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Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Crowdfunding: How to side-step the banks

As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) have joined forces …

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit -- or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.<p>This means it's particularly …

Entrepreneurship

Google Play now drives 25% more downloads than iOS app store, has 50% the revenue

Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the App Store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s sales.<p>The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.<p>“The increase in Google Play’s downloads was …

August Raises $8 Million to Bring Smart Locks to Market

Big money continues to flow into the Internet of Things space.<p>August, a San Francisco startup that is developing a smart lock which users can open …

Text-to-content specialist Narrative Science raises $11.5M

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Narrative Science, a startup that turns complex text documents into reports or articles that are supposed to resemble something …

This startup’s tech verifies your identity by scanning your eye with your smartphone

Eye scanner identification systems are the stuff of spy movies, but EyeVerify is bringing them to the mainstream.<p>The startup took home the first prize at the Kauffman Foundations’s Get in the Ring startup clash yesterday, beating out hundreds of applicants for the award.<p>EyeVerify’s biometric …

Apple Aiming at PrimeSense Acquisition, but Deal Is Not Yet Done

Several sources confirm that Apple is in talks to buy 3-D sensing company PrimeSense, following a report in the Israeli publication Calcalist. …

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Sales (Without Selling Their Soul)

<i>Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing, an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.</i><p>Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s …

Early Facebook employees: Where are first 20 working now?

AP/Asana/Reuters<p>Who were the people behind Facebook when it was just a startup? And where are they now?<p>Only two of Facebook's first 20 employees still work at the company — and you can probably guess one of them.<p>Most left during the social network's early days to work at other tech companies or …

Startups

Meet The 20 Employees Behind $4 Billion Snapchat

Instagram only had 13 employees when Facebook bought it for $1 billion.<p>Currently, more than 350 million photos are sent daily over the disappearing-messages application. That's more than 11 million photos per employee.<p>Rumor has it that a big new round of financing for Snapchat will be announced …

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Meet The 13 Lucky Employees And 9 Investors Behind $1 Billion Instagram

It only has 13 employees and a handful of investors.<p>Meet 11 of the lucky employees and 9 investors behind Instagram.<p>Two other employees were hired during South by Southwest last month and their information wasn't available for this story.

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Have at it, programmers: IBM makes Watson available via API

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: IBM<p>IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

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