How does a small company make a big company successful?

Every single day I have multiple conversations and emails from CEOs and people at companies I work with about how to work with Big Tech Companies. You know — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, SAP, LinkedIn, Cisco, Yahoo, HP, AT&T, Verizon, I could keep going for a long time.

Kursguru creates an online community for offline courses

Founded just three months ago, Kursguru (translated “course guru”) is a new startup in Berlin’s Mitte District looking to centralize your search for offline educational courses. The current platform (at the moment only available in German) allows you to browse and book yoga, cooking, and first aid classes. Kursguru’s Co-founder Felix Baer plans to add more categories to the website. His mission is to make Kursguru a localized resource and community for city residents to discover and book educational classes.

Hacking the hacker school: How the bootcamp is being taken to scale outside the coding world

Coding bootcamps have proven their value to the students, operators, and employers. Despite their steep cost, generally about $1,000 per week in tuition, schools can’t find enough instructors and expand quickly enough to meet demand. Those students are drawn by advertised placement rates of 90 percent or higher in software developer jobs with salaries that return their investments almost immediately.

Blumberg Capital founder talks about innovation & the developing world (video)

There’s no doubt that the rapid growth of technology and social media sites has drastically influenced the way that consumers interact with brands on a daily basis. And, with advertising technology experiencing a similar boom, marketers and brands are able to deliver their customers with a highly targeted and personalized experience that caters to their needs.

Cantor’s loss won’t kill immigration reform. It was already dead

There are debates about whether comprehensive immigration reform is dead because of the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in the primaries. The fact is that it never had any hope. Americans are deeply divided on whether people who entered the country unlawfully should be allowed to become citizens and enjoy the same rights as those who were born here or migrated legally. The insistence by the Democrats on mandating a path to citizenship for the undocumented has turned the legislation into a poison pill that the Republicans will not swallow.