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  • College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology Crunch Network

    College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology

    College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant thinkers, higher-ed institutions are natural hubs for creating next-gen systems. But while universities are traditionally credited with tech invention, they are less celebrated for tech adoption — which is arguably just… Read More

  • China Is Making Domain Name History Crunch Network

    China Is Making Domain Name History

    Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I mean a lot. There is a market unfolding that very few know about, and tens of millions of dollars are trading hands monthly. Over the last two years, China has become the largest buyer of domain names, resulting in what is likely the… Read More

  • OMG LOL SSL FUD Crunch Network

    OMG LOL SSL FUD

    Bad enough when some scrappy little startup comes to town and disrupts your profit margins into oblivion. Even worse–to any right-thinking capitalist–when a motley crew of idealistic do-gooders sneaks into your barn and sets one of your cash cows free. But what can companies do when faced with this sad and eternal truth: why buy your cow when they can get its SSL certificates for free? Read More

  • Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry? Crunch Network

    Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry?

    The online gaming industry is scaling the new and unprecedented heights of success with each passing day — and getting recognition in the face of e-sports worldwide. As the population of the gaming community is constantly on the rise, and coupled with such exponential growth, it is bound to pose some serious challenges to many video game-production houses. Read More

  • How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Crunch Network

    How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient

    Advances in information technology have generated enormous efficiencies in many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, communications, entertainment, retail and financial services. Yet in real estate, the largest industry of them all, innovation has lagged as agents and brokers have been slow to adopt new technologies. Read More

  • The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price” Crunch Network

    The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”

    It seems most founders believe investors asking for “extras” on the side are simply greedy and short-sighted. While it’s easy to criticize investors, I believe this behavior is driven in large part as a response to conditions founders have created in early stage investing. I believe two trends, when taken together, have eroded the “one round, one price” standard. Read More

  • Fintech’s Five Emerging Powerhouse Markets Are At A Crossroads Crunch Network

    Fintech’s Five Emerging Powerhouse Markets Are At A Crossroads

    Accenture has warned local banking communities in Asia to wake up: It took just nine months for investment in the region’s non-banking fintechs to quadruple from 2014’s $880 million to $3.5 billion. While in developed markets, fintech disrupts financial models by exploiting service gaps between provider and consumer, in emerging markets, fintech is on its way to becoming the… Read More

  • Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview Crunch Network

    Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview

    Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time. Read More

  • The Essentials of Hiring An Exceptional Startup Team-SD
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    The Essentials Of Hiring An Exceptional Startup Team

    For early stage companies to be successful, founders need to develop a thoughtful recruiting process, and need to do it early on. Read More