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Venture Investors Splurge On Real Estate Tech

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.</i><p>Investments in real estate tech are on the upswing in the wake of some billion dollar exits this year.<p>Following Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 billion in July and News Corp’s $950 million purchase of Realtor.com-parent Move Inc. in …

30 top cities for real estate investment

Global direct real estate investment returned to pre-recession levels in 2014 and should reach about $1 trillion annually within five years.<p>Driven by …

Real Estate Investments: Comparing London to New York - MPB Personal Finance

Two of the biggest cities on the globe have always been struggling to one-up one another, even if they are not doing so intentionally. London was a …

Self-directed Retirement Accounts and Turnkey Rental Investing

I get a large number of news feeds related to real estate and investing, and this week a couple of articles caught my attention. One was at Nasdaq.com and the other at USNews.com. The Nasdaq piece addressed the pros and cons of "turnkey real estate investing." At USNews, the article discussed …

How Chinese investors are taking over the New York real estate market

But increasingly, Chinese developers and investors are looking elsewhere to build. And a fast-growing number are setting their eyes on New York.<p>Chinese investors pumped more than $3 billion into the New York real estate market last year. That was nearly 43 percent more than they invested in 2013. …

Wolfram's Connected Devices Project starts to catalog all electronics for the Internet of Things

Stephen Wolfram recently described his programming language — called, understandably, Wolfram Language — as his "most important project." The easy-to-use language, Wolfram says in his blog, allows users to "describe and compute about things in the world." But that's not enough for the British …

In A Post-Amazon World, E-Commerce Site Wayfair Wants To Win At Selling Home Goods And Furnishings

Taking on Amazon when it comes to e-commerce can be a futile effort. There are only a handful of e-commerce companies that have successfully been able to build a billion-dollar-plus business in e-commerce (without having physical stores) in a post-Amazon world. Zulily is one of those companies. …

Half of angel investors regret investments they made this year (survey)

Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a recent survey shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.<p>The data comes from Worthworm, a company that uses analytics to “take the guess work” out of “premoney” startup valuations. It designed its tools …

Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for …

Nintendo's got three new Wii U bundles for UK dance parties

You're hosting a dance/Italian plumber enthusiasts party at your United Kingdom-based flat and need entertainment -- we <i>totally</i> get it. And so does Nintendo, apparently, as the game maker is bringing three new bundles to the UK starting on November 8th with the release of a <i>New Super Mario Bros. …

Simple’s MoneyDrop Will Soon Let Users Transfer Funds Using Bluetooth

Things seem to have been moving rather smoothly for the folks at online banking startup Simple. They’ve spent the last year fleshing out their mobile apps with some much-needed features and added some 25,000 customers to their ranks since July. Now the team is looking to add yet another feature to …

Online Attorney Marketplace UpCounsel Raises $1.5 Million, Opens Its Patent Practice To All

UpCounsel has spent the last year building out its marketplace to provide its clients with affordable legal services. After serving more than 1,000 startups and small businesses, the company has raised $1.5 million and is announcing a few new products that should lower the cost of patent and …

Shopular raises $6.4M led by Sequoia for real-time mobile deals

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Plenty of apps, from big retailers and small upstarts alike, want to turn your smartphone into a money-saver at the mall. But …

MyTAG Wants To Make Local Selling Safer And Simpler

Spotted in the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013, myTAG is a soon-to-launch online platform for local selling that aims to make the e-commerce experience more transparent between buyer and seller by adding “social proof” into the equation. That is, instead of only looking at anonymous …

Mote.io turns your phone into a Pandora, Soundcloud and Hype Machine remote

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This is neat: Mote.io, a new mobile-app-meets-Chrome-extension combination that turns your Android or iOS phone into a remote …

Seenth.is App Helps Music Fans Wrangle Their Favorite Artists’ Multiple Social Media Feeds

Seenth.is lets music fans hone their obsession by making it easy for them to track the most interesting social media updates from their favorite performers. The iOS app (an Android version will be released later this year) aggregates and filters content from sources including Instagram, Twitter, …

Twitter Music app launches on Spotify

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Twitter’s standalone #Music app hasn’t really taken off, so the company is trying again: On Thursday it launched the app on …

HookLogic Raises $14.3 Million to Expand Its Search Ad Exchange for Retailers Not Named Amazon

For big retailers not named Amazon, HookLogic has a pretty straightforward pitch: Let us give you a new way to make money on your e-commerce site by …

How Social+Capital Is Building The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs In Residence

Chamath Palihapitiya has been commonly referred to as the unconventional VC. And he’s been open about his ambitions to turn his fund, The Social+Capital Partnership, into a vehicle that backs ideas and startups that are changing the way we live, diagnose, learn and more. So it’s no surprise that …

eBay acquires price comparison engine Decide; will shut its services down by month's end

Credit where it's due: eBay recognized that the online auction train wouldn't keep chugging along at a breakneck rate, so it's snapping up complementary companies in order to better bolster its portfolio. A few years, PayPal; today, Decide. The three-year old company was engineered to give …

Candy Crush: You play, you're hooked. Now what?

If you count yourself a Candy Crush Saga holdout, you've probably been warned by friends not to start playing. Because once you do, you won't be able to stop.<p>Odds are that someone you know has a love or hate relationship with Candy Crush Saga, the seemingly never-ending game that's become the …

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The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors

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The 3 Different Strategies of Venture Funds

As I wrote about in a post on aligning founder and VC incentives, it’s important for entrepreneurs to understand their own ambitions and the …

R/GA And Techstars Launch A New Accelerator For Startups Devoted To Connected Devices

These days the world is full of gadgets that sync with services (and even other gadgets), but some people seem to think it isn’t quite full enough. That’s why digital marketing firm R/GA has partnered up with Techstars to launch a new startup accelerator program devoted solely to these sorts of …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

People Are Reading Fewer Marketing Emails Thanks to Gmail's New Inbox

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Google launched a new inbox design last month, some speculated that it was about to make …

Take a Trip Down Music-Startup Memory Lane. Don’t Trip on All the Craters.

Thanks to Jason Herskowitz for popping this into my feed this morning: A collection of digital music companies’ logos, circa 2007. It comes from …

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Rating The Venture Capitalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zach Noorani is a former VC and recent graduate of MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani.</i><p>For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Highland Capital’s $25m for Leap Motion apps

Leap Motion, a radical new device for controlling computers using hand movement, isn’t even on sale to the general public yet. But Highland Capital …