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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message functions into one, then you are likely aware of the recent wave of people proclaiming that email, as a medium, is obsolete and that interactivity is the new norm.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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Adobe Profits Beat Expectations

By | Dec 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

For the ninth straight quarter, the profit reported by Adobe Systems Inc. went beyond market expectations due to the strong subscriber growth the company has experienced for its Creative Cloud package comprising of various software tools, one of which is Photoshop. On Thursday, the…

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How Do Small Businesses Select a Cloud Storage Service?

By | Dec 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A surge in cloud storage adoption is evident over the past four years, especially in the small- and mid-sized business (SMB) market. More specifically, 52 percent of SMBs in the US use cloud storage, according to new survey findings. As the quantity of SMBs…

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Jeff Bezos Thinks We Should Shoot Donald Trump Into Space

By | Dec 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Yesterday morning, Donald Trump decided that he didn’t like Jeff Bezos, which is insane. Trump claims that the Washington Post, owned by Bezos, exists purely to keep the taxes down at this “no profit company, Amazon“. The @washingtonpost, which loses a fortune, is owned by…

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Microsoft’s Diversity Report Shows Women Losing Ground

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

It was recently reported by Fortune that, despite their best effort, Microsoft has actually cut more women-led roles and remained more male dominant. Their latest diversity report, which according to the article was released last Monday by Microsoft, “shows mixed progress on gender diversity within…

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Somebody Made a Game of Thrones Gingerbread Castle

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Who here hasn’t built a gingerbread house before? It’s something I’ve personally done countless times in my life, and if you haven’t made one I think you owe it to yourself to stop being such a grown up this holiday season. If you’re like…

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LiquidTalent Launches Their Next-Gen Hiring Platform

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

How many job interviews have you had in your life? Well, it’s a given that you’ve had at least one or two. Do you remember the process of connecting with potential new employers though? It can be incredibly hard to connect with the hiring…

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Hang w/ Wants You to Get In on the Next Celeb Investment

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

If you remember back to the most recent SXSW, there was a massive amount of hype generated that spread through the crowds across all venues like wildfire. I’m talking about Meerkat, the live broadcasting app. I felt like everybody was broadcasting everything: that little, yellow…

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Let’s Talk Startup SEO: 8 Ideas to Help You Get Noticed

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

By now we, as startups, have all become completely obsessed with SEO. But, it definitely is something that can make our websites better, so we continue to follow this obsession until the bitter end. Since the letters SEO were first strung together, there has been…