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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

21 Useful iPhone Apps We're Obsessed With Right Now

Many of these app makers are raising a ton of money to enhance, remix, or try to take down kings like photo-favorite Instagram, travel comparison service Kayak, and even Apple's own camera app.<p>Take for example LandCam, a brand-new camera that will have you itching to ditch Apple's stock camera. …

The 20 Startups Marissa Mayer Has Acquired at Yahoo

Yahoo acquired app maker Lexity on Wednesday, the company's 20th since Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo a little more than a year ago.<p>Twenty …

Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million

As CEO and founder of a company that makes an app that helps people apply to jobs from their mobile phones, I am happy to report that we’ve sucked a …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

6 cool startups from my trip to Atlanta

Did you know that 70 percent of all credit card payments processed in the U.S. are processed in Atlanta? The city is home to many of the data centers …

Apple To Buy Transportation App HopStop — Mass Transit To Return To Apple Maps?

Apple has agreed to acquire transit navigation app HopStop.com, according to a report in Bloomberg.<p>AllThingsD has apparently received confirmation from an Apple spokesperson. I’ve reached out to both companies and will update if I hear back from either of them.<p>HopStop offers walking, taxi, and …

Apartment List Launches Android App For Finding Roommates, With iOS To Come

Apartment List, an apartment search engine that uses Facebook to personalize results, is rounding out its offerings today with the launch of its new “Roommates” app for Android, which helps connect potential roomies. An iOS version will be released as soon as it receives approval from the App Store.<p>…

NoonSwoon Helps Singles in Thailand Meet Their Match Through Facebook Friends

“All the single ladies (and gents), now put your hands up!” Alright, not to go too crazy with Beyonce’s song but if you’re single and in Thailand, …

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

Bootstrapping? Don't Bet It All

Sure, put some skin in the game when you're starting up--but not so much that it skews your ability to think rationally.<p>Building a business with your own money has a romantic ring to it. After all, it saves you the heartache of having to hand over a big chunk of what you build to some investor. But …

Entrepreneurship

Instapaper Creator Marco Arment Launches Bugshot for iOS

Marco Arment, best known as the creator of Instapaper, has today launched a new iOS app called Bugshot.<p>Aimed at developers, beta testers and pedants alike, the app allows you to mark up screenshots of iOS apps with arrows and boxes in order to quickly highlight typos, design flaws and other visual …

The best document scanners for iPad

Document scanner apps have become an essential tool for businesses on the go. Additionally, they have become important for personal needs as well …

Groopic For iPhone Mashes Up Group Photos To Include The Missing Photographers

One of the more amazing things about our smartphones is that they don’t just put the capabilities of computers and cameras into small, portable form factors, they also leverage the combination of being both these things to give ordinary users the access to tools that previously required advanced …

Content Recommendation Startup My6sense Raises $2M After Shifting Focus To Mobile Publisher Tools

Personalized content startup My6sense announced today that it has raised $2 million in new funding. It’s also using the announcement to talk about its new focus — the company’s Content Discovery Bar for publishers.<p>In the past, my6sense used its technology to build content recommendation apps for …

Fly Or Die: Instagram Video

Now that the dust has settled around the Instagram Video launch, we thought it was high time to take a good look at the photo-sharing phenom’s new video venture. Does it live up to Vine? Is it better? Or does it just ruin the Instagram experience we’ve all come to know and love?<p>Engadget’s Brian …

Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America

Shazam, best known for its music recognition app and platform which has become a global success, has raised $40 million in new funding from America Movil, the largest wireless carrier in the Americas. It will now pursue a strategic collaboration to push out in Latin America, which involves …

Gigaom | Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers’ video businesses

Advertisement<p>Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a …

Benchmark’s Eisenberg And Face.com’s Shochat Raise $140M For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

Two veteran investors who have been integral in the development of a new generation of Israeli startups are on a mission to reverse a trend in a country that has traditionally favored later-stage and enterprise-skewed venture capital. Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg and Genesis Partners’ Eden Shochat …

Diveboard: Meet the Scuba Startup Using Citizen Science

Launched out of Paris back in 2011, Diveboard began as a simple online logbook for Scuba divers, available on the Web and as an app for Android and iOS.<p>The handiwork of Paris-based Scuba nuts Alexander Casassovici and Pascal Manchon, Diveboard is seeking to serve the diving community from around …

Snapchat Pet Peeves: How NOT To Use The Photo Messaging App

What's more annoying than your BFF ignoring you? Your BFF ignoring you on Snapchat, of course.<p>You already know the dos and don'ts of using social media, but it doesn't hurt to have a refresher -- especially when it comes to new, addicting ways to interact with your friends, like Snapchat.<p>So we …

Six iOS apps you'll thank me for (you're welcome)

With all the time I spend sifting through the iOS App Store and writing reviews, there simply isn't time to use every app regularly. Still, I find that just about every month there are a new handful of apps and games that I keep coming back to.<p>These aren't the best apps of all time and I'm not …

Apps

5 Tips For Bringing Life To Live Events From Semi-Permanent

Semi-Permanent is invading the USA and has some tips for any aspiring event organizers out there.<p>Everyone’s got something to say and the marketplace of ideas has become increasingly crowded over the last few years. TED has been talking for years now, And since it franchised its name and concept, …

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 …