: Short names and an office in Silicon Valley, study finds.

Writing a recipe for startup success is like trying to bottle lightning. Estimates, after all, put the startup failure rate as high as 90 percent; …

Do these things before quitting your job and starting up

The classic allegory of 'stone soup' provides a lesson every entrepreneur should learn

He's founded more than 15 technology companies, is the CEO of the XPRIZE, and is executive chairman of Singularity University. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Google CEO Larry Page sit on his board.<p>Throughout his many ventures, he's never forgotten a simple but profound European fable he heard in college. …

How to Decide If a Startup Accelerator Is Right for You | Inc.com

Many startup founders come to believe that the best way to get a big boost at the beginning is by becoming part of a startup accelerator. Accelerators generally offer between $25,000 and $100,000, as well as mentorship and valuable connections. But the competition for acceptance can be intense, …

Startups

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

Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.<p>Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes is quick to acknowledge that her …

Lessons From Google’s First Rollout Of Google Fiber

In Kansas City startups are growing, cable companies are catching up, but the digital divide is as wide as ever.<p>Three summers ago, it was everywhere: An old-fashioned ice cream truck with peppy, electronic music blaring from its speakers. Covered with rainbow-hued rabbits, the truck wound through …

Yahoo, Google, Facebook and more face fight to salvage reputations over NSA leaks

Google. Apple. Facebook. Microsoft: they are the brands that want the world to trust them with personal information, emails, photos, documents – yet …