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One Startup's Story: The Evolution Of An Outsourcing Strategy

Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company

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Do you work at a really cool startup? Or are you launching a stealthy new venture? Then Business Insider wants to give you $75,000. Yep. Here's what you have to do: 1. Apply to enter our Startup 2012 business-plan competition. This online form will take about an hour to...
Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company
QFPay, The Square of China, Is Processing Close To $400M Per Year

Meet AppMachine, perhaps the most powerful "create your own mobile app" product we've seen

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Last week, on a cold dark and cloudy day in Amsterdam I was asked to take a look at a new “create your own mobile app” product called AppMachine. If I’m honest, I couldn’t have been less excited. See, we’re pitched mobile app publication tools every week and the majority...
Meet AppMachine, perhaps the most powerful "create your own mobile app" product we've seen

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is showing signs of developing into a promising market for startups and it’s got another boost with the launch of a new accelerator program — BootstrapAccelerator Asia — formed by San Francisco-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator. Starting this July and based in Malaysia, the program is twelve months long...
US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia

Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help

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Remember when Google ruined its RSS news reader Google Reader by removing its built-in social features? Back in October, Google announced that it was removing Reader’s friending and following functions as well as its shared link blogs. For a niche crowd of heavy Google Reader users, this news came as...
Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help
Don't make the mistake of overlooking your Minimum Viable Segment

Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product features....
Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

Startup lesson #1: Reid Hoffman is wrong

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting today with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product...
Startup lesson #1: Reid Hoffman is wrong

Remember to stay in touch with all of your best LinkedIn contacts by using FiveHundredPlus

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It’s pretty easy to establish a pool of useful contacts on LinkedIn. Remembering to stay in touch with them all is the difficult part. FiveHundredPlus is a simple but useful app that helps solve that problem. After signing in with your LinkedIn account, you’ll see a TweetDeck-style column layout with all your...
Remember to stay in touch with all of your best LinkedIn contacts by using FiveHundredPlus

Project Glass Could Be Called Google Eye When It Lands On Your Face

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Project Glass sounds like a super-villain secret weapon, so Google may need to give its wearable augmented reality device a friendlier name. Luckily the search giant owns the domain GoogleEye.com, so the high-tech monocle may be called Google Eye when it eventually starts selling to the public. Google has the...
Project Glass Could Be Called Google Eye When It Lands On Your Face

From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency

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When Wendr launched in July as “Foursquare for the future,” its app was the classic minimally viable product. The company amassed 10,000 users, which is enough to show that the concept is good, but not enough to appeal to brand advertisers, which is Wendr’s ultimate goal. “There was a...
From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency

Tackling the most overlooked element of your startup: The brand

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Anyone who has entered the startup arena knows that things move fast, get broken and can change on a whim. So much so, that entrepreneurs who aren’t baptized in lean and agile methodologies often face a grim end before ever truly beginning. However, If you’re quick on your feet, you...
Tackling the most overlooked element of your startup: The brand
Why early-stage investors should be pumping up their startups with data

Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

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For many successful startups, there exists a point where their product is popular enough to grow beyond the minimum viable product, but is yet to be discovered by millions more that may be turned off if the service is too complicated. Internet startups need to find a balance between keeping...
Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

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CEO Paul Otellini thinks he's finally found a way to get Intel into the mobile game. Will phone makers take his call? FORTUNE -- There are two kinds of CEOs: Those who love the spotlight and those who hate it. Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel, falls into the...
Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

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This post is sponsored by VMware. Learn about VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for small & mid-size business visit info.vmware.com This article is available in other languages: Imagine you’re in charge of technology for a hot new web startup. You’ve progressed past your minimum viable product, had great success...
Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

cLoudspeaker Proves the Easiest Way to Win a Hackathon is by Rickrolling the Audience

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The team presenting cLoudspeaker at NYU's Courant Institute. (via Kaushal Parikh) Last weekend's hackNY Hackathon at NYU's Courant Institute culled some of the best young engineering minds from the East Coast to compete in a 24-hour code battle to the DEATH (okay, not really). But still--intense! The main project criteria...
cLoudspeaker Proves the Easiest Way to Win a Hackathon is by Rickrolling the Audience
Crowdfunding Isn't Killing Seed Funding -- It's Helping It

No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

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Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which employers and...
No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz

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Building this “preview product”, or a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as Eric Ries likes to call it, is essentially based on minimizing total time through the Lean Startup feedback loop: (Link: Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz)...
Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz

Impact Dialing Uses the Humble Landline for Election Campaigning

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You’ve heard a lot from the media (including right here) about how much of an impact social media, and big data, and email, and online donations, and cookies, and other high-tech fandangles are having on this election, but the importance of one simple, totally unsexy technology is often overlooked. And...
Impact Dialing Uses the Humble Landline for Election Campaigning

Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

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more, More, MORE. STOP! Rather than cram more features into Bump 3.0, the team behind the 75 million-installs mobile app combed the data and brushed off all the features no one used. Now, instead of letting you wirelessly share apps, music, and calendar events with nearby devices, it only allows...
Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing
Supperking breaks bread with a new social dining platform

Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups

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What’s the secret to staying fresh, lean and mean when you’re a hot tech company on a fast growth trajectory? A fascinating document brought to our attention today today by Andrew Mager, hacker advocate at Spotify, answers that question in some detail by telling us how the music streaming juggernaut...
Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups

Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

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Plenty of wide-eyed, ambitious, and possibly naive startups have set out to “fix” or at the very least, improve, education. You can’t fault anyone for that — with US students lagging most of the world in subjects like math and science, the sector has much room for improvement. The problem...
Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

How to save money: 11 founders share their cost-cutting strategies

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Building a viable product and acquiring customers with little to no financial support is not an easy task. These financial constraints require early-stage entrepreneurs to engineer creative methods to cut costs and maximize value on paid services. I am fascinated by these cash-flow ingenuities since they can often be...
How to save money: 11 founders share their cost-cutting strategies
Open Source Gaming Backend OpenKit Plans Private Beta Launch Tomorrow, Raises Another $100K

Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

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The expectations for TechStars NY darling Wander are high. Very high. It’s been almost a year since the company graduated from the accelerator program, having raised what VC’s have characterized as a “very hot” $1.2 million seed round. Wander’s mission wasn’t ever entirely clear to me, as evidence by my...
Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

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So there I was, minding my own business, when a giant metal dinosaur foot smashed through the ceiling of my house. "Oh, hi, FAKEGRIMLOCK," I said, quite used to these visits by now. "YOU WANT SCOOP ON SECRET FAKEGRIMLOCK ANIMATION HITTING WEB ON FRIDAY?" the robosaurus rex asked me. "Yes," I...
HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY
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