Tag Archive: Startup


Want to launch a startup? You gotta start somewhere. [Deals]

We’ve all heard the stories of angels and unicorns coming out of Silicon Valley, the startups whose clever idea explodes into the next big thing. Startups are a major part of the business landscape, but even its most towering figures started from square one, and right now you can give yourself a map to move […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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HBO’s fictional startup Pied Piper is hiring

As I was scrolling down the page over on Facebook, reading the latest posts from friends and family, i noticed a new ad to the right: Pied Piper, the fictional company from HBO’s hit show, Silicon Valley, is hiring! The…

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Jony Ive praises Airbnb as “remarkable startup” that’s “soaringly ambitious”

As part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Jony Ive penned a short essay praising Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky for creating a “remarkable startup.” “The service that Brian and his partners imagined is soaringly ambitious and utterly practical,” said Ive,…

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Apple quietly bought an Android keyboard startup last year

Last year, right around when iOS 8 was released, Apple quietly snatched up Dryft, a startup that made a popular Android keyboard that seems perfect for the iPad. Not only that, but the CTO of Dryft now heads up iOS…

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App Store’s ‘Explore’ feature powered by Apple startup acquisition

Considering how great its other products are, there’s little contesting the fact that Apple’s search functions have traditionally sucked. That remains true to this day, although improvements are slowly being made — and proof of this is the newly-uncovered acquisition of a…

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Apple snaps up music analytics startup as part of possible Beats revamp

Although we’ve heard vague reports about it, all’s been quiet on the Cupertino front about Apple’s plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming service later this year — possibly as early as February. Today another piece of the puzzle may…

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Apple copycat Xiaomi is the world’s most valuable startup

Xiaomi is known for “borrowing” many aspects of Apple’s identity, and here’s one more to add to the list: its sky high valuation. Having just announced the raising of an extra $ 1.1 billion in funding, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced…

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Apple copycat Xiaomi is the world’s most valuable startup

Xiaomi is known for “borrowing” many aspects of Apple’s identity, and here’s one more to add to the list: its sky high valuation. Having just announced the raising of an extra $ 1.1 billion in funding, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced…

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Standing room only: Startup office of the future promises ‘end of sitting’

The research reads like a Surgeon General’s warning: Prolonged periods of sitting can lead to obesity, heart disease, blood clots and spinal compression, according to the latest medical studies. To combat this modern office horror, an artist and an architecture…

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How a group of Pixar employees created gaming’s hottest startup

With a cutesy, one-eyed protagonist named Zak and colorful graphics aplenty, upcoming game Flyhunter Origins looks like it could be a big-screen animated movie. That’s not too shocking, since the game was developed by Steel Wool Games, a San Francisco Bay…

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