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Trends

Instagram’s User Engagement Is on the Decline

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

Instagram, on the heels of their latest achievement, have had a decline of user engagement on the site. Research indicates that user photo sharing is on the decline, despite the app having surpassed over 500 million app users. Trends are indicating that there’s a…

Apple

Apple Is Using the App Store as a Weapon Against Competitors

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

As you’ve probably heard from fear mongering news sources and 8th grade history teachers, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts, absolutely.” Well, it would appear that this sentence has never been more true than when referencing Apple‘s control over the App Store. According to Spotify,…

Trends

How Biotech Is Making an Impact Against Wage Inequality

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

When it comes to gender inequality and the wage gap, it can be hard to see a silver lining. After all, despite the work and awareness that has been done to bring awareness to the issues of gender inequality, many industries are still far…

Tips & How To’s

Tired of Designing Emails? Don’t.

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 9:14 am

“Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” This quote isn’t always true. After all, if people even bothered to look up who said it,…

Tips & How To’s

Why Investing in Real-Time Business Intelligence Is a Must

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm

As the modern world continues to grow older, one thing always stands out to me as a constant: We humans are obsessed with improvement, constantly bettering ourselves with new technologies that perform more efficiently, produce improved outputs or just offer an increase in speed. In…

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Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Content Marketing to Promote Your Startup Brand

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Content marketing to promote a startup can be challenging, but rewarding work. The best content marketing covers all types of media that’s used to promote or engage with an audience – articles, blogs, infographics, images and tweets. Whatever your chosen medium is, just remember…

Marketing

4 Types Of Content That Attract Customers

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Content is king. You’ve heard it from every business owner when they’re first starting out. And while this is true, there are plenty of content types that will not convert because they don’t make customers pay attention. Whether it’s a lack of genuine information or…

Marketing

How Important Is Off-Page Optimization in SEO?

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

SEO often begins with on page optimizations such as building high-quality content, improving page load speed, and incorporating keywords with site-wide elements (title tags, meta descriptions, etc.). After this, you can proceed with your link-building campaign and spread the word on your website. Link-building…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Stress Hurting Your Startup’s Bottom Line?

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Startups, especially those in the technology sector, have been booming during the past few years. Three years ago, entrepreneurship numbers had already far surpassed those during the dot-com bubble, and they’ve continued to grow since then. This latest surge in startups has seen a…

Gear & Gadgets

Over-Counter Device Measuring Lung Capacity Gets FDA Clearance

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The medical field is constantly walking a line between effective and convenient. Typically, when medication and health tools are more effective, they’re given prescription requirements so that doctors must sign off on giving them to patients. Conversely, the less effective a product is, the…

News

The Associated Press Will Automate Minor League Coverage

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The most data-driven sport just got the most data-driven reporting process: The Associated Press will start using automated writing in order to write on over 10,000 minor league baseball games a year. The service is provided with tech from Automated Insights and data from MLB Advanced Media. Automated Insights has…

Conferences

Chicago

FinTech, EdTech Among Top Topics at Techweek Chicago 2016

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Last week, Techweek Chicago took over the Windy City with talks, competitions, and swanky food layouts. Attendees were privileged to discussions about sports technology, workplace diversity, meaningful mentorship and so much more. And while the entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at this tech conference, a…

Security

We’re Putting Ourselves at Risk by Being Constantly Online

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

From the beginning to the end of the day, we’re constantly connected to the digital tools and online accounts that keep our businesses running. This constant connectivity is vital to how businesses operate today, but when it comes down to it – is it…

Ecosystems

Seattle

5 Reasons Why Seattle Is the Next Big Startup City

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Seattle is a rapidly growing option among the roster of famous startup-friendly cities. Since it isn’t as sizable as San Francisco or New York, it can be easy to forget how many tech heavy-hitters call it home — Boeing, Microsoft, Concur, Bungie, Amazon, Expedia, Zillow, Tableau,…