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How To Succeed When Facing Digital Disruption

digitalocean In a digital economy, companies are constantly faced with opportunities, challenges and threats. Business changes are critical to successfully navigate in this environment, but there are plenty of pitfalls to watch for along the way. The digital economy provides huge opportunities to build a niche and excel, but companies must get out of any pre-digital mindsets to recognize those opportunities. Read More

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Magic Bus Aims To Magically Ease Silicon Valley Commuter Woes With City-To-City Transportation

Magic Bus Magic Bus is a new startup out of Y Combinator that hopes to end many Bay Areas commuter’s slow, soul-crushing daily drive down the 101 with a scheduled, WiFi-enabled, private bus system to transport them anywhere from San Francisco all the way down to Sunnyvale. There are a number of startups focused on carpooling in the Bay Area – Chariot, Shuddle and even Uber and Lyft among… Read More

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The List Of Crunchies Presenters Is On Fire This Year

crunchies-text Each year, the startup community comes together in the name of innovation to celebrate the highlights, accomplishments and feats of brilliance of the past year. John Oliver once called it “the biggest group of high-functioning nerds.” We call it the 9th Annual Crunchies Award Show. Read More

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Wrapify Is A Startup Paying Drivers To Wrap Their Car In Ads

501359_488144_1449078347234-e1449504876137 Owning a car is expensive. Gas, insurance, and other miscellaneous car-related costs add up, and mean that in some cities it’s already cheaper to replace your car with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. One startup, Wrapify, is trying to buck this trend by putting money back into the pocket of car owners. The 6 month old-old startup pairs drivers willing to wrap their car… Read More

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WhatsApp Ditches $1 Annual Fee, Tests Business Accounts But No Ads, Says CEO

whatsapp-money1 Today at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany, the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp made a couple of big announcements about how the messaging app plans to evolve to its next phase as it approaches 1 billion users: the company plans to drop its $0.99 annual subscription fee, and it will start to test out more commercial services — specifically a B2C business for companies to… Read More

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Axway Acquires Mobile App Development Platform Appcelerator

appcelerator Appcelerator has been acquired. The mobile app development platform that counts the likes of T-Mobile, PayPal and GameStop among its customers has been bought by the B2B enterprise company Axway in an all-cash deal.
Chances are, Axway isn’t a company you’re necessarily familiar with, but it’s a large publicly traded company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona… Read More

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A First Look At Mobile Gamers In Iran

Iran mobile gamer cover image Here’s a fresh profile of the Iranian mobile games scene that’ll provide some useful insights to developers and publishers interested in this otherwise foggy market. We gathered the data via a survey we ran between January 2-10, 2016, sampling 837 mobile gamers on our channel on LINE, the popular messaging app in Iran. Read More

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Startup Step-By-Step: No Cryptocountry For Old Men

IMG_5226 “Let’s make a country,” my friend Rich said. He was serious. He and I were talking outside of a bitcoin conference in New York. It was April, 2014 and we were inside the Javits Center, the glass abomination on the Hudson that event goers hated. It was raining wildly and the crypto-folks were bumping into each other as they milled about talking about the future of money. I… Read More

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AdSemble Will Give One Startup Some Billboard Space Near The Super Bowl

football When people talk about ads at the Super Bowl, they usually mean those TV campaigns that big brands (including tech companies) pay millions of dollars for. But AdSemble is giving startups an opportunity for free Super Bowl advertising of a different kind — on a digital billboard near the event itself. AdSemble aims to simplify the process of advertising on digital billboards and for… Read More

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