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AlleyTalk - There’s something to be said for experience, and last week Columbia, one of the oldest colleges in the country, kicked off its first annual #StartupColumbia entrepreneurs competition with a fireside chat entitled New Venture...
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AlleyTalk - Bonusly is not just a peer-to-peer bonus platform for the workplace. It’s a long overdue alternative to spending time and money on costly and ineffective employee recognition programs, such as years-of-service and employee of the...
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Finance - A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek’s claim that it “unmasked” the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study...
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Finance -   With major ecommerce players like Overstock.com and Square on board, Bitcoin’s on its way to becoming a serious payment method, despite its bad press. While there may be some way to go, a booming Bitcoin startup community could...
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Advice - Let me guess: You have an idea for a startup. It's an awesome plan for a lightweight, agile SaaS killer app that could scale to 1 million users in 6 months. Or maybe it's some fancy new spring-loaded, arduino-infused wearable that'll...
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Advice - Few will argue that the time metrics in Google Analytics are terribly confusing. The report includes data concerning “average time on site” and “average visit duration,” however; each metric will paint a very different...
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AlleyTalk - Peerform, a New York City based peer-to-peer lending startup, has raised $1m in seed funding. The round was led by Corporest Development, a European investment firm. Peerform was founded in 2010 by Mikael Rapaport and Meytal...
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Advertising - Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. The founder explains that the product is so “buzz-worthy” that...
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AlleyTalk - Let’s face it: we don’t live in a 9 to 5 world, and unfortunately, the world always doesn’t work on our schedule, either. Well, check on more solution off the list… FlyCleaners is an on-demand laundry service that you summon...
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AlleyTalk - In 1993, Alan Meckler held his first Internet World expo at the Javits Center. Three hundred people and eight exhibitors showed up. Three years later, he was hosting Internet World Expos in 20 countries. When Meckler organized his...
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Advertising - Gaming app makers face a conundrum over how to monetize their product while keeping gamers plugged in. Advertising that rewards players with in-game virtual gifts could be the answer, according to a new study. Developers of free...
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AlleyTalk - More investors are selling stocks the same way they take selfies: With their smartphones. But just because you can trade shares of AAPL on your iPhone...
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Accelerators - StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, just announced the addition of 16 new companies to its StartUp Health Academy, a long-term entrepreneurship program and community designed to...
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Advice - A groovy design trend you may have spotted in your Web travels is parallax scrolling, which refers to design elements appearing to move independently of each other. Its early application was in video games—think of how Super Mario...
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Accelerators - In case you haven’t heard, health tech entrepreneurs are taking NYC by storm. For their 5th demo day, Blueprint Health, a major player at the epicenter of this movement, attracted a legion of industry heavy-hitters like Pfizer,...
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Advertising - Silicon Valley's buying spree shows no signs of slowing down. How much importance is being placed on social data? Jon Elvekrog, CEO of social...

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