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You Can Use This Startup To Build A Copy Of Billion-Dollar App Instagram In A Half Hour

Original post by Matt Lynley via BI Remember Instagram? It’s a photo-sharing application that sold to Facebook for $1 billion after rocketing to tens of millions of users in the span of a few months. As simple as it sounds, it can be technically challenging to build an app like that. But with a startup called Parse, you can build […]

5 reasons your startup isn’t ready for crowdfunding

Original post by VB Now let’s get one thing straight from the start: I’m a huge fan of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the number of similar crowdfunding sites that have sprung up recently to provide capital directly to exciting business ideas. There’s something very “American Dream” about being able to build one-on-one engagement with consumers — not to mention how […]

10 Ways Startups Can Track Trends: And Why It’s So Important

Original post by RIEVA LESONSKY via ReadWriteWeb Staying on top of trends is key to any startup’s success. Spotting trends early makes it possible tocome up with smart startup ideas – or modify your startup plans to jump on a new trend just as it takes off. Just as most important, you can avoid the risk of […]

Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

Original post by Eliza Kern via GIGAOM Members of the media pointed to the $500,000 sale of Digg’s assets as a fall from grace for one of the web’s original social sites. Founder Kevin Rose, now at Google Ventures, looks back on what he learned and how he’d like to be seen. By the time Digg was […]

The Startup Spouse: On Risks, Trade-Offs And Never Sleeping On The Floor

Original post by OnStartups “He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed.” ~Robert Gronock “I quit my job today,” announced my husband, Seth Rosen, as he casually dropped his briefcase and strolled through the front door of our apartment. As if it was no big deal. As if quitting one’s job […]