Automotive

San Francisco

Zirx is Your On-Demand Valet Service

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Parking in a large city is probably the bane of many of our existences on a daily basis. Running behind and late for work? You can bet that there will not be a parking place anywhere close to where you need it to be….

News

Denver

Pop & Stop: A Journey From NASA to Craft Brews

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

He’s been an aerospace engineer for the last 12 years of his life, but Joe Hackel recently made an entrepreneurial shift. His technological developments for NASA and the DoD are helping in the hunt for asteroids that might threaten Earth, but when you’re living…

Android

San Francisco

Informal Study: California, Home of Social Media Narcissism

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

While reality TV often portrays California as a state rampant with narcissists, there hasn’t ever really been any proof of this in any kind of concrete sense. Now, though, it seems we’ve got some data to back that back – at least, according to…

News

Will ’50 Shades of Grey’ Help Make 2015 the Year of Sex Tech?

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Imagine you’re an angel investor and you find an exciting new sex tech startup to fund. You arrive home at night and your wife asks how your day was – did you find any hotshot startups today? “Why yes, honey, we funded a porn…

Business

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

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

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…

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Happiness

A Guide to Power Naps for Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

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….

News

Tech.Co Top Stories of the Week: Top European Cities for Startups, An Airbnb for Airbnb, Top Colleges Creating VC-Backed Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Boston

Boston EdTech Startup CampusTap Closes 500K Seed Round

By | Jan 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

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…

Amazon

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

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

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…

Accelerator

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

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

New Study Suggests That Men Who Take Selfies Might Be Psychopaths

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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…

Business

From Jeff Bezos to Bill Gates, Which Tech CEOs Are the Most Charitable? [Infographic]

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In the world of technology and innovation, when some CEOs are living a celebrity-like lifestyle, how many are donating some of their earnings to charity? Are their motives genuine, or is there an interest in tax deductions or positive press? Of course, we can’t…

Business

NYC

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

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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…

Business

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

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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…

Gear & Gadgets

This Poop Emoji Button-Up Shirt Has Almost Reached Its Crowdfunding Goal

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Nothing says you’ve made it in the world like a $75 poop emoji shirt. You don’t need to drive an Audi or wear a pair of Ferragamos to show off your status; naw, man, what you need is this poop emoji shirt to convey…

Business

New Microsoft Podcast Features George Takei in First Episode

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Next at Microsoft blog is a place where the company highlights some of the greatest upcoming innovations that could have potentially dramatic effects on our overall society. Often featuring people from various industries providing their expertise or their opinions on what’s next in…

B2B

Boston

SpeechBooth Launches Self-Sufficient Video Message Platform for the Perfect Wedding

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

The Boston, MA-based startup SpeechBooth has launched an app-based video message recording unit for major events, like weddings, business conferences, retirement parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. The idea is to make events memorable through video, without having to hire a videographer. The company has spent…