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10 Reasons to Learn to Code in Miami

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There are many reasons why you should learn to code this year. Most industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge offering great salaries. In 2014, Miami saw a rise in number of coding schools, closing a talent gap between what traditional universities are producing and demands of the growing entrepreneurial scene. A well-established coding… Read more »


Ten-Hut! Austin Wants Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Last week the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Fort Hood’s leadership announced Operation Austin, a partnership designed to bridge critical talent gaps in Central Texas and position Austin as one of the national leaders in veteran recruiting. Specifically, the coalition will develop new programs to connect Austin businesses with veteran talent. The veteran population of… Read more »


Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most of my days, but this productivity has come from years of… Read more »


AT&T to Launch Series on Snapchat You Won’t Watch

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AT&T announced today that it will launch a a scripted series called “SnapperHero” on Snapchat. I have Snapchat but I’m not sure I’m the audience they want to target. AT&T is going for a younger consumer base, those who are increasingly turning to mobile-based media to gain access to information and entertainment. Last year, the company… Read more »


Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America: Tech is King

Glassdoor Top Jobs in America: Tech is King

It’s still technically January, so there’s no reason we can’t continue to make exclamations about “how great of a year it’s going to be” or whisper affirmations of “new year, new you” to ourselves. As part of the new year, people all across the country are looking to start new careers or find new jobs…. Read more »


6 Ways to Combat Your Smartphone Addiction

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably sat at a restaurant and scoffed at some of your fellow diners, hunched over their phones and not talking to each other. Classic smartphone addiction. Of course, when you pull out your smartphone at the dinner table – but rarely, of course – it’s for truly important things. Like… Read more »


Paul Graham’s Startup Survival Rules 

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When things get difficult, sometimes you have to whip out the old survival guide to make sure your startup gets through a challenging phase in your business. That’s why we are sharing this guide with entrepreneurs, based on Y Combinator’s cofounder Paul Graham‘s “Startups in 13 Sentences“.  He shared 13 tips you every entrepreneur should… Read more »


Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

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I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio app that allows students to apply to jobs by hashtagging the… Read more »


What it Takes to Build a Startup Office in India

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India’s tech startup scene is growing – and it’s on track to grow at a rapid pace. What else can you expect from a country that consistently produces some of the best engineers in the world? With top institutions like Birla Institute of Technology and Science; University of Mumbai; and the Indian Institute of Technology, India… Read more »


Metromile to Provide Uber Drivers Per-Mile Car Insurance

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Today, Metromile and Uber announced they are partnering up to provide variably-priced, pay-per-mile auto insurance for drivers who use Uber’s rideshare platform. The two companies have jointly developed the first technology solution that serves the Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) market and strives to provide continuous seamless insurance coverage for Uber driver partners – a unique… Read more »


DADO Labs Makes Your Favorite Appliances Smart

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Tom Worley is a long-time technologist, developer, and engineer. Back in 2010, he cofounded Tater Tot Design, bootsrapped its way through creating an Internet of Things platform, and now he is the President and CEO of DADO Labs. During CES 2015, DADO Labs presented an entire day of programming and introduction to companies and platforms powered… Read more »


Apply by February 6 for the SixThirty Accelerator!

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Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty financial tech accelerator program is currently accepting applications for their next class of startups through February 6, 2015. SixThirty will accept up to five startups in both its fall and spring classes, and the current selections will most likely be made at the end of February. SixThirty invests up to $800,000 per… Read more »


Coolbox Beyond 100% Funded in Less Than a Day

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The Coolbox Indiegogo page went live at 11:59 pm EST on January 26, and they’re already fully funded. Actually, they’re beyond funded and have hit $89,373 blowing by their $50,000 goal; there’s still 44 days left for them to accrue even more funding. Coolbox cofounder Mike D’Agostini has in effect brought the old school toolbox… Read more »


What Does Tesla Model S P85D ‘Insane Mode’ Feel Like?  

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The all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D sports car is what Elon Musk wants to define as a new class of automobile. Priced around $120,000 this electric car is insanely fast, offering a new mode called Insane Mode. The car can go 0-60 MPH in an eye-opening 3.2 seconds and offers 687 lb-ft of torque. So what does… Read more »