The inauguration is happening tomorrow; here’s where you can stream it

 If, say, the presidential inauguration is a thing you’d like to watch on Friday morning, then great news, friend, there are plenty of options. The bad news is that you’ve missed the musical stylings of Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and 3 Doors Down. The good news is that the real, good-old-fashioned inauguratin’ doesn’t really get started until 11:30AM ET tomorrow. Read More TechCrunch

TechCrunch - 3 hours ago

Pitch for IOU

Company / App Name: IOU http://www.ioudebtapp.com What does it do? IOU is a FREE app that formalises debts and loans between friends, each acknowledged before recorded with timestamped request, acknowledgement and payment dates. Customise each IOU’s amount, reason, due date and payment with categorisation. Why do we need it? You will never forget a debt again – both the creditor and the debtor have to acknowledge an IOU before it is put on record! Who is it for? Lenders, Borrowers, Casual Gamblers What makes it stand out from the crowd? IOU will always be free to use and involves user ... Read More

The Startup Pitch - 5 hours ago

Nailing the Startup Interview

If you’re coming out of a more corporate background, or following traditional interview prep advice, the startup interview might throw you for a loop.   Here are six tips to help you nail your interview:   1. Research the company on social media and startup news sources. Your research list needs to extend far beyond the website and major news sources. You will likely find the company if you search for them on: Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Mashable, and similar news sources. Follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and AngelList. 2. Stalk the staff, politely and only ... Read More

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Hacking the Army

 A hacker prodding a public-facing Army recruitment website in early December stumbled upon a vulnerability, then another, until he found himself suddenly connected to an internal Department of Defense network that should have prompted him for special access credentials. Read More TechCrunch

TechCrunch - 7 hours ago

Shopify’s new R&D office in Toronto points to huge expansion ambitions

 Well on its way to becoming the most influential tech company in Canada, Shopify is growing – and growing fast. The e-commerce platform company just opened its second Toronto office, Shopify R&D located in the city’s downtown, a short walk from its primary headquarters in the commerce capital of the country. Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the opening, hailing the city as… Read More TechCrunch

TechCrunch - 11 hours ago

Nailing the Startup Interview

If you’re coming out of a more corporate background, or following traditional interview prep advice, the startup interview might throw you for a loop.   Here are six tips to help you nail your interview:   1. Research the company on social media and startup news sources. Your research list needs to extend far beyond the website and major news sources. You will likely find the company if you search for them on: Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Mashable, and similar news sources. Follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and AngelList. 2. Stalk the staff, politely and only ... Read More

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The NYC Venture Capital Year in Review: 2016

Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2016, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break… AlleyWatch

Alley Watch - 11 hours ago

Pitch for X-Stand

Company / App Name: X-Stand http://getxstand.com/sweepstakes/ Twitter – @getxstand What does it do? The X-Stand™ is a lightweight stand for your laptop that lets you turn nearly any work surface into a standing desk. Why do we need it? Because sitting all the time is bad for you. We combined minimalist design with sustainably-sourced materials, crafted locally, to help folks bring focus, energy and wellness to their work that matters most. Who is it for? For folks who work from their laptops–and want to work anywhere (e.g. home, office, coffee shop, on the road, etc.). What makes it stand out ... Read More

The Startup Pitch - 11 hours ago

Make the Most of Your Office Space

Hi all, we wanted to suggest a new infographic by Shutterfly: http://www.shutterfly.com/how-to-decorate-an-office/ It gives tips from NPR and Business Insider on how to make the most of your office space! Credit: http://www.shutterfly.com/how-to-decorate-an-office/ Contact: Aldo Baker Email: me@aldobaker.com

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Modern Entrepreneurs Need to Learn How to Write

Writing isn’t emphasized as much as it should be in the education of an entrepreneur. Here are some quick tips on professional business writing. AlleyWatch

Alley Watch - 12 hours ago

Are These Common Mistakes Killing Your Facebook Reach?

These errors could be trumping your Facebook marketing efforts. There’s no denying that Facebook reach is at an all-time low. According to recent research by reporting firm Locowise, the average… AlleyWatch

Alley Watch - 13 hours ago

The “Conscious Coziness” Trend – Hygge – Continues to Grow

Hygge is a Danish word that roughly translates as "cozy".  Regular readers may remember our article last year, which defined hygge more broadly as: "a feeling of calm togetherness and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, perhaps illuminated by the gentle flicker of candlelight" A growing global phenomena, hygge is gaining attention even faster than we thought just a couple of months ago. An example is the very long New York Times article "Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes". It says the Danes consider hygge: "…a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of ... Read More

Small Biz Labs - 13 hours ago

3 Tips for Accepting and Applying Feedback on Social Media

Everyone knows that if you want to be a good friend, you shouldn’t do all the talking all the time. You have to employ active listening skills that show you care about the other person, too, and have… AlleyWatch

Alley Watch - 14 hours ago