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Why Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?

Thanks to today’s technology, the entire world is easily accessible. Not just that — it’s right at our fingertips. It empowers us, it unites us, and …

Apps

Zynga games now include advertising mini-games that offer player boosts

Players of Zynga games like <i>FarmVille</i> are being offered a way to earn in-game cash and boosts: by playing mini-game advertisements, sometimes known as "advergames."<p>Sponsors like insurance company Progressive Insurance are embedding mini-games inside <i>FarmVille.</i> Players who complete, say, a Progressive …

Linkin Park is now a venture capital fund that operates like a tech start up

Linkin Park has sold over 60 million records, become the first rock bank to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits, gained 63 million fans on …

Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

GlassesGroupGlobal, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A. The round was led by Caixa Capital and Nova Founders Capital, and angel investors including Toivos …

Eyewear

Rocket Internet’s GFC Backs Yet-To-Launch Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest

In a move that feels fairly unusual, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the venture capital arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet, has invested in a startup before it’s even launched.<p>The company in question is BrickVest, a London and Berlin-based real estate investment …

Real Estate

MaRS Discovery District - MaRS

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world.

Steve Jobs Was a Master at Looking Into the Future: You Can Be Too

Steve Jobs knew how to keep his company constantly adapting to the future. Do you?<p>You've watched it happen to venerable brands like Kodak, Blockbuster, and Radio Shack. What was once an apparently invincible business is swept under by changing times and market conditions--and the dogged …

Market Trends

Six Types Of Facebook Posts That Will Generate Sales Leads For Your Company

<i>Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider Intelligence that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.</i><p><b>Six Types Of Facebook Posts That'll Help You Generate</b> …

The Founders Of YouTube Have A New Video Sharing Startup Called MixBit

MixBit follows in the same vein as Vine and Instagram Video, allowing users to record 16 second video clips.<p>But the "mixing" aspect of MixBit is what gives the social sharing platform a unique identity. MixBit users can edit together up to 256 clips, creating up to an hour long video, The New York …

Silicon Valley Legend Paul Graham Reveals 5 Things He Looks For Before Investing In A Startup

Graham, a longtime Silicon Valley investor who has backed startups like Dropbox and Airbnb, says the first step is to understand why your startup is worth investing in. Then you just need to explain that to investors.<p>Here's how to at least seem like you'll be a big success and get investors to back …

How Ashton Kutcher Finds Startups Like Airbnb And Spotify To Invest In

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asked Kutcher how he finds the deals, and what he looks for in a startup.<p>Kutcher didn't mention being close with fellow tech investors like SV Angel's Ron Conway, who are certainly part of his vetting process. But he did mention what he looks for in companies.<p>He says he …