Internet-connected lightbulbs now cost as little as $15. Geoffrey A. Fowler discovered that using them is seldom as easy as flipping a switch, or using the as-seen-on-TV Clapper.
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MIT student Erica Swallow is finding out how unwelcoming the world of venture capital can be for women. She discusses her experiences with Sara Murray.
Laura Hill has made a career out of helping others carving out a career for themselves. That’s impressive! With an M.B.A. in finance from the Stern School at New York University, and a B.B.A. in marketing from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Hill has defined a legacy as both a […]
Big news for any sites creating online video content. Though videos seem so old-fashioned when it comes to social mediums like Instagram and Twitter, the demand for this segment of digital media is clearly high. This week, Walt Disney agreed to acquire online video producer and distributor Maker Studios for $500 million in cash. According […]
A recent Wall Street Journal front page article featured a story about Georgia Tech’s Robot Chicken Deboner (click to: see video). While that sounded tasty, I am compelled to tell you the story about “Snakes on Plane”, well almost, at least the robotic kind slithering through your veins. The scientists of Carnegie Mellon have dreamed up […]
It didn’t take long for Graham Gullans to get his hands on billions. After graduating from Boston College’s honors program in 2007, the young angel investor worked as an equity derivatives trader at Citigroup. As a Vice President, he established a quantitative trading strategy, in which he managed $1.5 billion in a statistical arbitrage equity […]
What kind of full-time worker needs a second full-time job just to make ends meet? An entrepreneur launching a startup, that’s who. Unfortunately, this is not an unfunny riddle, but more often than not, a cold, hard, fact. Rather than being able to invest his heart, soul, and time into his new business, the average […]
Not only is email alive and well, but Liveintent is the latest New York based email marketing company to close a substantial round of funding, joining Movable Ink and SailThru. The Series C was led by Bullpen Capital, with additional money from Alpha Capital, Valor Capital, and Brazilian investors VR. LiveIntent provides advertising tools for […]
If your startup is looking for an angel investor, does it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up? In reality, hitting large numbers of angels in multiple locations with a generic pitch is one of the least productive approaches. […]
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently – and finally – about to lift its antiquated 50-year-old ban on using electronic devices during plane takeoffs and landings, citing improvements in modern technology unforeseen when the ban was initially put into place. As part of the new rules under […]
Do all emails related to ecommerce have to look like this? I’m not against merchandising emails with offers, featured products or even a personalized assortment of items, but conventional ecommerce emails often do little to create compelling demand for products or impulse buys (not to mention the effects of paradox of choice). Back in […]