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Cypherr: The Professional Platform and Network for Musicians


Call it a professional network and music platform for up-and-coming musicians. Cypherr will change the way musicians reach fans with their new platform, extensive list of features and ability to connect professionals in the industry. “Cypherr is an interactive platform that allows musicians to connect with fans,compete with other musicians, host their own tour (optional),… Read more »

The Downsides of Completely Automating Your Marketing Department


The Internet, and information technology in general, has completely redefined how marketing and customer relationships are built, maintained and grown. For the most part, these advancements make it easy and cost-effective for businesses to engage current and potential consumers and learn what is needed to keep them happy and returning. It has been said that… Read more »

USB Thumb Drives – Not Safe Anymore?


If you’ve ever used a computer, you’re most likely familiar with those magic little sticks commonly known as USB Thumb Drives. Available in shapes and designs ranging from simple rectangles to colorful miniature racecars, these ubiquitous devices plug into computer USB ports and allow for remote file storage as well as the efficient movement of… Read more »

Hunt For An IT Job Like A Tiger


Deep in the jungles of the thriving IT job market lies the newest sector offering high pay and job satisfaction with plenty of growth: health information technology. There, the competition is fierce and only the strongest, most agile candidates catch the health IT job they’ve been seeking. Let’s take a lesson from these tiger-like IT… Read more »

Women to Watch in Entrepreneurship and Tech


Look around: Women are changing the world, especially in the entrepreneurship and tech fields. From Megan Smith, the former Google executive turned U.S. Chief Technology Officer, to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, there’s no shortage of powerful, passionate and innovative women. But if you need a little more inspiration, here’s a list of women to watch… Read more »

Tech Competitions Offer Money to Stir Community-Focused Innovation


Nothing like a challenge to get some great minds going. This week two foundations have launched national challenges aimed at creating innovative solutions to help local communities. The Knight Foundation announced the Knight Cities Challenge to offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing on the question, “What’s your best idea to make cities more… Read more »

Man Diagnosed with Ebola Actually Just Recovering from Tech Conference


Author’s Note: This is purely satirical, so, yeah.  This morning, it was reported that the man who was diagnosed late last week with Ebola was actually just recovering from a tech conference he attended in Boston “on a whim.” After 29-year-old Andrew Scheurer – accompanied by his roommates – checked in to the hospital last Thursday reporting… Read more »

Forget Typing: Log in Anywhere With Just a Fingerprint


Recently Splikity launched their platform on iOS 8, bringing a new service to users that safely and securely stores and syncs usernames and passwords. In short, it’s a password solution for iOS 8 and the iPhone6, but it also uses TouchID to enter passwords inside of mobile Safari. Designed and built out for the everyday… Read more »

Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?


It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »

Ziggli: The World’s Most Secure Messaging Platform


From the recent celebrity cell phone hacks to potential corporate information leaks, both individuals and companies are looking for ways to keep their information secure. While there are a number of apps on the market, Ziggli – a secure messaging platform – is one the easiest ways to ensure privacy. According to its site, “messages… Read more »