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Dave.com Launches a Banking App To Help Improve Your Financial Health

Dave is a banking app inspired by the story of David and Goliath. The people behind the idea developed it based on their personal experience. Overdraft is a massive problem especially if you’re not expecting it. An overdraft can be quite a painful experience. Your hard-earned money is supposed to stay safe in your account and in some unexpected turn, a few bucks have gone missing and you’re not even...

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Brainbase Continues Rapid Growth with Addition of Chefclub and Moose Toys as New Customers

Brainbase, the venture-backed company building modern software for end-to-end IP management, is continuing its rapid growth with two new customer additions: Chefclub, a digital cooking brand based in Paris with more than 1.5 billion monthly organic views and 100 million followers across the world, and Moose Toys, a leading innovator in the toy industry, makers of hit products like Squeakee the Balloon Dog, Bluey, and Heroes of Goo Jit Zu....

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Podcast: Drew Houston on ‘How Dropbox Got Started’

Drew Houston describes his journey as an entrepreneur and his creation of Dropbox in this podcast series. He shares an in-depth view of the idea behind the design, how it got the name, his struggles with getting investors, and the methods he used to gain an audience. How Dropbox Got Started: Drew Houston Drew’s personal experience where he needed to finish some work while on commute sparked his idea of...

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Bingie Launches a Platform To Discover, Discuss & Share Movies and TV Shows

Bingie is a streaming platform for movies, series, documentaries, mockumentaries, or other kinds of digital content for your eyes. It’s not just digital content for you to see. It’s food for your eyes because the movies and series are handpicked by staff and are given a seal of approval for enjoyment. What’s more amazing is Bingie is a collaborative platform. It’s like one big subreddit for movies and TV shows,...

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PlayQ Launches Some Highly Addictive Mobile Games You Have to Try

For people who want casual and fun gaming with colorful graphics and smooth gameplay, PlayQ Games make apps that are addictive and worth spending your time on. PlayQ is a leading mobile gaming company building high-quality games for iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Facebook. PlayQ founder and CEO Joseph Aigboboh and Ryan Komori got on the list of Inc.'s 30 under 30. They established PlayQ with the intent of giving...

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Podcast: Jason Feifer, Editor-In-Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine on ‘How to Find Success’

In this episode of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Jason Feifer talks about how to pitch yourself and finding success. Jason started work as a writer for a local newspaper but quit soon after and aimed for major publishers to notice him and his work. Jason Feifer on 'How to Find Success' He suggests starting working small so you can build up your skill and find out what areas you're...

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CloudKitchens Launches Ghost Kitchens for Restaurant Delivery And Pickup

CloudKitchens in its simplest concept is a rent-a-kitchen. This means you have less to worry about in running a food business because your equipment is already available. The purpose of the Cloud Kitchen is to make sure your investment in a food business has greater returns than losses. CloudKitchens is Ready Kitchen For Rent Running a food business isn’t easy as people struggle to find ways to start one. Food and...

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Convert Leads into Paying Customers Using These 3 Secrets

Managing your expectations is a crucial thing to do if you’re in the sales or marketing fields. Not because you’re seeing great insights and having people interested in what you’re offering does it mean that you’ll make a sale soon. In fact, until the deal is sealed and the product is delivered, it can’t be assumed that you’ve already made a sale. How to Convert Leads into Paying Customers Marketing...

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Should You Buy Pet Insurance?

Things tend to get expensive the more complex and high-tech they become. This is because you don’t only pay for the product or the service itself, you also shoulder the cost of the research and development that went into the thing. Things can’t be more the same with medicine, specifically veterinary medicine. Caring for your pets is as expensive as ever, this is because veterinary medicine has come a long...

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5 Ways to Make Any Virtual Party Fun 

Setting up a virtual party needs a lot of preparation. Here are some tips on how to make a virtual party an event for anyone to enjoy. How to Create A Virtual Party That's Fun & Entertaining Virtual Party - Set Up The Party Mood In the same way, you get club vibes from putting strobe lights inside your room, virtual parties can give the desired mood given time and...

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The 8 Most Entertaining Science and Tech Podcasts

The Internet contains millions of great audio content to listen to. It's often a good idea to go back to listening to podcasts. This article lists 8 of the best podcasts that give updates on recent innovations, product reviews, expert opinions, with mixed-in entertainment you may enjoy on your next jog. Entertaining Science and Tech Podcasts Worth Tuning In The Full Nerd Building PCs for beginners can be difficult and...

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How To Use iPhone’s Voice Memos App to Record Any Drop-In Audio Chat

iPhone's Voice Memos app is a user-friendly tool that allows anyone to document whatever they are saying or hearing as of the moment, using just their phone's built-in microphone. Although, some might prefer adding an external stereo microphone for a higher quality stereo recording. The Voice Memos app was one of the new features that appeared when Apple released the iPhone OS 3 update in 2009, just a couple of...

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How To Start a Club on Clubhouse – The In-App Way

Clubhouse is not designed to be exclusive but rather, the company aims to make it available for everyone. This may seem contradictory when the only way anyone can access it is when they get to be invited. Also, it looks really exclusive by nature when it seems that only a select few, most celebrities have been known to use the platform. This startup audio-based chat giant which is now categorized...

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Podcast: Why Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm is a Must-Read for Ambitious Startup Founders

Geoffrey Moore’s book 'Crossing the Chasm' identifies key players in product consumption by using a distinction. This distinction is important because it helps business owners choose what to prioritize. In this podcast, you get to hear about how Geoffrey Moore took inspiration from another book. Here's a great Starting Greatness podcast episode from Mike Maples Jr. at Floodgate interviewing Geoffrey Moore about the book. Geoffrey Moore on Crossing the Chasm:...

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15 Best Cheap Eats in Los Angeles

Dining out can get costly, especially if you want something tasty. However, it doesn’t have to hurt your wallet every time you go out to eat. There are lots of seriously amazing eateries around LA that are big on taste and servings but will not cost you a lot.  Our Favorite Cheap Eats in L.A. To help give you a good idea for where you can head to the next...

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Podcast: Tim Ferris on Super Learning and Pushing the Limits

Tim Ferris is an American author best known for his book, The 4-Hour Workweek - the hustle bible for many aspired entrepreneurs. Tim is recognized for many things: his award-winning podcast, his many speaking engagements, and his Tim.blog. But, arguably, he's best known for is his concept of the book 'The 4-Hour Workweek.' In this Impact Theory episode with Tom Bilyeu, Tim shares many of the lessons and strategies he’s...

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Why Venture Capitalists Need a Content Marketing Strategy – Here’s How

Content marketing is possibly the most vital marketing technique for most kinds of businesses right now. It effectively captures the public’s attention, builds a business’ credibility, creates a narrative, and grows a following. It’s pretty crucial for brands to utilize it at its full potential to get the results they want. However, many Venture Capitalists (VC) are not big on content marketing. Many of them, especially the top ones, don’t...

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What Is Houseparty? And, Why Its Popular Among Gamers

Houseparty had become very popular because hosting a group chat from this platform is super easy. Rather than having to make a call, users can just drop in or out of a "house" - at any time. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. Once you signed up,...

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How To Hire Your First Employees

All businesses need the right people to help them grow. Choosing the very first couple of employees, however, tends to be trickier, especially if you’re a startup. It’s a given that there are several challenges already as a new venture but this one might be among the trickiest. The main challenge in this circumstance lies in the competition that you have. Talents are often looking for quite a lot of...

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Ettitude Bamboo Sheets Review – What’s It All About? And, Why You Want One

Ettitude is a sustainable lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles, California, and has been around since 2014. This direct-to-consumer company prides itself on being the industry’s pioneer in manufacturing 100% organic Bamboo Lyocell sheets which they called CleanBamboo. What are Ettitude Bamboo Sheets? And, Why You Want One Ettitude uses innovative, feathery soft, extremely breathable, moisture-wicking, and antimicrobial fabric in all their product offerings from modern bedding to bath and...

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