Elance Survey Points to Online Workforce as Driver of New Economic Recovery

Original post by Elance We’re excited to share the results from our global survey on business hiring in which we asked over 1,500 Elance clients about their current hiring practices and future plans. The results provide insights on the role the online workforce is playing in the economic recovery and how companies around the world are increasingly […]

Meet the Startup Alley companies of our first Silicon Prairie Awards

Original post by GEOFF WOOD via Silicon Prairie news Be sure to come early and stay late at the Silicon Prairie Awards to give a high-five to the Startup Alley companies showcasing their products during the opening and closing receptions. We’re excited to announce the inaugural group of startups selected to participate in the Startup Alley at our inaugural Silicon Prairie […]

Building It Is Not Enough: 5 Practical Tips On User Acquisition

Original post by OnStartups This is a guest post by Dave Balter.  Dave is the CEO of BzzAgent, founder of Smarterer, an active angel investor and a holder of proms. You can follow Dave on twitter @davebalter Everywhere you turn these days, you find an angel investor. Aside from those who have always invested small amounts of cash in […]

Start-Up Spotlight London: Silicon Roundabout – Full of Fashion, Music and Mobile

Original post by Courtney Boyd Myers via Qualcomm Spark As the world’s most connected cities—from Singapore to Sao Paolo to New York—make great efforts to keep pace with California’s Silicon Valley, the United Kingdom isn’t one to be left behind. With nearly 8 million people and a diversity of industries ripe for disruption, many eager eyes are looking […]

The temptations _ and trappings _ of Silicon Valley’s super-rich

Original post by Tom Ehrich via washingtonpost Forget Wall Street. Today’s “best and brightest” are heading to California’s Silicon Valley and New York’s Silicon Alley, and to a few other tech-startup hot spots. Thousands of aspiring engineers, web developers, designers and marketers live in dormitories, work in open-floor bullpens, attend coding competitions to enhance their skills, and work […]