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…

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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…

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New Media

The State of the Union Written in Emoji

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Last night, President Obama made his 2015 Presidential State of the Union. While the State of the Union has increasingly developed into just another medium through which the President of the United States can reaffirm the citizens of his commitment to the values, issues, and platform…

News

The 2015 State of the Union Recapped In 24 Obama Quotes

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s  struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick…

Art

Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender…

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DC

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits DC Startup Incubator 1776

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 this morning to talk to various startup entrepreneurs and investors prior to meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Among those he spoke with were Steve Case, the AOL cofounder and chairman…

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NYC

The Average Tech Entrepreneur is 31 and Didn’t Study STEM

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm

We’re all familiar with the various stereotypes associated with tech startup founders: they’re young, they were educated at schools like Stanford and MIT, and they likely studied computer science or a related field in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In an attempt to validate…

Amazon

Women on Company Boards Saw Increase in 2014

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

It seems that company boards are becoming less of an old-school boys’ club. While men still make up a majority of that populace, women are slowly increasing their numbers on corporate boards. According to the report from Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization that tracks…

Business

SERVIZ Launches On-Demand Home Services in San Diego

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm

SERVIZ today announced that they are officially launching in San Diego, and they’re here to serve all San Diegans from Coronado to Carlsbad. Before expanding into America’s Greatest City, SERVIZ launched in 2014 as an easier and more affordable way for homeowners to book…

Business

Entrepreneurs Share Positive Daily Habits

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Who doesn’t want to be healthy and happy? When you’re part of the Startup Life, the constant high and low can take a psychological toll on any entrepreneur. Habits that have a positive effect on your life can be a solution to becoming more productive and…

Business

On Startup Copycats: Glitter is Dead; Long Live Glitter

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Yesterday, we reported that Australian entrepreneur and sparkle king, Mathew Carpenter, got buried alive under the very glitter he birthed, and declared quits on Ship Your Enemies Glitter. The service, which anonymously sends your baes glitter-filled letters in the mail, gained mass media attention after…

Business

Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the likes of Facebook, Google,…

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18 Startup Mistakes That Lead to Failure [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

In a 2006 essay written by Y Combinator’s Paul Graham, he lays out the eighteen startup mistakes that lead to, well, startup failure. Setting aside the obvious issue of making a product or service that people don’t even want, Graham talks about other mistakes that startups…

Breaking News

Mathew Carpenter Caves, Shuts Down Glitter Operations

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s over guys. No mas. Pas plus. Your dreams of sending hate-glitter to your frenemies are looking like they’ll have to remain just that: dreams. Mathew Carpenter released this tweet earlier today, confirming he wants out of the Ship Your Enemies Glitter game: ShipYourEnemiesGlitter…