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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Above: The Sense globe and its Sleep PillImage Credit: HelloSense, a glowing orb for sleep-monitoring, has caught on among investors, who have ponied up $10.5 million for the Silicon Valley-based company that makes it, one Hello. Investors include ex-PayPal head David Marcus, Facebook exec Dan Rose, and Xiaomi exec (and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

“The average Medium post gets a lift of 15 percent in readership; the result of features such as Read Next, our iOS app, emails, and our homepage,” writes Pete Davies, product development at Medium in a post. To help do an even better job lifting up posts, the company is ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Above: Zowpow, the Innovation Showdown winners from 2013, received congrats from Dan "Shoe" Hsu of GamesBeat.Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeatWe wanted to let all game startups know about an upcoming deadline for GamesBeat 2014, our game-industry conference that takes place Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

GUEST POSTImage Credit: auremar / ShutterstockRelationships are built on trust, and they require work to keep alive and well. In his book The Trust Edge, David Horsager outlines the eight pillars he believes enable trust to occur within a relationship. The eight pillars are clarity, compassion, character, competency, commitment, connection, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Image Credit: AK Rockefellar via FlickrThe same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing. A team of researchers ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Above: TableList on Android Image Credit: TableListThis story is for VIPs. Or would-be VIPs. Tablelist, a platform for booking VIP tables and “bottle service,” closed $1.5 million in seed funding in June and, because it was oversubscribed, yesterday extended that round to $2 million total — all to help important ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

GUEST POSTImage Credit: pterwort / ShutterstockOne-to-one has become the ad tech industry’s bright shiny object — an unrealizable ideal that’s always just out of reach. Chasing it has driven innovation, but it also has driven us to a place where consumers are increasingly uncomfortable and where the value of some ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Above: Microsoft's Xbox One at ChinaJoy.Image Credit: Dean TakahashiI spent time on three continents this year, and I’m more and more convinced that we live in a ridiculously global gaming village. I went to ChinaJoy in Shanghai, E3 in the U.S., the Videogame Economics Forum in France, and Casual Connect ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Image Credit: Axel Lauer / ShutterstockPublic charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations in unfamiliar areas is to use a locator app on a smartphone. There are several available, but one ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Above: A purported iPhone 6 sapphire crystal front panelImage Credit: Marques BrownleeApple might be delaying the launch of its forthcoming iPhone 6 smartphone after the company made a last-minute design change that could affect production, reports Reuters. The design change has to do with Apple having problems with a single ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 92 days ago

Apple has stopped downloads in Brazil of anonymous sharing app Secret from the App Store, according to Brazil’s Daily Morning. The move comes two days after a Brazilian court told Apple and Google to expunge Secret from their stores as well as from devices they had already been downloaded to. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 92 days ago

“Se você não pode medir algo, você não pode melhorá-lo.” – Lord Kelvin Este artigo é um guia abrangente e detalhado das principais métricas necessárias para entender e otimizar uma empresa de Software como serviço (SaaS). Ele conta com a ajuda de dois experts no assunto: Ron Gill, (CFO, NetSuite), ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 108 days ago

Neil Clark Warren founded eHarmony on August 22, 2000. Since eHarmony has had success with pairing partners for romantic relationships, the company decided earlier this week it would carry over its learnings to the career space, matching employers with prospective employees to help people find their perfect jobs. After three ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 108 days ago

[Andrew: There's a real shortage of information about push notifications, CTRs, response rates, etc. Partly this is due to the immaturity of mobile as a marketing platform, but it's also because of the opacity of the iOS platform. I recently ran into Kahuna, a Sequoia-backed startup led by Adam Marchick ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 108 days ago

[Recently, I read this roundup of perspectives on "App Constellations" on the new social/professional news app Quibb. This is an emerging product strategy in mobile embraced by Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, Twitter, and others, and found it fascinating. Thanks to the authors below for sharing their opinions on this new approach. ...

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