Guest Post Right now it’s the best of times for mobile payment companies, with new ideas and startups cropping up what seems like daily. When and if Apple announces NFC-equipped iPhones, it might become the worst of times.
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Guest Post E.piphany was an 11-month-old startup with 31 people and on fire. We were on the verge of clinching a huge deal, when it suddenly went south.
Guest Post Why should Eastern European entrepreneurs move all the way to the US to get their startups off the ground? Germany is closer, more affordable, and more likely to foster the critical partnerships Eastern European startups will need to get their businesses thriving back in their homelands.
US financial firm JP Morgan and Quadrant Capital Advisors are to become the latest investors in fast-growing Internet retail empire Zalando.
Tech investment bank GP Bullhound just opened an office in Berlin by taking over Pure Equity Advisors.
Ever camped in your backyard as a kid? UK-based startup Camp in my Garden is reviving that rustic charm by allowing homeowners to offer up their gardens as campgrounds to anyone for a reasonable price. Think of it as AirBnB meets the outdoors.
Guest Post Some countries in Europe have overtaken the US – home of Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube – in online video consumption.
This startup out of Romania delivers a new app dev platform — think WordPress for mobile apps.
Guest Post Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is a new HTML5 standard framework that enables the sharing of video, audio, and data directly between web browsers. These capabilities open the door to a new wave of advanced web applications.
Guest Post The next generation of Internet elite are bypassing the display ad slog altogether and creating ad products that enable brands to engage natively with their audiences.
Guest Post SMASH provides full funding for high-achieving, low-income high school students of color to spend time at California’s top universities for five weeks during the summers after their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years.
Guest Post To a computer, your face is a set of points and measurements between features, but to advertisers, these data sets mean lucrative profits and a new way to connect with customers.
Guest Post Savvy small business owners know they can use the downtime to make their business more successful when things get rolling again. Here are eight easy ways to make the most of your summer.
Guest Post In the past, online courses and degree programs were viewed as low quality or financially unsustainable, but a variety of factors are now allowing online programs to flourish.
While everybody in Europe talks about Berlin, Warsaw is rarely mentioned in startup discussions. I believe that this is just about to change and you should keep a close eye on Poland.
On Thursday, Tesla Motors said that since June 22, when it started deliveries of its 2012 Model S, it has built 50 cars. Of those, 29 are destined for customer deliveries.
NASA’s boldness paid off when the rover Curiosity, a 1 ton, 6-wheeled robot, successfully landed on the surface of Mars exactly as planned at 10:31pm Pacific time.
Guest Post Project management sucks. Yet without it, we fall apart. Dealing with it has historically been an absolute nightmare for me, and my guess is it is for you too.
Guest Post Considering the similarity of Apple and Samsung products, Samsung may have a difficult time convincing the jury that there is more than meets the eye and that Samsung should not be held liable for infringement.
Guest Post When you’re neck deep in starting a new business, you may not take the time to properly protect your inventions. Here are five easy tips on how to quickly develop an intellectual property strategy.
Guest Post Mr. Zuckerberg wants more web commerce within the Facebook stream, so successful stores are an important part of his plan. But while Facebook’s traffic is impressive, the sales figures for major brands is not.
Guest Post The growing BYOD (“bring your own device”) trend, that’s seeing ever more businesspeople use their iPhones and iPads for work, has left IT managers scrambling to address the resulting security and support issues. But with Microsoft getting ready to launch Windows 8, the OS that will power Windows-based tablets such as Microsoft’s own Surface, that could soon change.
Guest Post When you’re the leader of a startup, deciding it’s time to hire brings on mixed emotions. On the one hand, hiring new employees means new talent and fresh ideas, and it’s perhaps the most visible sign of success, or at least traction, for your company. On the other, it means ceding a bit more control, which can be difficult, to say the least.
Guest Post Chick-fil-A wasn’t the only fast-food chain seeing high volume on Twitter today, after anti-gay-marriage comments by Chick-fil-A CEO.
Sponsored Post What happens to all those corporate computers that get turfed every three years? Or yesterday’s gadgets that are piled high in your spare closet?
Guest Post It looks like attention to mobile devices is becoming increasingly apparent across the Keynote Startup Shootout. That’s no surprise: social mobile gaming is growing, and with it, the need for speed.
Guest Post It’s strange how entrepreneurs who are large risk takers and bold personalities turn into insecure little teenagers when facing investors.
Guest Post The past decade belonged to the rise of social networking. Now, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, this is the decade for healthcare entrepreneurs.
Guest Post Hiring incredible talent, notably engineers, has become a crushingly hard challenge for most startup founders. While hiring seems like a good problem (you’re growing), try searching for a new Ruby engineer for six months, while your traffic takes off, feedback emails flood in, and product development grinds to a halt.
Guest Post If you read newspapers, blogs and other popular reports on renewable energy, you are very likely hearing almost exclusively about power generation advances in solar cell or wind turbine efficiency or ways to reduce production costs.
Guest Post As smartphone technology comes ever closer to equaling that of the personal computer, many of the tried and true marketing techniques of the Digital Era are transitioning to those miniature devices. Mobile search is the latest frontier to be pushed by app developers and web designers. Mobile search is expected to surpass desktop search by 2015, according to Marin Software’s March 2012 State of Mobile Search in the U.S. report.
Guest Post Big Data is dramatically improving the way smart organizations operate across a variety of sectors.
Guest Post A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kickstarter failures that were difficult to find because Kickstarter intentionally prevents failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines…and how I managed to find (what turned out to be) about 59% of the unsuccessfully funded projects.
Sponsored Post Cloud is all the rage in enterprise … so much so that Juniper predicts mobile cloud revenues alone of $39 billion by 2016. But with new file sharing and application management strategies…
Guest Post For investors looking to go off the beaten track to find quality deals, Ohio might be the answer.
Guest Post Remember Solyndra? The thin-film solar cell company, founded in 2005, won $535 million from the government under the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee scheme in 2009 for being an innovative new solar tech company that could create jobs and help make America’s future green. Two years later, when its technology was beaten by a cheaper competitive technology, it filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 people.