Business

NEEO, the Thinking Remote, Launches on Kickstarter

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Imagine controlling your home devices using your mind. We may not be quiet there yet, but this California-based startup is getting close to it.  NEEO has recently launched a smart system that enables you to take control of all the devices in your home…

Accelerator

Kansas City Announces Launch KC Startup Competition Offering $500K in Grants

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The Downtown Council of Kansas City, MO has announced the launch of a national startup competition that will be aimed at further developing the growth of the city’s tech ecosystem. Called Launch KC, the competition will reward winning startups with a share of the $500,000 total in grant funding…

Entrepreneur

Get a Copy of our Free Healthy Entrepreneur Guide!

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Between lost sleep, fast meals, and no time to exercise, entrepreneurship can be hard on your health. The Healthy Entrepreneur ebook is your guide to optimizing your lifestyle – with the limited time you have – to ensure that bad health doesn’t cripple your…

Business

“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…

Business

NYC

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…

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Entertainment

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…

Business

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…

Business

Boston

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…

Accelerator

Dallas

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…

Business

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…

News

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…

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…