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Topic: startups

This Mobile App Lets You Schedule Messages Up to 25 Years Into the Future

Because a lot could happen between now and then

A mobile app called Incubate: The Time-Delay Messenger became available today, and its core concept is, intriguingly, all about the future for now. But in several years, it will also…

Meerkat Restores Faith in SXSW's Startup Magic

Social video app makes the biggest splash in years

Perhaps South by Southwest Interactive promoters should send Meerkat a check—or at least a thank-you card. Not since Foursquare's launch in 2009 has the Austin, Texas, festival produced a break-out…

7 Ways SXSW Is Starkly Different From Mobile World Congress

An interesting clash of conference cultures

With Mobile World Congress now in the rearview mirror and South by Southwest coming up this weekend, let's take a moment to compare the late-winter, tech-based marketing festivals. Here are seven…

Should Your Agency Work for That Startup? Here's a Flowchart to Help You Decide

How to tell the next big thing from a boondoggle

It's time for South by Southwest, which means hundreds of agencies and startups will be colliding in Austin, where they hope to make the marketing equivalent of a love connection. But,…

Healthcare Startup Launches First TV Ad in New York and New Jersey

Oscar showcases real parents' challenges

New York healthcare company Oscar's first television campaign targets new parents who are too frazzled to shop for health insurance. The ad (created with SpecialGuest and 1stAveMachine) rolled out today and…

For the Advertising and Tech Elite, CES Is Shaping Up to Be the Next Cannes

Marketers increasingly find a home among gadgets

When the tech world comes to Las Vegas this week to show off its hardware, a shadow convention will thrive behind the scenes. It's the one for the advertising industry…

Fraternity Brothers Fight Over Ownership of Fast-Growing Mobile App

Lawsuit says Yik Yak founders owe their friend a share

A story of "betrayal" and "greed"—it's a story as old as apps themselves. And now a fraternity brother is claiming he was robbed of his stake in Yik Yak, a…

Why Tech Brands Are Suddenly in Love With Billboards and Subway Ads

Out-of-home drives app downloads

A few years ago, out-of-home advertising was still primarily used by either big, traditional brands or local businesses. But as technology becomes more engrained in everyday life, companies like Facebook,…

This Small Startup Says Facebook Imitated Its Photo App Idea

Look forces users to share, too

Facebook’s new app isn’t a Snapchat clone; it’s more of a Look-alike. The core feature of Facebook’s Slingshot—the requirement to reply to unlock a photo—already appears on an iPhone app…

Too Legit to Quit: Uber Raises $1.2 Billion

Ride-sharing service picks up big money

Despite nagging questions about its legitimacy and its future, the hot car service/tech startup Uber just raised $1.2 billion. Uber operates in cities that have attempted to regulate it out of…

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