Solvish Maps Out Local and Global Issues Waiting for Solutions

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Name: Solvish Quick Pitch: Anyone can contribute to Solvish — a digital community board for local and global concerns. Genius Idea: By creating follow pages on Solvish for various issues, users can acknowledge predicaments, build awareness and connect to problem solvers. Solvish is the 21st-century community bulletin board. Users can create a “problem page” for […]

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Hovertrax is Like a Segway Without Handlebars

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Vancouver, Wash.-based company Investist has a new idea for rolling in style. It’s called Hovertrax, and it’s an auto-balancing, electronic transporter with two-wheeled gyro technology — or, more simply, a wiggle board with power. The group is collecting funds for the gadget through Kickstarter, and, as of Wednesday afternoon, has already raised more than $50,000 […]

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LivingSocial Slated to Lay Off 400

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LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, is reportedly preparing for major layoffs from its U.S. team. A source “with knowledge of the daily deal giant’s plans” told the Washington Business Journal that 400 jobs would be cut across departments. The layoff shouldn’t come as much of a surprise following Amazon’s third quarter earnings report, which […]

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45+ Events in Social Media, Marketing and Entertainment

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Tired of the typical work routine? We’ve got the answer. Shake things up with one of these great upcoming events, where you’ll be able to break from the usual while still propelling your work forward. At these assorted business conferences and exhibitions, you’ll have a chance to learn about fresh innovations in social media, marketing […]

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3 Parts of a Patent Every Startup Should Know About

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Nitin Gupta is the co-founder of LawPivot.com, an online marketplace for businesses to receive crowdsourced legal advice from lawyers. You can follow LawPivot on Twitter @LawPivot. This post was co-authored by Eric Hutchins, a patent attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend, & Stockton. Many tech startups make the grave mistake of not actively seeking patent protections for […]

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Popular Personalities Send Fans Video Texts with Audingo

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Want to feel more connected to in-the-know radio and TV personalities? Mobile messaging service Audingo sends users audio or video messages via text, email or phone call. “Audingo is about belonging to the inner circle of select personalities and organizations,” said Matt Merritt, Audingo co-founder and president, in a statement. “Audingo’s vision is for subscribers […]

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Challenge Your Favorite Athletes to Video Game Battles With OverDog

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Tackling NFL running back Adrian Peterson in real life might sound like a pipe dream, but you just might be able to take down the actual Minneapolis Vikings star in a game of Madden. That’s the concept behind new gaming platform OverDog, which connects major athletes across the NFL, MLB, NHL, WWE and other leagues […]

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Facebook Marketing Strategy and 60+ More Events in Digital Media

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Whether you’re looking to make industry contacts or learn the latest trends in advertising, technology and media, Mashable’s Events Board has something for you. We picked four of the latest events to be listed to give you an idea of the possibilities for networking, developing skills and moving your business forward. Check these out, or […]

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Kickstarter Expands to the UK

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Aspiring artists, musicians, and inventors in the United Kingdom will now have another tool at their disposal to make their dreams a reality: Kickstarter. The crowdfunding platform announced yesterday via a blog post that it is expanding its services to the UK. “In July we tweeted that Kickstarter would open up to UK-based projects for […]

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