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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup

Phew, good thing a Volkswagon wasn’t chosen to take Pope Francis around on his US tour, huh?

 

 

Challenges abound when running a company on the world stage, which is where any business can find itself these days, whether intentional or not. Heightened visibility makes us all better – unless you’re… committing massive fraud or astronomically raising the price of AIDS medication, transparency is a good thing.

 

No more trying to work with a broken smartphone screen because a replacement will arrive within hours, a simple and brilliant tool for tracking water consumption, and free publicity for your startup – you can’t say we don’t know how to party responsibly on the KillerStartups Weekly Roundup.

 

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Killer Startups

  • Nearly everyone knows the pains of dealing with a damaged smartphone. DropBot stops the heartbreak before it sets in, helping to fix your phone or put a replacement in your hands before business suffers.
  • It’s on – lunch, snacks, dinner, that is. Food Moves is a mobile app that gives foodies all the real-time food truck information they need to track down their faves.
  • Don’t you just hate finally hearing the traffic report while your stuck in five lanes of vehicles going nowhere? Morning Traffic Report gives you the best route to work – avoiding the jams.
  • Far better than a hotline for those struggling with mental health issues is direct access to doctors and immediate support. KnKt’d is a smart system for clients to stay connected with their care network.

 

Living the Startup Life

  • Tired of the search for local business ratings proving as confusing as the second season of True Detective? Three cheers for a single site that gives unbiased deets for any kind of local business.
  • Umm, since it’s fundamental to ALL life, maybe just maybe we should try a little harder to better manage our water supply.
  • Storytelling is more than a marketing buzzword. It’s an ingrained and essential part of the human project. And the tradition is alive and well online. Less clickbait and more storytelling, please.

 

Startup Tips & Trends

  • From the mind of the creator of Ship Your Enemies Glitter comes a random way to find great, useful websites annnnnnd a fun way for startups to snag free publicity.
  • Sometimes the more you obsess about your website the more likely you are to overlook something. A fresh set of eyes – outside testers – who can ensure that everything is functioning properly are priceless. And, fortunately, not overpriced.
  • Mercy. If complicated collaboration platforms and too many applications have made you want to abandon teamwork altogether, you’ll definitely want to have a look at this all-in-one communication solution.

 

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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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