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6 Great Ways To Make Money Using Just A Laptop

by Hasib Howlader, director of Hudson Weir  If you’re an entrepreneur, after a side business or looking to go self-employed, all you need to make money is your laptop. Though once it was considered a pipe dream, today there are many things you can do, using just your laptop, to make money without ever needing to leave the house. So whether you’re looking to start your business or are experiencing financial difficulties and seeking additional means of income, here are some excellent positions th...
Tags: Startups, London, Instagram, Singapore, Making Money, Laptop, Twitter Facebook, Advice For The Young At Heart, Hasib Howlader, Hasib Howlader director of Hudson Weir, Digital Marketer Digital, Social Media Consultant Every, Hudson Weir


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1

Electric vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers, and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If you want to take the pulse of Silicon Valley, YC is the place to be. But with over 200 startups presenting across 2 stages and 2 days, it’s tough to keep track. You can check out our write-ups of all 85 startups that launched on Demo Day 1 here, and come back later for our full index and picks from Day 2. B...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Hardware, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Developer, Navy, US, Tech, Air Force, EVs


[Infographic] Reinventing The Internet With Blockchain

The real mission of the blockchain revolution, for many experts, is to re-decentralize the internet. Believe it or not, the internet was decentralized at one time. To launch a website then, you had to buy a server and host your website on your own. This means that for each website, there may have been a separate server. Fast forward to current day, we now use centralized hosting services to host our websites, and other services from large corporations such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and othe...
Tags: Startups, Internet, Infographic, Blockchain, Facebook Google Twitter, Thinking Aloud, Blockchain Technology


Funding Demystified! Free Course Offers Founders a Guide to Raising Capital

How do venture deals really work? Whether you’re an entrepreneur raising funds or an investor looking to take your venture finance skills to the next level, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson have the answers for you. Techstars co-founder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—both renowned venture capitalists, partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist —are again giving their FREE online course Venture Deals. Yo...
Tags: Startups, Brad Feld, TechStars, Jason, Foundry Group, Accelerators, Brad, Venture Deals, Jason Mendelson, Kauffman Fellows Academy Techstars


Apps are the unexpected savior of dying indigenous languages

In a globalized world, “global languages” have come increasingly to the fore, often at the expense of smaller, regional tongues and dialects. Of all the world’s languages — around 7,000, by best estimates — only a few hundred are represented online, and a very small number predominate. English — long dubbed the “language of business” and latterly known as the lingua franca of the web — has seen its influence diminish, but it is still thought to account for 30 to 40 percent of all webpages on the...
Tags: Startups, World, Syndication


Corel Painter 2019 takes your digital artistry further, and it’s over 40% off

Like tools on a craftsman’s belt, specialized apps are the way to go for some of the more hyper specific projects you’re considering. And if digital painting is your jam, the latest iteration of the popular Corel Painter series, Corel Painter 2019, is as close to actually putting a physical brush to real canvass as you’ll find in the digital space.
Tags: Startups, Offers


Erectile pharmacy app Ro launches telehealth service for women

Six months ago, Roman, the cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction, dropped the ‘man’ to become ‘Ro.’ At the same time, the company raised a monstrous Series A funding round of $88 million and unveiled Zero, a product meant to help people quit smoking, a root cause of ED. Now, Ro is addressing a different demographic. Today, it announces ‘Rory,’ a line of products for menopausal women. In total, Rory offers six products treating four conditions, with prices starting at $13 per month. Prescriptio...
Tags: Health, Startups, Facebook, Tech, Venture Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Rory, Blank, Ro, Scott Belsky, Zachariah Reitano, TechCrunch Right, ED Now Ro, Rachel Blank, Melynda Barnes Rachel Blank


AmplifAI Raises $3.9M, Its First Outside Funding, For Call Center AI

Dallas—AmplifAI Solutions, which makes artificial intelligence-enabled software for call center operations, has raised $3.9 million.Investors in the funding round were Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory, all based in Austin.AmplifAI has developed software that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze behaviors of top-performing employees in order to create training programs for employees across the payroll. Now, the company plans to use the funding to further develo...
Tags: Startups, Home Depot, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital


Nobody wants a Bitcoin ETF because cryptocurrency ‘has no intrinsic value’

We’re going to have to take a step back and rethink the whole “Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) are coming” trope. In February earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) put out a solicitation request opening the floor for the public to comment and provide their thoughts on the possibility of allowing a regulated and recognized Bitcoin ETF. Since then, seven letters of comment have been made publicly available. Most people that actually responded to the Securities and Ex...
Tags: Startups, SEC, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Securities And Exchange Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Hard Fork


Spotlight: Caked Up Cafe Offers Uncompromised Quality Baked In

There are plenty of bakeries throughout the country. But how many of them have provided sweets to major celebrities like Rihanna and Kevin Durant? NYC’s Caked Up Cafe may have humble beginnings, but they’ve since grown into a favorite among the city’s elite. Read more about the company’s journey in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers a variety of baked goods. Business partner and investor in Caked Up Cafe Mohammed Yusuf told Small Business Trends, “We sell cupc...
Tags: Rihanna, NYC, Sales, Startup, Kevin Durant, Denise, Baxter, Yusuf, Mohammed Yusuf, Denise -LSB- Byrnes, Oak Club


Google’s reportedly making the cheaper Pixel 3 I’ve always wanted

9to5Google reports that Google is working on cheaper versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets from last year, with some compromises to bring down the price – but with most of the good stuff from the 2018 flagship. That’s great news for folks like me who are interested in a compact phone that doesn’t cost the earth. I’ve been using and reviewing large Android phones for the past few years, and I’m growing tired of it – I don’t particularly care for the additional screen real estate, and I ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Pixel, Plugged


Sonarworks Reference 4 makes it easy to calibrate recording studio speakers

Sonarworks, a Latvian startup, is on a mission to make sure everyone hears music the way it’s meant to sound – no matter which model headphones or speakers you’re using. And that starts with helping recording studio engineers get accurate sound from theirs. Sonarworks’ Reference 4 Studio Edition with Mic is a bundled package including software for calibrating your speakers and headphones. It comes with a microphone and everything you need to determine what kind of curve your audio is on and auto...
Tags: Startups, Music, Tech, Insider, Vst, Plugged


Valve warns of collateral damage in campaign against Steam review bombs

Steam revealed this weekend it was taking measures to curtail the swiftly-growing practice of review bombing by essentially hiding all reviews within the “bombing” period — even the ones from gamers who aren’t participating. This would probably take out a chunk of “legitimate” reviews, and won’t do much to smooth the tensions between gamers and game-makers. Five minutes after I tell users that review-bombs can be used for good, and to wield their power with that “great responsibility” I’ve heard...
Tags: Startups, Gaming


Malware rises from the dead to take vengeance on cryptocurrency trading firms

A Trojan-style malware that did the rounds a couple of years ago has risen from the ashes, and is reportedly going after Israeli fintech and cryptocurrency trading software companies. The Cardinal RAT malware was first spotted back in 2017 and went largely undetected for two years. It used a novel technique to infect computers, using a downloader called Carp and malicious macros in Microsoft Excel documents to compile the source code into an executable which then deploys the malware. However, th...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Carp, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork


How to book train tickets in India straight from the Google Pay app

Google Pay (earlier named Tez) has recently rolled out the ability to book train tickets in India straight from the app – both on iOS and Android. The money will be deducted directly from your bank account, so you won’t need any additional apps for train booking. Before we tell you how you can book a train ticket, make sure that you have a working IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) account. If you don’t, you can create one during the booking process or sign up here. Open Goo...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, India, Insider, Tez


YC-backed Basement is a social network for close friends only

The past few years have been a bit of a dark age for budding social media startups. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap and messenger apps took up all the time of their users, leaving little room for yet another social media platform. But the tide is shifting. Privacy scandals have shaken some users’ faith giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and users have grown fatigued by the constant onslaught of #content. Basement, a YC-backed startup, is looking to give users a new, simpler socia...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Vsco, Path, Kakao, Yc, Berman, Shawn Fanning, Rojo, Dave Morin


Japan tightens grip on cryptocurrency margin trading

Japan, the home of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, is establishing stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading to prevent investors from getting scammed. Margin traders typically use borrowed funds from a broker to trade a financial asset, which in turn, forms the collateral for the loan supplied by the broker. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, the new rules will come into place in April 2020, after the Japanese Cabinet approved draft amendments relating to pa...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Cryptocurrency, Nikkei Asian Review, Hard Fork


‘Drug-dealing’ football coach sues Bitcoin fund manager over $14M loss

In Australia, a suite of high-profile cryptocurrency investors (including accused drug trafficker and former football coach Mark “Bomber” Thompson) are preparing to take their Bitcoin fund manager to court over $14.2 million (AU$20 million) in losses. Stefanos Papanastasiou (39), founder of what claims to be Australia‘s first online bed retailer, is under fire by a number of disgruntled investors who had been convinced of his power to reduce volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, reports The ...
Tags: Startups, Australia, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Thompson, Mark, Hard Fork, Stefanos Papanastasiou, Stefan Papas


CHEAP: Only hours left to get $370 off a refurbished Apple Macbook

Welcome to CHEAP, our brand-new series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I love Apple laptops. The devices have gotten some bad press recently (mainly due to keyboard issues), but they are still my go to device for, well, almost anything. If you’re on the hunt for a new machine from the technology giant, now might be the time. Why? Because you can now get a refurbished Apple Macbook for $929 – a full $370.99 less than it’s being sold for on Apple’s own website. Be quick ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apple Macbook, Plugged


The GOSPACE SuperCharger, a wall plug and portable wireless power bank, is now half off

Most power batteries are still old-school chargers using wires and cables and hookups and dongles and stuff. You can update your power game in one grand move with the GOSPACE SuperCharger, which is on sale now for over 50 percent off, just $38.25 from TNW Deals with limited time promo code: MADNESS15.
Tags: Startups, Offers


Attend the Chivas Venture Final at TNW2019

Every day, startups are innovating ideas that move us towards a sustainable future. It’s more important than ever to make a positive impact on our society and our planet – that’s why these startups should be recognized. Chivas Venture 2019 is a global competition that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to social entrepreneurs that blend profit with purpose. To date, Chivas Venture has already given away $4 million to the most promising startups making a positive impact on our...
Tags: Startups, Events, Insider, CHIVAS VENTURE


StarTropics on Switch reminds us games used to be really weird

Given how sleek and digital modern gaming is, it’d hard to remember sometimes just how weird and arcane it used to be — and just when you’d forgotten, here comes a game like StarTropics to remind you. Nostalgic gamers who are playing this re-released classic on the Switch are being waylaid by lack of access to a clue that actually appeared on paper with the original game. We’re not as far removed from the days of cartridge-blowing and RF switches as we’d like to think, but it sometimes feels lik...
Tags: Startups, Gaming


Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever

Comparing gadgets to their Apple equivalent is the oldest (and arguably laziest) trope in the tech journalism handbook. Android phones are inevitably compared to iPhones. Windows laptops are contrasted against MacBooks. In this piece, I’m going to try and refrain from doing that, because it’d be unfair on the Huawei Matebook X Pro. Simply put, it’s in a league of its own. In that sense, the Huawei Matebook X Pro is a bit of a black swan. I had a hunch it would be good, but I didn’t think it woul...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged, Huawei Matebook X Pro Simply


Daily Crunch: 85+ startups launch at YC Demo Day 1

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1 With more than 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. It’s so large, in fact, the accelerator had to change the way it does Demo Day — rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Warby Parker, Lucas Matney, Devin Nunes, Nunes, AgileCraft, Daily Crunch, Adidas Kylie Cosmetics


Google now lets you easily compress photos straight from the Photos app

A few weeks ago, we explained how you can save space on your phone by using Google Photos to back up your pictures. Now, Google has introduced a new backup option in Android that lets you compress photos to the size of a 3-megapixel image; the new feature is called Express back up, and it appears it’s solely available in India for the time being. Here’s how to use the Express backup option: Open the Google Photos app on your phone. Head to Settings>Back up & Sync, and click on Backup mode Tap on...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, India, Google Photos, Insider, Express


4 Tips For Small Business Online Marketing

Not sure how to launch or improve your small business’s online marketing? Should your business include social media buzzwords in your communication strategy? What type of content is the most alluring? Let’s delve into the top four tips that all small businesses can use to improve their online presence. Expand Your Local SEO. Every brick-and-mortar business on the planet wants more customers. A steady stream of loyal patrons, plus a frequent influx of new ones, is an owner’s ideal situation. O...
Tags: Google, Startups, Small Business, Marketing, Online Marketing, Others, Business Advice, Local Google, Small Business Online Marketing, Limit Social Media Channels Social


Android Q’s hidden ‘bubbles’ suggest Google is rethinking notifications

Despite multiple redesigns and fundamental changes, one thing has remained true since the very first Android phone: you swipe down from the top to access your notifications. But Android Q Beta 1 shows Google is at least considering an alternative. As first reported by 9to5Google, Android Q includes a hidden feature that duplicates your notifications in a small floating ‘bubble.’ If you use Facebook Messenger on Android, you might know what I mean. Facebook calls the feature “chat heads” but it’s...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Insider, Facebook Messenger on Android


The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. The clip, which you can watch below, shows how you can catapult your crew of feathered friends into droves of evil pigs, with the game‘s visual elements overlaid on top of real-world objects around you, like a table at a cafe. This is Rovio’s second attempt at making an AR-enabled Angry Birds title after it released a demo version for Magic Leap headset last year. Looking at the traile...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gaming, Apps, Magic Leap, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Insider


(C)lean Messaging: How To Make Your Great Idea Appeal To The Masses

by Scott Brown, Executive Director at UpRamp and author of “(C)lean Messaging“ Every aspiring entrepreneur lives in pursuit of that lightbulb moment. The big idea. An unparalleled innovation. In today’s interconnected world, good ideas are all around us. Ever asked yourself, “What if all the good ideas are taken?” Consider this: Somewhere in the world right now, Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is being performed on stage. It’s not a new idea. In fact, the play is the same wherever it’s shown. But her...
Tags: Startups, Scott Brown, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah, Scott, Business Communication, Advice For The Young At Heart, Business Advice, Startup Advice, Sarah Sarah, Cookie Company, Clean Messaging, UpRamp



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