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…

Ecosystems

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…

Business

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…

News

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…

News

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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News

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…

News

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…

Google

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…

News

8.CO: The Luckiest Domain Name?

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Tech.Co is proud to present this exciting news from our partner, .CO. For the first time ever, the .CO domain registry is auctioning off the registration rights to the single number domain name 8.co.  From now until February 9th, you can place your bids…

News

Keeping Employees Happy for Better Performance

By | Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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…

Gaming

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

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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;…

Automotive

How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

This is a sponsored article by our partners at 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…

News

DC

1776 Gets Support from Former Obama Campaign Strategists

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

9 Tips for Waking Up Early [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

For the latter part of college and a bit of time afterwards, I thrived on waking up early; on a typical day, I would wake up between the hours of 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM, and get ahead on my morning routine. It was…