Deutsche Telekom-backed Hubraum today kicked off the next round of its accelerator program in Berlin and revealed the seven startups taking part. The latest batch of teams includes health technology startups, an online education startup, a digital identity provider and a service that lets users monetize their own personal data.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
Gilt Groupe’s founder launches Zola, a ‘modern’ wedding registry to improve the process of listing and buying all the crap people think they need to get married.
Guest Post Despite Google’s claim that it is merely looking out for the wellbeing of its users by hiding keyword data, Google doesn’t hide the data if you pay for it. That is, if marketers place paid ads in Google Adwords for their keywords, Google will pass along visitor keyword data.
Editor’s Pick Uncharted Play is the company behind SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates energy as you play.
Sponsored Post Whether you’re a media professional, app developer or technology provider, you’re going to walk away from this Morning of Mobile Privacy feeling more confident in your ability to do your job effectively.
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
Guest Post There are few markets that are mandated by law to include virtually every American man, woman and child, so this opportunity is particularly juicy to investors.
Editor’s Pick NYC-based Melba is building a network of fine dining restaurants where diners pay for fixed price meals in advance online — no decision-making, waiting around, or transacting, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
Editor’s Pick MongoDB has now raised more money for its Nosql technology than the two leading vendors of Hadoop combined. Here’s how:
Guest Post These mistakes can keep a company from meeting its growth objectives, distract from the main business focus, and even lead to a mediocre team being hired, any of which can kill a company in the long term.
Update: This version of the story corrects an earlier reference to Peter Fenton’s holdings of Twitter shares.
Sponsored Post The renowned Zend PHP Conference – held in Santa Clara, California from October 7-10 – is where developers and IT managers share PHP best practices, learn about emerging PHP technologies, and network with their peers.
Nominations for the GamesBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown close October 4th at 5pm PST.
The Y Combinator-backed company helps small businesses and their employees get instant, customized quotes, make comparisons, and complete the application process online.
Sponsored Post As depicted in the press, the impact of the HTML5 seems to be a battle between whether to develop native or for the Web, the reality being that these days HTML5 and CSS3 (along with the suite of java script solutions that come with CSS3) are actually changing the span of control enjoyed by developers.
German media giant Axel Springer is now the majority shareholder in fitness app maker Runtastic, following a eight-digit euro investment deal with the young Austrian company.
Social Venture Network, a non-profit comprised of socially conscious business leaders, wants to inject a bit of diversity into today’s pool of (mostly white, mostly male) entrepreneurs.
Sponsored Post The digital health landscape isn’t what it was five years ago — or even last year. Advances in remote diagnostics, big data, advanced sensing technologies, mobile, and genomics research are enabling patient-powered applications, improved doctor-to-patient communication, and smarter physician tools and insights.
Mounza launched an app today that helps students keep track of all on-campus career events in one place, so maybe, just maybe, finding a job won’t be so hard when they graduate.
Cover launched a mobile payments app today that lets you enjoy your meal without having to wait for or worry about the check. It also announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round of funding.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
Guest Post According to Kickstarter, more than 48,000 companies have been launched through its platform, raising over $775 million. Impressive.
Searching for an apartment lies somewhere between falling down the stairs at a party and getting a root canal on the “suckiness” spectrum. RentalRoost uses 20 lifestyle search criteria and social media data to make it easier.
Editor’s Pick “Miley Cyrus could be the next big tech investor,” Ferriss told me. “Therein lies the promise … and the risk.”
AngelList, a site that helps angel investors invest in technology startups by providing screening information about the companies, last week announced AngelList Syndicates.
Guest Post Unbeknownst to many, Colombia is positioning itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America, vying against Chile and Brazil for this title.
This “search-as-a-service” startup has closed $7.5 million, just six weeks after announcing a $1.7 million seed round.
At last! The FTC is taking action against patent trolls. Or at least it voted to seek public comments on a proposal to gather information about patent trolls. Baby steps, people, baby steps.
Sponsored Post WIth an impressive list of speakers from all over the world in various exciting tracks, GMIC SV 2013 promises to delivers platform for everyone connected with the mobile industry.
George Deeb said the era of startup incubators is over. His “excubator” program offers the services of 5 digital agencies as a bundle to support startups for the long-term, assuming they can afford it.
These guys rarely agree on anything, but for now, they all are banding together to warn EU regulators about the dangers of patent trolls.
The first five minutes is the most important with someone like me. Don’t waste it.
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.”
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.
Sponsored Post Health tech innovation will take center stage in New York City this Nov. 14-Nov. 15 at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference as a “who’s who: of New York’s health IT ecosystem gather to network and discuss health care’s revolutionary transformation through technology.
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.
The startup has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs use to raise money for their projects.
Guest Post It’s hard to find good advisors who can carve out their time for you and your project. There are many well-meaning advisors who might hurt you without intending to.
Uniiverse launched a mobile version of its marketplace today that connects people with nearby activities and local services.