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The Economic Times
Online counselling sessions help startups like ePsyclinic.com, ClearTax bring in clientsBENGALURU: Shipra Dawar was doing her MBA in Australia when she felt homesick.
Online counselling sessions help startups like ePsyclinic.com, ClearTax bring in clients
The Economic Times / Posted 8 hours ago
BENGALURU: Shipra Dawar was doing her MBA in Australia when she felt homesick. Her professor advised therapy, but the stigma attached to this made her think twice before she sought help. This memory stayed with her and after she came back, she... Read more
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Quartz
We talked to five experts about what it would take to actually institute Universal Basic Income - Quartz Reality check Is handing out money to everyone a...
We talked to five experts about what it would take to actually institute Universal Basic Income
Quartz / Posted yesterday
- Quartz Reality check Is handing out money to everyone a... Read more
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Business Insider
Burning through $550k a month, BloomThat only had four months of cash left to live — then turned it aroundThe "oh s---" moment came in July when David Bladow was 3,000 miles away from h
Burning through $550k a month, BloomThat only had four months of cash left to live — then turned it around
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
The "oh s---" moment came in July when David Bladow was 3,000 miles away from his startup. In New York to expand into another market, the co-founder and CEO of flower delivery startup BloomThat learned his company had been burning through more than... Read more
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MedCity News
Cofactor Genomics acquires Narus; ups focus on RNA diagnosticsIn a move that will likely increase its in-house RNA diagnostics capabilities,
Cofactor Genomics acquires Narus; ups focus on RNA diagnostics
MedCity News / Posted 2 days ago
In a move that will likely increase its in-house RNA diagnostics capabilities, St. Louis-based RNA sequencing company Cofactor Genomics just acquired San Francisco biomarker development startup Narus Biotechnologies. Financial details weren’t... Read more
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TechCrunch
Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On SnapchatJustin Kan, the founder of Justin.tv — the online video portal that eventually
Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On Snapchat
TechCrunch / Posted 3 days ago
Justin Kan, the founder of Justin.tv — the online video portal that eventually became video game streaming giant Twitch — is restarting the service on Snapchat 18 months after it was shut down. Twitch was bought Amazon for just shy of $1 billion,... Read more
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Mashable
Justin.tv is making a comeback on SnapchatWhat's This?Justin Kan, from Y Combinator, and TechCrunch Moderator Matthew Pan
Justin.tv is making a comeback on Snapchat
Mashable / Posted 3 days ago
What's This?Justin Kan, from Y Combinator, and TechCrunch Moderator Matthew Panzarino on stage during the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London at The Old Billingsgate on October 20, 2014 in London, England Image: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for... Read more
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TechCrunch
Meet The 9th Annual Crunchies PresentersWe’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies, which will take place at the War
Meet The 9th Annual Crunchies Presenters
TechCrunch / Posted 3 days ago
We’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies, which will take place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, February 8th. Think of the show as an “Oscars for startups and technology.” Chelsea Peretti will host the event, and we... Read more
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Wired News
Artificial Intelligence Finally Entered Our Everyday WorldAndrew Ng hands me a tiny device that wraps around my ear and connects to a sma
Artificial Intelligence Finally Entered Our Everyday World
Wired News / Posted 3 days ago
Andrew Ng hands me a tiny device that wraps around my ear and connects to a smartphone via a small cable. It looks like a throwback—a smartphone earpiece without a Bluetooth connection. But it’s really a glimpse of the future. In a way, this tiny... Read more
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Business Insider
The new Y Combinator: Inside the world's hottest startup factory as it tries to scale from 200 to 2,000 companies a yearAfter 10 years of teaching startups to find product-market fit then grow like c
The new Y Combinator: Inside the world's hottest startup factory as it tries to scale from 200 to 2,000 companies a year
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
After 10 years of teaching startups to find product-market fit then grow like crazy, Y Combinator is finally following its own playbook. When the famous Silicon Valley accelerator began 2015, it was just that: a prestigious three month program known... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X OrderWarning: Watch your mouth when you talk about Tesla online. If you say the wron
Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X Order
Entrpreneur / Posted 4 days ago
Warning: Watch your mouth when you talk about Tesla online. If you say the wrong thing, Elon Musk could bring down the hammer and block you from buying one of his precious electric cars. In fact, the golden boy CEO did just that, personally... Read more
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Yahoo News
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under them Last week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut do
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under them
Yahoo News / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down its Parse service for developers, leaving many apps and the teams behind them... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under themLast week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under them
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down its Parse service for developers — leaving many apps and the teams behind them scrambling to find a new home. The Orbitz travel app is a Parse customer, as is Facebook's... Read more
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Connecticut Post
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under themLast week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under them
Connecticut Post / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down its Parse service for developers — leaving many apps and the teams behind them scrambling to find a new home. The Orbitz travel app is a Parse customer, as is Facebook's... Read more
3 related stories
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Business Insider
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under themLast week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down
A bunch of programmers are upset with Facebook for pulling the rug out from under them
Business Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, Facebook announced that on January 28, 2017, it's going to shut down its Parse service for developers — leaving many apps and the teams behind them scrambling to find a new home. The Orbitz travel app is a Parse customer, as is Facebook's... Read more
3 related stories
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Providence Business News
Teespring closes Davol Square office in ProvidencePROVIDENCE – Teespring has closed its Davol Square office, marking the last pha
Teespring closes Davol Square office in Providence
Providence Business News / Posted 6 days ago
PROVIDENCE – Teespring has closed its Davol Square office, marking the last phase of a restructuring that began over the summer, a company spokeswoman said Monday. “This is the last phase of our consolidation that started last June, as we complete... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Meet The 102 New Members Of The Most Creative People In Business CommunityFast Company is excited to announce the addition of 102 new members to the Most
Meet The 102 New Members Of The Most Creative People In Business Community
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Fast Company is excited to announce the addition of 102 new members to the Most Creative People in Business 1000, an exclusive community of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe. These mavens of business, art,... Read more
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Canberra Times
13 Australian start-ups to watch in 2016Envato co-founder and executive director Cyan Ta'eed. Photo: Pat Scala Every
13 Australian start-ups to watch in 2016
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
Envato co-founder and executive director Cyan Ta'eed. Photo: Pat Scala Every investor dreams of getting in on the ground floor of the next Atlassian. Invest in a few start-ups and exit with an initial public offering – it's as easy as that,... Read more
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The News-Times
Mark Cuban Slams Y Combinator Co-Founder for Dissing Shark Tank in Ugly Twitter FeudGraham fired the first shot, warning startups not to waste their time appearing
Mark Cuban Slams Y Combinator Co-Founder for Dissing Shark Tank in Ugly Twitter Feud
The News-Times / Posted 10 days ago
Graham fired the first shot, warning startups not to waste their time appearing on Shark Tank. Startups: Instead of appearing on Shark Tank, spend that energy fixing whatever makes your product so unappealing you think you need to. Former Googler... Read more
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Business Insider
'Entitlement and arrogance': Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca slam a well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist who just bashed 'Shark Tank'Graham believes startups should focus on building great products, not on market
'Entitlement and arrogance': Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca slam a well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist who just bashed 'Shark Tank'
Business Insider / Posted 10 days ago
Graham believes startups should focus on building great products, not on marketing, and for that reason he thinks shows like "Shark Tank" are a distracting waste of time for entrepreneurs. He said as much on Twitter on Wednesday night, but... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Mark Cuban Slams Y Combinator Co-Founder for Dissing Shark Tank in Ugly Twitter FeudJoin us in Miami, Chicago or Denver for our Accelerate Your Business event seri
Mark Cuban Slams Y Combinator Co-Founder for Dissing Shark Tank in Ugly Twitter Feud
Entrpreneur / Posted 10 days ago
Join us in Miami, Chicago or Denver for our Accelerate Your Business event series kicking off in February. Discover solutions to optimize team performance, improve company productivity, and position your business for continued success. See dates and... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
What if you never had to worry about rent or food?That's the question Y Combinator wants to answer. The Silicon Valley organizat
What if you never had to worry about rent or food?
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 11 days ago
That's the question Y Combinator wants to answer. The Silicon Valley organization, known for its elite accelerator program, said that it's looking to fund a study on basic income. The idea is to cover the costs of basic necessities -- like food and... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Guest commentary: Making tech startups more diverse is a challenge worth takingThe tech startup scene has a problem. It's diversity. Walk into a startup acce
Guest commentary: Making tech startups more diverse is a challenge worth taking
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 12 days ago
The tech startup scene has a problem. It's diversity. Walk into a startup accelerator and you can generally count on one hand the females or minorities in the room. Some of the most notable accelerators -- Y Combinator and 500 Startups -- have... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CBOE buys majority stake in options trading software firmCBOE Holdings, parent to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, announced it has p
CBOE buys majority stake in options trading software firm
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
CBOE Holdings, parent to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, announced it has purchased a majority stake in the options trading software company Vest Financial Group. In addition to announcing its investment, Chicago-based CBOE said in a statement... Read more
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ITBusiness.ca
500 startups sets up in Toronto“Canada is very important to us…. we’re very excited about Canada.” Selcuk Atl
500 startups sets up in Toronto
ITBusiness.ca / Posted 13 days ago
“Canada is very important to us…. we’re very excited about Canada.” Selcuk Atli, entrepreneur in residence at 500 Startups, made that provocative statement in his fireside chat with Murray McKercher at Startup Grind Toronto’s meet-up last week. Why... Read more
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Billboard
Is There a Music Tech Bubble?Venture funding is slowing and valuations are falling... but the sky isn't fall
Is There a Music Tech Bubble?
Billboard / Posted 17 days ago
Venture funding is slowing and valuations are falling... but the sky isn't falling, either. The stock market is faltering. The heavy flow of venture capital funding constricted sharply in the fourth quarter. Some high-flying technology companies,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Indrajit Gupta: Start-ups aren't from MarsAlmost all the attention has been focussed on a bunch of over-hyped consumer st
Indrajit Gupta: Start-ups aren't from Mars
Business Standard India / Posted 17 days ago
Almost all the attention has been focussed on a bunch of over-hyped consumer start-ups, whereas the really exciting work being done in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and healthcare simply... Read more
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Business Standard India
Hudson's to buy Gilt GroupeThe deal is slated to close around February 1The deal is slated to close around
Hudson's to buy Gilt Groupe
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
The deal is slated to close around February 1The deal is slated to close around February 1Gilt Groupe Holdings Inc, a New York-based start-up once valued at about $1 billion, has agreed to be acquired by Hudson's Bay Co for... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The leader of Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory: Don't focus on growth before productBrian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch Startups in Silicon Valley are expected
The leader of Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory: Don't focus on growth before product
Connecticut Post / Posted 23 days ago
Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch Startups in Silicon Valley are expected to grow everything, and fast. Venture capitalists expect to see hockey-stick shaped charts, and often founders will try to "hack" growth to deliver that insane speed of... Read more
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SportingNews
Seahawks' Russell Okung calls the American Dream 'one of the greatest lies ever told'The underdog athlete archetype, the rags-to-riches Cinderella stories of sport,
Seahawks' Russell Okung calls the American Dream 'one of the greatest lies ever told'
SportingNews / Posted 23 days ago
The underdog athlete archetype, the rags-to-riches Cinderella stories of sport, have long been used as a prop. As a justification for those who lack pity for the impoverished; those who would ask people handcuffed by society to pull themselves up by... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
New website shows remodeling projects around ChattanoogaBuildZoom, a San Francisco-based tech startup, has tapped into public records t
New website shows remodeling projects around Chattanooga
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based tech startup, has tapped into public records to put online what it says is "the complete remodeling history of Chattanooga." "Chattanooga residents can now access information on every single remodeling and... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Tech Life: Smart garden makes easy work of growing plantsWith the smart herb garden from Click & Grow, gardeners — and those without a g
Tech Life: Smart garden makes easy work of growing plants
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 27 days ago
With the smart herb garden from Click & Grow, gardeners — and those without a green thumb — can grow herbs and more without much effort. It requires a little power and a little water, but after that, the smart garden takes care of itself and lives up... Read more
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The Irish Times
Innovation Talk: In the cult of the start-up, inequality gets short shriftI was reading an article about Donald Trump recently – he’s hard to avoid these
Innovation Talk: In the cult of the start-up, inequality gets short shrift
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
I was reading an article about Donald Trump recently – he’s hard to avoid these days – and one line really stood out: “One of the more dangerous pleasures of great wealth is that you never have to hear anyone tell you that you are completely... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Government recruitment turns to technologyPALO ALTO, California – One big bright hope for the new year is the decision of
Government recruitment turns to technology
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
PALO ALTO, California – One big bright hope for the new year is the decision of the Civil Service Commission and a number of government agencies to utilize technology for recruitment of staff. Does this signal the end of the political padrino system?... Read more
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Business Standard India
TECH TALK: Reading your smile and moreApple Inc has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to specula
TECH TALK: Reading your smile and more
Business Standard India / Posted 29 days ago
Apple Inc has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop an automobileApple Inc has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to... Read more
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Business Insider
Silicon Valley's elite startup generator is shaking up how it runs thingsLast August, Google had become way more than a hub for internet searching so it
Silicon Valley's elite startup generator is shaking up how it runs things
Business Insider / Posted 30 days ago
Last August, Google had become way more than a hub for internet searching so it changed its corporate structure. Google stayed Google, but its other side projects, like life sciences and cars, were spun out into their own sections under a parent... Read more
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Business Insider
Why I now love Snapchat, after years of not getting itJustin Kan is a partner at startup accelerator program Y Combinator. He previou
Why I now love Snapchat, after years of not getting it
Business Insider / Posted 30 days ago
Justin Kan is a partner at startup accelerator program Y Combinator. He previously co-founded Twitch.tv and Socialcam. When I first heard about Snapchat, it sounded like a toy. That should have been the first warning. Exploding photos, good for... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Recruiting Platform That Facebook Uses To Tackle Its Diversity ProblemTransparency isn’t just a business buzzword. When companies release information
The Recruiting Platform That Facebook Uses To Tackle Its Diversity Problem
Fast Company Magazine / Posted a month ago
Transparency isn’t just a business buzzword. When companies release information that’s traditionally been closely held, it creates opportunities for enterprising entrepreneurs. Take Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams. Last January, the two former... Read more

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