Articles in the category Startups

New App Promises To Bust Spoilers

How many times have you been in a conversation and heard, “Did you see what happened when…” and you suddenly have to run from the room to keep from ruining that season finale you DVRed? Well, one new application is aiming to save you from spoilers, while still allowing you to talk about your favorite […]

Infamous Children’s Scary Stories Book Could Become Documentary [Video]

Most 90’s children have a memory of creeping themselves out by reading Alvin Schwartz’s collection of haunted folk tales, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. The creepy illustrations and haunting tales were a hit with children, but yet heavily challenged by parents. In fact, the franchise was the most challenged book of the 1990’s. […]

The trouble with crowd-funding

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years or so, you’re probably aware of crowd-funding and how this supposedly phenomenal means to raise seed money can be a good thing for entrepreneurs. There have been early success stories, such as the Pebble smartwatch and the Oculus Rift, which have raised […]

What exactly is a disruption?

Time and again, you may have heard of the term “disruption” or “disruptive”, especially when discussions about startups are in place. A startup may be running on a disruptive business model if it is radically challenging incumbent companies and their stale or traditional business models. Or, a startup may be disruptive if it’s doing something […]

Yo! Yo Has Been Hacked

Insanely stupid $1.2 million funded app Yo has been hacked. The mobile app available on iPhone and Android, as we reported yesterday, provides the amazing utility of providing users the ability to say “Yo” to other users….and nothing more. According to a report that first appeared on TechCrunch, the app has been hacked by a […]

$1.2 Million Of Pure, Unadulterated Insanity: Meet The Yo App

Any doubt that Silicon Valley is in the middle of a bubble has been put to bed with news that the Yo app has raised $1.2 million in funding. If you’ve not heard of the app before, let me explain how it works in 140 characters or less. It sends the word Yo to your […]

Add Instagram Filters To Real Life With Tens Sunglasses

The photo filters on Instagram are undoubtedly among the photo sharing site’s most popular features.  Adding a filter can turn mundane photos into something just a little more than that by highlighting certain colors or giving a photo a retro, vintage or classic look. Unfortunately, evolution didn’t bless our eyes with a comparable power. How we […]

Startup conferences: Are they worth it?

Startups exist to fill in a business need, disrupt an otherwise stale business model or sometimes simply to validate whether an idea is viable. Thus, any exposure, connection or resource would be valuable in helping a startup along. But with tight resources, startup founders would often have to choose their steps wisely. Given limited resources, for […]