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Where is Social Media Heading in 2015?

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With another year behind us, we can’t help but make predictions for the coming year. And while it’ll be interesting to see what new innovations await us in 2015, it’ll be equally interesting to see which existing technologies and trends evolve. Social media falls into the latter category, and is continuing to grow and react… Read more »


Facebook at Work: Enterprise Social Networks

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Efficiency and spending time on social networks may sound like two contradictory terms, but Facebook actually wants companies to believe its latest offering will be able to achieve this. Facebook at Work is the latest effort of the social network leader to completely dominate your time online. The product is quite similar to the original… Read more »


My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

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Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »


Keeping Employees Happy for Better Performance

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The workforce is, obviously, one of the most important aspects of a successful business or company. They are the ones who make things happen and, even though CEOs and other important positions have their share of importance, employees are the driving force and may have (or have not) the potential to create great value. Accordingly,… Read more »


Skymall’s a Broke-Ass Mess Thanks to Tech

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your days of flipping through the bizarre yet astonishing, gem-filled SkyMall magazine may be coming to the end. It was announced today on USA Today that the producers of SkyMall, the in-flight shopping catalog are going through financial difficulties.  SkyMall LLC’s parent firm Xhibit Corp (XBTC) and related subsidiaries… Read more »


Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer

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At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass – aka marijuana pipes – because it was dirt cheap in Venice… Read more »


‘Exploding Kittens’ Game Raises $3.4M in Three Days

Exploding Kittens Card Game Raises $3.4M on Kickstarter in 3 Days

While it’s true that cats can be adorable, it’s also an undeniable fact that cats, on the whole, are narcissistic assholes that could not give an eff how about how your relationship is going or your anxiety about whether you’re going to get that promotion; really, all that matters to them is that you give them… Read more »


Software Engineer, Systems Specialist, Other Job Openings

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Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Job Board for just $79 and see it featured here on our weekly job spotlight!   It’s January, meaning it’s the still the beginning to a brand new year of opportunity. If you’re looking to change careers or looking for a new job, check out some of the companies below hiring… Read more »


How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

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This is a paid placement by Ford. Typically we associate virtual and augmented reality technology with fun and games, thanks to Oculus Rift or Google Glass. But Ford Motor Company takes immersive virtual reality very seriously. Ford is the first automaker to use a new ultra high-definition, virtual reality lab that enables designers and engineers globally to… Read more »


Terra Tech: This is How to Master Your Branding Efforts

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In my quest to dig up some of the hottest minds in the developing cannabis-tech space I recently came across Terra Tech, a company that focuses on controlled agricultural production design, development, and construction. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how the CEO, Derek Peterson, could adapt that business model to fit the… Read more »


1776 Gets Support from Former Obama Campaign Strategists

Precision Strategies Partners with 1776

Yesterday, Precision Strategies – the communications and digital consulting firm founded by former Obama deputy campaign managers Stephanie Cutter and Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, and digital director Teddy Goff – announced a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776. The partnership will provide 1776 members companies access to top advice on how to approach their… Read more »


FilterEasy Raises $1.2M Seed Funding

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Raleigh-based Startup FilterEasy announced today that it has raised $1.2 million of seed round investment, lead by Azure Capital, RTP Capital, and alongside a handful of Angel investors. FilterEasy is a member-based air filter subscription service for homeowners, which has an immediate impact on the air quality and energy savings inside a home. How it works… Read more »


Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social

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Slack is taking over my social life. This morning, when I woke up, I rooted around under my pillow for my phone. While in the past I would have checked my e-mail first, or my Twitter mentions, the first thing I did was check Slack. Slack is the year-old workplace messaging app that everyone is… Read more »


The Evolution Of The IT Professional [Infographic]

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As technology continues to change, so does the demand for general and specialized IT jobs. This is a growing industry, which has been projected to grow 20% here in the United Stated by 2022. Just think about the amount of courses available now for people wanting to join the profession. Although most of such positions continue… Read more »