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Charleston-based software firm PeopleMatter raises $16 million

Charleston-based PeopleMatter announced on Monday that it has secured $16 million in Series E funding bringing its total startup capital kitty to $63 million. The $16 million funding was led by New York-based StarVest Partners. It included money from all of PeopleMatter’s earlier investors: Harbert Venture Partners, Intersouth Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Noro-Mosley Partners, Scale Venture… Read More »

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Yahoo Mail’s makeover leads to thousands of complaints

Last week, Yahoo Mail turned 16, and to celebrate the occasion, the constantly-revamping Yahoo announced an inbox redesign In true Marissa Mayer fashion, the company gave its email service a minimalist makeover last week, stripping away unfashionable features like tabs and the “print” button in favor of a sleek layout that looks a lot like Gmail. While… Read More »

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Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts Moves To Apple

Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts will leave the luxury goods firm next year to join technology giant Apple. Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of Burberry, will becomes Apple’s new senior vice president of retail and online stores—a brand new position that oversees the “strategic direction” of both its brick-and-mortar stores and online retail—that reports directly… Read More »

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Top 6 Startups Out Of Africa

This may be a subjective list, but I believe it to be quite accurate. Here are six truly African startups, all in leading industries, which are continually reinventing themselves and setting industry standards while radically changing their sector. These businesses create, recreate, and then innovate. They exploit new ideas, products and services in order to… Read More »

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Instagram Celebrates Three Years

Three years ago on October 6th when Instagram was launched with the vision “to make mobile photographs “fast, simple and beautiful”, there was little indication that the app would be worth $ 1 billion dollars in such a short time, or that the app would embrace some of the world’s most powerful people. But it… Read More »

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British Women Entrepreneurs

While most high profile entrepreneurs in the UK are men, the number of women becoming household names for entrepreneurship is growing. As well as the famous names such as JK Rowling, Karren Brady, jaqueline Golds and Martha Lane Fox, there are many other female entrepreneurs hailing from the UK. Fashion and design are one of… Read More »

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HTC under pressure to look for partner after quarterly losses

Taiwan’s HTC Corp slid into the danger zone for the first time in the third quarter, compelling the company to think about new partnerships. Like other strugglers in the sector, HTC has been laid low by the product and marketing might of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd – woes that have been exacerbated… Read More »

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Do Your Market Research For Successful Start Up

Market research is very important if your wish for your business to take full advantage of the opportunities, represented in terms of profits and revenue. Little do people know, proper market research is both complicated theoretically and surprisingly simplistic at the same time. In a way that not only allows you to learn all the… Read More »

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Apple acquires personal assistant app Cue

Apple has reportedly acquired Cue, a personal assistant app that had announced on Wednesday that it was shutting down. According to reports, the deal runs anywhere between $35 million and $60 million. The startup that reportedly obtained funding from both Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures. Backed by SV Angel, Sequoia Capital, Lerer Ventures and Index Ventures… Read More »

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Yahoo set to Acquire Sports Mobile Developer Hitpost

According to reports by TechCrunch, Yahoo is set to acquire Hitpost, the maker of sports mobile apps, in an effort to grow its presence in the sports app space on iOS and Android. San Francisco based Hitpost, known for its Fantasy Football Polls and Sports Bet apps, was co-founded by Aaron Krane in 2009 who… Read More »

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