Declara founder Ramona Pierson was the victim of a car accident and spent 18 months in a coma. 100 surgeries and incredible resilience later, she earned a masters in education, a PhD in neuroscience, and is now developing technology that can change how people collaborate online.
Guest Post C-level executives across the board are tasked with managing company security risks. Unfortunately, while a security breach gets immediate attention from the board, the infrastructure and systems needed to recover from, and prevent against another hit, have never been boardroom fare.
What began as a software application is now a fully fledged consumer marketplace for exquisitely made hardware products and fashion accessories.
Twitter is making embedded photo tweets much more compelling, much more visual, and much more in your face, everywhere on the web.
Academia.edu today secured $11.1 million in venture funding to grow its website for people to post studies and groundbreaking ideas. Chief executive Richard Price plans to build an algorithm to surface the top-quality research.
Sponsored Post This fall U.S. entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to compete against outstanding startups across the nation and around the world as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation hosts the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.”
“Twitter has the most reach in developing countries, where iPhone usage is sparse,” an Onavo representative told me. “As iPhone usage becomes ubiquitous, as in the US and Western Europe, the actual number of Twitter users increases, but is a smaller proportion of the overall iPhone population.”
Over 4,000 groups use MemberPlanet’s platform to handle communication, finance, and various other administrative tasks from a centralized dashboard.
The company claims to have created the first-ever social event app. Event organizers use its white-labeled technology to keep participants engaged in event, and measure that engagement after its over.
Shopular has raised $6.4 million from Sequoia for its mobile app that notifies shoppers of personalized sales and coupons when they are near a store.
Braintree could finally help developers love PayPal — or at least give PayPal another look.
Yes, there’s demand for a sportier take on Google Glass.
Just days after BlackBerry announced a $1 billion loss, 4,500 layoffs, a buy-out offer, and a canceled earnings call, Google announced that it would be opening a new engineering office in Waterloo for its subsidiary Motorola — about 10 minutes away from BlackBerry’s head office.
Editor’s Pick Imgur now firmly takes its place as one of the top 30 most trafficked websites in the U.S. alongside IMDb, Apple.com, Yelp, Netflix, and AOL.
Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.
There is big money in fast fashion, and JustFab’s founders want to build the next generation of these brands. If the founders of H&M and Zara are billionaires, why not them?
Guest Post Gaurav Jain is a Principal at Founder Collective, one of the most active seed funds in the country. Follow him on Twitter @gjain.
Did you know that running a startup in Zurich versus San Francisco can cost you a whole person’s salary more?
Guest Post With the advent of the cloud and cloud-based applications, the internet is now able to support a new frontier of franchising that will revolutionize the way many industries operate their business.
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Amazon released a new version of its Cloud Player application for desktop PCs today that adds some new features and in-app purchasing of music.
Foundation Medicine is a rare recent example of a diagnostics company finding IPO success. Today, shares rose as much as 89 percent and hit a high of $34.19.
Gyft is a mobile gift card platform that lets people buy, save, and redeem gift cards from their phones.
Title II of the President Obama’s JOBS Act says that entrepreneurs seeking cash can now notify the world. And that’s exactly what’s starting to happen.
It may be down, but it’s not out. Next month, soon-to-be-mobile-deviceless Nokia will unveil half a dozen new mobile devices, if not more. This will probably include at least two of the hit Lumias and maybe some surprises.
College Abacus, the “Kayak of college financial aid,” lets students compare the total net price of attending college and generate up to 100 personalized estimates, before they fill out an application.
iOS 7 is probably the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system since the move from the first iPhone to the iPhone 3G with its newfangled app store. As such, developers are wondering how to update their apps, how to use it to the fullest, and how to ensure their existing apps don’t crash on iPhone owners’ fancy new iPhone 5S and 5C’s.
Twitter is getting deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society. Today, the newsy up-to-the-minute social network launched Twitter Alerts, a public service that will allow “credible organizations” such as government agencies and NGOs to warn and alert the public during emergencies and natural disasters.
The startup has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs use to raise money for their projects.
John Schappert’s co-founders include his former Tiburon co-founder and a Zynga data-driven design expert.
Today JUSP launched the Europe’s answer to the Square credit card reader in Milan, Italy. Like Square, this credit and debit card reader connects to any phone or tablet simply via your device’s headphone jack. But the company has plans not just for Europe, but also for Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia that don’t have a developed point of sale infrastructure yet.
Editor’s Pick There’s just no love for cheap plastic.
Editor’s Pick Apple has pulled off a masterpiece in the detailed, perfected, refined iPhone 5S. It’s the muchiest iPhone ever.
Samsung announced this morning that it has created the Samsung Solutions Exchange, a new ecosystem for enterprises that are adopting Android phones.
While the Surface 2 looks the same as last year’s model, it features a slew of compelling improvements under the hood.
The same-day hotel booking app has expanded into Central Europe, released its new app for iOS7, and added an option to book discounted luxury suites.
HotelQuickly is a same-day hotel booking app active in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to capture the Asian market before bigger and better-funded competitor HotelTonight gets there (or buys it).
Finnish media say a scandal around Nokia CEO’s payout for selling phone unit is growing.
Amazon releases new tablets that offer higher quality, faster speed, and low prices.
Editor’s Pick Oracle announced at OpenWorld today that is has added 10 cloud services, directly taking on competitors. Ellison, meanwhile, was watching the America’s Cup.