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PayPal Is Upping The Ante In Mobile Payments
Not too long ago, PayPal moved in a new direction and got a new guy to head the company. David Marcus has gotten some good feedback, thanks to the things he has been doing for the company, and recently, we heard about a new acquisition which does have some... Read more
Exitround Gives Failing Startups A Way Out
Startups have cropped up like mushrooms after the rain. There is a glut of startups. There are some pundits who are of the opinion that the whole scene is “bubbly”, with the bubble soon to burst. If it hasn’t already. Though there are strong arguments against that, it cannot... Read more
Introducing WordPress Business Accounts
While WordPress got its start as a bloggers paradise, it has rapidly evolved into the most popular publishing platform on the internet. And now the site is expanding even more to specifically accommodate businesses by launching their newest addition, WordPress.com. Many owners of small and medium sized business decide... Read more
Visa and Samsung Make Paying for Purchases Easier
How would you like to be able to use your phone as your credit card? What at one time seemed only like a futuristic dream, will soon be a reality for Samsung users.  It has now been announced that Visa and Samsung will be partnering to allow users to... Read more
Why It’s Difficult to Find Talent For Startups
Many startups agree that one of the major difficulties in getting off the ground is finding talented workers. Startups that are unable to find workers with the right skills may be unable to grow their businesses. Tech startups are usually looking for workers with a specific technical, scientific, and... Read more
Great Apps for Business Travelers
If you are a frequent business traveler, you probably have an entire traveling routine that helps you to manage all the details of your trip.  You may even use your mobile device to help make traveling easier. Mobile apps have increasingly become a greater part of how people interact... Read more
Facebook Doesn’t Have to Pay Taxes
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had no taxes to pay, and the same year, received a nearly $430 million tax return on top of $1.1 billion in annual revenue? That would be more than nice, and is currently Facebook’s fortunate situation. This shocking revelation ultimately begs the question... Read more
Check Out Startups on the Go With the Kickstarter Mobile App
Kickstarter is a great way to get your project ideas out in front of other people.  Now more than ever, you can put your project ideas into other people’s hands with Kickstarter’s new mobile app.  Perhaps you are looking to get a project funded, or maybe you like to... Read more
The Best Tax Software
The dreaded tax season is here once again, and some of you are already in a panic. Will you be paying in, or receiving a refund? Do you take your taxes to a professional? Perhaps, if you’re a math whiz or just more courageous than most, you might attempt... Read more
Ouya Announces Two New Partners
Ouya, the crowd funded game console maker, announced a new deal recently. Ouya has partnered up with two major players in the gaming industry that include Paul Bettner’s Verse Studio and Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. The android powered gaming console’s news was music to the ears of fans... Read more
Basecamp Finally Creates an iOS App
The popular project management platform, Basecamp, finally has an official iOS app.  Formerly only available through mobile web and third party Android and iOS apps, Basecamp already has a massive amount of users .  Basecamp already manages over 8 million projects. With their new iOS app, it is easy... Read more
SkyPhrase: Better Answers for Your Questions
If you have ever wanted to search for a complicated piece of information on the internet, but you weren’t sure of how to start, then you will be excited to learn about a new type of web search.  SkyPhrase allows users to use natural language questions without having to... Read more
GitHub: Best Overall Startup Winner at 2012 Crunchies
One of the big winners this year at the 2012 Crunchies was GitHub.  They managed to walk away with the prize for Best Overall Startup.  The tool for developers had previously won the Crunchies Bootstrap  Bootstrap Award in 2009.  GitHub started out as a part of the developer movement. ... Read more
New Startups Worth Noting for 2013
How many companies started out with a crazy or unusual idea that most people thought wouldn’t work and then became major success stories? One that easily comes to mind is Facebook. And then there’s Twitter. Or how about a little search engine named Google?  While those have become mega... Read more
Make Your Opinion Count with Swipp
Swipp is a tool that tracks people’s opinions on everything from the latest iPhone to tax debt. Now you can find out if more people agree with you or if you stand out from the crowd. Only available right now when you log in to Facebook, this tool could... Read more
Why Small Businesses Must Stay Mobile
Owning a business is ideal for so many Americans. Working the hours you choose and being your own boss sounds great, right? But in today’s economy, so many small businesses struggle to compete with superstores and large corporations. The amount of work and organization it takes to run a... Read more
Why Companies Should Let Employees Use Social Media
The focus of companies is often on how much time is wasted when employees are chatting on Facebook or sending tweets about their day. However, some experts say that they should be looking at the benefits of allowing their staff to use social media.  In fact, in some areas... Read more
Best for Businesses: Google Apps or Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office has been the popular long-standing choice for businesses that want an all-in-one software product.  However, Google Apps may be gaining ground on the company’s main audience. Microsoft has often focused on the business consumer rather than the individual.  Their Office package is seen in many companies as... Read more