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5 Things Startups Can Learn From Brands on Viddy

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5 Things Startups Can Learn From Brands on Viddy

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Viddy, the social video-sharing platform known for its 15-second time cap, has a slogan on its website: Capture Life in the Moment. Countless brands are seizing this opportunity, capturing aspects of […]

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Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey’s Role ‘Reduced’ Over Co-worker Difficulties

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Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey's Role 'Reduced' Over Co-worker Difficulties

The role of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who returned to the company as executive chairman after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus from day-to-day operations, has been “reduced” after co-workers complained he was “difficult to work with” and “repeatedly changed his mind about product directions.” Although he is still involved in strategic decisions as executive chairman, no one […]

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Startups Are Revamping Government in San Francisco

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Startups Are Revamping Government in San Francisco

Technology is disrupting everything it touches, from arts to government. But with disruption comes an opportunity to innovate. And of all the places where innovation is overdue, government takes the top spot. This episode of Revolution features Jay Nath, who serves as chief innovation officer for the City of San Francisco. Nath works with Mayor […]

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The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs

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The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs

In the Day in the Life Series, Mashable hand-picked seven successful tech entrepreneurs to follow for a day. We wanted to know what their routine is like, what they eat for lunch, how much time they spend in meetings, who they seek out for advice and what keeps them going day after day on little […]

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Rap Genius Launches News Genius to ‘Break Down Breaking News’

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Rap Genius Launches News Genius to 'Break Down Breaking News'

No, that’s not a joke. Rap Genius, the self-described “hip-hop Wikipedia,” announced a spin-off service at TechCrunch Disrupt on Wednesday called News Genius that intends to explain breaking news stories through user-generated annotations in the same way that it does with rap lyrics. While this marks the first time that Rap Genius has talked about […]

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10 Essential Tablet Apps for Business

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10 Essential Tablet Apps for Business

Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment. Follow him @askgerber. It’s not just customers who are drifting away from their laptops and desktops to do everything on mobile devices. More and more, entrepreneurs are cutting the bulky power […]

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Twist iPhone App Texts Friends When You’re Running Late

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Twist iPhone App Texts Friends When You're Running Late

The magical algorithms running the Twist app take into account traffic, different modes of transportation and your own habits when estimating your time of arrival. If you’re running late, Twist will text pre-determined contacts and let them know. You’ll never have to text while driving to get somewhere again. When you’re stuck on the train, […]

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2tor, Inc. Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson Answers Reader Questions

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2tor, Inc. Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson Answers Reader Questions

Got a question for Johnson? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live! Jeremy Johnson is the co-founder or 2tor, Inc., an education technology company that partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online. In 2008, Jeremy co-founded 2tor with John Katzman, founder of the Princeton Review, and Chip Paucek, former CEO […]

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