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YouTube Is Expanding From Video to Basically All Social Media

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

YouTube doesn’t want their users leaving for other social networks like Facebook or Twitter. So it’s becoming them. The video service has just revealed plans to add photos, polls, links, and text to its video feed by the end of 2016. The new expansion, called…

Marketing

The Importance of Video When it Comes to Marketing

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The goal of all businesses is to achieve self-sustainability and growth. In order to achieve these goals, you need a well-planned marketing strategy to back its services. A properly developed marketing strategy helps businesses reach out to their target audience and educates them regarding the solutions that…

Funding

Reminder for Startup Founders: VCs Are Not Demigods

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Responding to a recent tweet from Joe Fernandez, VC Fred Wilson has stepped up to offer an important reminder that any young entrepreneur needs to keep in the back of their mind: Venture capitalists aren’t superheroes. too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc's like they're…

Dev & Design

4 Ways to Improve Website Speed Without Changing Hosts

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

If you didn’t know already, your website’s loading speed plays a crucial role in the user’s experience and ultimately, the business’ growth. In a recent report by Akamai, 47 percent of the online population expects their webpage to load in no longer two seconds….

technology

Study: Voice Recognition Software Officially Types Better Than Humans

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It’s actually a little weird that artificial intelligence took this long to pass up humans at typing. But the verdict is in: A new study from Stanford University, the University of Washington and Chinese internet search engine Baidu has found that voice recognition software is significantly faster…

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Announcements

San Francisco

Cheryl Foil: An Emmy-Nominated Speaker at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! When you launch a startup, it’s not for the glory. Startup founders and employees are all about living their dream…

Ecosystems

Reykjavik

Iceland: A Small Country With an Outsized Startup Culture

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Startups need an incubator: not in the jargony-way in the proper sense of an incubator, but in the more general sense of a resource-heavy environment that lets a team bounce off themselves and others as they grow. Silicon Valley is at the top of…

News

DSYNC: All Business Systems Linked In One

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

Businesses that have data stored in different applications, or even across multiple systems integrating that data can be a real challenge. If they don’t have an in-house programming staff, then things are even more difficult. This is where DSYNC just might be able to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Considerations Before Launching a HealthTech Startup

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 11:04 am

Healthcare is a hot niche. And healthcare tech is even hotter. Why? Because the healthcare industry still lags behind others in using technology for many of its functions. If you think about venturing into healthtech, consider the following points first. What Are the Trends?…

Entrepreneur

Creative Side Projects Can Make You Happier at Work

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

Happiness is a moving target. While it’s nearly impossible to consistently be satisfied with your life, one’s occupation can go a long way in making you smile on a regular basis. Unfortunately, job satisfaction numbers in the US leave a lot to be desired and…

Opinion/Analysis

You Can’t Trust the Internet to Continue Existing

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

“Our Incredible Journey” puts the ack! in acquihire. So says the tagline to this underground tumblr blog devoted to documenting the various purchase announcements of startups in the tech industry. And the various statements about “sunsetting” a product, why this means “great things,” and decisions to…

Trends

4 Ways 5G Mobile Technology Will Improve the Customer Experience

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

In recent years, the mobile market has been dominated by 4G and LTE devices and networks. However, 5G mobile technology is on the horizon and customer experience is the first thing to be improved. The shift towards the revolutionarily fast technology is inevitable and provides a…

Tips & How To’s

The 5 Best Software Suites for Startups

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Running a startup is difficult. You will find it encouraging, rewarding and satisfying to be your own boss, but you may also be frustrated when things don’t run smoothly. These business software suites can help make running your new business a little easier, which…

Google

Google Joins Facebook in Crackdown on Their Ad Competition

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Recently, Facebook has been fighting back against the ad blockers that have been sweeping most other internet sites clean for years. Adblock Plus tried to block Facebook ads, so Facebook blocked the ad blocker. Given that Facebook has the multi-billion valuation, they’re likely to…