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- Mar 1 20161 minute
How Changing an App Platform Allowed This Meal-Replacement Startup to Grow
Rosa labs launched in 2013 with a one-person engineering department and off-the-shelf e-commerce apps: one for subscription orders and one for single orders. But then the company’s product -- Soylent, the soy-based meal-replacement drink that’s huge
- Jun 1 20151 minute
Too Much Paperwork? Embrace the Build-It-Yourself Online Form.
Karen Allbright was worn out from dealing with the details of her professional organizing and personal concierge service, Calm Order. The Calgary, Alberta-based entrepreneur was looking for a smarter way to deal with the minutia of maintaining high-e
- Apr 1 20152 minutes
How an Old-School Handyman Used an App to Repair His Business
An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.
- May 1 20143 minutes
Declutter Your Office by Updating Your Personal Tech
Ah, spring: a time of renewal, shaking off winter's cobwebs and getting your house--and office--in order. It's time for a going-over of not only the supply closet and file cabinet but of desktops (physical and virtual), office systems and technology.
- Mar 3 20171 minute
Now You Can Use NASA's Volcano-Tracking Technology to Monitor Your Baby
The best way to monitor a baby, most parents will tell you, is with your eyes and ears. Does the baby seem to need something? Okay. Go get that thing for the baby. Is the baby safe and calm? Excellent. Good monitoring, everyone. The fact that babies
- Dec 1 20161 minute
4 'Smart' Objects That Earned the Name
We know, we know -- plenty of “smart” objects out there are pretty dumb. (Parents don’t need a sensor-laden diaper to know when their baby needs a change; a baby can sound that alarm on her own.) But the industry is evolving. “The problem isn’t deliv
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App
Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them.
- Mar 1 20171 minute
Which Blind Recruitment Tool Makes Sense for You?
BLENDOOR Like a mash-up of LinkedIn and Tinder, Blendoor scrubs professional profiles of identifying details (photos, names, graduation years) and presents them to recruiters. It recently built a feature allowing employers to anonymize all candidate
- Dec 1 20152 minutes
How One Man Used Artificial Intelligence to Generate Genuine Sales Leads
If there’s one thing software company Ebsta understands, it’s customer relationship management. The San Diego- and London-based company sells a $10 per month per user Chrome browser extension that syncs customers’ email accounts to the Salesforce dat
- Oct 1 20151 minute
How Onboard Data Can Help Your Business
Whether you run your own business or commute to someone else’s, you are highly dependent on your vehicle. Automatic, a free app combined with a $100 wireless adapter, can help optimize this costly and essential part of your operation. The Automatic
- Apr 1 20162 minutes
Traveling For Work? 4 Networking Opportunites You Should Know About.
Business cities teem with events like these four, where traveling entrepreneurs can be inspired by local talent. Silicon Beach Young Professionals’ free monthly mixer, held at swanky hotels one Thursday a month (siliconbeachyp.com) Silicon Beach -- s
- Oct 1 20152 minutes
How This App Is Making a Permanent Change in the Rental Industry
A Hollywood production company saves money -- and client relationships -- with an inventory-tracking app.
- Apr 1 20152 minutes
Everything Business Owners Need to Know About Beacons
Beacons are small, wireless broadcasting devices that transmit a data signal that can be received by a smartphone—in this case, the one belonging to your customer. Once the beacon and smartphone connect, a retailer or service provider can instantly d
- Apr 3 20173 minutes
Make Your Laptop Battery Last All Day
Viktor Hanacek/PicJumbo Go longer than ever between charges. We're all at the mercy of the battery packs inside our smartphones and laptops. Once these batteries die, our lives get put on hold until we can find somewhere to plug in again. So battery
- Mar 16 201711 minutes
Melinda Gates: The Tech Industry Needs to Fix Its Gender Problem—Now
“If we don't have women in the tech space, we won't even be asking ourselves some of the right questions.”
- Mar 15 20172 minutes
Passwords Suck, But Lip-reading Computers Won't Save Us
pexels Read my lips: passwords stink, and you already know all the reasons why. And as part of the quest to replace (or at least strengthen) the act of typing in a traditional password, a computer scientist at Hong Kong Baptist University has propose
- Jul 1 20131 minute
A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All
In our hyperactive world it was only a matter of time before someone created a website to help us slow down. Calm.com, a free site and iPhone app created by designer Alex Tew and a friend, guides users through two-, 10- or 20-minute relaxation experi
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Every Company Has A Secret Product
Jason Fried IF YOUR COMPANY MAKES four products, it really makes five. If it makes 12, it makes 13. Even companies that make just one thing actually make two. The secret product? The company itself. Your company is a product. Who are its customers?
- Jul 1 20131 minute
The Disrupters 2013: The Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing Their Industries
Prepare to do things differently. These entrepreneurs are bringing big ideas that are shaking up seven major industries.
- Apr 25 20171 minute
The FaceApp Selfie App Had A Racist Whitewashing Problem — So Its CEO Pulled The Feature
That was fast. FaceApp, a new app that uses artificial intelligence to change your expression, age and gender, has a whitewashing problem. A feature called "Hot," meant to make you "become more attractive," according to its App Store description, act
- Feb 1 20132 minutes
How to Hire an IT Professional
Q: How do I make sure my full-time IT hire knows his or her stuff? A: From your question, I assume that the days of enlisting everyone to jump in and help each other figure out hardware and software issues, from setting up a network to hooking up the
- Feb 24 20174 minutes
In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers
The Finns are pretty bemused by Americans’ preoccupation with whether to put iPads in every classroom. If a tablet would enhance learning, great. If it wouldn’t, skip it. Move on. The whole thing is a little tilting-at-windmills, anyway. That was the
- Apr 1 20171 minute
Data Reveals What Drives the Perfect Instagram Photo
A photo may be worth a thousand words, but on social media, it can be worth millions of dollars. “Social-first” creative agency Beautiful Destinations, which has 13.5 million Instagram followers across 180 countries, has helped big-name brands like M
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
Web Startup Helps Business Owners Manage Employees
PayrollHero streamlines the business of tracking employee schedules, for both management and workers, all in the cloud.
- Dec 21 20166 minutes
Why Did Obama Just Honor Bug-free Software?
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, is usually associated with famous awardees—people like Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Hawking, and Sandra Day O’Connor. So as a computer scientist, I was thrilled to see one of this yea
- Apr 1 20131 minute
The Best Way to Dispose of Old Gadgets
From erasing your data to finding an e-waste recycler, here's what you need to know when you're ready to let go of your old tech.
- Mar 1 20131 minute
Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds
Over the 15 years that Jose Li spent learning the shipping business, with stints in supply-chain logistics at Jamba Juice and retail and e-commerce support at FedEx, he saw carriers split their customers into two classes. "I worked with the Amazons,
- Jun 1 20132 minutes
Github Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software
The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects.
- Sep 1 20152 minutes
How Datto's Austin McChord Brings IT Systems Back From the Brink of Destruction
Check out the rest of the 2015 young millionaires here. Austin McChord is the master of disaster. His data backup, recovery and business continuity company Datto defends customers around the globe against the threat of network catastrophe, safeguardi