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This startup you've never heard of is an expert at predicting what you want to do next

The B2B startup specializes in making apps talk to each other, and it has booked big-name clients like Uber, FourSquare, and Airbnb.<p>The key to Button is linking your intent with what comes next.<p>"Let's say you go to FourSquare and open up a venue," says CEO Mike Jaconi. "We understand that not only …

Facebook Wants to Kill Phone Numbers Forever

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Why Apple should be scared of Facebook's and Google's messaging apps

Companies like Facebook, Google, Atlassian, and Slack are expanding their messaging apps beyond merely sending text, video, and audio and into something a little bit more like an operating system.<p>On Tuesday, for example, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a new chat app that …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Apps

Vine Gets A Personalized Channel Just For You

If you’re a Vine user then you know that finding new clips can be difficult. I rely mostly on my network to surface really funny Loops, but the team wants to make it easier for you.<p>Today it has introduced a new channel within the app called “For you.”<p>Here’s what Vine had to say about it today:<p>Our …

Nuance wants to build the power of Siri into every app

And every smart home product, too<p>Smartphones let you control a lot using only your voice. Whether you're on an iPhone or an Android phone, you can ask for directions, perform a search, start a call, or dictate a message. But once you actually open up an app, voice control disappears: for the most …

As personalized news evolves, Prismatic is closing its apps

If you’re a user of the news aggregation apps from Prismatic, there’s some bad news – the company is closing its consumer-facing apps as of December 20.<p>In a blog post, the company said that in the four-year lifespan of the apps it had “learned content distribution is a tough business and (it had) …

Apps

How Giant Tablets Could Be the Future of Television

Today’s televisions are smarter than ever. Thanks to on-board intelligence or devices like the Apple TV or Roku, TVs can, for the first time, run …

It’s raining funds

<i>A comprehensive look into the startup funding scenario till date.</i><p>Besides impressing girls, contemporary entrepreneurs have several <i>serious and</i> …

Loop Makes A New Argument For The Connected Home Display

One of the things about following the connected home (or any market for that matter) for a long time is you sometimes see old concepts made new again. And sometimes, just sometimes, it kinda works.<p>This appears to be the case with Loop, a new connected home display. The device, announced today by …

Internet of Things

We spend 7 weeks per year staring at our phones, study claims

People aged 16 to 30 spend around 3.2 hours per day on mobile devices like iPhones and iPads, according to a new study by global market research company TNS.<p>That translates as 49 days out of the year staring at miniature screens — with people reported to look at their phones a massive 150 times …

Mobile

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

There’s this guy. He left his seven-figure salary job to pursue a startup. Has spent last three years trying to build it. He approaches venture capitalists (VCs) and angels every quarter but gets rejected every single time. He is running out of the loan he took from friends and family. Should he …

Venture Capital

What Should Media Companies Do in a World Controlled by Giant Platforms?

Every week or two, it seems, another giant web platform introduces something that alters the landscape for media companies. That includes everything …

Instagram is testing 3D Touch ads that let you buy stuff with Apple Pay

Instagram users on iOS may soon have a new reason to love 3D Touch. Your favorite photo sharing social service has begun testing ads that take advantage of Apple’s 3D Touch technology, as well as Apple Pay.<p>With 3D Touch, users will be able to interact with the ads in new ways. If the ad was for …

Apple Pay

AppLovin wants to put ads in your Apple TV apps

AppLovin has been an instrumental force in shaping how in-app ads appear. The company has become well-known for its work on consumer engagement and mobile analytics, and has announced that it will be tackling ads for the Apple TV.<p>Specifically, the company will release an SDK later this month that …

Apps

How 2 startups got my attention by being smart and personal

For startups, pitching press can be a minefield. It’s easy to get caught in the maelstrom of a busy inbox, so some founders go too far and enter the ‘creepy zone’ by pitching from the bathroom or sending overly personal Facebook messages. Do that, and journalists won’t want anything to do with …

Startups

Microsoft lets you build apps for Windows 10 in less than 10 minutes

Microsoft has made tweaks to App Studio that allows users who don’t have prior knowledge of code to submit an app in less than 10 minutes.<p>Traditionally, users would need to install Visual Studio and tap out reams of code, but with Microsoft’s new step-by-step process, you can build an app using a …

Apps

Facebook's mobile notifications say more about the world around you

Facebook's mobile app practically revolves around the notifications tab, but it can be a pretty insular place. It won't show much about what's happening in your friends' lives, let alone the outside world. The social network wants to change that, though. It's rolling out an expanded notifications …

5 steps to standing out when you first meet a VC

I often ask entrepreneurs I’m meeting for the first time to imagine that our meeting just ended and it was a great success from their point of view. Then I ask, “What made this such a great meeting for you?”<p>It is a dependable way to guide a conversation to a meaningful outcome and lead …

Profit

Need Money for Your Business Idea? Here are Some Options

Business ideas are a dime a dozen. The biggest divider between wantrepreneurs and entrepreneurs is the ability to execute their ideas. If you're an entrepreneur with a grand vision -- but stuck at a job you hate -- you're probably anxious to throw in your two-week notice and begin building your …

Grow, don’t pitch. Let your data do the pitching.

Michael Dolbec<p>GE Ventures<p>Interest Areas<p>Machine Learning, Industrial Internet, Industrial IoT, Industrial Cyber Security, AI<p>Jonathan Ebinger<p>BlueRun …

Why Your Startup Hasn’t Gotten Funded.

Startup funding is largely driven by The Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules.<p>Let’s face it, the rules for getting a startup funded at …

How To Confidently Engage A VC With Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>By nature, entrepreneurs are very enthusiastic, optimistic, and risk-taking individuals. However, these same positive attributes can sometimes lead …

How to secure VC money in 3 weeks or less

Raising venture capital is a daunting process.<p>You’ve spent months, if not years, working to turn your dreams into a reality, and now it all hinges on finding that one investor who believes in your company and team as much as you do and if you’re lucky, also brings value to the table.<p>So you pack up …

Venture Capital

The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …

LinkedIn brings personalized news to your wrist with launch of Pulse for Apple Watch

LinkedIn is extending its offering to wearable devices today with the launch of its Pulse app for the Apple Watch. The expectation is that users can be kept abreast of the latest news just by glancing at their wrist. This is LinkedIn’s first foray into wearable devices.<p>“Bringing [LinkedIn] Pulse to …

A Look At The Internal Memos Of Twitch And Periscope

Ethan Kurzweil Contributor<p>Ethan Kurzweil is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An inside look at Bessemer Venture Partners’ investment process for Twilio<br>• Don’t Dismiss Developers<p>Bessemer is actively investing in consumer video startups. It’s a space we’ve been …

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