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SocialRadar Cofounder Kevin Alansky Leaves to Join CircleBack

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

CircleBack, a Vienna, VA-based company aimed at keeping user contacts up-to-date using artificial intelligence and machine learning, announced this morning that it has brought on Kevin Alansky as its Chief Marketing Officer. The news comes as a surprise, as Alansky is also the cofounder…

Finance

Former Obama Tech Advisor: Bitcoin Could Transform Government (in 5 Quotes)

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Bitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions, could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology that makes bitcoin anonymous could make…

Tips & How To’s

6 Critical Ways To Establish Trust and Credibility for Your Business

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Your product or service is now second to the trust your customer has in you. Starting in 2012 and every year since, the Edelman Trust Barometer findings clearly show that trust in a company in more important to consumers than product or service quality….

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Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour is Coming to Southeastern Virginia

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s likely that you associate southeastern Virginia with the beach more than with tech startups. However, it would be a little short-sighted to think that the two can’t harmoniously coexist (see: San Diego). This is why Tech.Co is bringing our Startup of the Year Competition…

Lifestyle

PositiveSingles, the Dating App for Singles With STDs

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In a society that is increasingly living in the digital world, it comes as no surprise that dating apps are hitting the spotlight, with new ones appearing regularly. Tinder is by far one of the most popular apps for dating, where a simple swipe…

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Social Media

Montreal

Is ringID a Better Snapchat?

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

What makes a platform like Snapchat great? After all, we can already send video messages to each other pretty easily. However, Snapchat makes sending video messages really easy – but I think there’s more to it. Perhaps the most lauded feature of Snapchat is the…

Health

Hungary

Tep Built A New Age, Fitness Tamagotchi Pet

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

There are a lot of entrepreneurs these days who think the first generation of fitness trackers focuses too much on adult, competitive athletes. Further, they find the apps are geared only towards recording distance traveled and calories burned on an already well-established fitness routine. Akos…

HR and Recruiting

Motivate your Team and Create Employee Engagement with Braavoo

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Peter is every manager’s dream: he continually meets his deadlines, willingly stays past five o’clock to tie up loose ends, and is the definition of “team player.” In short, he’s a rock star employee. To hold on to top-notch employees like Peter, both employers…

Gear & Gadgets

Los Angeles

A Skateboard Made from Rocket Material

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

These days, many commercial rockets are made using some carbon fiber, an extremely strong, light, and durable plastic. The carbon fiber that doesn’t end up in space often comes to rest in landfills – which is not just unfortunate for the environment, but a…

Funding

Today’s Funding Roundup: Massive Millions and a Cancer Drug IPO

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tuesday brings with it a whole new cohort of news and announcements, specifically massive amounts of funding for some companies. We also have an IPO from a startup that’s developing a promising lung cancer drug out of Cuba. Let us know what you think…

Automotive

Navion, the First Holographic Display for Car Navigation

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Today, the automotive market is undergoing through some important changes and improvements, mainly regarding its technological aspect. Cars are getting more and more pumped with high-end technology like gadgets and new functionalities, not to mention the rapid growing development of electronic cars, a niche where even…

Product Launch

Harpoon Launches Financial Planning App for Freelancers

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On Tuesday, Harpoon officially launches its web app that helps freelancers keep track of their finances. Harpoon was founded in 2013 by two freelancers who were having a hard time keeping track of their time,invoicing clients, and knowing how much money they actually had…

Programming education

Miami

Miami’s Wyncode Academy Announces Coding Scholarships for Low-Income Residents

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wyncode Academy, the Miami, FL-based coding school, announced this morning that it will provide coding and entrepreneurship scholarships to residents from low-income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The announcement comes a few months after Wyncode joined the New Economy Skills Training Association (NESTA) this past…

Funding

NYC

Onevest Raises Nearly $2M for Self-Crowdfunding Its Series A

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

Onevest – the company whose online equity crowdfunding platform connects early-stage startups to accredited investors – has announced this morning that it has raised nearly $2 million towards its Series A round. While seemingly another typical funding announcement, Onevest’s Series A is unique in…