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Brad Merrill is the editor of VentureBreak.
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The Basics Of Starting A Company [Video]
2 days ago

The Basics Of Starting A Company [Video]

I joined Ron Valderrama as a guest on the latest episode of Startup Diary, where we talked about the basics of starting a company—from validating the initial idea to bringing on …
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Win A Makeover For Your Ugly Website
2 days ago

Win A Makeover For Your Ugly Website

If your small business has an ugly website, you can win a makeover—courtesy of JACKED Creative.

As part of a promotion by the Minneapolis-based web design firm, you can nominate …
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Ello Raises $5.5 Million For Ad-Free Social Network
2 days ago

Ello Raises $5.5 Million For Ad-Free Social Network

Ello, the ad-free social network that promises to maintain users’ privacy, has raised $5.5 million in a VC round led by Foundry Group in Boulder, CO. A number of other …
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RagLite: The World’s First Flexible, Lightweight, And Portable Light Source
3 days ago

RagLite: The World’s First Flexible, Lightweight, And Portable Light Source

By  •  Startups

Chicago startup RagLite has launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring their lightweight and portable LED lighting systems to market. The company aims to raise $100,000 to manufacture its Fusion …
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[Deal Alert] Grab This Bluetooth Shower Speaker By SoundBot For $15 (81% Off)
4 days ago

[Deal Alert] Grab This Bluetooth Shower Speaker By SoundBot For $15 (81% Off)

By  •  Gadgets, Deals

If you’re the type of person who likes to sing in the shower, or at least listen to music in the shower, SoundBot’s SB510 water-resistant shower speaker is for you. …
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VentureBreak Weekly #58: Productive Playground
5 days ago

VentureBreak Weekly #58: Productive Playground

Mission Playground, Facebook Safety Check, Twitter Audio Cards, Microsoft Wearable, Gmail 5.0, Monica Lewinsky, AMPY, PillPack, and productivity tips.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young

Show Notes

Gmail 5.0 For Android May Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App
5 days ago

Gmail 5.0 For Android May Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App

A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to showcase some major changes in Gmail 5.0 for Android, including third-party email integration.

This is a big deal because it could …
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Microsoft To Launch A Fitness-Focused Wearable In The Next Few Weeks
5 days ago

Microsoft To Launch A Fitness-Focused Wearable In The Next Few Weeks

It looks like Microsoft is taking a dive into the wearable market with a fitness-focused device expected to debut in the coming weeks. According to Forbes’s insider sources, the device is …
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iOS 8.1 Kills Movie Box And Other Unapproved Apps That Use The ‘Date Trick’
1 week ago

iOS 8.1 Kills Movie Box And Other Unapproved Apps That Use The ‘Date Trick’

Earlier this month, we showed you how to install Movie Box on iOS 8 without a jailbreak. But it looks like the free movie streaming app will be killed …
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Twitter Introduces ‘Audio Cards’ To Add Music To Your Timeline
1 week ago

Twitter Introduces ‘Audio Cards’ To Add Music To Your Timeline

Twitter has announced that it is adding a new type of card to your timeline—the Audio Card. The new feature will allow users to stream music and podcasts directly from …
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