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4 Exciting Opportunities For Developers — That Aren’t Apps

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:30:16 +0000

If you’ve learned to code after reading stories about startups it’s likely you’ve already fallen into the trap. You want to build the next big social app, and your exit strategy involves ending up with millions of dollars in your bank account. If that...

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Why Millennials Rely on Real Estate Agents to Buy a House

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:00:47 +0000

This may be surprising, but technological advances have made real estate agents incredibly important, particularly for Millennials. This revelation was made in an international study conducted by Coldwell Banker, which also pointed out that, in parallel with the new technologies, these professionals have a more...

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5 Things to Think About Before Creating a Marketing Plan

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:50:03 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...

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8 Superfoods to Boost Team Productivity

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:30:29 +0000

Here it comes, the 3PM slump, the time of day when employees wander into the company kitchen to search for something to eat. They need the energy to get them through the remainder of the day. Unfortunately, more often than not, they’ll grab something sugary providing...

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Video: This Is How Many Drones It Takes to Change a Light Bulb

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:30:15 +0000

Here’s proof, caught on film, that drones can handle changing lightbulbs. Youtuber Marek Baczynski posted the video below last Sunday. The quadcopter drone fails a number of times before unscrewing the old bulb and screwing in a fresh one. The method of failure is always the...

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Tile Mate: Slightly Smaller, Still Great for Finding Your Stuff [ Review ]

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:30:26 +0000

We all lose things sooner or later. This year, everyone’s favorite “find your anything” gadget has released two new offerings. The first, Tile Slim, is a larger but very slim device designed to be put in a wallet or stuck to a tablet or...

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Vine Is Shutting Down

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:50:10 +0000

Yup. The Twitter-owned video service Vine is discontinuing its mobile app, according to a statement on the company’s official Medium page. All vines will stay available, but Vine users will not be able to create more videos on the app. Here’s the relevant information: “Nothing...

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Squaggle Provides Kids with a Safe, Educational Tablet Experience

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:20:34 +0000

Being a parent in the digital age is stressful. With literally millions of apps and websites out there that are designed for adults, it’s almost impossible to monitor what kind of content your little ones are consuming on a day to day basis. And...

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Acting and Modeling Startup Castar Is Thriving in LA

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:30:45 +0000

Los Angeles is the destiny of people wanting to succeed in the field of acting. People flock from around the world just to have a chance at a glimmer of fame. And while you might think only 20-something aspiring actors and models are headed to...

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4 Useful Driving Apps For Your Morning Commute

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:15:39 +0000

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend on the road? The average millennial spends 50.8 minutes driving to and from work every day. They also drive to run errands, visit friends, and spend time with significant others. Many millennials are stressed...

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How to Make Sure Your Business Messaging System Is Secure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:30:54 +0000

Making the decision to incorporate an instant messaging system into your business is extremely beneficial. There are few things more important in business than effective communication between employees and employers. If you are not able to effectively communicate with your staff, everything is going to...

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4 Tips from Guy Kawasaki for Successful Self-Publishing

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:00:09 +0000

Guy Kawasaki is a hard man to reach. But if you know anything about him, you’ll definitely understand why. He is the author of thirteen bestsellers including the seminal: The Macintosh Way. He’s a highly sought-after marketing specialist and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He...

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Twitch Is Fixing the One Reason I Never Watch Cooking Shows

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:50:56 +0000

I never watch cooking shows. It’s not that the shows aren’t great: Many are. It’s not that Alton Brown isn’t smart and charismatic. It isn’t that Anthony Bourdain doesn’t unpack some great sociopolitical commentary along with his meals. It’s that I hate to stare at...

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4 Tips For Personalizing Ads Without Being Creepy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:50:29 +0000

Personalization plays a huge role in improving campaign performance. But if marketers use the tactic incorrectly, they could destroy trust in their brand and leave a negative impression with users. When it comes to using personal data, there is a fine line between smartly customizing ads...

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The Top 10 Jobs of 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:30:35 +0000

The job market is transforming. With innovative technologies and budding startups creating a substantial paradigm shift in the employment field, more and more people are trying to figure out what they are going to do about their careers. Should you focus on salary? Is doing...

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Mel Robbins: How The Snooze Button Is Killing Your Business

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:30:35 +0000

Who doesn’t hit the snooze button now and again? Those precious 10 minutes feel like a gift that allows you to nod off into a brief pre-morning nap. But what you don’t know is that snoozing is actually costing your business money. At the...

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Influencer Marketing Is on the Rise for Good Reason

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:20:16 +0000

Every few years, a new marketing tactic hits the business world. Most recently, influencer marketing has taken up that title. The practice is defined by using respected and trusted people who will act as promoters of a brand or product, in some capacity. Sometimes,...

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The New Techweek Is Inclusive, Effective, and Committed to Social Good

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:50:43 +0000

Back in 2014, Techweek withstood widespread criticism for its perceived sexism, onstage rants, and a prevailing sense that the Chicago-founded technology conference was puzzling and disorganized. In light of these findings, many wouldn’t have placed their bets on the company’s future success. Faced with dwindling...

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AI Founder? Submit Your Startup to This Top 100 Private AI Companies List

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:20:15 +0000

Data-driven strategic insights company CBInsights has opened up submissions for it’s next big list: The top 100 private AI companies in the world. If you run an AI startup, or know someone who does, now’s your chance to get in one a little (potential)...

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Valve Has Put Two Popular Games on the Path to Virtual Reality

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:15:51 +0000

Valve is a video game developer with a huge cult following. When it comes to this industry, selecting tops and lists can be hard, but it is mostly unanimous that Valve is responsible for some of the best and most played games ever –...

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How Talking to Your Customers Drives Innovation

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:11 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. You can give customers what they really need by breaking down the barriers between them and your product team. As an entrepreneur, seeing your product...

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The Role of Technology in the Fight Against HIV

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:30:31 +0000

HIV is the virus responsible for AIDS, one of the worst diseases affecting the human race today. While it’s thoroughly studied, we have yet to find a cure or even a vaccine. And even though it’s possible to live with, testing for HIV is just as...

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Here’s How to Watch the World Series Without Cable

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:30:22 +0000

The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians kicks off tonight and it will be one for the books. The Cubs will be trying to smash a 108 year championship drought while Cleveland will try to become the second city in...

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How to Build Company Culture with a Remote Team

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:50:37 +0000

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanized Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. For startups, the traditional office-based work structure just doesn’t work. But remote work can...

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The Top 30 Celebrity Investors in Tech

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:30:12 +0000

The tech world is filled with unique personalities, budding innovators, and a great deal of money. That’s why the tech world is the perfect place for celebrities to get their feet wet when it comes to investment opportunities. Whether it’s popular musicians, award winning...

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3D-Printed Heirloom Gift Startup Bre & Co. Just Launched

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:30:56 +0000

Makerbot founder Bre Pettis is today launching a new company to make 3D printed heirloom gifts. The startup, called Bre & Co., hopes to “deepen relationships with heirloom-quality gifts” through the use of iterative design while creating watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Pettis explained the values behind...

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Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:30:38 +0000

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,...

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VIDGO Wants to Be The Next Big Thing in TV Streaming

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:25 +0000

Television is currently experiencing a golden age, especially in the United States. Netflix and Amazon, for example, are two of the biggest streaming services in the fight, producing and streaming several award-winning TV shows and documentaries seen all around the planet. In spite of the...

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Social Responsibility Is Important to Millennial Consumers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:45:17 +0000

There are 75.4 million Millennials in America. They’re now the largest generation in this country, and they’re destined to make up a formidable force of consumers. Businesses obviously cannot ignore them anymore. The oldest Millennial was born in 1981 and the youngest in 1997...

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Top YouTube MCNs Yoola and UUUM Partner to Develop New Productions

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:20:50 +0000

YouTube is the world’s undisputed video network. It’s present in over 61 countries and is visited by 1 billion users every month, with an average of 6 billion hours broadcasted monthly. About 100 hours of video are uploaded to the platform every minute, and...

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Zillion, Tile Partnership Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet Ever Again

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:15:52 +0000

When smartphones became popular a few years ago, losing them immediately became a problem. Once that problem was solved, people started wondering why they couldn’t utilize the same technology to locate their other personal belongings. That’s when Tile came along. By attaching a tiny...

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Venture Capital for Drone Companies Just Tanked

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:15:29 +0000

Remember that thing drones do sometimes when they stop responding to their controls and just plummet from the sky? That’s kind of what VC funds for drone companies just did. The third quarter numbers are in. As I previously mentioned, VC funds are down...

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3 Data-Driven Tips for Getting Demos of Your Product

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:00:22 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...

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LISNR, Splash Debuted Innovative Ticketing at Techstars FounderCon

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:30:37 +0000

Recently, Techstars FounderCon 2016 happened in Cincinnati, Ohio, bringing together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and innovation leaders from around the world. They were all part of Techstars international network of accelerators and entrepreneurship organizations, with Techstars being an early seed stage accelerator itself. This event allows Techstars...

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Roboming Is the Little Robot Helper You Need Around Your House

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:30:10 +0000

When the Jetsons originally aired, flying cars and helpful robots were nothing more than a sci-fi pipe dreams. Audio cassettes, LED lights, and silicon breast implants had just been invented and revolutionary automotive technology and robotic assistants weren’t even on the to-do list. But...

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Why Seattle Media Startup “The Evergrey” Could Be the Future of Local Journalism

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:50:21 +0000

The future of journalism and news media is up in the air. The industry’s perspective is so bleak that articles about the death of journalism are their own cottage industry — though sadly not one likely to save journalism. Here’s the local news problem in two numbers: In...

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InContext Solutions Raises $15.2M to Expand VR for Retail

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:30:32 +0000

Today, Chicago-based virtual reality software developer InContext Solutions has successfully closed their Series E round of $15.2 million. The round is led by Intel Capital and Beringea, and will be used in an effort to scale the company’s sales and marketing initiatives. Funding from...

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How China Hopes to Shape the Future of AI

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:30:28 +0000

This past May, China announced its AI roadmap for the next three years: The National Development and Reform Commission expects their artificial intelligence sector will give them a market worth topping 100 billion yuan (that’s $15.26 billion) within that time period. Where is China’s AI sector at...

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Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Zen Studio, Mini Metro, and More

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:30:42 +0000

Summer is over and fall is here. That means you’re going to have to endure cold weather, rainy afternoons, and boring nights at home. Fortunately, this selection of apps will keep you entertained all year long. Whether you want to start cooking lunch with a...

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Former Tennis Star Pairs Recreational Athletes with Bvddy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:30:21 +0000

Everyone loves playing sports with a partner. Former ATP World Tour tennis player Pedro Ast faced the problem of finding players of the same skill set for pick-up games when he left the tour. Most of the men he played with moved away or...

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Connecticut Startup Ecosystem

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:45:25 +0000

When you grow up near a big city, most people just assume that you call that big city home. They think your identity is wrapped up in the grand metropolitan area that’s more than an hour and a half drive away. In Connecticut, that...

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Samsung SmartCam HD Plus + SmartCloud Is Easy DIY Security System

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:20:04 +0000

Now more than ever, home security is not only a necessity, but is also readily available regardless of your budget. With Samsung’s SmartCam HD Plus, the popular tech brand is giving consumers access to both daytime and nighttime monitoring, with several unique qualities that are...

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GoFundMe Is More Than Double the Size of Kickstarter

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:30:04 +0000

Your fix of insight into the crowdfunding sector might be getting increasingly important: Since seed funds from VCs are drying up, to say nothing of the chances any non-unicorn has of getting their next round, crowdfunding might be turning into a better and better option....

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5 Common Reasons Why Ecommerce Companies Fail

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:35 +0000

Ecommerce has about an 80% failure rate. Other researchers claim it’s as high as 97%. One of the reasons the failure rate is so high is because an ecommerce business can be easy to set up, for a small amount of money. Creating a...

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The Top Productivity Hacks for Tech Employees

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:50:03 +0000

It’s no shocker that IT professionals have notoriously heavy workloads and feel pressured to complete work at all hours. In fact, The 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that 55 percent of professionals in the field are frequently or constantly stressed — stress that is directly...

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Useful Tips To Help You Become a Web Designer

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:30:58 +0000

Due to technology like Photoshop, jQuery and other related proficiencies, web designers’ skills have become a major concern nowadays. Becoming a leader in web designing arena is not a piece of cake for everybody: The process demands a hands-on grip on every step of the...

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Why the Future of Content Creation in Higher Education Is Digital

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:45:27 +0000

The face of general consumer reading has been digital for over two decades thanks to companies like Amazon and iBooks. Tablet readers are less expensive, more user-friendly, and podcasts are increasingly popular. Americans listen to 21 million hours of content every day. However, the...

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11 Questions for Your First Investor Meeting

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:30:59 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...

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5 Effective Tips to Beating Founder Burnout

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:50:43 +0000

Working at a startup can mean long hours with no breaks: 18 hour days, granola bars for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even a makeshift bed in your office. While many entrepreneurs think this is the best way to get things done, they’re not...

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11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:30:10 +0000

Ask any entrepreneur and they will say they have learned a lot. And while success is a big part of growing as an entrepreneur, nothing helps you grow faster than failure. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked 11 entrepreneurs to share some of their...

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