What's In A Name?
Startup Land is sold as a paradise. On the corporate campuses of companies like Google, Facebook and Apple, programmers and developers have access to bike repair shops, vending machines with free gadgets, ping pong tables, beer on tap — they can even stay up all night and
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Startup names are often cringeworthy, unpronounceable, or horrifically lazy. You take some word, strip it of its vowels, throw a “.ly” on the end, and you’ve got your very own “Airbnb of X.”
A startup name generator called NameBird can save you the trouble and frustration of trying to mangle words and then find some nonsense spelling that would look good in a logo. The tool, which named itself, is hosted on Shobia, an awkward little site with a few career advice articles and a dead link or two.
It's All About the Bitcoins Baby
In this so-called tech- bubble of ours, it’s important to make your product stand out. And let’s be honest, publicity tactics like distributing flyers and spamming everyone with poorly-written PR emails isn’t good for anyone.
One London startup got much further by channeling their creativity instead of relying on typical marketing strategies. Dojo — an app that helps users find fun restaurants, popups and events — actually garnered 3,000 downloads in two weeks by handing out personal letters.
While you could have used Bitcoin to bet on the World Cup or purchase 50 Cent’s latest album, there are still very few outlets willing to accept your confusing Internet money.
A new startup called My Coin Solution launched to help make accepting Bitcoin effortless for online vendors.
Welcome to Freshly Minted, where we examine an overlooked deal or funding announcement in tech from the past week, and tell you what you need to know, and why it matters.
This week’s deal: King-making VC firm Greycroft Partners raised its first growth fund for making even bigger bets on late-stage startups.
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App for That
We already know there’s an app for pretty much everything. Now, we’re also seeing an influx of smart devices that are not only assisting humans, but are also keeping them in check.
New gadgets such as smart kitchen scales and computer-assisted driving systems pick up our human slack and even override our capabilities.
Tech for Gold
Before you can binge drink, skip class and embarrass yourself at football games, you have to find friends to be by your side for the bad decisions.
A new app called JoinU is assisting in that process by helping incoming college freshmen connect before they ever step foot on campus.
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Finally — a use for those iPod nanos and not-so-smart phones filling up that bottom desk drawer.
A California-based startup is building “e-waste” mines and refineries to convert junk electronics into gold and other metals, Ars Technia reported.
It’s easy to get lost in a sea of startups these days, but when a company makes it through Techstars, we’re more inclined to pay attention to them
It was a big day for big dreams. Following a three month crash course in tech-business facilitated by Techstars and their team of 170 mentors, 12 startups presented their ideas Read More
The days of getting down and dirty in the garden are over.
A new indoor food growing system allows users to Face Time with their fruits and veggies and even water them from afar with one click on the app.
The SproutsIO system was developed by students at the MIT Media Lab so even those who live in cramped Willamsburg apartments can have fresh, homegrown produce year round.