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A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Dropbox Lands Spotify as an Enterprise Customer

The cloud service announces the first in a series of deals meant to tout its success as an enterprise player.<p>After several months of building on a new strategy to capture more enterprise customers, Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage and file-sharing service, will later this week announce that it …

Amazon goes on a price-slashing spree, maxing out at a 61% cut

SAN FRANCISCO — Just a day after Google cut prices across the board for its public cloud services, market leader Amazon Web Services made a similar move.<p>Of course it did. This is the 42nd price cut for the Amazon cloud, Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy said at the Amazon Web Services Summit in …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

BirdFlight: a Free Beta Testing Platform for iOS and Android Apps

Mobile app and testing company TestBirds is launching a new free platform today called BirdFlight which allows users to upload and distribute iOS and Android apps to their own testers.<p>The new service adds a free tier to the company’s existing business model of paid-for managed services and testing …

Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months.<p>Yik Yak knows all about it.<p>The startup was launched by two Furman University students, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, aiming to connect people through anonymous, location-based posts. …

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 …