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Focused tech noise. Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better. Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service.

Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

But today’s update is just a pre-amble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include Mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and a one-player game within the world of stickers. Today’s release starts that transition with the launch of around 70 stickers (there were originally a couple dozen) and eventually the company plans to have a collection of 100 stickers. “The overall theme of our work on Swarm is about how we can make it more fun,” said Dennis Crowley, Foursquare cofounder and CEO. “When we split off Swarm we focused on the core utility of finding friends nearby, and then we built messaging into it, but there was a minimal amount of game mechanics. Dain Binder sur Twitter : ""Startup News" Android app updated with additional news sources and new startups. #startups.

Entrepreneurship & the Real Downfall of Failure — StartUp, Business and Entrepreneurship. Introducing ‘Startup Day Across America’ As two former small-business owners in Congress, we have watched closely and worked hard to support the new pockets of innovation and entrepreneurship that have been sprouting up across the country.

Introducing ‘Startup Day Across America’

No longer limited to Silicon Valley or Boulder, Colo., the startup scene has been thriving in small towns and large cities, red states and blue states, and in industries from technology to food service. Where there once were factories and assembly lines, there are now incubators and accelerators, and business plan competitions. American ingenuity is being reinvented, as it has time and time again throughout our history. Introducing ‘Startup Day Across America’ Startup News & Startups. Dbin78 : Vote for National Entrepreneurs' ... National Entrepreneurs' Day.

71 Compelling & Surprising PowerPoint Tips from the Pros. Think you know PowerPoint?

71 Compelling & Surprising PowerPoint Tips from the Pros

Think again. There are so many different tips and tricks for using PowerPoint to give presentations, there’s just no way you know them all. That’s why we’ve gathered more than 70 different PowerPoint tips from the people who know it best: Microsoft, professional speakers, and geeks who make PowerPoint their business. Check out our list to find out how you can step up your PowerPoint game. 1. Keyboard shortcuts, like Shift+F5 to start a slide show, can help you save time and look more slick when delivering your presentation. 2. Instead of blocks of text, make a point to create graphics like charts that can grab your viewers’ attention. 3. Although images are great for interest and engagement, too many images can be distracting. 4.

Kickstarter Statistics Dissected. Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms offer a great opportunity for anybody with a great idea and the motivation to get the funding they need.

Kickstarter Statistics Dissected

Successfully launching a campaign takes time and effort, but it also requires considerable strategizing. To make this platform more understandable, and to serve as a reference guide, I have crunched some numbers and compiled a fairly comprehensive data set. Here it is: Kickstarter — By the Numbers. Kickstarter Growth Statistics: 2010: 11,130 launched projects – $27 million raised2011: 27,086 launched projects – $99 million raised2012: 68,878 launched projects – $283 million raised.

Dbin78 : "Silicon Valley" is a new comedy... Silicon Valley Season 1: Trailer (HBO) What are your best tools? : startups. Startup News & Startups. Notifei. Submit Startup. In online TV first, Netflix wins Emmy for drama directing. Netflix won its first Emmy award -- the kind doled out at the flashy, star-studded televised ceremony -- Sunday night, as David Fincher won for best directing of a drama series.

In online TV first, Netflix wins Emmy for drama directing

The online subscription-video service, which has been touting itself of late as the "world's leading Internet television provider," was nominated for 14 primetime Emmy awards this year, the first time that an online-only service had shows in the running for one of television's top creative honors.

Change your style everyday with Wea(r)ther, the one-stop mobile app for weather forecast and apparel suggestion. At StartupsFM we are constantly hunting for startups who are trying to solve small problems making our daily lives better.

Change your style everyday with Wea(r)ther, the one-stop mobile app for weather forecast and apparel suggestion

We believe that every problem has a startup. So did Ronald Suwandi, founder of an amazing weather app- that not only gives you the weather temperature but also provides you with suggestions on what to wear. The idea is to give users a quick take on which item to wear so that users can spend the time to focus on something more productive. There is no way you can manipulate weather conditions, but when it comes to your clothes- you can make perfect decisions of what to wear. Sydney based startup Wearther is all game to help you decide what to wear according to the weather. The Wea(r)ther Story The story starts in about April 2013 at Sydney. The Team and Features. 10 Steps to a Memorable Website for Your Startup. Smart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites.

10 Steps to a Memorable Website for Your Startup

In the past, if your startup had a website presence, the company was credible by definition. In today’s world, a website is necessary but not sufficient for credibility. Dreamers and gamblers have found out that if the website isn’t validated as credible, it’s probably a scam, and everyone loses. Yet most startups I know experience the same shock of disappointment when they first open up their website to offer their “million dollar idea” product, and nobody comes.

What validates credibility and makes your site memorable in the minds of consumers, and how much does it cost? Put yourself on the site. These are all minimal-cost survival marketing efforts. BrandOwner - Social Media Customer Service Platform. BrandOwner is working on a platform to integrate with your social networks that will be easy to use and give small business owners the ability to communicate with their customers and respond to complaints if there are any, or just to simply say "Thank you" to make the customer feel appreciated.

BrandOwner - Social Media Customer Service Platform

They will be open to large businesses and enterprise level companies, although the primary customers will be owners of small businesses that cannot afford big enterprise level services They aim to fix the problem were a lot of business don't respond back to the complaints or negative things that are said online, or don't converse when a client says something good. A happy customer is a returning customer that could recommend a business to their family and friends. Month-to-month and annual subscription plans will be offered with a free trial limited-time plan to showcase what their product can do. Follow BrandOwner on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Wishberg - Your One Shopping Cart For Life. Stagecrush - The Home For Your Online Music Collection. Stagecrush is like Pinterest for music!

Stagecrush - The Home For Your Online Music Collection

It’s 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. Startup Sea: Churn Bee - Metrics For Your SaaS Startup. IMOLLO - Send Things, Get Things. Boddie - The Android Based Smartwatch. Boddie, by Rearden Technology, is a wearable personal assistant smartwatch that will perform actions related to health, entertainment, and security.

Boddie - The Android Based Smartwatch

Boddie works with Android to let you to check your email and text messages, play music, monitor your health during sporting activities, watch videos, reject or accept calls, and receive social network updates. It will of course have a clock and calendar. These smartwatches are expected to be available in the second half of 2013. OOcharts - The Simple API for Google Analytics.