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If you watched his Town Hall meeting last week on Facebook Live , you know that President Obama is supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in a very big way with his Startup America campaign . We’ve pulled together some details about this major initiative that brings together a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, large corporations, and service providers to deliver strategic and substantive resources to help entrepreneurs’ companies, from idea to startup to ramp-up to speed-up. What is the Startup America Partnership? Startup America is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Startup America Partnership Promotes Entrepreneurship
Politics in Social Media Roundup: Obama's Online Town Hall, Facebook Lobbyists, Viral Video There's still an entire year and seven months until the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012, but social media has already played a huge role in the burgeoning race. Before this week, Mitt Romney had already announced his bid on YouTube and Tim Pawlenty had already joined the race through his Facebook page . President Obama also kicked off his reelection campaign with a number of digital initiatives. Below, we've picked out some of the top announcements and news from the past week or so to keep you in the know, something we'll be doing weekly on Mashable . President Obama Visits Facebook
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Editor’s note : In this guest post, serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack gives Twitter some suggestions for how to make money. Spivack’s latest startup, Bottlenose , is looking at new ways to mine the Tweet stream . I’ve been puzzling over Twitter’s recent tactical moves around their API, Ubermedia and Tweetdeck, for a few months now, and it just doesn’t add up. How Twitter Can Save $50 Million: Forget TweetDeck, And Go Freemium On Its API
If you stare at a screen all day you're going to go blind. Okay, well maybe that isn't set in stone but you've heard it before and likely experienced eye strain if you spend most of your day looking into a backlit display. ProtectYourVision is a simple (and somehow cute) webapp that helps you take regular screen breaks so you don't ruin your eyesight. ProtectYourVision Helps You Take Screen Breaks to Avoid Eye Strain
For the past few months, I’ve been following the work of three entrepreneurs Eric Ingram , his wife Melissa Ingram and Nick Frost on the Twitters . Today, they launched The StartupLi.st , essentially a mini social network of startups and early adopters, whether they are investors, bloggers, designers, programmers or other entrepreneurs. In the first few hours of its launch, they’ve added over 30 startups. StartupLi.st’s main goal is to encourage the discovery of startups by early adopter types. StartupL.ist launches, for entrepreneurs and early adopters
Rapportive Connects Gmail Inbox & Address Book Gmail and Google Contacts users no longer need to exit an email message to look up the sender's contact information. Gmail add-on and social intelligence startup Rapportive has an update that connects a user's Gmail inbox to his or her Google address book. Rapportive , the Y Combinator startup that uses the right-hand side of email messages to display the sender's social profiles, Facebook updates, LinkedIn info and the like, can now grab relevant contact details from Google Contacts and display them alongside each email message. "Any photos, phone numbers and occupations in your Google Contacts will be seamlessly integrated into your Rapportive sidebar," Rapportive CEO Rahul Vohra writes of the integration.
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How Groupon Uses the Cloud to Scale its Business The Scaling Startups Series is supported by Brother International . Brother’s Inkjet All-in-One printers are loaded with powerful business features, including 11"x17” duplex printing and scan glass. Tell us how 11”x17” capabilities will help you achieve your bigger picture for a chance to win a $10,000 business grant. Visit www.shareyourbiggerpicture.com ! Since launching in late 2008, deal-of-the-day website Groupon has emerged as one of the hottest web startups on the planet.
And so we no longer need to accumulate products. If anything, we can cut down. The question is, Which can be replaced and which are fine, or even preferable, to keep? It is plain as day that paper maps and Rolodexes have given way to their digital counterparts. Spring Cleaning - Gadgets You Can Get Rid Of
Video content is readily available online for you to download, but the download process isn't always as simple and automated clicking a button on a TiVO or DVR. Fortunately, with a little set up and some help from a few great tools and BitTorrent or Usenet, you can turn your computer into a TiVo-like downloader. Here's how to set them up. Note: This tutorial is going to mention Usenet.
Your taskbar/dock are the places you pin your most frequently used applications. The contents may not be your favorite software, but the titles are often the most important. What do you pin to your taskbar or dock and why? What's in Your Taskbar/Dock?
Here at TNW, we are huge Gmail fans for several reasons– it’s fast, it offers a generous amount of storage, and it’s free. As amazing as cloud technology is, it is still prone to hacks and crashes , you just never know. That’s why we can’t stress enough why it is absolutely important to back up your mail and attachments in Gmail and in this article, we’ll be sharing 5 quick, easy and handy ways how to do it both online and offline. How to back up your Gmail offline 5 free ways to back up your Gmail online and offline.
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