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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:24:16 +0000


12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:30:57 +0000

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging...

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How Team Building Activities Can Enhance Productivity

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:45:42 +0000

Team building can be remarkably productive for your employees. Once you know how much it positively affects your team, you’d always be looking for new activities. It is even better to do any of the team building activities once in a month to keep...

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7 Growth Hacks You Need to Implement If You Want to Succeed Online

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:30:32 +0000

With the advent of the internet, the world has become a global village where business people are leveraging the potential of expanding into untapped markets. One of the commonly applied strategies is leveraging the use of online marketing platforms to draw in new markets,...

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How to Boost Video Marketing for Your Startup

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:30:49 +0000

Social media is changing the way we share information, and marketers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Video is one of the fastest growing mediums for building brand image because it has the power to reinforce visually and connect emotionally. According to the latest statistics, featuring...

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6 Common Sense Questions Every Startup Needs to Ask to Survive

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:00:52 +0000

Today anyone can come up with a startup and enter the world of entrepreneurship. With the formation of a digital marketplace, things are quite simplified but, beating the competition and thriving in there is what matters. Therefore, it has become important for them to...

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These 13 Articles Can Help You Become More Customer-Focused

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:50:17 +0000

One of the difficult things about dealing with customer feedback with the mindset of putting the customers first is that there is not a road map that can help all types of businesses become more customer-focused. In the end, every business has to find their...

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SEGA Forever Will Deliver Free Retro Mobile Games to Your Smartphone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:30:38 +0000

Everything retro is huge right now. Stranger Things — and I say this with love — is nothing but a grab-bag of retro nostalgia. The result: a critical and financial success. More and more brands are jumping into 70s or 80s throwbacks, even when they...

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Dog Video Games, Free Coding Camps, and Top Tech Cities

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:30:03 +0000

The weekend is finally here! It’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a little down time before the soul-crushing reality of the work week descends upon your unsuspecting brain. And there’s no better way to start your weekend than with Tech.Co’s top stories...

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Startup Spotlight: Smart Leads, Online Debates and Free Music

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:20:27 +0000

While outside it’s heating up for summer, we’re staying cool indoors researching startups. Each week, Tech.Co looks for five new businesses with creative or innovative ideas so you can keep your cool all summer long. This week we found companies offering smart home security,...

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The 50 Most Influential CMOs in the World

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:07 +0000

A lot of responsibility for the success of a startup falls on the shoulders of the CEO. Between hiring a quality team, delegating important tasks, and generally running the day to day operations, these inspiring entrepreneurs can hit a wall if they don’t have...

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Facebook and Patreon Both Illustrate One Weird Rule of Viral Marketing

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:50:16 +0000

Looking to hit it big on Facebook, possibly the biggest media company ever? Or maybe you’d just like to become a successful Patreon creator, pulling in five figures a month for doing whatever your creative heart desires? Good luck with both — the two accomplishments...

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Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:20:53 +0000

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since...

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18 Science Fiction Movies That Used Biometrics

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:30:25 +0000

Decades ago, the concept of facial and voice recognition and retinal scanners was only for the Starship Enterprise. Today biometrics, a term used to refer to metrics related to human characteristics, have become an everyday usage for anyone with an advanced smartphone to access control and identification...

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How to Build a Practical Brand Marketing Strategy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:15:21 +0000

When most people think about a brand marketing strategy, they think about identity. “Who are we as an organization? What should our logo look like? What colors and fonts should we use?” Those are all important things to nail down so that your brand...

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6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:30:21 +0000

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to learn the hard way about a whole universe of design terminology and tactics. This post isn’t...

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How Brick And Mortar Businesses Can Survive Against Online Stores

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:00:53 +0000

For owners of brick and mortar stores, keeping an online presence and up with technology will be a key component to success. Here are some options to keep tech for your store up-to-date and build your business in the interim to fend off other...

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Behold, The World’s First Self-Driving Potato

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:32 +0000

The future is here and it will be filled with self-driving potatoes. This week redditor Marek Baczynski unveiled how he invented the very first self-driving potato. The self-driving potato uses the energy it produces by collecting it with an energy-harvesting chip, which is then...

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Should You Reinvent An Industry As A Business Idea?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:30:27 +0000

No one has ever come up with a business idea entirely by themselves. Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized social media with Facebook, but Facebook was not even the first large social media website. The Bessemer process which made steel magnate Andrew Carnegie rich had been experimented...

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Nestlé USA Joins Terra Accelerator for Food and Agriculture Startups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:30:13 +0000

When big corporations get involved with little startups, magic happens. The combination of nearly infinite resources and innovative ideas can transform industries, uproot old trends, and breed success for everyone involved. And fortunately for the companies that will be involved with the TERRA startup...

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The Digital Renaissance of Fashion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:20:58 +0000

As a serial entrepreneur, Techstars alum, Cofounder of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, and advisor and mentor to numerous fashion tech companies around the globe, I’ve had a front row seat in witnessing, contributing to, and shaping the reinvention of fashion, retail and...

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3 Ways WeWork Is Committed to Social Good

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:40:28 +0000

As the only coworking company valued at over $17 billion, WeWork has had an undeniable impact on the startup world. By providing coworking spaces to thousands of budding entrepreneurs, aspiring innovators, and burgeoning startups, they have made the physical office an outdated model for newer...

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5 Affordable Graphic Design Programs to Make Your Creations Pop

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:10:18 +0000

You know how good cookies taste so much better when you’ve made them yourself? It’s just so satisfying–especially when other people like them too. The same can be said for a great piece of visual content that you create yourself. A like-worthy Instagram graphic or an...

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5 Most Successful US States for Small Businesses

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:20:41 +0000

Perception is reality. It’s an adage as old as time, as more than one entrepreneur has likely realized that appearing successful goes a long way in breeding actual success. Faking it until you make it is not only the most circulated piece of advice...

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How an Accelerator Can Help Startups Gain Mentors and Credibility

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:21 +0000

In 2009, when we first founded Datahug we did not know many other founders, investors or mentors who could help with advice or introductions to customers or investors. Equally, when we did manage to get that rare early introduction or connection, we had very...

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Being the Smartest Person in the Room Can Be a Bad Thing

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:15:05 +0000

David Joseph is the cofounder and chairman of Davo Technologies, a Portland startup that has developed a software-as-a-service product that aims to make the lives of small merchants and restaurateurs easier. Specifically, the company’s product, Davo Sales Tax, automates the collection and payment of...

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4 Tips To Boost Your Personal Brand on Social Media

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:30:33 +0000

These days almost everyone has a personal brand. In fact, whether you were aware or not, your social media already is your brand. However, growing your brand can be tough, which is why we’ve compiled some tips on how to gain influence without sacrificing your...

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Escape Rooms Are the New Team Building Craze

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:00:56 +0000

For many employees, being locked in an enclosed space with their boss might sound like a nightmare. However, the latest craze in team building involve a place that requires you to help figure out puzzles in order to escape.  Escape room games use problem...

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How to Forge Your Own Path to Success

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:50:39 +0000

As a kid, you grow up with certain beliefs that will stick with you throughout your life. But as you mature, experience the world, launch a career, and find someone to share the journey along the way, your beliefs might change and alter the...

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4 Digital Strategies That Can Help Your Small Business Grow Globally

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:30:03 +0000

In the internet age, scaling is easy. A digital storefront looks roughly the same whether its traffic is one hundred or one million unique page views a month, even though a real-life storefront would collapse under the foot traffic from a million customers. As...

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11 Startups Competing in the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Contest

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:30:33 +0000

As an innovation engine and a facilitator of exponential change, XPRIZE has done a lot for the future. Whether it’s through a lunar program that will see private companies on the moon in a few short years or an adult literacy initiative helping teach...

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CleverPet Is a Video Game For Your Dog, Rewards With Food [ Review ]

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:20:06 +0000

In an age when gaming is no longer just for those with ghostly tans, but a booming industry with a growing spectator division, it only makes sense for it to expand beyond humans. For those of us with pets, we often feel guilty leaving...

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Study: Almost Every American Thinks Internet Speeds Need Improving

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:30:35 +0000

Just a few years ago, a quality internet connection was a luxury. Downloading games from floppy disks, video chatting on AIM, and pirating illegal music on Napster at reasonable speeds were nothing more than pipe dreams for avid online enthusiasts. However, since then, internet...

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Survey: The 4 Marketing Trends You Need to Know in 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:50:15 +0000

Some large-scale marketing trends can be seen a mile away. It’s not surprising that marketers are increasingly interested in Instagram, the most visual, niche-focused, influencer-friendly social platform out there. We even know why they stay away from the creative haven of Tumblr, which doesn’t offer...

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4 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Your Ecommerce Site

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:20:19 +0000

Running an ecommerce company is different than your everyday startup. While many entrepreneurs can rely on abstract marketing numbers and traction scores, measuring success in the ecommerce industry is pretty cut and dry: sell products or else. And if you want to make sure...

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Why Don’t Investors Fund More Emerging Market Startups?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:30:18 +0000

When you consider that half of global venture capital goes to three U.S. metro areas (New York, Silicon Valley and Boston), and that only 10 percent of private capital investment goes to emerging market startups, it makes you wonder. Are there simply not enough...

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Small Businesses Need to Worry about Cybersecurity More Than Ever

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:15:55 +0000

There’s no doubt that cybersecurity needs to be at the top of the list for businesses. Maybe you’ve experienced a cyberattack first hand or at a minimum aware of cyber criminals who took personal data from websites like Twitter and LinkedIn and even the...

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Maine’s Startup Certify Acquired by K1 Investment Management in $100M Deal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:40:22 +0000

Certify LLC, the Portland company founded in 2008 that offers cloud-based expense management software, has been acquired by K1 Investment Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, in a deal worth $100 million. Bob Neveu, Certify’s cofounder and CEO, told Maine Startups Insider that...

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Apple Launches Summer Camp to Teach Kids to Code

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:00:28 +0000

At this point in the game, it’s hard to deny that being equipped with coding skills is beneficial to your future success. With more and more computer programming jobs hitting the market than people graduating high school every year, being prepared with this new...

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11 Favorite Thought-Leaders Named at 2017 Cannes Lions

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:50:12 +0000

At the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the creative global community come together to learn, network and celebrate individuals who push the limits of business, creative communications and change for good. This year, Adobe and Wunderman selected 11 of their favorite thought-leaders who...

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Researchers Have Developed WiFi-Based X-Ray Vision for Drones

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:32:50 +0000

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have proposed a new method for 3D mapping a structure through closed walls. It involves drones. Yes, that’s right: We’re on more step closer to replicating every single one of Superman’s powers. We now have flying and x-ray vision...

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The Most Well-Funded Food and Beverage Startups in Each State

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Startups build new products. It’s the way of the world. Their innovative ideas, skilled teams, and eccentric founders look at industry trends and create something new that has never been conceived of before. However, when it comes to the food and beverage industry, startups...

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Getting Ahead of Your Legal Affairs Is the Key to Startup Success

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:20:06 +0000

Every lawyer will tell you, it’s cheaper to hire them on the front end when you launch and get your business affairs in order than when stuff goes wrong or you’re playing catch up to protect your entity. For founders, taking a proactive approach...

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Here’s How to Get LinkedIn Users to Check Out Your Profile

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:30:07 +0000

Social media has completely changed the meaning of the word “engagement.” From likes and comments to retweets and mentions, getting noticed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can sometimes feels too good to be true. However, when it comes to actually turning that attention into...

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Software M&A Has a Cybersecurity Problem That’s Only Getting Worse

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:50:28 +0000

Yesterday, news broke of likely the biggest government data breach in the history of the universe. Today, we bring you the latest cybersecurity study, which reveals that although the majority of software mergers and acquisitions are plagued by security concerns, most corporations still plan to...

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Study: Sleeping for 7 Hours and 6 Minutes Will Make You Perfectly Happy

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:20:06 +0000

At this point in the game, there’s no denying that a good night’s sleep does more for your productivity than any app or organizational system could. Despite the entrepreneurial practice of burning the midnight oil, taking a break and getting some shut has been...

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How to Improve the Outcome of Your Enterprise Project

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:30:55 +0000

Working on an enterprise project requires careful planning and execution to achieve the desired result. Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is a specialized field that includes thinking, communicating and performing in a specific way. The goal is to facilitate the organization of an enterprise’s resources...

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How to Build the Perfect Startup Funnel

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:15:14 +0000

Funnels are remarkably useful in many aspects of startup life. Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, or sell to an enterprise customer, or hire an engineer, or raise capital, you are dealing with a funnel. Here are a few funnels we...

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5 Tips to Hiring an SEO Company

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:30:39 +0000

While there are no shortage of SEO companies, picking the right one might be tricky and having a hiring strategy that includes exactly what to look for when contracting an SEO company will save you time and result in a greater return on investment....

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12 Unspoken Rules of Talent Acquisition in Online Startup

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:00:19 +0000

Acquiring talent can be tricky especially if your startup just launched, and it might be tempting to hire newbies and amateurs. Instead, entrepreneurs should practice unwritten rules to acquire the talent they deem necessary for building a successful startup. As such, these rules should help...

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MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:50:22 +0000

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite...

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