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Why Dronesmith Is Targeting Indie Developers

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Las Vegas, NV-based startup Dronesmith Technologies wants to be the Unity of the drone industry. It’s an interesting thing to say, considering Unity is an independent gaming platform that independent game developers use to build video games. Very different from the world of unmanned…


Tips for Producing the Best Investor Pitch

By | Mar 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Your pitch is one of the crucial elements, which can propel your business from a raw idea into an actual enterprise.  It matters. A lot. In general, all investors know that out of 100 investments only 10 will hit the jackpot (or grow into…


90% of Tech Employees Will Leave for a Better Opportunity

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Tech companies should be very concerned with turnover according to the newly released yearly survey by tech staffing firm, PROTECH. The startling results indicated that 90 percent of IT Professionals are ready to make a change for a ‘better opportunity’. This is the highest reported…



Parsons Partners with MasterCard for Fashion & Design Hack

By | Mar 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway, you’ve heard of Parsons School of Design and know that it’s one of the most elite fashion design schools in the country. If students weren’t lucky enough just to attend the prestigious institution, they can sure consider themselves lucky…


NASA Turns to Crowdsourcing to Develop Robotic Arm

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

NASA has been branching out in a variety of unusual ways during the past few years, including investing $485 million into an outsourced mobile app development consolidation project and partnering with Soundcloud to bring the sounds of space exploration into everyone’s living room. One…



LessAnalytics Wins One Month Startup Competition

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

There were 110 startups competing for the grand prize, but there could only be one winner. One Month, the first ever online school for entrepreneurs, just closed up its first ever startup competition where LessAnalytics came out on top. The One Month startup course…


San Francisco

San Francisco Targets Social Issues with the Startup in Residence Project

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

From housing to parking, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is calling on the startup community to find a solution for the city’s problems using innovative technology. Home to Silicon Valley, San Francisco is known around the world for being the center for high-tech inventions…



Snagajob Partners with LinkedIn, Expands Job Seeker Research

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

Earlier this month Arlington, VA-based Snagajob announced a $100 million round of funding so that they can make strategist hires and fuel growth. This week the company announced a new partnership with LinkedIn, the largest professional social media site, which will be a collaborative…


Are We Nearing the End of Email?

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you have noticed Facebook’s move to combine their instant message and private message functions into one, then you are likely aware of the recent wave of people proclaiming that email, as a medium, is obsolete and that interactivity is the new norm. But…



Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…


Apple Pay Will Soon Be Available at ATMs

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

How long until credit and debit cards are truly a thing of the past? I can’t tell you the number of times (okay, probably only like twice) I had forgotten a card at home, but was thankfully able to get coffee, lunch, or a…


Maserati to Go Hybrid, but Not by Choice

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Maserati has announced that a full range of plug-in hybrid cars will be available by 2020 in an attempt to meet emission reduction goals. General Manager, Guilio Pastore, has told British car magazine, Autocar, that the luxury car giant has committed to introducing plug-in…


Backblaze Expands Its Options for External Hard Drive Storage

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Backblaze is now a very popular cloud backup service (much like many others), but unique in its B2 program and offers a low-cost cloud storage that, so far, has no rival. Initially focused on personal and business cloud backup solutions, the service is always…



Knight Foundation Awards $450K to ‘Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd’

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Today the Knight Foundation has announced the 17 recipients of the latest Knight News Challenge Award, including one Washington, DC-based venture. Out of 1014 entries, “Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd” and 16 others will receive a portion of the $3.2M fund to use…


Samsung, Sony and Apple Face Child Labor Claims

By | Jan 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

Sony, Samsung and Apple and other major organizations have been accused of failing to do basic checks for ensuring that the minerals they use for making their products haven’t been mined by children. Amnesty International submitted a report on cobalt mining done in the…


SpaceX Experiences Another Landing Failure

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

SpaceX had a rocky 2015, and so far they have not had a strong start to 2016 either. It could be said that they with each failure they are getting stronger and closer to their goal, but it is still disheartening to see them try and…


6 Tips for Building a Successful Coworking Space

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Coworking is the new black. To date, more than 2,000 coworking spaces are operating worldwide, with new venues opening up virtually every day. Increased demand for these shared office spaces reflects their value: people who use coworking spaces can choose when and how they…