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Create an iPhone Game in 31 Days

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If you’ve ever wanted to create an iPhone game, then now is the time to do it. A new course has launched today that is aimed at teaching students how to create their own, original, indie game in just 31 days using Apple Sprite Kit with its Swift programming language. So, not only will you… Read more »


Pluralsight Acquires Code School; Get Free Access to Courses

Pluralsight Acquires Code School

Pluralsight, the online platform committed to providing continued learning for professional software developers, IT specialists, and creative technologists around the world, has announced today that it has acquired Code School, one of the top resources on the Internet for programming education. The acquisition is valued at $36 million and is Pluralsight’s sixth within an 18-month… Read more »


Startup Founders Called Her ‘Hot’

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Three years ago, Alyssa Dumond started working as the director of operations at a Portland startup led by two men. But she realized quickly that something was wrong. “We would complete a huge project, and everybody was giving each other a high five and kudos for completing a job well done, and in the next… Read more »


Walk During Your Lunch Hour to Reduce Stress

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It’s Monday and you’re finding it hard to focus. You’re stressed or just feel the lack of enthusiasm. Why not go for a walk during your lunch hour? A new study has found that taking a walk can help raise your mood and reduce stress. When you’re not stressed and less moody, you’re more productive. For this… Read more »


Microsoft Ventures Accelerates Implementation for Startups

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We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet: @MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #Q&A For the… Read more »


Saul Colt Has Been Waiting for The Internet of Things

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During CES 2015, Saul Colt helped to introduce DADO Labs to Downtown Las Vegas. Tech enthusiasts from all over gathered at the Inspire Theatre to understand how The Internet of Things plans to connect consumers. In 1996, he says, he read a book called “Being Digital” by Nicholas Negroponte, which really stuck with him all… Read more »


Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Find Happiness Inside This Box

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Can happiness be found in material things? The common answer is no; modern-day gurus encourage us to favor experiences – a vacation or an afternoon with friends – rather than buying the latest gadget or car. (But do we listen? Hell no.) It turns out the truth is more nuanced than that, though. A study… Read more »


The State of Status Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software, recently announced a round of survey results that show how status meetings actually undermine worker productivity. Released in the form of an infographic, three in five employed adults reported that preparing for status meetings takes longer than the actual meeting itself. “Survey results continue to show that… Read more »


5 Tools To Write a Winning Resume

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Writing a resume can be a daunting and time-consuming task, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to land a job. Whether this is the first or the tenth resume you’ve written, everyone can do with some help on resume writing. Short of hiring someone to write it for you, the resources available will make… Read more »



Boost Conversion Rates: 10 Content Marketing Strategies

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‘Do your work and do not think about the result’- This line does not work anymore in today’s world. One of the main reasons that low budget films do not become box office hits is because of the lack of promotion. Whether it is a movie or your company, you need to follow strict and… Read more »


Where is Social Media Heading in 2015?

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With another year behind us, we can’t help but make predictions for the coming year. And while it’ll be interesting to see what new innovations await us in 2015, it’ll be equally interesting to see which existing technologies and trends evolve. Social media falls into the latter category, and is continuing to grow and react… Read more »


Optical Character Recognition and The Digitization Wave

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Optical Character Recognition, popularly abbreviated as OCR technology, is very relevant to the concept of paperless office and the wave of digital revolution. The basic idea of OCR however is not new. Don’t you read and recognize characters? The OCR/ICR machine has evolved to from the same basic concept of tracking – matching and identifying…. Read more »