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Jobs

Tech.Co Jobs: Director of Software Engineering, Front End Dev

By | May 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Job Board for just $79 and see it featured here on our weekly job spotlight! If you’re thinking about a new career or wanting to work at a different company, then check out some of the recent…

Funding

Snapchat Reportedly Raising $650M at $16B Valuation

By | May 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm

CNBC has reported that Snapchat is in the works of raising $650 million in equity, valuing the company at $16 billion. Snapchat – which has become infamous for turning a $3 billion cash acquisition offer from Facebook – announced earlier this week at Re/code’s…

Product Launch

Dallas

HipPocket: The Social Network for Realtors

By | May 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

HipPocket, the new private social network for Realtors, launched this month in the app store, took Tech Crunch Disrupt NY by storm, and won the Tech Cocktail showcase in Dallas last month. Talk about a “Boom! We are here!” Creators James Bohan-Pitt and Clay Stapp, crafted…

Ecosystems

Boston

Boston Startup Quorum Wins ‘Live Free in DC’ Startup Competition

By | May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last month, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) accepted applications from startups for its Live Free in D.C. competition – a contest aimed at giving one lucky startup the ability to live and work in the nation’s capital at zero cost. Yesterday, it was…

Opinion/Analysis

Shazam Launches Visual Recognition Search That No One Will Use

By | May 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

This morning, Shazam announced that it has added a new feature to its popular music discovery app: visual recognition. The added functionality gives users a new way to use their mobile devices to engage with the physical world through image recognition of certain goods,…

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Product Launch

Increase Engagement on Medium or Reddit with Wedgies Integration

By | May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Creating engaging content on the web is the goal of just about any organization looking to grow their audience. Embedly is a product that makes it easy for content creators to put different forms of media directly into their content in order to capture…

Ecosystems

NYC

A Founder’s Guide to the New York Startup Scene [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Whether you’re just about to start a company or you’re hoping to expand, setting up shop in New York City may be the best logical step for you and your company. Or, maybe, you’re at a point during which your location decision comes down…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Writing Is Important in the Startup World

By | May 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

Good writing is an important skill that is too often ignored in the process of launching a tech company. However, since so much startup marketing is web- and media-based, accurately articulating what your company offers is more important than ever. If you think your…

Ecosystems

Chicago

12 Chicago Food Startups that Make You Go Yum

By | May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sure Chicago is known for their deep-dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef. But the city’s culinary scene offers more than what is considered Chicago staples; it’s really a Foodie haven. Chicago is a city of many neighborhoods, all of which come with their own…

Google

The 26 Biggest YouTube Trends

By | May 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

YouTube launched in beta in May 2005, kicking off with an 18-second clip about elephants at the zoo. That was the start of a wave of popular animal videos on the site, along with other crazy YouTube trends. Now, a community of more than…

Facebook

NYC

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Payments Feature to NYC

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back in March, Facebook announced that it would be adding a new payments feature to Facebook Messenger, to allow people on the platform to make social payments with their network of connections. Today, the company announced that the feature will be rolled out to…

Communication

The Evolution of Texting and Its Potential Impact on Business

By | May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back to the future? In the aftermath of the app revolution, its good old texting that has the capability of revolutionizing business and its communication with customers. When the iPhone came out, every business had to integrate with top applications or, better yet, have…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

Product Launch

Bellabeat Debuts the LEAF, Smart Jewelry That Monitors Women’s Health

By | May 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Last October, we covered Bellabeat‘s Shell as one of the essential tools that expecting mothers need to know about and use during their pregnancy. Today, Bellabeat has debuted the LEAF, smart jewelry that will allow women to monitor their stress, sleep, activity, and reproductive…

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