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New App Reinvents the 'Like' | Video

New App Reinvents the 'Like' | Video | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
New social media tool Vowch looks to disrupt the recommendations space.
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It Pays To Play, So Well That It Will Make You Twitch

It Pays To Play, So Well That It Will Make You Twitch | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
45 million unique visitors A MONTH. That’s the kind of traffic Twitch.tv enjoyed in 2013. If you’re an entrepreneur trying to figure out how to conquer the web via streaming, this live video platform and gaming community is where you want to look... that is if you’re disciplined enough to eventually look...
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10-Month-Old Startup Buys 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million - Mashable

10-Month-Old Startup Buys 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million - Mashable | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
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10-Month-Old Startup Buys 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million
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That isn't how most new startups operate, but then again this wasn't Raider's first time around.
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A Brilliant Method To Generate Ideas For Your Business

A Brilliant Method To Generate Ideas For Your Business | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
A Brilliant Method To Generate Ideas For Your Business
Forbes
Over the last 25 years I have made my living coming up with good business ideas and over time I developed a system that allowed me to do so quickly, efficiently and effectively.
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Is Your Small Business Social Media Smart? Interview With Laura Roeder, Founder Of LKR Social Media

Is Your Small Business Social Media Smart? Interview With Laura Roeder, Founder Of LKR Social Media | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
“A lot of social media businesses aren't successful in using social for themselves.” What? Say that again? Imagine a teacher admitting that the faculty at her school couldn’t pass the same exams that they give to their students.
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Forget About Generating Billions: Why You Should Build a $1000 Startup - The Next Web

Forget About Generating Billions: Why You Should Build a $1000 Startup - The Next Web | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Forget About Generating Billions: Why You Should Build a $1000 Startup
The Next Web
Gary Chou, an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, teaches people how to launch a startup by taking an entirely contrary approach.
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GroupMe Cofounder Steve Martocci Just Snagged $2.75 Million For His New Music Startup, Splice

GroupMe Cofounder Steve Martocci Just Snagged $2.75 Million For His New Music Startup, Splice | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Steve Martocci just raised a $2.75 million seed round for a new music startup called Splice.
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Splice looks amazing

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Convert mobile traffic to sales with LightningBuy

Convert mobile traffic to sales with LightningBuy | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Merchants can sell from mobile without a mobile site or app and no IT work. We do the work and you drive higher sales. Mobile commerce made easy.
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Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups ... - TechCrunch

Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups ... - TechCrunch | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups ...
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In contrast, he described startups in areas like social networking facing “general fatigue”.
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Barc Changes The Room For Good – Chat Wherever You Are Online

Barc Changes The Room For Good – Chat Wherever You Are Online | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
 
Someone looked at the ordinary, old circle and saw the first wheel. Barc has taken the humble chat room and envisioned a new web experience. Barc offers a free place to chat anywhere on the Internet.
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VenTribe.com, Kickstarter for gifts

VenTribe.com, Kickstarter for gifts | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Buying gifts is a highly social, complex and emotional experience. Today, online gift buying is solitary, leaving people disconnected from friends and family. There is no easy and fun way for them to share that experience.
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Disrupting the Planet: A New Class and Generation of Entrepreneurs With a Bold ... - Huffington Post (blog)

Disrupting the Planet: A New Class and Generation of Entrepreneurs With a Bold ... - Huffington Post (blog) | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Disrupting the Planet: A New Class and Generation of Entrepreneurs With a Bold ...Huffington Post (blog)Today, my company is positioned to expand worldwide and is broadening its market share every day.
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Bill Gates-backed renewables storage battery begins production - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Bill Gates-backed renewables storage battery begins production - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
A start-up company in the US has said that it may be able to address one of the biggest problems facing renewable energy, as it begins the next steps in th
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20 Skills That All Successful Entrepreneurs Have - Business Insider

20 Skills That All Successful Entrepreneurs Have - Business Insider | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
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20 Skills That All Successful Entrepreneurs Have
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Am I going to be contrary and tell you that creating a successful startup is a sure thing? Nope. I certainly agree that developing a startup is a risky business.
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Startup aims to revolutionize printable electronics - OurWindsor.ca

Startup aims to revolutionize printable electronics - OurWindsor.ca | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Startup aims to revolutionize printable electronics
OurWindsor.ca
When Almeida, Zozaya and Pickard went on co-op work placements while completing their degrees, they all encountered the same problem — waiting weeks for new circuit board prototypes.
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Stop Overthinking Everything & DO Something

Stop Overthinking Everything & DO Something | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
5 Steps To Stop Overthinking And Start Testing Something New
 
by Leah Neaderthal
 
When we started the “When You Work At A Nonprofit” Tumblr blog, an interesting thing happened.
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DemocraSay lets your team get involved by suggesting new Twitter Posts.

DemocraSay lets your team get involved by suggesting new Twitter Posts. | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it

Bring everyone together to create and curate your social content.
Share ideas then vote for the best.

Step 1. Attach Twitter - 
Attach the Twitter account that you would like your group to Tweet from. Admins can approve content before it's sent to Twitter.
Step 2. Add people - 
Add people to join you in creating your Tweets. Each person will be able to add their own ideas and vote ideas up or down.
Step 3. Schedule a Tweet - 
When you create your first tweet vote, everyone that you have added will be asked to make a suggestion and share their ideas.

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Stagecrush, Pinterest for music

Stagecrush, Pinterest for music | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Stagecrush is the home for your online music collection; a place where you can easily store, share, and listen to the songs and music videos that you find across the web.
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Google Fiber spawns startup renaissance in Kansas City - CNET (blog)

Google Fiber spawns startup renaissance in Kansas City - CNET (blog) | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Google Fiber spawns startup renaissance in Kansas City CNET (blog) The house is the pet project of Web designer and Kansas City local Ben Barreth, who did the insane last fall and cashed in his savings and liquidated his retirement account to put a...
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Smaller startups see oppurtunity in space - San Jose Mercury News

Smaller startups see oppurtunity in space - San Jose Mercury News | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Smaller startups see oppurtunity in space San Jose Mercury News COLORADO SPRINGS — The National Space Symposium, long dominated by the large government prime contractors, is seeing a groundswell of attendance by space startups that hope to fill the...
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Startup routes voice of the people through mobile - Inman.com

Startup routes voice of the people through mobile - Inman.com | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
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Startup routes voice of the people through mobile
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I have worked for the City of Long Beach, (New York City) Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg's office, and did my master's (degree) in public policy at Harvard.
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This looks really cool! "We believe that all PublicStuff requests are interesting, but certain requests in cities stand out and can vary from water problems to tech to graffiti. We just received one for overgrown bushes in North Miami Beach, Fla. Apparently, it served as a hiding place at night, making the street very unsafe. The city staff took care of the problem within a few days once the request was processed."

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Boundless Books Gives Away Free Online Textbooks, Faces Lawsuit | MIT Technology Review

Boundless Books Gives Away Free Online Textbooks, Faces Lawsuit | MIT Technology Review | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Startup companies offering knockoff textbooks are attracting students, and lawsuits.
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5 Ways The Obama Campaign Was Run Like A Lean Startup - Fast Company

5 Ways The Obama Campaign Was Run Like A Lean Startup - Fast Company | Startup Explorer | Scoop.it
Fast Company5 Ways The Obama Campaign Was Run Like A Lean StartupFast CompanyLike all successful pivots, the concept for a new model just makes the old one seem outdated.
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