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Crime meets its match on Tinder thanks to this startup's clever detective work

M ove aside Reddit. Tinder could be the new go-to for crowdsourced investigations. Business Insider reports that San Francisco startup BuildZoom, which connects contractors and homeowners, used the dating app to identify a woman itsShow More Summary

How to Convince Consumers Your Product is Worth Their Money

One entrepreneur dishes on the marketing tactics that help people believe in your brand.

Darth Vader is Your Prospect: How to Sell to Forceful People

The practice of identifying personality styles has been around for centuries. Today, it is still highly effective to recognize your customers' different styles and modify your style to improve the sales call dynamic.

Freescale Wireless Charging Introduced for Tablets, Laptops

The fastest wireless battery charging solution available to consumers could be just a few months away — even closer. For a lot of smartphone, tablet and even laptop users, that could mean the end of USB and other power cords winding their way across your office and desk. And it could also mean more mobility...

'We certainly made a lot of money,' says VC who backed OnDeck Capital

I n 2007, capital seemed to be flowing pretty freely around the economy and, to a casual observer, there didn't seem to be much room for a tech firm to disrupt lending. But that's when Manhattan-based RRE Ventures saw something promising...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban's rules for communicating: Let it disappear

M ark Cuban's not angry that emails about his contract negotiations over his role on ABC's Shark Tank got leaked as part of the massive Sony email hack. It actually sounds like it helps him prove a point: traditional email is a lousy...Show More Summary

How OnDeck's IPO Went Off Without a Hitch

OnDeck Capital had a hugely successful public debut this week, thanks in large part to this somewhat obscure law.

The Pipeline: Finding religion online, Vinod Khosla battles beach access, and Zoosk breaks up with founders

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for December 18 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Seattle… Skytap, which helps...Show More Summary

New York Fashion Week to leave Lincoln Center after February

N ew York Fashion Week, which changed its main hub from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center four years ago, is going to be on the move again. That's the word today from main event organizer IMG, which in the wake of a lawsuit settlement said...Show More Summary

Uber driver in Boston charged with raping passenger

A Boston man who drives for Uber Technologies has been charged with raping a woman who used the car-hailing service, Bloomberg News reported. The news came as San Francisco-based Uber outlined new safety protocols, including doing biometric...Show More Summary

Food disruptor Hampton Creek scores $90M for egg-free mayo, cookie dough

S tartup Hampton Creek, which makes alternatives to traditionally egg-centric products like mayonnaise and cookie dough, just got a boost from some of the biggest names in tech. The San Francisco-based company announced today that it...Show More Summary

N.Y. bitcoin startups get early Christmas gift from regulators

B enjamin Lawsky, a leading voice in the effort to regulate bitcoin through his job as New York State's superintendent of Financial Services, today announced steps to help bootstrapped N.Y. startups enter the cyrptocurrency space without...Show More Summary

8 illuminating and inspiring business books that scored in 2014

L ooking back, 2014 brought a whirlwind of business books with titles both ominous sounding, like Overwhelmed, which gives an instructive look at time management around the world, and inspirational, like Creativity, Inc., written byShow More Summary

Snapchat CEO called a tech bubble in secret memo, but it's still growing

E van Spiegel, the 24-year-old Stanford dropout who is now CEO at Snapchat, was worried about a tech bubble a year ago when he rejected selling the company for $3 billion to Facebook, according to a memo leaked in the mega-Sony hack. The...Show More Summary

Want to wow potential investors? Here are 3 tips that could rev up your pitch, courtesy of Poshly CEO Doreen Bloch

I t's been a big year for Doreen Bloch. The CEO of beauty data startup Poshly has raised two rounds of funding in 2014 — a convertible note of $750,000 earlier this year, and a $1.5 million seed round in August — and nabbed a major partnership...Show More Summary

Why companies like Starbucks are knocking on this startup's door

T ech company Red e Productions LLC has something that global companies such as Ralph Lauren Corp. and Starbucks want: Red e App. The app is an internal communications platform that helps companies engage with their non-desk and field-based employees. Show More Summary

How To Ensure Technology Does Not Bury Heartfelt Customer Service

Technology is great. But sometimes we have so much tech that we take the heart, the soul the feeling from what we’re doing. Chip R. Bell is a renowned keynote speaker and the author of several best-selling books. His newest book, Sprinkles: ...Show More Summary

8 Factors That Make a Company More Salable

Bo Burlingham's new book teaches how to make a company an attractive buy. See if your company meets the criteria.

First Round Capital Pulls Out All the Stops for This Year's Holiday Music Video

The venture capital firm combined Top 40 hits and Silicon Valley-ism for an incredibly peppy music montage.

140+ Content Marketing Ideas for Franchises

Here are over one hundred great ideas for promoting your franchise with content marketing.

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