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Venture Capital

Brad Feld: Investors Are Like Dungeons & Dragons Characters

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

In a recent Kauffman Founders School video, Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld compared venture capitalists to Dungeons & Dragons characters – to make the point that they don’t all have the same skills and levels. “I like to describe [venture capital firms] as…

Sports

Los Angeles

Pro Athletes Are the Best Marketing Tools You Can Get

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I can honestly that, without a doubt, my favorite technologies are ones that get people up, out, and interacting with the real world. It could be an augmented reality platform that takes people to new parts of their city, or a superb set of…

Announcements

The Pentagon Has Infiltrated Silicon Valley

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Okay, so the title is not entirely true, but it’s not every day that the Secretary of Defense has reason to be in Mountain View. Last Friday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with key business leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a $171 million…

Programs & Resources

10 Business Major Scholarships Worth Applying For

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Majoring in business can open doors to a variety of careers, from those in finance to management, sales, or entrepreneurship. That could be why more business degrees are awarded than any other major. If you’re considering a business related course of study, here are…

HR and Recruiting

3 Ways to Make the Most of a Mobile Talent Assessment Strategy

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Smartphones have changed the game for HR professionals. Today, candidates are more connected than ever, and they expect you to be as well. In February, Cisco released its 2015 Visual Networking Index Mobile Data Forecast, 2014-2019, which suggests organizations that don’t plan on integrating…

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Marketing

5 Social Media Hacks for Your Ecommerce Store

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The key to increasing your ecommerce store’s productivity is to increase its visibility. While there are several methods that you can use to drive customers to your website, there are few greater tools than social media. Unfortunately, many social media sites, like Pinterest and…

Jobs

Chicago

The Best Cities for Techies to Find Jobs

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In August we analyzed how students were bypassing traditional education and starting to use coding bootcamps to shift their careers, but where are the best cities for them to find jobs after? Between the drastic cost of living differences that are tied to Silicon…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Wiselike and Instabase Raise Seed Funding

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, Wiselike launches in beta and announces a seed round of funding; Instabase brings on Greylock and NEA as backers; and AOL makes an acquisition. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your…

Apple

New iPhone 6S to Feature 12MP Photos, Better Front-Facing Camera

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

New reports from 9to5Mac reveal that the new iPhone 6S will feature much improved cameras – with the back camera taking 12 megapixel photos instead of 8 megapixels (the standard for a while) and larger sensors on the front-facing camera suggests higher pixel count…

Remote work

5 Ways Offices Drain Productivity [STUDY]

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The office is not a place for productivity, a new FlexJobs study reported. When employees want to get important work done, 76 percent of them avoid normal business hours at the office. Instead, when productivity is crucial, 50 percent of employees prefer working at…

Tips & How To’s

Top 4 Easy SEO Tips You Can Plug In Right Away

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

There is so much to learn about SEO, but sometimes the best way to start is by mastering the simplest things. You can find hundreds, even thousands, of SEO tips and tricks to apply, but these next several tips are the ones you can apply…

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DC

Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Some of the most promising and newsworthy startups in the DC area are getting together next Wednesday evening at 1776 – Crystal City. Will you be there? Or will you miss out on the latest innovations in energy, data, wearables, and software? At Tech.Co’s Startup…

Dev & Design

5 Go To Websites for Design Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a designer. I have never designed a graphic, or a website, nor have I learned any of the technical skills to do so (just haven’t gotten around to it yet). However, I would say that…

Tips & How To’s

A Detailed Guide: The 101 on Guest Blogging in 2015

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

Before even touching the subject of “guest blogging” it’s important to get something straight—guest blogging is an effective and encouraged practice, despite what most think. Last year the former Head of Webspam (and essentially the SEO spokesman) of Google Matt Cutts wrote a blog…