Raising capital as an entrepreneur is no cake walk. At its worst, it’s a grueling slog of pitching, networking, meetings, and waiting. But for blockchain-savvy startups, fundraising has never been easier – or faster – than in the current boom time.
Last week, Israeli blockchain startup Bancor raised more than US$127 million in three hours. In May, a web browser called Brave pulled in US$51 million in less than 30 seconds. Scores of other projects have seen similar success, with millions of dollars’ worth in cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, pouring in after just a few days.
It’s one thing to hire and find an engineer that seems to be a perfect fit, but it’s an entirely different challenge to keep them happy and remain loyal to your company.
With over 87% of them already employed, it’s hard to say when that trusty tech whiz will decide it’s time to take another opportunity. But here are a few things (to avoid) that could cause an engineer to resign. 1. Make it easy
If your engineering team constantly works on the same...
This week, VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators and fans, is being held in Anaheim, California. Naturally, YouTube is using the event to make a number of big announcements. One of them centered on an upcoming update for the mobile YouTube apps that will allow users to fill the screen with any clip, no matter what its format might be.
New YouTube features: 360-degree video for TV and Super Chat API
The family office of billionaire Azim Premji, one of the early investors in Snapdeal, has written to its board objecting to special payouts for the founders and two larger investors, Kalaari Capital and Nexus Venture Partners, as part of the buy-out deal with Flipkart. This puts a spanner in the works for India’s biggest ecommerce merger, reports Bloomberg citing anonymous sources familiar with the discussions.
Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Binny Bansal along with Kalaari and Nexus had negotiated hard on compensation...
Four of Pied Piper’s team members in the series Silicon Valley.
“Data creation is exploding,” says Gavin Belsen. “With all the selfies and useless files people refuse to delete on the cloud, 92 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years alone.At the current rate, the world’s data storage capacity will be overtaken by next spring. It will be nothing short of a catastrophe. Data shortages, data rationing, data black markets. Someone’s compression will save the world from data-geddon, and it sure as hell better be Nucleus and not goddamn Pied Piper!”
Belsen is a fictional character, of course, from the HBO show...
For the past few years, there’s been a ton of hype about viewing video content in virtual reality headsets. However, many content creators, and indeed some VR headset owners, are still getting used to making and watching full 360-degree clips that are made specifically for those devices.
Today, YouTube announced a kind of middle ground between regular videos and VR-oriented 360-degree clips. The new format is called VR180, and as you might have guessed, it’s been designed to give people a more immersive experience than normal videos, but not quite as difficult or overwhelming as 360-degree movies can be to watch.
It’s been just two and a half months since the last flagship phone from LG, the G6, went on sale in the US. Unfortunately, it looks like the phone got caught up in the wake of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch just a couple weeks later. We have seen prices for the G6 go down quite a bit in the brief time it has been on sale. The unlocked version can now be bought for less than $500 on eBay, well below...
OnePlus just took the wraps off their highly anticipated 2017 flagship, and it’s only natural to wonder how the latest and greatest from OnePlus compares to the other high-end smartphones out there. In this post, we go hands-on and give you a quick look at the OnePlus 5 vs LG G6!
OnePlus 5 review – the Never Settle promise lives on
It doesn’t matter how good your blog or website is, if no one sees it then what’s the point? Unfortunately the internet isn’t a meritocracy; you don’t get traffic to your website by being innovative or hilarious with your content. You get it by playing the SEO game. Webtextoolis the hack for that game.
Webtextool gives you real-time optimization tips as you write your content. Ok yes you could learn the secrets of SEO or pay a professional to look after it. But that’s plenty of time and/or money. Webtexttool is the best of both worlds – Easy to do but also affordable. In fact, right now it’s very affordable....