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Chicago

The Best Cities for Techies to Find Jobs

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In August we analyzed how students were bypassing traditional education and starting to use coding bootcamps to shift their careers, but where are the best cities for them to find jobs after? Between the drastic cost of living differences that are tied to Silicon…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Wiselike and Instabase Raise Seed Funding

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, Wiselike launches in beta and announces a seed round of funding; Instabase brings on Greylock and NEA as backers; and AOL makes an acquisition. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your…

Apple

New iPhone 6S to Feature 12MP Photos, Better Front-Facing Camera

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

New reports from 9to5Mac reveal that the new iPhone 6S will feature much improved cameras – with the back camera taking 12 megapixel photos instead of 8 megapixels (the standard for a while) and larger sensors on the front-facing camera suggests higher pixel count…

Social Media

The Effect of Tweets in Google Desktop Search Results

By | Aug 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

In February, Google and Twitter struck a deal that the search engine giant would index tweets in its search results. In barely 6 months, this much awaited feature has finally arrived and it was announced on Friday via Twitter, of course. Hey, @twitter. Search…

Product Launch

Alberta

Gophia Launches to Teach Entrepreneurs Skills They’re Lacking

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

It’s commonly thought that if you want to have a successful tech startup (or any startup for that matter, because most new businesses have a tech component these days), that you need to come from some kind of technology background. However, three young Canadian entrepreneurs (who…

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Ecosystems

Detroit

4 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit’s Rebuild

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In the 1980s, Detroit was at the peak of its suffering. Ongoing racial tension, political corruption, violent crime, and economic turmoil left the once-proud city in shambles. Today, however, Detroit is a brand-new place with a brand-new identity — and entrepreneurs can learn a…

Google

Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs at Google

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm

With Google’s recent rebranding to Alphabet, there’s been many questions tied to the company’s future. From its internal operations to the future of certain branches of the company, outsiders (and those within the company), have been wondering what the next phase of Alphabet will…

Jobs

Tech.Co Jobs: Video Engineer, Data Coordinator

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Jobs 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

Cancer Cures and Treatments Get Big Time Funding

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It’s been interesting to scour the landscape of funding announcements and put them all into one big roundup for you guys. As I go along, it’s been impossible to not recognize certain trends, key players, and common themes amongst startups. Today is no different,…

Product Launch

Cengage Launches MindTap Mobile App for College Students

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

New technology is constantly changing how students learn. On-demand learning isn’t necessarily new, neither are mobile learning apps, but a new app by Cengage has found a way to make it more fine-tuned by listening to students and tailoring the app to their actual needs. The MindTap…

Funding

Roundup: Uber Clears $1 Billion for Expansion Efforts in China

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

We’ve got funding for a few smaller stage startup companies today, which is always good to see. However, the news taking the cake this morning is Uber’s $1 billion in funding to expand efforts into China – it’s absolutely massive and pushes their valuation…

Ecosystems

Chicago

The Greener Side of Chicago Startups

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is no stranger to being green and focusing on sustainability. As far back as 1909, city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham created a plan focusing on urban growth and greenbelt around the metro area. Now there is more than 5.5M square feet of green…

Opinion/Analysis

The Tech Bubble 2.0 is Cooling: How to Weather the Coming Slowdown

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

History is doomed to repeat itself: just as the golden years of Silicon Valley 1.0 ended in horrifying fashion in the 2000-1 bust, the boom times of the 2010-2015 tech bubble will end very soon. Always listen to the naysayers but with a caveat:…

Opinion/Analysis

Analyzing the Ashley Madison Data Breach: Could Your Company Survive?

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Ashley Madison’s data breach has gripped the imaginations of people around the world since the news first broke at the end of July. While much of the public has spent their time commenting on how both the website and its members are getting what they…