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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe your startup or startups in general? You’re not alone.

 

 

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If you’re not quite there yet, then someone is probably working on an app to help you reach that next level of devotion. In the meantime, a look back at the stars who turned up on KillerStartups this week just might do the trick…

 

Killer Startups

  • Installing the Yappy app on your Android phone lets you text away happily on your computer – which gives your poor neck a break from swiveling back and forth between devices.
  • Giving back has its own inherent rewards, but if philanthropy comes with a chance to hang with celebrities for a good cause… well, as World 143 proves, some extra incentive never hurts.
  • When you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to ask for recommendations, BizzBook uses Facebook info to find touted professionals for you. Knock out projects without calling around all day.
  • Affordable glasses. Interchangeable lenses and frames. Yeah, no need for the ophthalmologist to weigh in on this one: Frameri has perfect vision.

 

Living the Startup Life

  • We won’t cry, but we will send flowers to the CV’s funeral. There’s a much prettier way to find the right fitting job.
  • Sick of passwords? Changing passwords regularly? Who isn’t. Keeping track of passwords has become a full-time job. oneID has a beautifully simple (and memorizable) solution.
  • Replacing credit cards is the worst. How’d you like to never again reprogram your life with a new CC number? Final truly is the ultimate credit card.

 

Startup Tips & Trends

  • “Now more than ever, your social media marketing strategy should focus on building relationships, not only with your customers but those that are most likely to be influencing their purchasing decisions,” says Shopping Links founder Kim Westwood. Here’s a good example of brands connecting with top bloggers.
  • The old-school press pitch doesn’t work very efficiently for either businesses or journalists. Want a better tool for stories to get told?
  • You can’t stop people from trying to steal content online. However, you can now blast unauthorized versions of work from Google search results, effectively making the stolen goods worthless.

 

Photo Credits

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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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