Tag: Startups

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Inside Path, the BMW of Social Networks (Pics)

Path, the social network born in the mobile era that caters to your close friends and family (like 150 connections or less), is on a roll. Last April, Path snagged a $250 million valuation and just recently passed the 2 million user mark. Dave Morin, Path’s CEO, recently said, “If Facebook is like a Chevy, we’re […]

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Startup Stories: Slice, the Service that Organizes Everything You Buy

When I first read about Slice and investigated their website, I was impressed (to say the least). It’s one of those services that makes you think, “Wow, why hasn’t someone thought of that before now,” and “How did I live without it.” It’s that useful. Essentially, Slice tracks your packages to the extreme; you can […]

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Startup Stories: Contactually

DailyTekk has long been a fan of Contactually, the startup that brings you better relationship management in your email, ever since we discovered them while researching resources to feature in a roundup titled 50 Ways to Make Email More Productive and Enjoyable. I’m sure glad we asked Zvi, the CEO and co-founder, to tell us […]

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Startup Stories: Expensify

Prepare to laugh and learn on this edition of Startup Stories where we get a first-hand glimpse into the genesis of Expensify, whose playful slogan “Expense reports that don’t suck” should clue you in to the fact that this is no boring story. David Barrett, Expensify’s founder who has been a programmer since age 6, who ironically […]

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45 Simple Yet Profound Startup Insights

It is a truism that you can see further by standing on the shoulders of giants and this article is geared toward helping you do just that. It is packed full of inspirational and informative gold nuggets that will help any founder or startup team power through to the end zone. I’ve collected, broken down […]

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Can’t Miss Startup Advice (November)

Welcome to the fourth edition of CMSA. If you like this series TRUST ME you don’t want to miss the motherlode coming out on Monday. Now down to business. DailyTekk loves startups, especially tech startups. We do everything we can to expose companies we think are awesome as well as to support budding entrepreneurs. To […]

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CustomMade’s Top Takeaways from the Google Ventures Founder & CEO Summit

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mike Salguero, the CEO and Co-Founder of CustomMade—the world’s largest online marketplace for hiring makers to create exactly what you want. To learn more, visit CustomMade.com or follow them on Facebook and @CustomMade. A mixture of hard work and luck got CustomMade into the portfolio for Google Ventures. (Not too shabby, considering they’ve […]

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10 Random Startups You Can’t Live Without #1

As I go throughout my normal day/routine, I am constantly running into awesome startups and services. As I furiously catalog/favorite/bookmark these items I realize that there are some that really stand apart as beyond cool or useful. I’m toying with starting a new weekly/bi-weekly series that combines these amazing startups into a quick list. The […]

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100 Ways to Shop It Like It’s Hot (Categorized)

Whether you like it or not your life basically revolves around shopping. From the fun (clothes, gadgets) to the boring (groceries) you are constantly buying stuff for yourself and for others so whether shopping online and off wouldn’t you prefer to do it with a little style? This post is #28 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series […]

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30 Ways to Identify and Incorporate the Latest Trends

If you want to be on top of the latest trends, you can. It’s as simple as that. Most people just don’t know how to effectively harness the best new ideas, services and products. That is what this article is about: identifying and incorporating the latest trends. A trend is simply the general direction in […]

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Vote Smarter: 28 Resources for Election 2012

Want to vote smarter? Now you can. Voting hasn’t changed all that much since our country began hundreds of years ago. Now, thanks to technology, you can check the facts, find politicians whose values most closely align with yours, see which of your friends are registered to vote (or not) and analyze whose receiving the […]

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Can’t Miss Startup Advice (September)

A lot has happened since the last startup advice post here on DailyTekk that I’m sure you don’t want to miss. First, we explored the issue of failure and whether or not it was fatal. The responses will give you courage and hope in your quest to start your own business. Second, we explored the […]

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300 Vizify Invites: Turn Your Life Into a Stunning Infographic!

We’ve mentioned Vizify, the service that turns your life into a mega-cool “graphical bio” before here on DailyTekk (see Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources). What I really like about Vizify is that it makes it so easy to let people get to know who you are. Essentially, it’s a much cooler, more interactive […]

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10 Startups to Help You Find the Perfect Apartment to Rent

When it’s time to look for an apartment, try going beyond the usual culprits like Rent.com and Apartments.com and try an innovative new site like one of the 10 excellent startups listed below. From organizing an apartment search to getting important input from roommates to seeing what is within walking distance of your new home, […]

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Men Hate Buying Clothes But These Sites Make Clothes Shopping Look Good

Guys, there’s nothing worse than shopping for clothes… am I right? Thanks to some awesome startups and a few established brands as well, shopping for clothes doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt any longer. How about clothes delivered right to your door once a month? Check. How about a personal stylist who […]

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Can’t Miss Startup Advice (June)

Through personal experience I’ve found that building on the advice and experience of others who have actually been where you want to be is invaluable. It may be thinking, “Well, duh,” but I think oftentimes entrepreneurs stay within their little silos and try to do everything on their own. Additionally, not everyone has access to […]

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Persistence Pays Off When Speaking to a VC

For the last two weeks I have been talking with a particular venture capitalist seeking funding for a new project. It’s my first time doing so and I’m learning a bit as I go. As you may or may not know, it’s quite difficult to get in front of a venture capital partner with access […]

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Stashtag: A Social Media Startup Project from DailyTekk’s Founder

I’m excited to announce a new project I have been working on today called Stashtag (view profile on AngelList). I am not going to say a whole lot about the intricate details just yet, but I can tell you a little bit about what it will do. In short, Stashtag allows publishers (like DailyTekk) to […]

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Innovators: Betterment CEO Jon Stein

Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes […]

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8 Innovative Social Startups that Could Help Topple Facebook

Can Facebook ever be toppled? This is a question that began running through my head when I saw that nearly half of the people surveyed in a recent poll believe Facebook will fade away as new platforms come along. It wasn’t long before I began wondering what those new platforms might look like. I’m actually one of those […]