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5 Intriguing New Startups In Silicon Valley

5 Intriguing New Startups In Silicon Valley | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Y Combinator Demo Day took place today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The room was packed with hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and members of the press trying to find the next billion-dollar startup.

Startup darlings Airbnb and Dropbox are Y Combinator alumni, for example.

Zynga founder Mark Pincus, SV Angel's Ron Conway, CrunchFund's Michael Arrington, 500 Startups' Dave McClure, early Facebook employee Andrew McCollum, and The Winklevoss twins all attended.

67 startups gave 2.5-minute presentations. Here is the first batch of rapid-fire pitches that stood out:

BatteryOS:  "You’ve never actually charged a battery to 100%," the founder explained to the audience. His logic: When a battery charges to near-completion, it begins to degrade. A black gunk begins to form in the battery, which eventually destroys it. BatteryOS says it's found a way to charge batteries all the way up without that residue forming. It claims that if Chevy Volt used its product, the car's battery would last eight years longer.  

"We can change every lithium ion battery on this earth and improve it," the founder said. His company has already signed a deal to ship 20,000 of its batteries.

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Startups come up with amazing solutions. Read the whole article to see all five.

It proves again that human creativity is not dead, and solutions can be found for many problems, even if you didn't know about them.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 26, 2014 8:51 AM

Wow, great article, great solutions.

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50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management - Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management - Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
These 50 social media monitoring and management tools help you gather intelligence about your social media marketing efforts.


Some great new tools here.

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'The Emergence of Africa'

'The Emergence of Africa' | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Several interesting facts about Africa

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Do you take Africa into account in your marketing? Take a look at some of these numbers. http://alphaomegatranslations.com/2013/01/08/the-emergence-of-africa/

Several African listings on my site for investments: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/deal-flow-listing.html#VisitorPages

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5 Actionable Tips to Write Killer Marketing Emails | ThriveHive

5 Actionable Tips to Write Killer Marketing Emails | ThriveHive | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Emails not working? Maybe you need a little guidance. Here are 5 simple and actionable tips to improve your sales and marketing emails.
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Very useful.

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The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age

The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Talk about the new consumer values: transparency participation and collaboration. The LeWeb conference in London, which began with a theme of the "Collaborative Economy," should be a wake-up call to corporations, brands, and everyone in the advertising ecosystem. Your lives are about to change. The market has once again spoken, and if you think you've already been disrupted by social media, think again. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Loic Le Meur, LeWeb's cofounder, opened this year's event with a startling presentation on the Collaborative Economy, a new movement in which consumers, especially the highly coveted and targeted Millennials, have decided to share and rent rather than own things in a dramatic reversal of 50-year trends.


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:02 AM

This trend is noteworthy and quite evident if you're paying attention:  "In the past year, 52% of Americans have rented, borrowed, or shared things they used to own."  This is a more sustainable model anyhow...

eCOHOUSING.es's curator insight, June 8, 2013 1:10 PM

Compartir, intercambiar, prestar, regalar... una nueva forma de entender la economía está viendo la luz: la economía colaborativa. Más lógica, más sostenible, cambiará la forma en que producimos, valoramos y usamos los objetos.

Mark Cline Lucey's comment, June 17, 2013 2:28 PM
A recent issue of Yes! Magazine is completely dedicated to this exciting development. Check it out!
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Yahoo Redesigns Flickr to Make It 'Awesome Again'

Yahoo Redesigns Flickr to Make It 'Awesome Again' | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
At a press event, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer calls new design 'heart-stoppingly beautiful.'
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She really makes a difference transforming Yahoo. I like what she's doing.

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10 Things Every Customer Wants

10 Things Every Customer Wants | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.


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