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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup: The Best Of Startup Life

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You’re busy. We get it.

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

  • The perfect song for whatever you’re doing that will help you stay productive and happy? Symfoo aims to be your personal radio and behind-the-scenes guru.
  • People pay attention to texts. And quickly. SlickText recognizes this behavior, and gives companies a handy tool to implement SMS marketing.
  • It’s gotten ridiculous how often we need to change our passwords for the sake of security. The only thing more insane is how many passwords we need to change on a regular basis. 1Password has a nifty solution to this problem. Hint: it doesn’t involve the number 12.
  • Email. Ugh. Bet you’re inbox eats up your time. It doesn’t have to. Contatta lets you use you’re email smartly without having to adapt like crazy.

 

Living the Startup Life

  • There’s a shortage of engineering talent. And a few widespread practices keep the best people for the job from even applying. Have a look at the miscues. Avoid the same mistakes and bring in the right engineer for your organization.
  • Remember the name Trisha Prabhu. This teenager’s tests of her anti-cyberbullying system went so well that she’s working on a scalable prototype that will integrate with social media platforms. Awesome.
  • Social media has a way of taking over our time and drowning out our other impulses. Here’s how you can tame your addiction (and odds are you probably have one).

 

Startup Tips & Trends

  • Does your company have a brand or a label? Avoid these 7 mistakes to prevent all your effort going toward a losing cause.
  • Make social consciousness a priority at your organization and you add another layer of incentive for everyone to perform. A larger awareness helps keep sight of the truth that no matter what your company is about you’re in the business of improving lives – and this is how you can have an even greater positive influence.
  • Cyber criminals are growing more and more sophisticated. You’re wrong if you think your company is too small to worry about insider threat. Have a look into a detection system that helps prevent intentional and unwitting security breaches.

 

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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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