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


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

smartphone addiction

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 

Paul Graham

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


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

AdPushup Startup Office in India

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


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

DADO Labs Internet of Things

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!

Six Thirty Accelerator

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


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?  

Tesla P85D Insane Mode Reaction Video

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 »

Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

Drizly Winter Storm Juno NYC and Boston are Drunk

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on top of that pretty much deserves major imbibing – and, it… Read more »

Witkit is Immune to Data Breaches


Witkit was built as a platform that allows individuals and businesses to assemble teams and groups within companies to tackle problems collectively. However, it will be remembered as a platform that’s immune to data breaches. Recognizing that security is one of the biggest concerns for consumers and businesses alike, Witkit officially announced their launch this… Read more »

Google Fiber Plans Major Expansion

Google Fiber Expansion

Google Fiber has just announced that it will expand its gigabit Internet service to 18 cities across four new metro areas, including Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. This news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and confirmed by the recent blog post written by Google Fiber vice president Dennis Kish…. Read more »