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Web app helps anyone create beautiful and interactive infographics

Infoactive is a new platform that makes it easy for anyone turn their data into visual stories.<p>4 Feb 2014<p>We truly do live in the information age, …

The Beginner’s Guide to Valuing and Selling Your Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on the Flippa blog.</i><p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering selling your app to someone else, hopefully for large sums of money. Or at least you’re thinking about it but you’re not sure if you want to let your baby go.<p>Either way, selling an …

Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

App Design Dos and Don'ts: Designing for a Global Audience

Designing an app takes a lot of creativity, planning and intensive labor. However, the game gets harder when you’re designing for a global audience. We spoke to some of the hottest global apps and got their top tips to share.<p>Do: Think global, act local<p>The value proposition of your app should be …

How We Built Our Startup Office In Three Days

<i>Patrick Reynolds is the Chief Strategy Officer at Triton Digital.</i><p>As Chief Strategy Officer at Triton Digital, I recently oversaw the move of our Boston office – a conscious effort to bring developers, sales and marketing all under one roof. The goal was to create an environment where employees …

Prompt.ly Raises $1.5M Seed To Become The OpenTable For Time And Services

We’ve seen the rise of the ‘on-demand’ economy in the form of startups like TaskRabbit and FancyHands. What we have seen less of is a full-blown ‘platform play’ where it is not about connecting buyers and sellers (TaskRabbit) but about managing a business based on time (likeOpenTable). BookingBug, …