San Diego

“If You Can’t Buy an Audience, You’ll Get Lost in the Noise”

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

I keep stressing this point for San Diego startups: there might have been an issue attracting capital to the city at one point, but it’s quickly diminishing. Proof in point is PlaySwell, a San Diego-based startup that recently announced that they raised $1 million…



Fear Not, This AI Personal Robot Means Humanity no Harm

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 7:00 am

At this point I’d be surprised if you didn’t know how Stephen Hawking feels about artificial intelligence – potentially, it’s life-threatening. But despite his warnings, the tech community is still seeing advancements and innovations in artificial intelligence sector inherent in companies like JIBO. Most…


San Francisco

Screw Sending Your Enemies Glitter, Send them Poop Instead

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 11:00 pm

You might still be trying to access the site that will deliver glitter to your enemies, which tells us how much people are yearning for revenge ideas. With that being said, I say that some people deserve more than annoying glitter; they deserve s%*t! It may not…



Communication is Key for This South Korean BAND of Brothers

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The Republic of Korea Army (RKA) recently began testing out different communication tools to help alleviate the struggle South Korean soldiers, like any soldiers, have being away from their families for long periods of time. The RKA settled on BAND by Camp Mobile, an app that…



Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile…




Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last…


If You Lose Your Smartphone, You May Lose Your Mind

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I will be the first to admit that I’ve felt distress without my smartphone at work. And I’m not the only one. According to a recent study, people suffer from separation anxiety which may impact our cognitive abilities. That’s right, when we lose our…


Could Smartphones Soon Double As Driver’s Licenses?

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

Sometimes it feels like progress in the consumer electronics industry moves at the speed of laziness. Thanks to Apple Pay, and to a (much) lesser extent Google Wallet, carrying credit cards may soon be more trouble than it’s worth, if the latest buzz about…


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….



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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…



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…


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…