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VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

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Winter Park-based venVelo announced that it had closed its latest funding round of $1.3 million. The early-stage venture fund is one of the most active in central Florida with a portfolio that includes companies from all over Florida. They include: FlexReceipts, GENICON, Kairos, mCast Networks, Spectrum Bridge, Splyt, Thrive Ice Cream, Vigilant Biosciences, and Zentila. “The confidence of… Read more »



20 Best Countries for High-Speed Public Wi-Fi [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ranking High-Speed Public Wi-Fi

In a 2010 study published in Information Technology  & People, researchers found that access to high-speed public Wi-Fi had the possible impact of reducing or eliminating the digital divide, thereby bridging various real-life inequities in society. Titled “Approaching digital equity: is wifi the new leveler?”, the study supports modern-day arguments for providing high-speed public Wi-Fi –… Read more »


A Guide to Power Naps for Entrepreneurs

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We’ve all been there: The time is around 2pm and you’re in your office feeling sleepy and unproductive. First of all, you should know that this is normal; it’s your body cycle at work, and every 24 hours, you have two periods of intense sleepiness. Instead of going for a third –or fifth–cup of coffee, why… Read more »


Women in Tech: Elizabeth Vandenburg from Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club (GEMS)

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »



Boston EdTech Startup CampusTap Closes 500K Seed Round

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CampusTap, the private social platform for colleges, recently announced in a press release that they have fulfilled their 500K seed round of funding. The round was led by several Boston angel investors including Douglas Leighton at Dutchess Capital and Bob DeMaria, Partner at Rally Software. The funds will be used for product development and team… Read more »


Here Are the Top Feeder Schools You Should Attend If You Want a Job at Google, Apple, or Facebook

Top Feeder Schools to Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon

As the spring semester approaches, college students across the country are all likely busily brushing up their resumes and diligently applying and interviewing for jobs at some of the top companies in the world. I remember it fondly, from both friends and random people alike – the nervous and stressed tension as we waited for responses from potential… Read more »


One Month’s Learning Library Teaches Tech Skills in Under a Minute

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Lately it seems like everywhere I turn, One Month is building up their online course selections or offering scholarships for women in tech. Continuing the trend, One Month this week launched a new initiative called The Learning Library, a free resource that houses over 100 topics related to coding, design, and entrepreneurship. These bite-sized snippets of information… Read more »


New Study Suggests That Men Who Take Selfies Might Be Psychopaths

Men Who Take Selfies May be Psychopaths

Sorry, guys, but if you’re all about that #selfie life, then you might be a psychopath. According to new research from The Ohio State University, men who posted more selfie pictures of themselves scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. Further, men who took the time to edit their pictures before posting them to… Read more »



Warby Parker Lets You Make Your Own Annual Report…Except More Fun

Warby Parker Make-Your-Own Annual Report

Warby Parker – the New York, NY-based eyeglasses startup that has every traditional, prescription eyeglass retailer fearing for survival – released its 2014 annual report yesterday, but in a way that’s a little more atypical from other companies. Rather than releasing a digital packet of information that most people would be unlikely to read, the… Read more »


NASA and Nissan Will Build Self-Driving Vehicles for When We Move to Mars

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What can NASA learn from automaker Nissan? A lot, apparently. The two companies announced a five-year partnership where engineers from both companies will working together to develop the robo-cars for cities on Earth and other planets. Specifically, Mars. The idea is to develop and test zero-emission autonomous vehicles. Nissan has already been testing cars that can navigate… Read more »