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College Students Weigh in on Snapchat’s Discover

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Three days ago, Snapchat sent its users a “snap” explaining the new Discover feature, which brings news from CNN, ESPN, Cosmopolitan, and other media outlets right to the app. “Discover is new, but familiar. That’s because Stories are at the core – there’s a beginning, middle, and end so that editors can put everything in… Read more »

AT&T to Launch Series on Snapchat You Won’t Watch


AT&T announced today that it will launch a a scripted series called “SnapperHero” on Snapchat. I have Snapchat but I’m not sure I’m the audience they want to target. AT&T is going for a younger consumer base, those who are increasingly turning to mobile-based media to gain access to information and entertainment. Last year, the company… Read more »

Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

Drizly Winter Storm Juno NYC and Boston are Drunk

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on top of that pretty much deserves major imbibing – and, it… Read more »

My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

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Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »

Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer


At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass – aka marijuana pipes – because it was dirt cheap in Venice… Read more »

How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

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This is a paid placement by Ford. Typically we associate virtual and augmented reality technology with fun and games, thanks to Oculus Rift or Google Glass. But Ford Motor Company takes immersive virtual reality very seriously. Ford is the first automaker to use a new ultra high-definition, virtual reality lab that enables designers and engineers globally to… Read more »

Terra Tech: This is How to Master Your Branding Efforts


In my quest to dig up some of the hottest minds in the developing cannabis-tech space I recently came across Terra Tech, a company that focuses on controlled agricultural production design, development, and construction. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how the CEO, Derek Peterson, could adapt that business model to fit the… Read more »

FilterEasy Raises $1.2M Seed Funding


Raleigh-based Startup FilterEasy announced today that it has raised $1.2 million of seed round investment, lead by Azure Capital, RTP Capital, and alongside a handful of Angel investors. FilterEasy is a member-based air filter subscription service for homeowners, which has an immediate impact on the air quality and energy savings inside a home. How it works… Read more »

Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social


Slack is taking over my social life. This morning, when I woke up, I rooted around under my pillow for my phone. While in the past I would have checked my e-mail first, or my Twitter mentions, the first thing I did was check Slack. Slack is the year-old workplace messaging app that everyone is… Read more »

The Evolution Of The IT Professional [Infographic]


As technology continues to change, so does the demand for general and specialized IT jobs. This is a growing industry, which has been projected to grow 20% here in the United Stated by 2022. Just think about the amount of courses available now for people wanting to join the profession. Although most of such positions continue… Read more » Sold for $85,000 Sold for $85,000 on Flippa

Last night, Mathew Carpenter made things official with his Ship Your Enemies Glitter venture, and sold its corresponding site for $85,000. The website was auctioned on Flippa, the online marketplace for websites, domains, and apps. was just sold on Flippa @ $85,000! #congrats #shipyourenemiesglitter — Flippa (@Flippa) January 22, 2015 After launching… Read more »

The State of the Union Written in Emoji

The State of the Union Written in Emoji

Last night, President Obama made his 2015 Presidential State of the Union. While the State of the Union has increasingly developed into just another medium through which the President of the United States can reaffirm the citizens of his commitment to the values, issues, and platform on which he (or she) was elected (see this piece from The… Read more »

Y Combinator’s 22 Most Fund-Worthy Startup Ideas [INFOGRAPHIC]


In September of last year, Y Combinator published its “Requests for Startups” – a list of startup ideas that the accelerator believes are the most worthy of funds and support. It was written a month prior to the application due date for its Winter 2015 class and was aimed at bringing in startups with innovative ideas… Read more »