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Communication

Are Apps Replacing Professional Translators?

By | Mar 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Google deals with over 40,000 searches every second (on average). Many of these queries ask it to translate certain words or phrases. With nearly 3 million downloads of the Google Android app alone, we can safely say that a lot of foreign communication is…

Social Media

Zoku Makes it Easier for Entrepreneurs to Connect Offline

By | Mar 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

Social networking was originally conceived as a way for students, friends, and family members to keep in touch, but this approach quickly expanded with the launch of the business-friendly social networking service, LinkedIn. Facebook has also taken huge strides to get businesses involved in…

Data

4 Ways Interactive Data Visualization Enhances Digital Marketing

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Marketing techniques are often loud, annoying, and in your face. It’s gotten to the point where most consumers simply ignore these techniques, forcing marketers to come up with new ploys to entice customers. A new and exciting trend in digital marketing that consumers love…

Social Media

Digital Royalty’s SXSW Wrapup is Full of Social Engagement Ideas

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The team at Digital Royalty has created a Social Snacks web series to keep brands and community managers up to date on the latest in social trends and news. Keeping up with what major social brands are doing can be pretty inspiring for brand advocates who…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Small Businesses Should Monitor Gas Prices

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Many different small businesses and startups do forecasting and projections to plan for future growth and challenges. In fact, forecasting may be one of the most important things a small business can do. From inventory to staffing, you need to know, more than anything…

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Gear & Gadgets

The Looming Launch of Oculus Rift for Consumers

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In June 2013, Oculus VR received a startup funding of $16 million to support them in building a bleeding edge Virtual Reality head-mounted display – Oculus Rift. One year later, in a surprising acquisition,  Facebook closed a deal worth $2 billion  for the development of…

Opinion/Analysis

How To Start A Business If You Are Desperate For Money

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

How do you start a business if you are desperate for money? I recently read this on a major Q & A forum. “I am a 22 year old desperate girl – I have no money, no job, no college degree. Do you have…

Gear & Gadgets

6 Weird and Wonderful Uses of Thermal Imaging Cameras

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Thermal imaging cameras are advanced pieces of technology that can detect heat radiated by any object or living creature. First developed by a Hungarian physicist in the 1920s, thermography has come a very long way since. Thermal Imaging specialist, Michael French from ISSWWW said, “Thermography…

Travel

5 Travel Hacks for Startup Founders

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Startup founders have a lot on their plate at any stage of their endeavor, and traveling is one of them. You will have to attend startup conferences, workshops, and seminars – not only for networking but for learning as well. You may have to…

Dev & Design

Pay This UX Designer to Get Drunk and Evaluate Your Site’s UX

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

When it comes to optimizing the user experience on your website, one of the core tenets of UX is to design as if the user is drunk. At least, so explains UX designer and full stack developer Richard Littauer on his website The User…

Startups & Apps

‘Like Creeper’ Will Like Your Friends’ Really Old Instagram Pics

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

So, there’s a web application that will connect to your Instagram account and like some of your friend’s really old Instagram photos. And apropos of its purpose, it’s called Like Creeper. Like Creeper was first posted on Product Hunt a few months ago but…

SXSW

Austin

To Teach STEM Effectively, Make It Fun [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson delivered a powerful TED Talk on how our current model for education prevents curiosity and kills the creativity that used to be so inherent to the nature of learning itself. Despite the massive popularity of his talk and the…

Events

San Diego

EvoNexus’ Third Ever Demo Day a Roaring Success

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Last night EvoNexus held their third ever Demo Day to celebrate the ideas, companies, and entrepreneurs who have gone through a rigorous program during their initial four months at the incubator. While it’s the third Demo Day they’ve held, this marks the first time…

Ecosystems

Miami

The Best Quotes from MIA Music Summit 2015

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This week Miami is being taken over by music. From the Winter Music Conference (WMC) to Miami Beach’s Centennial, the Magic City is all about good tunes. The second annual tech and music conference, MIA Music Summit, brought together entrepreneurs and musicians to talk about…

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