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Photo app Ever removed its spammy SMS feature after Apple banned it

Score one for the consumer against the indefatigable force of growth hacking. Ever, the photo storage app that we called out in September for spamming SMS contact lists (it rebranded from Everalbum shortly after), has found its way back into Apple’s App Store after getting temporarily banned for …

Apps

What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

As the first in my family to attend an Ivy League school, I used to praise my university any chance I could. I shrugged off any casual comment about …

8 epic spots in Germany even most Germans don’t know

You’ve partied in Berlin. You’ve practiced your Deutsch in Munich. Maybe you’ve flown into Frankfurt and stopped in Hamburg on your way north. But …

LinkedIn's latest open-source project supercharges Hadoop

LinkedIn Inc. is releasing yet another internally developed framework for Hadoop under an open-source license in a bid to help organizations that …

7 Charts That Show the Health of U.S. Travel Economy in 2015 and Beyond

The state of the United States travel economy is healthy in 2015.<p>The travel and tourism sector in the U.S. made up for 2.6 percent of GDP—7.8 million …

Tourism

The Case For Finding Your ‘Lime Equation’ And Keeping It Secret

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dane Atkinson is the CEO of SumAll.</i><p>Sixteen years ago, I thought that owning a bar and running a tech startup simultaneously would be a great match for my ADD. Ultimately, what made the late nights and shenanigans worthwhile was discovering the “Lime Equation,” a formula that revealed …

Employment

The Importance Of Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Narasin is president of TriplePoint Ventures and Michael Abbott is General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.</i><p>In a prior era, some considered it best practice to bring in “professional managers” to run the businesses started by creative and hard-working entrepreneurs once …

Venture Capital

Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Lean Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps</i> <i>startups tell their stories</i><i>. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce, and is preparing to launch</i> <i>Dispatches From The Future</i><i>, a podcast about the future of humanity.</i><p>In his book Zero To One<i>,</i> Peter Thiel has some harsh things to say about lean startups. He …

Product Management

It’s All About Relationships When Selling Your Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>.</i><p>What is actually required for a startup to get to an M&A? While the popular image may be Facebook buying Instagram over one weekend, that’s not how it usually happens. A select few companies may not do anything to try to sell their …

Business Development

How Google Inbox shares 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and the Web | Ars Technica

Google's open source tools allow it to use Android code on iOS and the Web.<p>Launching a new app in the mobile age is hard. If you want to reach a wide …