Security

3 Ways to Recover from Ransomware Attacks

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Ransomware has become a $1 billion-per-year industry, and the threat is exploding. While a recent cybersecurity report identified 3.8 million unique ransomware attacks in 2015, that number skyrocketed in 2016 to more than 638 million attacks. Because ransomware attacks are typically initiated through email,…

Business

Brands Are Definitely Moving In-House for Their Marketing Needs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

One long-held concern about the future of advertising and marketing is proving itself true: Digital media watchdog Digiday just summed up a few data points indicating that brands have been shifting their focus away from third-party agencies and towards in-house production. Here’s the relevant…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…

Jobs

Interview: Indeed’s SVP Raj Mukherjee on the Job Search Industry in 2017

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Indeed is the world’s largest job search site, available in 60 countries and 28 languages. Over 200 million unique monthly visitors check out the site in search of a job. Last week, I had the chance to sit down with the company’s SVP of Product, Raj…

Business

The Top 20 Unicorn Companies in the US Right Now

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unicorns are rare. Whether it’s in the business realm or in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, these magical creatures have unique properties that make them the most valuable entities in their respective universes. And while I would love to delve into the Harry Potter books…

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Funding

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Grants Almost $1 Million to Non-Profits at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Ask any entrepreneur and they’ll tell you the same thing: living the startup life isn’t easy. Between the long nights, the stressful days, and the constant search for capital, starting a business is a lot harder than some people make it look. Fortunately, there…

Trends

How Social Causes Are Driving Tech Sector Innovation

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Today, ethical and sustainable products are king. Nearly three-fourths of Millennials, the demographic piloting this movement, are willing to pay more for sustainable products, according to a recent Nielsen study. Another 91 percent will switch brands to benefit a cause they believe in. And…

Product Launch

Snap Spectacles Now Available for Online Purchase [Poll]

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, Snap (formerly Snapchat), announced that their video recording sunglasses are available for purchase online. Prior to today, Spectacles were only able to be purchased through specialized vending machines that would popup around the country. The move is likely being made in hopes of bolstering…

Social Media

How Marketers Can Decode the Psychology Driving Social Media

By | Feb 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

What is it about social media that keeps our eyes and brains transfixed for long hours? What void is social media filling up in our lives that real social interactions don’t? The questions are many, but one cannot qualm the ability of social media…

Business

5 Technology Solutions Every Growing Business Needs To Consider

By | Feb 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

The use of modern technology helps a growing business achieve greater gains and recognition, in addition to improving its efficiency. The modern age technology inputs and solutions have leveled the playing field for the business enterprises. A recent market study reveals that the businesses of both…

Funding

5 Ways to Raise Capital in a Small Market

By | Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Business

Continuous Learning Is the Best Way for CEOs to Stay Ahead of Change

By | Feb 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Every day, the biggest challenge for CEOs is staying ahead of change. It effects every aspect of business and without a handle on what’s happening, you could be left in the dust. “The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent,” wrote Klaus Schwab,…

Business

5 Ways to Build a Business Empire Like Treehouse Master Pete Nelson

By | Feb 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Pete Nelson isn’t just building treehouses — he’s building a business empire. Nelson is perhaps best known as the lively host of the hit Animal…

Business

Why Every Team Needs to Do a Company Retreat

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Business is more about catering to employees and customers than it is about numbers. Numbers are important, but they’re only factorable when you have happy customers and employees. This means it’s imperative to keep people happy in order to increase revenue and profit margins….