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H ere's an app to get that deadbeat roommate to finally pay their fair share of the Internet bill. The dishes, however, are going to require a living room summit. The prospects for the negotiations: not good.

And now, your Tuesday Uplinks.

Why you need to get out more. International travel can boost creativity. Via The Atlantic.

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How this company aims to overcome mid-market tech-talent shortage

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N ashville's growing national profile can be a double-edged sword for its large tech employers.

"Because the city is so popular right now, it's helping [attract tech talent] a little bit," said Robert Frist Jr., CEO of health care workforce training software company HealthStream, which currently has between 40 and 50 job openings, most of which are in Nashville and related to technology.

"But the  ...

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Harvard-born startup Skylight lets you email digital photos directly to a picture frame

by Sara Castellanos Skylight at Home1 2

H arvard graduate student Michael Segal launched a crowdfunding campaign on Monday for his startup, Skylight, which lets users remotely email digital photos to a Wi-Fi-connected photo frame.

Segal is trying to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, much of which would be used to reach a deal with a Chinese manufacturer to product the digital photo frames, which would retail for about $120 each.

Segal, who  ...

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Don't want a deadbeat roomie? Get this startup's app

by Christopher Calnan Screen Shot 2015 03 31 at 7

N early everyone has a deadbeat former roommate they’d like to forget. Now, an Austin startup is making a business out of making such memories avoidable.

Pingplot Inc., which operates the apartment rental marketplace for college students Comfy, has developed an mobile application designed to enable renters to divvy up their monthly utility bills. The app, called Unbill, launched in Oregon in  ...

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CloudSolar wants to give everyone a piece of the solar power movement

by David Harris Cory Absi Michael Sun CloudSolar

A variety of barriers confronts those who'd like to contribute to the solar energy movement, but what if anyone could help out?

That's the premise behind CloudSolar, a Boston startup born out of the Harvard Innovation Lab that allows anyone around the world to buy a solar panel with the goal of building a solar farm.

The startup has already raised more than its $300,000 crowdfunding goal that  ...

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The bitcoin startup tied to arrested Silk Road DEA agent speaks out

by Michael del Castillo CoinMKT

I t’s business as usual at the CoinMKT bitcoin exchange tied to a former DEA agent who helped investigate the Silk Road black market and where he allegedly conducted a number of shady deals, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed yesterday. It turns out, the part of the company associated with the alleged crimes may have never even changed hands to the new owner at the  ...

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Media

In taking on music's tech giants, Jay Z becomes the underdog

by Alex Dalenberg Jay Z

J ay Z assembled a murderers’ row of some of the biggest acts in music for the relaunch of his newly acquired streaming music service: Tidal.

Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk and, of course, Beyoncé were all on hand for Monday’s press conference in Manhattan. The Guardian pegs the net worth for Jay Z’s group of Super Friends at $2.5 billion.

Jay  ...

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