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Boot up: BB10 v keyboards, Chrome v IE, phishing site locations, Diablo III completed and more

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Plus Dropbox scans your files, the future of interaction, LG's first Android 4 phone reviewed, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamRIM says first BlackBerry 10 device will not have a physical keyboard >> The Washington PostThe first BlackBerry...
Boot up: BB10 v keyboards, Chrome v IE, phishing site locations, Diablo III completed and more
Moskovitz: Asana Could ‘Certainly’ Be a $100 Billion Business
Husband And Wife Architects Create The Sugar Lab, A Foundry For 3D Printed Sweets
Randomized food delivery service NomON takes first place at Startup Weekend UW

Guiltvault: A brilliant business idea that I’m giving away

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Every entrepreneur is familiar with the moment. The moment when you stumble across an annoying problem – a problem that you’d pay money to solve – and suddenly a synapse fires in your brain. “Holy crap, if I’d pay money to solve this, so would other people. There’s a business...
Guiltvault: A brilliant business idea that I’m giving away

GrubHub's CEO On The Shock Of Outgrowing Three Offices In A Few Short Years

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When GrubHub started, it was just a pair of hungry guys with an idea. Now the website (and mobile app), which allows users to find delivery and takeout restaurants nearby and order the food online, is a multi-million dollar company. Back in 2004, Matt Maloney and Mike Evans were both...
GrubHub's CEO On The Shock Of Outgrowing Three Offices In A Few Short Years

TweetAngel will call you when someone trashes your small business on Twitter. No, seriously.

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Monitoring Twitter for mentions about your small business – good or bad – is one thing, but how to actually ‘join the conversation’? If you’re into the whole social media thing, you can teach yourself how to use the service properly, and set up systems and policies to deal with...
TweetAngel will call you when someone trashes your small business on Twitter. No, seriously.

How to let go of your killer thing that didn't kill

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Everything seems perfect: with a successful seed round, smart people on board, and a business idea that practically sells itself, it’s easy to feel like a startup is turning into a slam dunk. But as time goes on, something refuses to just quite click – either your numbers aren’t as high as...
How to let go of your killer thing that didn't kill

The 2-Minute Opportunity Checklist for Entrepreneurs – HBR

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So just answer yes or no: 1. Does your business idea soothe someone’s pain, discomfort, frustration, or dissatisfaction? 2. Are there lots of those people out there? 3. Do these people (or companies, or governments) have money to pay for it? 4. Will they be able to decide quickly...
The 2-Minute Opportunity Checklist for Entrepreneurs – HBR

Wouldn't it be nice if you could always access your data from anywhere?

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A business idea starts simply enough: You identify a need, and then you fill it. It seems that a number of innovative entrepreneurs have identified the need to access data from mobile devices no matter where it's stored, and we're seeing an explosion of solutions designed to address that...
Wouldn't it be nice if you could always access your data from anywhere?

The 20-Year-Old Who Cold-Called Boone Pickens For 30 Days Straight Has A New Startup

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When Joe Maddalone was 20, he cold called T. Boone Pickens for 30 days straight until the billionaire's office finally picked up. Maddalone wanted an internship and he got one.This past New Years Maddalone, who is now 22, reached out to another hot shot -- Jim Gorman, CEO of...
The 20-Year-Old Who Cold-Called Boone Pickens For 30 Days Straight Has A New Startup

FAB.COM: More Than A Third Of Our Visits Are Now Mobile--And 95% Of Those Are iPhones And iPads

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I was just talking with Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg as a warmup for the conversation we'll be having on stage tomorrow at Startup 2012. Jason's going to tell the story of how, in early 2011, two months after raising capital from investors, he and his partners realized that their original...
FAB.COM: More Than A Third Of Our Visits Are Now Mobile--And 95% Of Those Are iPhones And iPads
Drink Pepsi and want to start a company in Brazil? Have I got an incubator for you

Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 2 of our series, we spoke with Milyoni founder and CEO John...
Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni
Social: How To Manufacture a Twitter Following, One Payoff at a Time

This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

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Sometimes a great business idea isn't the result of years of planning, a lifelong dream, or a sudden magical flash of insight. It's about seeing a trend and jumping on it.  That's what happened with Apu Gupta, the co-founder and CEO of Curalate, a company that provides advanced image analytics...
This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

H.Bloom's Co-Founder Is Allergic To Flowers And Its Top Paying Customers Spend Up To $500,000 Per Year

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We grabbed coffee this morning with H.Bloom co-founder and CEO, Bryan Burkhart. H.Bloom is a subscription ecommerce company that delivers flowers to thousands of customers on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. The New York City startup was founded in February, 2010. Burkhart was formerly a software executive. After the...
H.Bloom's Co-Founder Is Allergic To Flowers And Its Top Paying Customers Spend Up To $500,000 Per Year
How Cater2.me is quietly scaling without venture capital

Kickstarter kids: Watch these Seattle teens pitch their new camera dolly business idea

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Brandon Keller and Tyler Simpson discuss the SteadyOrbit camera dolly on Kickstarter Kickstarter is radically changing the way entrepreneurs think about raising money for their ideas. And in recent days we’ve seen some veterans of the Seattle gaming community take advantage of the crowdfunding sensation to great success. But Kickstarter...
Kickstarter kids: Watch these Seattle teens pitch their new camera dolly business idea

Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

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The other day, a friend gchatted to discuss Path’s $30 million funding round, which was led by Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures and included Richard Branson and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner. My friend, a tech-savvy one-time user of Path, summed it like this: “Path. $30 mill. Wtf?” Indeed, it’s a...
Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth
Microsoft offering $1B for Nook's digital media and tablet business: report

Kinect-based medical software startup Jintronix raises cash from Madrona, plans move to Seattle

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Entrepreneur Justin Tan’s business idea was sparked by a very serious situation.  On a flight from New York to Paris, his father, a respected physician, suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body. Tan believed that technology could help in the rehabilitation efforts, and after researching the...
Kinect-based medical software startup Jintronix raises cash from Madrona, plans move to Seattle

ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

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Katherine Hague had a plan worthy of ninjas. She had seen a video on The Onion that depicted a parade of ninjas so stealthy no-one even knew they were there. Inspired, Hague started a company called Ninja Parade and ordered a bunch of T-shirts from the printers. Unfortunately, once the...
ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

Sponsor post: Launching a startup? Perfect the art of the pivot

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One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs often make is they become too beholden to the original concept of the business. They stick stubbornly to their guns and fail to make changes in their businesses when the data support doing so. But market dynamics and business needs are in a state...
Sponsor post: Launching a startup? Perfect the art of the pivot
Anatomy of a Demo Day: FounderFuel's fall 2012 cohort graduates (in pictures)

Startup Strategy Roundtable: First Validate Your Business Idea With Real Customers

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This morning the Online Strategy Roundtable for entrepreneurs ran very smoothly. The five entrepreneurs who presented are all at various stages of validating who their best customers are. The best conversations during these roundtables usually stem from the businesses that have already been validated to some degree, simply because I...
Startup Strategy Roundtable: First Validate Your Business Idea With Real Customers
Starting a business: Idea, check. Investors, check. Legality?

Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

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The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneurs to take part in the intensive caffeine-fuelled event, at University College London — kicking off...
Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

How Cute Socks Conquered The World

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Carrie Atkinson is the CEO and founder of Sock It to Me, a company that makes adorable socks. Also, a lot of money. Not bad for someone who was scrubbing toilets for a living eight years ago. We caught up with Atkinson to talk about the secret to her success,...
How Cute Socks Conquered The World

Investing in Facebook: Hussein Fazal of AdParlor

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 3 of our series we spoke to Hussein Fazal, co-founder and...
Investing in Facebook: Hussein Fazal of AdParlor
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