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Kevin Ducoff is an independent writer and researcher focusing on politics, business and technology. He writes about trends and companies impacting the economy and technology. He’s based in Washington DC.

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10 Impressive Tel Aviv Tech Startups

(17) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 2:00 PM

With more than 700 early-stage startups, and as many as 5,000 overall, it's no surprise that Tel Aviv has been ranked second only to Silicon Valley in terms of being a leading tech epicenter. Tel Aviv has established itself as one of the most innovative and...

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Mobile Monetization Startup Reveals 3D Ads

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 6:11 PM

Mobile app consumption is on the rise, but it's left app developers stumped when it comes to reeling in a profit from their creations. Plenty of startups have popped up offering monetization strategies to fix the issue -- and now, popular platform StartApp plans to tackle the monetization conundrum by...

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Startup Aims to Simplify Crowded Crowdfunding Market

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Crowdfunding got its humble beginnings in 1997, when fans of British rock group Marillion raised nearly $60,000 in small donations to get the band on a U.S. tour. Today, crowdfunding has morphed into what some call a revolution, one that marries social networking and venture funding. It's made...

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First Social Cloud Management Tool Aims to Lessen Impact of Cloud Silos

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 12:58 PM

While plenty of enterprises have now stored their information in the cloud, data silos still loom as a major problem. According to a recent Oracle survey, 54 percent of IT executives have experienced downtime in the past six months after being forced to stop working when...

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Ginger Software Maps One Trillion English Sentences Online To Personalize Language Learning

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 8:02 AM

Anyone who has learned a second language knows that using non-mother tongue in real-life situations can be unnerving. Just ask any English speaker who has ever thought the Spanish word "embarazada" means "embarrassed." (Hint: It doesn't.)

Helping English as a second language (ESL) learners master the language in context often...

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5 Companies Transforming the Mobile Industry

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 5:27 PM

It's no secret--the mobile app industry is booming, and that means tons of new companies are cropping up to provide the latest innovations in mobile technology.

With nearly six billion mobile subscribers worldwide--that's 87 percent of the world's population--and 300,000 apps developed in just the past three years,...

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The Cold Call Isn't Dead

(3) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 1:24 PM

It's an issue communications professionals have been grappling with for years -- does outbound marketing really work to drive leads and sales? The answer may surprise you.

Cold calls, email blasts, TV commercials and print advertisements are all traditional ways of spreading the word. But plenty of businesses ignore these...

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Startups Search for the Best Ed-Tech Business Model

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 8:25 AM

The world of ed-tech is booming, as 2012 was a big year for startups in the industry. Now, plenty of industry analysts are wondering: just what is the best model for ensuring students across the world have access to online courses?

Sixty percent of academic professionals...

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These Four Companies Think Online Video Can Help Your Business

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 4:22 PM

With both enterprise software sales and online video viewership on the rise, many companies big and small are touting video as a great new way to help your business promotion efforts and internal communications.

Social enterprise software sales are expected to reach an impressive $4.5 billion by 2016....

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Mobile App Seeks to Offset Record-Low SAT Scores

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 3:26 PM

A new way to prepare for standardized tests has arrived, but it won't be found in the classroom or even in the homes of America's tutors -- unless you count what's in our pockets.

QuotEd, a new mobile app from the Milwaukee-based Knerr Tutoring Center that launches on Jan....

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The Top 5 Monetization Tools for Mobile Apps

(6) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 10:35 AM

If you've developed a mobile app, you have undoubtedly run into the issue facing app developers everywhere: how to monetize. Mom-and-pop apps to tech giants like Facebook, and everything in between, are grappling with how to maximize their mobile earnings.

The most obvious way -- charging users per download...

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5 Tech Companies Set to Impact Higher Ed in 2013

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 5:59 PM

It's a great time to be in the education technology industry: venture capitalists have dropped a whopping $1.37 billion into the industry between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012.

That's a lot of cash, and a lot of opportunities for companies to seriously...

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4 Technologies Impacting Field Professionals in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 4:10 PM

The enterprise software industry is changing the game for workers in nearly every profession, and the market is gearing up for continued aggressive growth in the next few years.

It's predicted that the enterprise software industry will be a $4.5 billion market by 2016. Big...

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5 Great Tech Companies To Watch In 2013

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 8:55 PM

As 2012 draws to a close, it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be another seminal year in the world of technology. Over the last 12 months we saw the unveiling of some massive tech IPOs along with major enterprise tech acquisitions, such as Microsoft's purchase of office social...

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Four Types of Organizations Making an Impact Post-Hurricane Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:19 AM

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, many communities are still picking up the pieces. Although the storm itself is long gone, millions of dollars in damages in many areas means there are still plenty of citizens whose lives continue to be impacted by the storm.

That's why a...

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America's Comeback: It's Small Business, Stupid!

(6) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 3:26 PM

As we move past election season and take a well-deserved breath, our economy is slowly regaining its footing. Unfortunately, the reality remains that unemployment is far too high and the rate of hiring is way too low. Though the 7.9 percent unemployment rate we have today is markedly better than...

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