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StartupRoots Plays Matchmaker for Startups and College Interns

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While there aren't nearly enough, there are several incubator programs out there for startups in most of the major cities with thriving startup cultures. These programs provide early-stage companies with funding, mentoring, and workspace among other aid, but there are very few programs that help college students looking for internships...
StartupRoots Plays Matchmaker for Startups and College Interns
First glimmers of Avis-Zipcar acquisition appear at NYC airports

How A Guy With A Jar Raised $30,000 In 4 Days On Kickstarter

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Eric Prum has a few different business ventures, from a German paintball company to a small design shop. The design shop he started recently launched a Kickstarter project called The Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. (It's exactly what it sounds like) In just four days, Prum has exceeded his $5,000 goal...
How A Guy With A Jar Raised $30,000 In 4 Days On Kickstarter
Startups: California Über Uber: Why Ride-Sharing Ruckus Should Surprise No One

Stop Accepting Facebook Friend Requests

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What happens when we don't accept friend requests? Facebook brings them back in yet another attempt to "help" us get to know other people who may be in our network. When Facebook first entered college campuses in 2004, we friended people we knew. It became a game, a way to...
Stop Accepting Facebook Friend Requests

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

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Getaround, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, has raised $13.9 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures and including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. Peer-to-peer car-sharing — a type of collaborative consumption service where car owners allow strangers to borrow their cars for...
Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

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Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a...
50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

Applying to Incubators? A Little Research Goes A Long Way

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It's graduation season on college campuses and that means lots of young minds are eagerly awaiting the freedom of summer vacation. But for the young entrepreneurs participating in this season's various startup incubators, the tough work is still ahead. Capital Factory, an Austin-based early-stage startup incubation program, has announced the...
Applying to Incubators? A Little Research Goes A Long Way

The Apps That Are On A College Kid's Phone: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat And...Cinemagram?

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Last week, Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson wrote a blog post about privacy. He said a number of interesting things in it, like that Facebook copies everything. He also said this: "I like to talk to my kids and their friends. Here is a typical college aged woman I know....
The Apps That Are On A College Kid's Phone: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat And...Cinemagram?

Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround

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Peer-to-peer car-sharing is growing in popularity and consumer adoption, as renters are now looking beyond traditional rental firms like Enterprise and Avis, and even beyond local short-term rentals from companies like Zipcar. The idea of renting from a regular person, rather than a monolithic firm is finally catching on. Meanwhile,...
Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround

Microsoft's Social Network And Google+ Rival, So.cl, Is Officially Live

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Microsoft just launched its Google+ and Facebook rival, So.cl.  Pronounced Social, the site shows friends' searches and interests. Videos can be watched with friends and profiles can be edited. Like Twitter, you can choose to follow people. Like Pinterest, you can choose to follow specific categories. It looks much more...
Microsoft's Social Network And Google+ Rival, So.cl, Is Officially Live

College Kids Says All His Friends Use An App Most People Haven't Thought About In Years

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This morning, I was polling college students about what apps are on their phone. According to one Fred Wilson knows, they use Twitter, Instagram, Cinemagram, Foursquare iMessage, Snapchat and Facebook. The students I asked said responded a little differently. From a sophomore girl at Tennessee who has an iPhone 4S...
College Kids Says All His Friends Use An App Most People Haven't Thought About In Years

Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

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I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are...
Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

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Lulu (formerly Luluvise), the controversial mobile app that lets girls anonymously review and recommend guys, is seeing some pretty decent traction since it rebooted in February to focus on launching across U.S. college campuses, early Facebook-style. The London/U.S. company, backed by Passion Capital, PROfounders and a host of prominent angels...
After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

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ContentsBlock the sitePursue the perpetratorsJuicy Campus is gone, but other sites have taken its place as a hub for anonymous slander around college campuses. Intentional or not, the conversation at these sites tends toward abusive, with successive commenters attempting to one-up each other with each insult. Students targeted by...
Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

Weaponless defense: React Mobile app notifies contacts, keeps you safe in emergencies

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A weapon, pepper spray or even your fist may not be the best way to keep you safe in times of trouble. It might just be an app on your smartphone. That’s the thought behind Seattle-based React Mobile, a free app that essentially turns your smartphone into an SOS device. “React...
Weaponless defense: React Mobile app notifies contacts, keeps you safe in emergencies

Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) Nowadays Facebook is very cautious around the third rail that is sexual orientation. Sure, there's a timeline icon just for gay marriage, but the company won't serve up ladies seeking ladies to advertisers. But that wasn't always the case. Digiday has gotten its hands on an interesting...
Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

There Is Now A Socially Acceptable Way To Call Someone Ugly Or Attractive, And It's Sweeping College Campuses

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A new dating app called Tinder was recently brought to our attention. A "normal" person at Business Insider told us about it, and said all of her roommates and college-age friends use it. A few have found dates on it. (By "normal," we mean someone who isn't gadget obsessed, and...
There Is Now A Socially Acceptable Way To Call Someone Ugly Or Attractive, And It's Sweeping College Campuses
Top Hat Monocle snags $8M to turn students' cell phones, laptops into tools for in-class learning

Google Takes Its Backpack-Sized Trekker Street View Cameras To The Grand Canyon

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Google just announced that it is taking the Trekker, its backpack-sized Street View camera system into the Grand Canyon to map the National Park’s hiking trails. Instead of having to huff and puff your way up Bright Angel Trail in person, you will soon be able take a virtual stroll...
Google Takes Its Backpack-Sized Trekker Street View Cameras To The Grand Canyon

A Bunch Of Students Think They May Have Found The Next Mark Zuckerberg

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A few months ago, early stage VC firm First Round Capital announced a new ploy to find the next Mark Zuckerberg.It threw $500,000 into an initiative called The Dorm Room Fund (DRF) and gathered eleven student investors at Drexel and UPenn. The students could make $10 - 20,000 investments in...
A Bunch Of Students Think They May Have Found The Next Mark Zuckerberg

Back To School

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I've always loved Rodney Dangerfield's Back To School. I laugh out loud just thinking about that film. This week I'm doing my own version of Back To School. Monday night I did my annual talk with InSITE, the Columbia/NYU joint program that puts graduate students (mostly law school and business...
Back To School
Learning from a failed IPO

In Media Spotlight, Facebook Grows Up

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Today’s Facebook IPO filing marks the latest (and possibly, most significant) chapter in the company’s short lifespan. From its dorm room origins to its current 57-acre campus in Menlo Park, Calif., the story of Facebook’s rise makes great copy. So far, one could call it prototypical American success story, complete...
In Media Spotlight, Facebook Grows Up

Glassmap and Highlight Take on the Next Frontier of Location Sharing: Doing It All the Time

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Remember when everyone in social media said it was time for location apps to go “beyond the check-in”? Well, it’s happening. While early leaders like Foursquare try to evolve to turn check-ins into local intelligence, some new apps like Highlight and Glassmap are going all in on helping people passively...
Glassmap and Highlight Take on the Next Frontier of Location Sharing: Doing It All the Time

Tinder: Finding Traction On Campuses, Hatch Labs' New Dating App Makes It Easy To Break The Ice

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Regardless of what you think about digital dating sites, they encourage us to close our computers and get out there and meet new people. In short, they bring people together. The problem is, of course, that there are infinite variations on social and mobile dating, from compatibility engines and social,...
Tinder: Finding Traction On Campuses, Hatch Labs' New Dating App Makes It Easy To Break The Ice

Behold The High-Tech Future Of Vending Machines

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Vending machine revenue plunged to a 10-year low coming out of the recession, but don't worry, they've got a plan. The industry is investing in high-tech, millenial-friendly machines to win new customers according to Automatic Mercandiser. Here's what a futuristic vending machines looks like (from a press release): Redefining the...
Behold The High-Tech Future Of Vending Machines

College Campuses Are Going Crazy Over This App That Shares Your Secrets Anonymously

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There's a hot new app taking college campuses by storm. It's called Whisper. Whisper is an iOS app that lets you anonymously share secrets in the form of digital postcard. You don't have to interact with other people on the platform, but Whisper does enable you to leave hearts on...
College Campuses Are Going Crazy Over This App That Shares Your Secrets Anonymously

The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)

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For a long time, Facebook was the most dramatic, exciting company in Silicon Valley, if not the world. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was a global icon thanks to his remarkably young age. Before 23, he became a subject of intense scrutiny and hero-worship. This all happened for several good reasons. Facebook...
The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)
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