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5 Secrets of Making a Creative Video

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With the video craze only getting crazier, there’s more and more stiff competition to make sure yours gets the attention you know it deserves. As more and more creative videos show up diversifying the web, you’ll need to step up your video production game in order to get your voice heard. Videos are great for… Read more »


6 Unusual Hobbies Can Make You a Better IT Professional

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Image credit: Flickr/Paul Stein After a long day of work, what do you do with your free time? Catch up on the latest tech trends, busy yourself with reading books on the secrets of successful tech startups, teach yourself new skills that could help you advance in the office? You probably do these things to… Read more »


7 Free Tools to Keep Your Startup WorkFlow Organized

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Workflow management, a strategy for automating business processes, is a powerful tool for effective collaboration. Companies looking to be more productive increasingly seek tools that enable a more organized workflow for their creative processes. The benefits of creating an organized workflow include: Keeping your team focused Managing time and prioritize important tasks with your team Keeping communication open for your entire team There are… Read more »


Make the Most of Your Time: Subcontract Social Media Management

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Time goes by quickly when you’re spending it on social media. On the other hand, no matter how much time you spend trying to manage your company’s social networks, the results may not be as good as you hoped for. Time is an important factor in social networks – businesses do not like to spend much time… Read more »


It’s Time to Make your Restaurant more Efficient

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Engaging with customers has always been top priority for restaurants, but today it can be made even easier with advanced technology. Restaurants that are not utilizing the newest technology to make service efficient, customers happy, and resolutions simple are missing out on a large piece of the market. Customers can always move along to the… Read more »


Haute Rogue: A One-Woman Show that Went Global

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Anna Miatselitsa was born and lived in Belarus until the age of 18, but she always dreamt of making a positive impact on the world. She was brought up in a culture where everybody lives the same kind of life: you go to school, then college, then you get married and have kids. In her… Read more »


BAND Hits 40 Million Users, Expands to US

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I wrote about Camp Mobile’s BAND recently, a platform that’s looking to redefine social networking and messaging apps for maximum control and private communications. The team was proud to announce that they recently hit 40 million users worldwide. The invite-only platform lets users organize and interact with the people in their lives in smaller circles,… Read more »


SOLS gets $11.1 Million for Custom, 3D Printed Orthotics

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We’ve long heard that the advent of the 3D printer will help people solve everyday problems right in their living rooms, but there haven’t been too many companies that open these doors for us. SOLS, however, is a pioneer in the 3D printing and custom, mass manufacturing market, and today they announced the successful close… Read more »


20 Unbelievable, Fully Funded Kickstarter Campaigns

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It’s status quo these days to turn to Kickstarter, or any other crowdfunding platform, when we need money to fuel our big ideas. There are literally thousands of campaigns out there, and while a lot of them are trying to change the world a lot of them make us laugh, scratch our heads, or inspire… Read more »


The Pursuit of HIS Energy: Building a Startup with Your Son

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Dr. James Hubbard, Jr. tells me over the phone. It’s a quote from Arthur C. Clarke, the futurist and science fiction writer behind such genius works as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End. Clarke was an influential figure for many modern-day… Read more »


5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Coding Skills

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Great developers have more than just coding skills to offer to an employer. They understand everything from business development to project management. They are self-sufficient and can work well with others. But most importantly, great developers write elegant and effectively tested codes. The demand for developers is high; employment of software engineers is projected to grow 22 percent… Read more »


Swappy – The Barter System Reimagined

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Remember the time you were moving cities and realized halfway through packing – with the move deadline looming – that you had way too much stuff that could not be sold on Craigslist, could not be packed to go with you, AND would be a shame to just throw away because it was in great… Read more »


D.C. and Kansas City are Top Cities for Women in Tech

DC and Kansas City are the Top Cities for Women in Tech

It’s a widely-known fact that women are grossly underrepresented in the technology workforce. While women make up a majority of the occupations in America’s overall workforce (averaging 57 percent, including the fields of business, law, and medicine), only 25 percent of all computing positions in the U.S. are held by women. That is a stark… Read more »


9 Free Product and Startup Discovery Sites

9 Free Product and Startup Discovery Sites

Tech startups do amazing things – they provide us with new ways to approach everyday problems, whether such problems are associated with productivity in the workplace or handling our personal health. Sometimes, though, people don’t even know that there are companies out there who are providing these innovative solutions. Thankfully, there are several startup discovery sites… Read more »