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Meet Olive, the Affordable Next-Generation Hearing Aid

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on deafness and hearing loss shows that 360 million people worldwide have some degree of hearing loss. Added to that, the current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need, something that can be…

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NYC

Foundr Magazine Aims to Create the Entrepreneur Bible: Here’s How

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

In May 2012, the first issue of Foundr launched. It was a simple digital magazine that aimed to help novice-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs reach their goals through the power of great content. Today, after nearly four years of being a purely digital media company,…

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Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Design an Engaging Chatbot Personality

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

While you might not be explicitly familiar with chatbot technology, you have likely encountered more than one in your life. Whether it’s customer service chatbots pinging you when you enter a website or entertainment chatbots bothering you on a social media messenger, this widely-used…

Business

5 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Product in the EU

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

While the US and China boast some of the best country-wide economies in the world, the European Union is a powerhouse of countries that is not to be trifled with. It’s no wonder startups salivate over the chance to sell products in the EU….

Mobile

Digital Ads Are on Track to Finally Beat TV Ads in 2017

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Digital ad spends are finally within range of beating their oldest, greatest rival: TV ad spends. Digital is set to finally overtake TV in 2017. The news comes via ZenithOptimedia’s Global Ad Spend Forecast, which was released this week. Anne Austin, publications manager at Zenith,…

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Startups & Apps

The Top 10 Most Downloaded Mobile Apps of 2016

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The dominance of mobile has become all too familiar for startups and corporations alike. It’s widely accepted that without an app, your company might as well just throw in the towel. Everyone from millennials to baby boomers are looking to their smartphones for everything…

Apple

The iPhone Still Tops Most Holiday Wish Lists

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

It’s no surprise that electronics were the most popular gifts purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while one might think that 4K TVs and video game consoles might be at top of the request list, Apple products are expected to dominate the wish…

Autonomous Vehicles

This Startup Uses Video Games to Program and Test Self-Driving Cars

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Self-driving cars have become the dark horse of the technology world. While just a few years ago people assumed this was a futuristic endeavor, the world has begun seeing autonomous vehicles in cities around the world. Unfortunately, the tech is not 100 percent perfected just…

Tips & How To’s

6 Little-Known IFTTT Applets Your Company Should Try

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

I use IFTTT at least a dozen times a day. Of course, I’m never aware when exactly I’m using it, but that’s the point of the internet service: it’s designed to take a specific action automatically when triggered by another action. You can set it…

Product Launch

Boston

Blink Launches Blink XT, a Wireless Weatherproof Camera

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

The Boston-based startup, Blink, which produces DIY security monitoring solutions is back again, and this time, they’ve launched a weatherproof camera. Dubbed the Blink XT, the camera will feature a two-year battery life, 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, and of course, weatherproofing. Earlier in…

Entrepreneur

5 Essential Steps to Take Before Launching Your First Site

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

Behind every successful product or service is a great website. This is because in today’s digital age every business needs a high-performing and aesthetically pleasing online home where consumers can learn more about its offerings. Although the process of creating a site is easier…

Marketing

4 Ways to Boost Your B2B Marketing On Snapchat

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Snapchat has evolved into a two-pronged platform. One prong is for public content, which consists of the personal messaging side of the app. This prong has been the facilitator of dog face filters, live event geotags, and DJ Khaled’s entire social media personality. It’s…

Data

The Pros and Cons of Big Data Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Big data is a relatively new discipline. In its initial days, only a handful of large-scale IT enterprises had the infrastructure and resource to support big data initiatives. But the scenario is changing rapidly. With big data finally becoming a mainstream business, quite a…

Entrepreneur

7 Creative Ways to Get Your Brand on an Influencer’s Radar

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When your looking to expand your brand’s message, building relationships with influencers in your industry can help bring credibility to your product or service. These…