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City of Palo Alto Opens Its Arms to Open Government

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#Palo Alto, Calif., is already well known as a global center of technology innovation, with companies from Google to Facebook having once called it home. However, the city itself hasn’t fully embraced technology’s potential to disrupt local government — until now. The city of Palo Alto is announcing Tuesday the launch of a new #open […]

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Hukkster Alerts You When Your Most-Wanted Items Are Discounted

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#The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling #startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Hukkster One-Liner Pitch: The shopping tool tracks your most-wanted items online and alerts you immediately when the price drops. Why It’s Taking Off: Hukkster provides a simple […]

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Handmade in Brooklyn: How Grado Labs Maintains Its Tradition

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At his school’s career day, Jonathan Grado’s friends were dressed as sports players and lawyers. Jonathan walked into the classroom with #headphones around his neck and said, “I’m going to be my dad.” But for him, that was normal. “Sound and heritage” is what differentiates Grado Labs, Jonathan Grado, vice president of #marketing says. “I […]

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TurboVote Wants to Be the Netflix of Voter Registration

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TurboVote, an up-and-coming startup, wants to become the “Netflix of #voting” by revolutionizing voter registration and vote by mail via the Internet and snail mail. The concept is simple: Users fill out voter registration or vote by mail forms on their Internet browser, then TurboVote prints an official document based on that data. TurboVote sends […]

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Etsy Bets Big on Google Shopping Ahead of Relaunch

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Beginning next week, businesses that want their products to appear at the top of #Google search results will have to pay for it. Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods, will be among them. The Brooklyn-based startup hosts shops for more than 800,000 sellers and has generated $500 million in sales so far this year. […]

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15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

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Image: Mashable Composite. iStock retrorocket, chuwy The nation’s top entrepreneurs don’t come from one place — not one Ivy, one city or one incubator. Sure, schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University have a reputation for churning out revolutionary ideas and battle-tested founders, but top-flight companies sprout from universities and #entrepreneurship […]

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Crafting Your Social Media Budget: Experts Sound Off

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Businesses have limited resources, and while social media tools are free, some tools — and the people who run them — come with a price tag. How is a company to divvy up its resources? Mashable spoke with several businesses, from #startups to agencies, that have seen success with social; here, they outline their tips […]

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6 Tips To Successfully Develop and Launch New Features

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Guy Nirpaz is the CEO and co-founder of Totango, which provides a customer engagement platform for software companies. In the world of cloud computing there are no longer “mega-releases” shipped to customers on a CD. Instead, new features are launched into the cloud for user consumption as they are ready. At the same time, getting […]

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