[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
‘Startup Mixology’ Is A Handy, Quick Guide With The Recipe On How To Be A Winning Entrepreneur

It goes without saying that Silicon Valley is home to thousands, if not millions, of entrepreneurs, all chomping at the bit to create the next big thing, whether it be in hardware or software-based. However, being an entrepreneur is certainly easier said than done. Yes, you can begin by simply moving forward with your idea, but what if you have questions about fundraising, scaling, hiring, firing, marketing, or even shutting down the business? Instead of scouring the Internet or attending numerous startup-focused events, the best place would be to look …

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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Startup Mixology’ Is A Handy, Quick Guide With The Recipe On How To Be A Winning Entrepreneur

It goes without saying that Silicon Valley is home to thousands, if not millions, of entrepreneurs, all chomping at the bit to create the next big thing, whether it be in hardware or software-based. However, being an entrepreneur is certainly easier said than done. Yes, you can begin by simply moving forward with your idea, but what if you have questions about fundraising, scaling, hiring, firing, marketing, or even shutting down the business? Instead of scouring the Internet or attending numerous startup-focused events, the best place would be to look …

[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Square’s $5 Billion Gamble To Change The Commerce World

“And how will you be paying for these?”
This is a question that some of us may remember being asked when buying groceries, clothes, or other goods and services. The marketplace has become congested with numerous ways for someone to pay for things. There’s the time honored tradition of using cash, or perhaps by writing a check. Let’s not forget about the money order or using a debit or credit card. Now, mainstream adoption of the Internet and smartphones has opened the doors for the likes of PayPal, Square, Stripe, Google, …

[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Digital Spring: How ‘Unicorn’ Startups Are Forcing Companies To Adapt To The Evolving Digital Landscape

In the investment world, a company is given a valuation to help stakeholders and financiers determine its worth. Much has been made around this concept over the past year, including most notably with on-demand car service Uber, which raised $1.2 billion last week in a funding round that cast a $17 billion valuation on it. And Uber’s not the only one to see such an enormous financial position, as there have been numerous instances within the past year of technology startups seeing their valuations skyrocket to be over $1 billion.
This …

[4 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Rediscovering Parse’s Mission In A Mobile And Facebook World

More than a year ago, Facebook made a purportedly $85 million acquisition offer to Parse. When the deal went through, some wondered what the social networking company would want with a service that specializes as a mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS). In fact, Parse’s competitors sought to take advantage of the confusion by offering a data export feature.
In a blog post, Parse co-founder and CEO Ilya Sukhar remarked:
Combining forces with a partner like Facebook makes a lot of sense. In a short amount of time, we’ve built up a core technology and …

[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Facebook’s journey into mobile and its quest to further integrate the Social Graph into more apps

We all know that Facebook is doing quite well as a public company. One need only look at its last quarterly earnings where the social networking company revealed that it had generated $2.5 billion in revenue, a 72 percent increase from a year ago. It has also grown up quite a bit, maturing to become an all-inclusive service that works not only on desktop, but has essentially capitalized on the mobile market. Don’t believe me? Based on its earnings report, nearly 79 percent of Facebook’s monthly active users are accessing …

[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Box seeks to move the ‘information economy’ forward with new developer tools and pricing to encourage platform innovation

Cloud storage platform Box has made a move to show developers that it’s more than just a place to keep files, images, and videos in a safe and secure place on the Internet. At its inaugural BoxDev conference, CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie revealed three new features for the community available today:

It’s now easier for customers to deploy the Box platform.
Customers and developers are now able to build “rich data applications” connecting data and content together through a new experience.
Developers can seamlessly integrate Box’s document embedding and viewing capability into …