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Product makers have complained for ages of knock-off products ruining their sales, and not to mention their reputation. To some, it's become almost infuriating how lackadaisically Amazon handles the problem; if at all. If you're a regular consumer, the problem might be hard to appreciate, but one company, Elevation Lab, reveals a true taste of how bad the problem has become. Elevation Labs makes a product called the Anchor, which is a molded piece of silicone that affixes to the bottom of a desk, thereby creating a new place to store your two pairs of headphones. In the grand scheme, a product like this isn't complicated to make, and that of course means that there are copycats lurking in the... Read more...
If you build a fiber-optic network, the startups will come. That’s what Google has found, after building a high-speed pipe to Kansas City. Google Fiber, which is a trial project, is wooing Kansas City tech companies with gigabit Internet connection speeds.   Google is bringing gigabit Internet connectivity to startups in Kansas City. Image credit: VisitKC.com So, what’s the going rate for gigabit Internet? Startups are paying Google $70 a month for the pipe in Kansas City. (The service is being tested on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the city.) Consumers are paying the same price when they buy homes that have built-in fiber connections. Kansas City is a long flight... Read more...
It's the American Dream. Come up with a great idea, get investors, and you're on you way to wealth and unauthorized biographies about your life. The White House is throwing its weight behind a new way to better support hopeful tech entrepreneurs based on the mentorship model. About two weeks ago, TechStars Network launched as part of the White House Startup America initiative. Yesterday, TechStars Network gained another helping hand. This from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, one of the world's largest foundations for entrepreneurship, with $2 billion in assets. It granted TechStars Network $200,000 to build software that would let a startup hopeful fill out a single form to apply to... Read more...
If you're a software engineer fresh out of college, most people would think you'd be interested in going to work for the biggest, most stable company you could find, and pay off those student loans. It's not necessarily the case. The fight over the best talent in the industry is being won by small, cutting edge startups that promise more intimate work environments -- and a much bigger potential payoff if your little company turns into a big success. Ben Newman, 23, who expects to graduate from Stanford in June with a master's degree in computer science, is among those young pedigreed engineers who prefer the intimacy and excitement of a smaller company over the security Relevant Products/Services... Read more...