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 […]

The Internet Has Been Won: Welcome To Cat 24/7 TV

  The internet has finally been won by online television provider Pluto.tv with its new channel Cat 24/7. As the name may suggest, it’s all cats all the time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel features a variety of shows about….have a guess… and primarily sources its content by aggregating content […]

SeedInvest Crowdfunds Startup Money For Its Own Crowdfunding Platform

Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest is attempting to join the ranks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others. The company, which specializes in crowdfunding capital for startups, is turning to crowdfunding to raise much needed cash. Potential investors for the platform must create an account to view pitch videos from prospective tech companies. Okay follow me for a moment, […]

Convies Combines Whatsapp And Vine For A Smooth Video Messaging Application

Vine just brought private messaging to its six and a half second long video sharing app, but there was already an app designed to do something very similar in development. Convies launched on iOS today and it is designed to allow users to share short videos privately and publicly in a more streamlined way. While […]

Split Helps You Avoid Online Friends In Public, Raises $1 Million

A new social app seems to launch just about every single day, but a new app called Split is an anti-social/ingenious app that definitely grabbed our attention. Unlike apps such as Highlight which helps you connect with people nearby, Split utilizes a similar concept, but helps you avoid people in real life. Instead of requiring […]

StyleLend Lets You Lend And Borrow Designer Dresses With Locals

StyleLend is a website that lets you borrow and lend designer dresses with local ‘fashionistas’, or in other words, people who really love fashion. You can choose one dress or several that you would like to try on, a stylist will bring the dress to you along with others that are recommended. Once you have […]

Photo Sharing App Povio Joins Y Combinator’s Winter Batch

Povio is a photo sharing app that lets you see what your friends are up to by pinging them and getting a real-time point of view photo. They can then ping you back. The startup that describes itself as ‘photo ping-pong’ is now joining Y Combinator’s Winter batch. It will receive $20k in funding, and […]

Screenburn A Video Monetization Platform For Facebook Raises Angel Funding

Screenburn enables people to monetize their existent audience, increase distribution, and find new fans by selling video content within their Facebook page. The company has raised $500k in angel investment for expansion. Screenburn is utilized by filmmakers and musicians to monetize their Facebook pages with on-demand video content. Screenburn works by accepting payments from fans […]

Crowdsourced Knowledge Hub Learnist Adds Reading Lists And Refreshes Design

Learnist, described as ‘Pinterest for education’ is a crowdsourced collection of the world’s knowledge. The startup provides tools that users can use to create, curate, and share content that can be used to educate across various topics. The company has redesigned its website, refreshing the interface and adjusting the layout to make it easier for […]

Giftri Uses Facebook Data To Offer Gift Recommendations On Amazon

Giftri is a Spanish startup that taps into Facebook’s massive amount of data to recommend personalized gift recommendations for friends. The startup analyzes your friend list and products, brands, in addition to other things that correspond to things they have liked. This data is plugged into an algorithm and machine learning to recommend products on […]

Social Influence Marketing Platform Crowdtap Raises $5M

Crowdtap is a brand advocacy startup that connects brands with consumers to inspire the creation of quality content. The startup is announcing that it has raised a $5 million Series B round of funding. In 2011 Crowdtap announced its $7 million Series A round, so when the company raised less funding for its Series B […]