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BAND Hits 40 Million Users, Expands to US

BAND communication

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

SOLS prosthetics

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

Kickstarter campaigns

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

HIS Energy

“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


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

swappy barter system

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 »

5 Essential Resources For All Things Blogging


One of the many wonderful things about blogging: you don’t need any past experience to succeed. Within two minutes people who have never even used the internet for anything but browsing could successfully set up their own blog. Whether you’re looking to start your blogging career from scratch or you’re already a professional looking to… Read more »

Fogo, the High-Tech Swiss Army Knife


If you are someone who likes to go deep into the wilderness, be it just hiking, climbing, or any other activities in the wild, you know how important safety is, and how safety is improved when the right tools are there. However, sometimes all these tools take a lot of space, making all the logistics… Read more »

9 of the Biggest Software Blunders of All Time

power blackout

We’ve all been there, that dreadful moment when no matter how much tedious testing you’ve done, the sleepless nights spent coding until dawn, and what do you get in return: A bug! In order to lighten the mood and make your problems seem less disastrous in retrospect, I want to share with you the biggest… Read more »

16 Free Tools to Boost Your Social Media Engagement


Being active on social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. As of 2014, more than approximately 1.8 billion internet users have accessed social networks; 70 million of those people are in the United States. Despite the ubiquity of social networks, market potential is still increasing, as user figures and user engagement continue to… Read more »

Try Products Before you Buy With Gorilly


Try before you buy: it’s a mantra that serves us well, but there aren’t a lot of places you can put it into effect. Sure, you can test drive a car, but how often can you test drive a custom, handcrafted piece of furniture? Gorilly, the self-described Airbnb for retail, has long been committed to… Read more »