Leap these mobile hurdles to drive back-to-school sales

There is no doubt that brands need to take advantage of mobile marketing to drive back-to-school sales now, and holiday sales soon thereafter. But there are hurdles to overcome before they can successfully target customers on their smartphones the co-founders of Gallop Labs say. Here's how. Read more »

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Digital design for purpose and profit

by Annlee Ellingson Marc Mertens

M arc Mertens wants to change the world. But he wants to make money too—both for his company and his clients. His digital design firm, A Hundred Years, does both.

“We’re at the intersection of profit and purpose,” he explained. “For us to be engaged in a project, we really have to find both of these ideas present in what we do.”

Founded as Seso Media Group 14 years ago, with offices  ...

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The Pipeline: Keith Rabois' modest proposal for eBay, Vinod Khosla's beach fight, and a Bitcoin incubator in NYC

by Kent Bernhard Jr Vinod Kholsa

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for August 22 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Silicon Valley…Jaunt, a developer of hardware and software for virtual reality displays, raises$27.8 million in a round led by Highland Capital Partners.

Boston… Sports-focused social  ...

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Bitcoin Foundation leader weighs in on ethical implications of bitcoin reporters using bitcoin

by Michael del Castillo Jon Matonis

J on Matonis is the executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the world about how bitcoin works, and how it can be used. Earlier this week, though, the director also made his feelings clear about how the cryptocurrency should be used.

In response to a recent article I wrote for LinkedIn Publishing, arguing that bitcoin  ...

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Is strong company culture really at odds with diversity at these top 25 companies?

by Alex Dalenberg Corporate Culture

G lassdoor, a jobs and career site that crowdsources salary data, interview questions and other company information, just published an eyebrow-raising list of the "Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values" based on feedback provided by employees.

Unsurprisingly, Silicon Valley tech giants ranked highly, with Twitter claiming the top spot.

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GrubHub co-founder wraps up an epic cross-country bike ride

by Alex Dalenberg GrubHub co-founder goes cross country

E arlier this summer, GrubHub co-founder Mike Evans hit the road to clear his head on a coast-to-coast bike tour, with a $192 million IPO behind him.

Now, Evans's cross-country ride from Virginia to California is complete. Setting out, he hoped to reconnect with himself after a stressful 12-year startup slog and figure out his next steps. Evans, who co-founded GrubHub with current CEO Matt  ...

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Who needs an MBA when you’ve got a garage, right?

by Michael del Castillo

It’s hip nowadays to trash the MBA. A popular question to ask among more pessimistic entrepreneurs isn't "where'd you get your master's?"; it's "which school did you drop out of?" But then there's another worthwhile question that gets asked to ask—"where did you meet your cofounder?" The answer to that one, and the rub for those who said bye-bye to the MBA, for some of the most successful  ...

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How impulse shopping now hooks online readers (Video)

by Teresa Novellino SAKS SADVOE

T echnology is making its way into retail, with a slew of startups in the retail technology space. But what exactly does it mean for consumers with money to spend?

In an interview with "Bloomberg Surveillance," National Retail Federation chairman Stephen Sadove calls out a few examples of what’s new in retail, pointing how technology can boost impulse shopping online.

“One [example] I’ve  ...

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