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19 Apps For Your iPhone That Are Better Than The Ones Apple Made

Some stand-out apps are even better than Apple's very own apps.<p>If you're looking to get more out of your phone, check out this list we put together of Apps that replace Apple's and make your phone more useful and fun.

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Refer A Startup To FundersClub For Crowdfunding, Get Paid If It Exits

Think you know about the hottest startups before anyone else? Equity crowdfunding platform and online venture firm FundersClub wants you to be their eyes and ears, so they’re offering to give you 10 percent of their carry (profit) if a startup you refer to them has a big exit. The FundersClub Refer …

WhatsApp expands its business model to iOS, will cost users 99 cents per year

Even though the WhatsApp iPhone application received an update yesterday, the popular messaging service made it <i>official</i> in a blog post today, detailing notes from the latest release. What's especially interesting here, however, is that WhatsApp is bringing a familiar cost scheme over to Apple's …

Audiodraft, The Crowdsourcing Platform For Sound And Music, Raises $400K From 500 Startups, Promus

Audiodraft, a platform where brands or anybody else can commissions custom music or sounds, just closed $400,000 in a funding round led by 500 Startups and Promus Ventures.<p>The best analogy for what the startup does is 99Designs for sound. Founded three years ago, the company has grown a community …

PayPal 'credits' US man $92 quadrillion in error

<b>Online payments broker PayPal has admitted it erroneously credited a man with $92 quadrillion (£60 quadrillion).</b><p>Chris Reynolds, 56, of Pennsylvania, found the amount when he opened his monthly statement.<p>But the error was quickly recognised and his account had returned to zero by the time he had …

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Top Apps For The 1%

There’s been an interesting phenomenon occurring lately, thanks to the increasing ability of companies to reach and serve ultra-niche audiences — the rise of the app for the 1 percent. Now more than ever, you can download apps that you can’t actually afford to use.<p>The democratization of the app …

SpaceX's Grasshopper reaches record heights as it tries for the perfect landing

SpaceX hopes to send eager visitors up into orbit, but it first has to build a consistent way to get everyone there and back. To that end, the company has continued to experiment with its reusable Grasshopper rocket to test out some essential parts of what will eventually be a return landing system …

Launching A Startup? Make A Clean Legal Break From Your Employer First

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Stephanie Singer practices law at WilmerHale where she advises emerging companies in the technology and life sciences industries on formation, financings and ongoing corporate matters.</i><p>Thousands of entrepreneurs quit their jobs each year to start their own companies. It happens all the …

How house parties helped us design Potluck

Yesterday, we launched Potluck — a new product from the Branch team that we’re describing as <i>“a house party on the Internet.”</i> I’ll share with you why …

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

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Meet the startups making machine learning an elementary affair

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: MailChimp<p>And you thought machine learning was hard!<p>Actually, it still is, but there’s a movement afoot to make it — …

Why Startups Live

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Andrew Montalenti and a a follow-up to Andrew’s earlier article, Why Startups Die. Andrew is the co-founder and CTO of Parse.ly, a technology startup that provides big data insights to the web’s best publishers. He blogs at pixelmonkey.org. You can follow him</i> …