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7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

Android developer revenue closing in on iOS

iOS is often touted as the more lucrative platform for developers to sell their apps on, and it’s an all too often sight to see an application launch on Apple’s Appstore before it reaches Google’s Play Store.<p>However, research conducted for VisionMobile’s recent Developer Economics survey, which …

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The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon

As the world's biggest smartphone makers work to improve indoor location-based services for consumers, retailers are already using various techniques to track customers in a bid to gain an edge on their online competitors. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that brick and mortar stores are following Wi-Fi …

Google cracking down on sites that push fake, spammy search results to users

Google is always trying to crack down on deceptive pages in its search results, and the company says its going to take harsher action against sites that push fake search results to users. Sometimes, when visiting a site from Google's search results, pressing the "back" button in the browser will …

YC startup Homejoy embarks on global mission to free people from housework

Homejoy wants to do your dirty work for you.<p>The Y Combinator startup expanded its home cleaning service into Canada today, marking the first step in its international expansion.<p>Housework sucks, but it is necessary. Sweeping floors, vacuuming carpets, scrubbing sinks, dusting surfaces, and keeping …

Lost-and-Found Bluetooth Accessory 'Tile' Passes $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that connects to the iPhone to assist users in finding lost items like keys, wallets, computers and more. The company is offering Tiles for $19 each via a Kickstarter-like preordering process.<p>The company has more than 18,500 backers and just passed $1 million …

Boston-Based Local Marketing Startup Privy Raises $1.7 Million Seed Round From 500 Startups, Atlas, And Others

Privy, a Boston-based local marketing startup that was also one of the standouts from the 500 Startups Demo Day this past February, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Atlas Ventures, 500 Startups, and others for its end-to-end solution for small businesses.<p>Also participating in the round …

Malaysia's Catcha Media and Says.com Complete $20m Merger

Malaysian digital media firms Catcha Media and Says.com announced their plans to merge in May and now the RM60 million (around $20 million) deal has been completed.<p>The coming together is one of the most significant in Malaysia’s digital media space to date. The two companies have agreed to merge …

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 …

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Online Privacy, Google Glass, More

From online banking to exploring the farthest reaches of the universe, it’s difficult to imagine how we ever got by without the Internet.<p>We can work, study, order groceries, watch movies, book flights… all from a cheap laptop and leather sofa. While some would argue that’s actually not healthy, the …

The Powerful 'Open Data for Africa' Platform Fully Rolled Out

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has completed the last phase of deploying its Open Data for Africa platform across the continent following deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São …

CrowdMedia sells everyone’s newsworthy Twitter pics — and could just change journalism forever

MONTREAL — If accelerators voted a “most likely to succeed” startup on Demo Day, CrowdMedia would have won the award hands-down last night at Montréal-based FounderFuel’s event.<p>Numerous investors I talked to last night said the crowdsourced photojournalism startup has a chance to get very, very big.<p>…

Multi-screen ad firm Collective nets $20M from Cox, Samsung, & Accel

Multi-format advertising firm Collective has just raised $20 million in new equity funding and $30 million in debt financing from a handful of big players, the company said today.<p>New York City-based Collective, formerly Collective Media, is an ad network that connects marketers to audiences across …

Amping up the GIF: Zeega wants to re-invent interactive media on mobile

Just last year, Jesse Shapins was in charge of an interactive production studio that made over $1 million in revenue in 18 months. The firm was …

The Facebook Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Facebook is a daily destinations for millions and millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>Advertising on Facebook has become more sophisticated, varied, and data-intensive. Facebook has …

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