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Tech.Co Jobs: Software Engineer in Kansas, QA Lead for Video Game Company

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Job Board for just $79 and see it featured here on our weekly job spotlight!   It’s February, and is there any better way to surprise your significant other on Valentine’s Day than to let them know that you’ll be…

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Madonna is Releasing a Music Video on Snapchat

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

You know you’ve made it when the Queen of Pop decides to use your product to release her new music video. We’re talking about singer Madonna releasing a music video from her new album, Rebel Heart, on Snapchat today. Madonna’s decision to use the messaging app’s Snap Channel comes…

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14 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Technological advances have really lost their glamour. Minor adaptations of current technology isn’t as buzz worthy as the all in all new advances that were sweeping the news a decade ago. But what has taken some of the spotlight is the new ways parents…

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The Evolution of Video in the Workplace

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Just as The Buggles proclaimed in their 1979 hit, video really has killed the radio star. Last January alone, 190 million people nationwide watched an average of 397 videos online…each. While it might have taken a while before video was widely adopted in the workplace,…

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Entrepreneurs are Crafting the Future of the Cannabis Market

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Before joining the ranks of the Open Vape team, makers of the O Pen vaporizer, David Kochman was a Partner with Reed Smith in New York City. He practiced commercial litigation for the most part, but when one of his clients began getting into…

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Self-Taught Teen Programmer Creates New Publishing Platform

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

From influential tech figures, to President Obama himself, we’ve heard it frequently: coding is a necessary skill for accelerating into the future; careers in programming are lucrative and they’re helping us create some of society’s major innovations. With this core rhetoric relayed to every corner…

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Chicago

Knight Foundation Funds 8 Tech Innovations for Libraries

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

This morning, the Knight Foundation announced the winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which challenged people from around the U.S. to reinvent and innovate the ways through which people experience our country’s libraries. Focused on adapting libraries to the digital age, Knight…

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Chicago

Pivotal Opens Office in Chicago’s Merch Mart

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

The San Francisco, CA-based Pivotal – the company that provides businesses with PaaS-based solutions utilizing Big Data, agile development, and the Cloud – has announced the opening of its new office in Chicago, IL. The new Chicago office is part of the company’s plan to expand…

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Miami

From Uber to GSN Games, How LiveAnswer is Managing Their Calls

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

Uber saw an opportunity when they hired Miami-based startup, LiveAnswer, to manage calls from drivers. Every missed call was a missed opportunity for their business. LiveAnswer is a technology platform that taps into the unoccupied time of agents at call centers, giving that extra…

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Who is Tampa Bay’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Tech Cocktail is returning to Tampa Bay and we couldn’t be more excited!  We’ve teamed up with our local Tampa Bay Ambassador Gracie Stemmer to bring Tech Cocktail’s Mixer & Startup Showcase to the Tampa Bay area on February 4th, 2015 as part of Tampa Bay Startup Week. Join us…

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Draper University Appoints New CEO and Launches Draper Ecosystem

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Draper University, the unique program established by renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper which aims to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs through education and mentorship, has announced today that it is bringing on current Draper Dragon Fund managing director, Andrew Tang, as its new…

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Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most…

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Coolbox Beyond 100% Funded in Less Than a Day

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

The Coolbox Indiegogo page went live at 11:59 pm EST on January 26, and they’re already fully funded. Actually, they’re beyond funded and have hit $89,373 blowing by their $50,000 goal; there’s still 44 days left for them to accrue even more funding. Coolbox…

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Google Fiber Plans Major Expansion

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Google Fiber has just announced that it will expand its gigabit Internet service to 18 cities across four new metro areas, including Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. This news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and confirmed by the…

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