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ARJ Infusion Lisa Sakovich

KANSAS CITY—Lisa Sackuvich spent 20 years in health care as an infusion nurse before a trusted mentor offered her a piece of advice (after a 12-hour-plus shift) that caused her to act: “If you’re going to work this hard for someone else, you should work this hard for yourself.”

That hit home for the humble entrepreneur, who founded Lenexa-based ARJ Infusion Services Inc. in 2000 with the  ...

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Doubledutch powers event engagement as mobile event apps boom

by Julie Schmidt Lawrenece Coburn, CEO of Double Dutch

SAN FRANCISCO—While many trade shows and business-to-business events still run on pen and paper, mobile event apps are gaining traction.

DoubleDutch leads the sector with branded apps that enable event attendees and exhibitors to more easily arrange meetings on the fly, share information, track speakers, give feedback, post comments, interact with exhibitors and follow event trends. That data  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Phoenix

Can these entrepreneurs simplify app making?

by Hayley Ringle 430 Labs

PHOENIX—Four entrepreneurs known in the Phoenix area startup community have partnered to form 430 Labs, a Phoenix-based startup whose goal is to build applications from idea to creation in just 30 days.

With an aggressive schedule of two weeks to alpha, two weeks to beta and two weeks to public launch, the four are more interested in starting something without getting caught up in the usual  ...

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Startups - The on-demand economy

The fight over your dirty laundry heats up

by Mark Calvey Rick Rome, WashClub

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area residents this week discovered another on-demand service eager to take care of their dry cleaning and laundry needs when WashClub expanded into the region.

WashClub licensees are now operating in San Francisco and Oakland and it's expected their pick-up and delivery of dry cleaning and wash-and-fold services will eventually be available throughout the greater Bay  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

The top 5 security tips you must pass along to your staff

by Heinan Landa The top 5 security tips you must pass along to your staff

Raise your hand if every single member of your organization is supremely tech-savvy and 100 percent up-to-date with the latest trends and threats that are out there.

No one?

OK, then let’s talk.

We all know that cyber threats are only increasing in quantity and sophistication as time goes on. And hopefully at this point we have also accepted that no business is too small to be the target of  ...

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Media - The streaming wars

Is Apple abusing its app approval process to harm streaming competitor Spotify?

by Gina Hall COOK APPLE

Senator Elizabeth Warren and the app developer community are speaking out against Apple after the company rejected an update to Spotify’s iOS iPhone app earlier this week.

Apple cited "business model rules" as the reason for turning down a Spotify update to its iOS app. Spotify claimed the rejection was an anti-competitive measure and suggested that Apple was using its approval process to hurt  ...

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Media - The new reality of virtual reality

NBC to play Olympics in VR — but only for Samsung customers

by Annlee Ellingson 2016 Summer Olympic Games logo

LOS ANGELES—NBC is jumping on the virtual-reality bandwagon, pledging 85 hours of VR coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This will be the first time that Olympics programming will be available in the immersive viewing format.

The VR content will be captured by Olympic Broadcasting Services and supplied to NBC Olympics. Some of the Olympics’ most popular events will be viewable in the  ...

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