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What to Consider Before Selling Your Startup to Big Companies

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>I was lucky enough to be involved with two startups that were both sold to $1BN revenue businesses: iExplore was sold to TUI Travel, and MediaRecall was sold …

Obama to unveil new commitments to solar and energy efficiency

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Pecan Street Inc.<p>On Friday, President Obama plans to announce a sweeping package of commitments — over 300 in total — …

Want to see why Bluetooth wins? Check out this connected pill bottle.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>PharmAssistant, a Portuguese startup, has brought Bluetooth to the connected pill bottle. The company is taking pre-orders for …

Facebook’s Audience Insights shows how much the social network is really tracking

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr/SpencerEHoltaway<p>Facebook (s fb) released a new, expanded marketing tool for brands called Audience Insights on …

Apple buying Beats could radically transform the digital music business

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jerry Wong/Flickr<p>There are still many unknowns about Apple’s (S AAPL) reported acquisition of headphone maker Beats …

Why your iOS device may be a better cable box than the Apple TV

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>When choosing which cable provider to sign a contract with, you will undoubtably check the channel guide to see which …

The first Android Wear smartwatch gets a teaser video

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The first Android(s goog) Wear smartwatch is most likely going to be the LG G Watch, which got a new glamour video on …

OpenStack Marketplace aims to end confusion around open-source cloud options

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisa S.<p>Anyone following the OpenStack ecosystem could be forgiven for being a bit dazed and confused — …

Pinterest to roll out limited test of Promoted Pins with brands

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Pinterest is moving full steam ahead in its advertising strategy: after announcing that it would experiment with “Promoted …

The first officially licensed Lightning USB stick for iOS looks handy

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>There are hundreds of ways to transfer data on or off your iOS(s appl) device, but most of them require the cloud or iTunes. …

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones hit the US on May 18

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LG will begin selling its Lifeband Touch wearable device, which was first announced in January, on May 18 in the U.S., with …

Google opens Glass sales to the public while supplies last

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Want Google(s goog) Glass and don’t have your very own pair yet? Well, Google’s selling the devices online right now to …

Chartbeat launches paid-content tools to help publishers get better at native advertising

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Susaro<p>Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile built his analytical service — originally part of New York’s Betaworks …

The internet of things will end expired milk at the store and your free will

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>If we assume that by 2025 computing will be wearable, ubiquitous in our environments and connected what happens to our society? …

Creating a smart home? Want to add daylight as a trigger?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Light Sentry<p>When it comes to programming my lights and my window shades, time of day is a favorite parameter to use. …

Working with Automatic, Jawbone culls more data from the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Automatic<p>A pattern is starting to emerge over at Jawbone. The wearables company has always billed its UP fitness …

MIT researchers teach computers to learn what’s happening in videos

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Faraways<p>MIT researchers have developed a method for identifying what’s happening in video files by …

Urban Engines launches to use data to make city transportation better

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Urban Engines<p>Stanford computer science professor Balaji Prabhakar first became interested in how transportation …

Why pictures and posts are the future of online advertising

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Advances in artificial intelligence, particularly around computer vision and natural-language processing, promise some truly …

Fon’s Gramofon music router ends successful Kickstarter campaign with $315,000

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Crowdsourced Wi-Fi network operator Fon successfully completed the Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming Gramofon social music …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Cord Cutters: How to make your Chromecast work in a hotel room

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Hotel room TV services can be painful, slow and expensive. So why not just bring your Chromecast(s goog) adapter and stream …

Google Now will remind you to pay your bills

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Remembering to pay your bills sounds easy, but as anyone who has paid a late fee can attest, it’s easy to forget. That’s why …

You know what your vending machine needs? Bluetooth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Paresh Patel<p>Every hungry office worker has experienced the pain of seeing a Snickers bar locked away in a vending …