March 13, 2013

Startup turns a smartphone into a smart toy

by JD Lasica

Unveiled at Launch, Ubooly shows power of sensor technology (and hugs) Target audience: Entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, marketing professionals, businesses, toy manufacturers, parents. At last week’s Launch Festival in San Francisco, I spent a few minutes talking with Carly Gloge, the founder and CEO of a new startup called Ubooly. They make cuddly plush toys that you can personalize and interact … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Location-based services are coming of age (and it’s way more than Foursquare)

by JD Lasica

Now that the table has been set, what’s next for geolocation? Is it all about Foursquare, Yelp, yawn and go home? I don’t think so. Instead, we’re seeing geolocation begin to splinter into niches and verticals. Continue reading

January 23, 2013

Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on building accountability into your startup

by David Spark

Entrepreneurs love quoting the tenets of The Lean Startup movement but Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, urges entrepreneurs to move beyond the buzzwords and take on metrics. Find out why you need to take a closer look at metrics to understand what really matters to growing a business. Continue reading

January 17, 2013

Techniques for working smarter — not harder

by David Spark

Success comes from being smart about how you work which doesn’t necessarily mean you have to forgo sleep and family to be successful. At The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, we asked attendees how they plan on working smarter, not harder in 2013. Watch the video to hear their responses. Continue reading

January 14, 2013

Best advice on starting a new business

by David Spark

What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you about starting a business? We asked the question at the Lean Startup Conference. Continue reading

December 13, 2012

Latest trends powering the Innovation Economy

by JD Lasica

Highlights and takeaways from the Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2012, featuring thought leaders in tech and business. Continue reading