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Bitstrips Wants you to Put Your Avatars Everywhere

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

It’s been a year and some change since Bitstrips launched their Android and iOS Bitmoji apps as a response to seeing tens of millions of avatars created on their website. Recently, Bitstrips announced that they would be taking the personalization aspect of the app…

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Seattle

Porch is Taking the Personal Review to New Depths

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It’s only been a few weeks since Porch announced the close of their $65 million Series B funding round, but they’ve found their way back into the news regardless. Porch recently partnered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to announce that homeowners can now…

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Austin

Here’s Why 2014 Was Austin Tech’s Best Year Ever

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Built In Austin released today the 2014 Annual Austin Digital Startup Report  highlighting the growth in Austin’s digital tech sector. Austin digital tech companies had a record-breaking year in 2014, raising a total of $993 million in investments and over $437 million in acquisitions. More investors…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Tips for Better Wi-Fi Connection

By | Feb 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s posts from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

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Go Ahead and Take That Extra Hour of Sleep [VIDEO]

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

While we now know that humans operate on up to four different types of sleep schedules, the differences in bedtimes and waking hours does not excuse any of us from not getting enough sleep. No matter what schedule upon which you operate, it’s absolutely…

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The Best Coffee Shops in Your City (and Their Wi-Fi Passwords)

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

As both a writer and an employee of a startup, flexibility in work location is something implied – something uniquely innate for both identifiers; whether that’s actually working from an office or doing my work from home or a coffee shop, I need (and…

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San Francisco

Y Combinator Partners With Bolt to Support Hardware Startups

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Y Combinator, the Mountain View-based startup seed fund, announced today that it is partnering with Bolt, a venture fund that invests in early-stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Bolt will advise YC hardware companies on product design, engineering, volume manufacturing, and…

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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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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…

Ecosystems

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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Tampa

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…