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March 4, 2015

A Dating Website For Your Career

It’s no secret that most people hate their jobs.

Gallup Research found that 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at their current job. But what does disengaged mean, exactly? Michael Somers, founder of, told me it means that “people are living for the weekend. They do not enjoy going to work. They cringe on Sunday evening when thinking about going in on Monday.”

Work is a big part of most everyone’s life. Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours on our careers, so how can it be that 70 percent of people hate what they do?

Modern Survey conducted a study with similar findings—that 70 percent of people [...]

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March 2, 2015

Stream Now TV Is A Killer Platform For Independent Filmmakers And Cord-Cutters

Independent filmmakers and web series creators don’t really have a comprehensive distribution platform to turn to. While YouTube is an obvious choice, it’s a pretty saturated market and it does little to promote new independent creators.

Stream Now TV aims to solve that problem by providing a platform to get indie films and series in front of as many eyes and on as many screens as possible.

The MVP website was launched last June by founder Ron Valderrama. Since then, the company has refined the site and launched a shiny new iOS app where users can enjoy the multitude of independent movies and shows offered by the platform. The service also has a Roku channel [...]

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March 2, 2015

Twitter Blocks Meerkat’s Auto-Tweet Feature, Potentially Stopping Its Rapid Growth

Following a surge of viral growth, it appears that live video streaming service Meerkat has been handicapped by Twitter.

Hi @dickc! today @ 6:30am @twitter blocked all outgoing tweets posted via @appmeerkat even though we work well within the Api -any idea why?

— Ben Rubin (@benrbn) March 2, 2015

Meerkat allows users to share live video feeds on Twitter. When a stream goes live, it shows up in followers’ Twitter feeds. After it ends, it can’t be replayed. The app pulls in tweets as native comments.

As of today, however, the Meerkat app is no longer tweeting out new streams or comments. These features are what set Meerkat apart from [...]

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February 28, 2015

Feedio: Feed Management Done Right

We first wrote about Feedio last September, calling the startup a promising alternative to Feedburner. In just a few months, it’s come a long way—reimagining what feed management services can and should offer.

For instance, the service has recently added a powerful analytics platform that breaks down into three categories: subscriber, site, and contributor analytics. Subscriber analytics help users identify the channels that are generating subscribers, along with various demographic data. Site analytics provide high-level data on users’ writing frequency and their site’s overall reach. Contributor analytics provide data for publishers regarding the [...]

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