Funding

Why Oracle Is Paying $9.3B for NetSuite

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Oracle’s bid for NetSuite Inc. is unlikely to be topped: At $9.3 billion, it’s nine times Netsuite’s projected revenue for the next twelve months. Why make one of the biggest acquisitions in Oracle’s history? The biggest reason is to play catch up: Netsuite, founded in 1998, was…

Acquisition

NYC

OneVest Acquires FounderDating, Facilitates Entrepreneur Network

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

They key to a successful startup ecosystem is working together. If VCs don’t have access to bankable startups, they won’t do a lot of investing. If quality employees don’t have access to businesses in need, they aren’t going to help build a successful startup….

Sports

Digital Concessions Could Be the Next Innovation in Sports Tech

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

Sports and technology are bound to each other for life. With their mutually universal appeal and their consistent push towards innovation, these two lucrative businesses are a match made in heaven. One provides a global platform to test the other, while both enjoy the…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Untapped Geolocation Startup Ideas

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Even if you aren’t playing the game yourself, you have probably noticed your local parks, landmarks, and sidewalks full of people who are currently obsessed with Pokemon Go. This game, based on the cartoon and series of Nintendo based video games combines geolocation technology…

Jobs

Los Angeles

LA-Based Coding Bootcamp Codesmith Boasts 96% Hiring Rate

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Finding a job can be hard. But in this economy, finding a job with a hearty paycheck is even harder. Fortunately, study after study has shown that IT professionals and computer science graduates are going home with the biggest paychecks on a regular basis. But…

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Product Launch

Tumblr Adds YouTube-Style Revenue Sharing for Its Bloggers

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Tumblr made a quiet announcement yesterday: They’re allowing users to make money off of ads that will be added to their blogs. The micro-blogging site will start the process by introducing ads on all blogs, with an opt-out button available in the settings, beginning tomorrow….

Product Launch

How Reddit’s Latest Advertising Plan Will Push the Platform Forward

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm

When it comes to finding the best way to make online platforms profitable, many companies are still figuring out a magic formula. But with digital media reshaping how we’re able to use these tools to improve how we create content for consumers and ensure…

Case Study

In Today’s Job Market, Only 16 Percent See Workplace Change

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

Though there have been many strides to combat it, the job market has mostly failed to meet the demand to match qualified candidates with job roles that have both “good pay and healthy wage gains”. Today, it seems like job seekers have a variety…

Jobs

How Does ‘Full Stack’ Translate in the Job Market?

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

For those on the job market, it’s paramount that they embody as many hire-able skills and experiences as possible. But with the market getting more competitive and employees looking to transition roles across various industries, it can be difficult to find definite skills to…

Trends

What Popular and Profitable Mobile Games Have in Common

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

Mobile games are still the most popular category in the App Store and account for 23.35 percent of all downloads. Considering the recent Pokémon Go craze going around, you might have thought about building a cool gaming app of your own. But here’s a kicker…

Funding

Kansas City

John Fein’s Latest VC Gives Midwestern Startups An Edge

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm

When it comes to giving emerging startups the support they need to succeed, some cities are struggling to meet demand. Startups based in large cities like New York and San Francisco often have no trouble finding a variety of startup-focused resources specific to their niche….

Opinion/Analysis

What Gaming Industry Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Slither.io

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Most game developers dream of their next project going viral. Few believe that it will do so. Create a game that hits the right note with users, however, and it can suddenly be like winning the lottery. Take 32-year-old developer Steven Howse, who only…

Business

Healthcare Startups Are Seeing Record Early-Stage Investments

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

When you think of startups, there are likely a number of trivial services that come to mind. From GrubHub and Groupon to Uber and Lyft, the startup world is filled with companies that solve problems that don’t need to be solved. After all, a slow, inefficient…

Jobs

The Top 10 Skills Required of IT Professionals

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Working in IT is no easy feat. You are surrounded by people that not only need your help, but that also have no idea how you’re helping them. And if you have to hear one more person ask if they can open their personal documents…

Google

Avoid Spam Calls Thanks to Google’s Nexus Phone

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Technology has come a long way in connecting people. Whether it be through social media or video calling, there is no end to the means of communication thanks to innovations from some of your favorite companies. However, this advent of information has made it pretty…

Jobs

What Facebook Can Teach Your Company About Retaining Talent

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm

When it comes to creating company culture that encourages talent and promoting the best from its employees, it requires not just the best from the ones that get hired, but from those that do the hiring and create a long-term company culture. And while…

Opinion/Analysis

Consumer Disappointment with Customer Service Is Real

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

When a product arrives damaged; when there are questions about a product or service; when there are billing issues; when troubleshooting or some other kind of help is needed – this is the stuff that drives consumers a bit nuts. Why? Because they have…