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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup

You’re busy. We get it.

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The fast pace and crazy work hours of startup life make it impossible to keep up with all the latest startup news, trends, and tips – and worrying that you’ve missed out is no way to begin the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest startup stories from KillerStartups below.

 

Killer Startups

  • Not just a digital business card, elloBEE is your professional network at your mobile fingertips.
  • Everyone wants more information and more engaged users. Voice Polls makes it easy to embed custom polls, both original and sponsored. Check out the new darling of publishers like TIME and The Next Web.
  • What’s better than making your friends insanely jealous by sharing your food porn? Discounts on more meals and drinks for sharing your pictures. That’s how Sniplo (sushi) rolls.
  • Mobile screenshots are like paper receipts littering a car. They’re no longer necessary, and they just don’t go away – obscuring the view of stuff you need to find (your personal photos). Screenshotter has a simple way to organize the mess.

 

Living the Startup Life

  • Collaborative, hard to classify, part startup, part evolution of the humble book – naturally, a digital guide to living in the modern world is a little bit of all these things.
  • About to go The Shining on us all, taking an axe to the door, because all work and no play has made you a dull boy? Here’s how you separate life from work and find a balance between the two.
  • They’re watching. They’re using your data against you. Who? More eyes follow your clicks than you’d probably care to know. Time to reclaim ownership of your data.

 

Startup Tips & Trends

  • No matter the size of your marketing budget, the end goal is the same. A few budgeting lessons to keep in mind will help you to spend $100, $1,000, $100,000… effectively.
  • Seconds. Maybe 15, max. That’s how long you’ve got to turn website visitors into paying customers. 7 simple tweaks to your design can boost conversion rates and stop guests from clicking away for good.
  • Underneath the mountain of myths growing atop the legacy of Steve Jobs was a man with practical, humble and profit-driven beginnings. Toss aside the hipster delusions and philosophy, and look to the base if you’re going to build a real tech startup.

 

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Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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