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How to Make Piles of Money Using Instagram

Today: Coin/Crypto Domain Names, Extraordinary Brains, Billionaires, ICOs, Start-Ups, Alcohol, Tim Berners-Lee, Instagram, IQ Crypto.com and Coins.com Bring Big Bucks, But The Top Crypto ICOs Go With Brandables Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains—and What We Can Learn From Them As scientists work to unravel the mysteries of the mind, people with unusual conditions

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Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons

Plated, operating from Plated.com, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded in 2012. Its main competitor, Blue Apron, operates around the same principles. There is a […]

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Plastc : Start-up meltdown with $9 million dollars in unfilled orders

Plastc, an unpronounceable brand that promised to bring out a digital card storing up to 20 credit cards, has folded. Operating from the domain Plastc.com, the start-up announced that due to failed attempts to receive investor funding of $6.75 million, it’s closing down. In the process, they are not only laying off all employees, they’re […]

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Lily Camera RIP : Company files for bankruptcy after taking in $34 million dollars in pre-orders and investments

Lily Robotics, a start-up operating from the domain Lily.Camera, has filed for bankruptcy, having taken in more than 60,000 pre-orders that were never shipped. After seed investors poured in millions of dollars in funding, the company started taking in discounted pre-orders for a revolutionary drone that possessed advanced navigation capabilities. The footage, however, was shot […]

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Company Using Hand Registered Domain in 2015 Which Dropped in 2012; Raises $6.5 Million

I just got finished reading a post in Venturebeat.com about a company named ReplyYes, which just raised $6.5 million dollars and whose website is ReplyYes.com The domain name has an original registration date in 2008 but was deleted for non-payment of renewal fees on March 27, 2012 by a former registrant. The domain sat unregistered […]

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Avocarrot : Greek native mobile ad start-up sold for $20 million

Greek native mobile ad exchanger, Avocarrot, has been sold to Glispa Global Group for $20 million dollars. Berlin-based Glispa thus acquired its third such ad tech company in two years. The acquisition was announced on the Avocarrot Facebook earlier today. Avocarrot, with offices in Athens, London and San Francisco, was co-founded by Greek Cypriot Conno […]

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Y Combinator : Which TLDs are preferred by funded start-ups?

Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding; it helps pay for a start-up company’s expenses, while they are getting started. Y Combinator is a platform for angel investors, providing seed funding for startups. How much funding a start-up needs depends on the kind of company one launches. At Y Combinator, small investments are […]

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The Economy Needs a Cheerleader-in-Chief; Rebranding? 5 Essential Tips

Top 1000 e-commerce growth settles into a steady double-digit pace; Overstock.com reports a 3.9% increase in Q1 sales despite a decline in web visitors; 5 Reasons The Future Of SEO Favors Small Businesses; Startup CEO’s 3 golden rules of winning Every Day; Ads Evolve Into New Forms as Media Landscape Shifts; Why Thought Leadership Is […]

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Post Binge-Watching Blues; Startups Can’t Revolve Around Their Founders If They Want to Succeed

How to Sell if You Hate Selling; It’s Discounted, but Is It a Deal? How List Prices Lost Their Meaning; 3 Reasons Digital Advertising is Going Native; 4 Things for Businesses to Consider When Marketing Your Website; How a New Generation of Business Leaders Views Philanthropy and Companies Want to Disclose Employee Health Data to […]

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A Checklist for Naming A StartUp

Dharmesh Shah wrote an article on Inbound.org that detailed his checklist for choosing a start up name. Shah writes he has been thinking about naming and branding for 20 years. He also mentions some of the data points he looked at when coming up with his checklist. He looked at over 4,000 start up names, […]

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