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Now anyone in the UK can be an early stage startup investor as Seedrs launches

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Crowdsourced investing has arrived in the UK after Seedrs officially opened the doors of its alternative funding platform in the country today, mobilising a potential army of armchair investors for promising young firms. Seedrs, which won the startup competition at the London Web Summit in March, lets investors to put...
Now anyone in the UK can be an early stage startup investor as Seedrs launches

Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

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One of the biggest headaches in moving house is the inherent lag-time between moving in and waiting for that broadband connection to get up and running. It’s perhaps a sad state-of-affairs, but I’d sooner do without a fridge for that first week in a new pad than be without the...
Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

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Training at a distance is more hassle than it’s worth, several CEOs have warned. But when we recently reported their cautions against onboarding new employees virtually, a senior analyst at training consultancy Bersin & Associates named Janet Clarey took exception with their point of view in the comments. Not that...
The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

'IRS form' proves phishers getting smarter

www.guardian.co.uk
If you're a Briton who's been working in the US and you receive an authentic-looking form apparently from the US Internal Revenue Service, how should you react?So-called "phishing" emails - messages aimed at stealing personal or financial information by spoofing - are a common menace on the internet, though one...
'IRS form' proves phishers getting smarter

Photo-sharing service Picplz to shut down on 3 July

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Picplz, one of the most prominent rivals to Instagram at one time, is to close down on 3 July, a notice on its blog has announced. The startup, which had a key advantage over Instagram in being available on Android as well as Instagram, has seemingly lost traction in recent...
Photo-sharing service Picplz to shut down on 3 July

Sony’s $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.

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After the disappointing LiveView failed to make much of an impression when it launched in 2010, Sony surprised us when they revealed yet another wearable device — the SmartWatch — at this year’s CES. After taking a brief spin in the U.K., Sony has just announced that their newest diminutive...
Sony’s $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.
PayByGroup's new feature takes the hassle out of group ticket buying

5 ways to declutter your life and give your stuff away for free

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Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on goods and services they don’t absolutely need, according to The Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, the growing collaborative consumption movement, which promotes the gifting, sharing, and renting of things, can help deflate that bloated number. If you have been moving piles of things from one...
5 ways to declutter your life and give your stuff away for free

Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

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Anyone who’s ever driven in a city can attest to the fact that it’s an utter pain in the rear to find somewhere to park. New York in particular is a nightmare for skittish drivers (like myself), but mobile parking service Pango is poised to help ease the hassle of...
Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

SAP builds out HANA platform and ecosystem

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Anyone remotely within the orbit of SAP lately knows that its number-one focus is the HANA in-memory database and development platform. At this week's Sapphire conference in Orlando, the vendor sought to show the progress it is making in both building out HANA's capabilities as well as attracting developers...
SAP builds out HANA platform and ecosystem

Targeting Power Moms, VolunteerSpot Secures $1.5M In Series A From ff Venture Capital And More

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By simply owning small humans that are ultra-dependent and oftentimes unruly, moms have an incredibly tough job. But after you pile on all the little things — soccer practices, ballet recitals, doctors appointments, etc. — being a parent becomes damn near impossible. But to that end, a company called VolunteerSpot...
Targeting Power Moms, VolunteerSpot Secures $1.5M In Series A From ff Venture Capital And More

MetaLab Updates Ballpark to Help Small Businesses, But Don't Call it a Revolution

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This is awkward. Just one day after Sarah explained why there hasn’t been a small business software revolution, MetaLab has decided to update its long-standing invoicing app aimed at – you guessed it – freelancers and small businesses, Ballpark. Based in the maybe-not-so-great White North, MetaLab has been working on this Ballpark...
MetaLab Updates Ballpark to Help Small Businesses, But Don't Call it a Revolution

An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene

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Alan Matthews has, by his own count, invested in 14 companies in Chicago during 2012. He's a mostly lone-wolf angel investor who hasn't shacked up with a group like the Hyde Park, Cornerstone, or Wildcat angels. A commodities trader for decades, he's got an independent take on the companies and...
An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene
AngelList Launches Free Seed Funding Closings, Saving You $20k and Months of Hassle

Online tour booking startup GetYourGuide raises $14 million

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Zurich, Switzerland-based startup GetYourGuide has raised $14 million in fresh funding, according to Swiss publication Der Sonntag (via VentureVillage). The capital injection comes from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe. GetYourGuide enables people to book tours and activities (think: shark diving) online to avoid the usual hassle and skip...
Online tour booking startup GetYourGuide raises $14 million

How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

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The life of a freelance writer is pretty sweet. It’s interesting, challenging work. You meet great people. You have a lot of freedom to organize your work life the way you want it. The pay can be excellent, and you get to make a living doing something you love....
How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle
Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later

Taking Online Payments Mainstream [Sponsored Post]

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The first time I got a check for mowing the neighbor's lawn, I was faced with a vexing problem. "What should I do with this slip of paper that I can't directly take to the store?" What an inconvenience to have to go the bank and deposit the check...
Taking Online Payments Mainstream [Sponsored Post]

NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading

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Curation, aggregation and just about any other kind -ation has become something of a well-flogged horse in the mobile news space. So it’s just as well NextStories doesn’t use either of these buzzwords in its proposition, even though aggregation is a word I would use to describe it. Earlier this...
NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading

These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping

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If you're about to move to an unfamiliar area then HotPads could save you time, money and a hassle. On the surface HotPads is just like every other map based apartment and house search service that you've seen. You search by entering how many bedrooms you want, the city you're going...
These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping
Libratone Zipp is the first and only AirPlay speaker that doesn't need a Wi-Fi network

Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

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Hyperdesktop (free) is right up your alley if you are a blogger, involved in tech support, or like to upload lots of images for Facebook and Reddit. Uploading multiple images the regular way can be a hassle. You always need to have your browser open on the correct image-uploading...
Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop
Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technology

After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

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This week we met with Foursquare's Head of Product, Alex Rainert.  We mostly asked questions about the company's incredibly social founder, Dennis Crowley, with whom Rainert founded Dodgeball in 2005.  But we couldn't help ourselves from asking a few questions about the company."Where the heck is the auto-checkin?" we...
After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

How To Quit The iPhone And Convert To Android (GOOG, AAPL)

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Bored with your small, old iPhone? Good news, you're not stuck with iOS forever. Google's Android operating system is on par with Apple's operating system. And for some people, the hardware, with its bigger screens, is even better.  If you've ever wanted to switch, but were worried about the hassle,...
How To Quit The iPhone And Convert To Android (GOOG, AAPL)
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ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms

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ZocDoc, a free service that allows patients to find and book doctor appointments online in the United States, has unveiled a new product today to help people fill out medical forms quicker and more easily. ZocDoc Check-In works in parallel with the company’s existing service, by allowing patients to fill...
ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One in spring with new plans

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In conjunction with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE news, the carrier revealed on Tuesday that it would make many 4G LTE-capable devices available with its new plans. A few of the notable Android devices include the Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. T-Mobile said the HTC One is...
T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One in spring with new plans

Amazon Cloud Drive adds new sharing features, desktop app for Mac

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Today Amazon announced some new features that its adding to its Cloud Drive service. US users are getting the ability to easily share files with friends and family, as well as a new desktop app for Mac that’s available for users in both the US and Europe. Both of these...
Amazon Cloud Drive adds new sharing features, desktop app for Mac

Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores

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Whether you're upgrading computers or just doing a little digital housekeeping, you'll need to move or backup your iTunes media library. You could do it manually, or you could save yourself plenty of headaches and hassle and use CopyTrans TuneSwift instead. This $15 application automates the process and handles...
Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores
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