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In the 1930’s there was no such thing as a supermarket. Back in those days the grocery market was dominated by ‘corner stores’ – specialized establishments that saw the rise of the supers, but failed compete
My team and I interviewed Maci about her startup: challenges, plans to scale, and innovation. Hey, On Second Thought (OST) is a mobile messaging app that lets you take back text messages before they get
But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world. In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called
It’s no secret that it’s hard to find top technical talent in Silicon Valley. The problem has been exacerbated as more and more founders have bought into the belief that they need to build an in-house
Years ago when I worked at Microsoft, my cousin, who was a private investigator in DC, came out for the holidays. He asked how we could really be serious and get work done while wearing a fleece and sneakers.
However, it’s still important to craft content above the fold so that it tells the user that there’s more to be found below. This is obvious due to the presence of the scroll bar, but you can leave further
It’s hard to imagine that less than a decade ago, customer service was still perceived as an organizational support function. Today, it’s evolved into an important driver for growth, engagement, and retention.
Brian Lee is a hustler. And he knows how to harness the power of a celebrity name. Those two traits have made him an entrepreneur extraordinaire. "I say that it's a blessing and a curse," said Lee. "I
"It's a speed limit, not a suggestion." City officials in Hayward, California are hoping a little snark will get people to follow the law. They've set up street signs that crack wise about speeding cars
Editor’s note: Jeremy Levine is a partner at Bessemer Ventures Partners and serves on the boards of MindBody, Pinterest, Raise, Shopify, Wikia and Yelp. Rafi Syed co-authored this article as an associate
Two Tap wants to be a quick and easy shopping cart for e-commerce sites, and it just raised $2.7 million. More wallet than check-out processor, Two Tap purports to complete purchases for registered users
Google today debuted the Nest smart thermostat developer API with launch partners Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, IFTTT, Logitech, LIFX, and Whirlpool. Nest announced plans to debut a developer program last year.
WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup will the
The world of apps is changing quickly and this makes app making a very exciting but nerve wracking business to be in. Every week there are new libraries, frameworks and platforms to assess and learn. with
Ami Ben David is the co-founder of EverythingMe. A seasoned veteran with experience as a founder, an executive and a VC, Ami is in charge of EverythingMe’s marketing and strategy. Following my first piece
Mobile wait listing service for restaurants NoWait has raised $10 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing this morning. The new round was led by Drive Capital, the $250 million Ohio-based
Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission. User experience (UX) designers are among
DataPad emerged from stealth mode today and plans to demonstrate its cloud-based software for visualizing data at the Innovation Showdown competition at VentureBeat’s DataBeat conference in San Francisco.
Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer. Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.
JT Marino and Daehee Park are the founders of Tuft & Needle, an e-commerce mattress startup cutting out the industry gimmicks and markups. As a startup, every day is a battle against distractions—meaningless
MakeSpace thinks physical storage should work more like Dropbox. The New York startup provides a substantially better user experience than traditional self-storage offerings, argues CEO Sam Rosen. The