Fashion

FashionTEQ Launches Smart Jewelry for Women On the Go

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

It is obvious that wearable tech is booming. According to a recent study, retail revenue from wearable technology is predicted to jump from about $1.4 billion in 2013 to as much as $19 billion in 2018. But some of the options in the market are not exactly…

Social Media

3 Reasons to Dump Rapportive for Connect6°’s New PeopleDiscovery Platform

By | May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re reading this, then I’m sure that you are at least familiar with Rapportive. Used as a tool for learning about and connecting with people through various social media, Rapportive is invaluable for people involved with or within the startup community, where new and…

Business

FreeConferenceCall Aims To Be The Leader of Web-Based Meetings

By | May 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The conference call is something that we’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with, and that frustration has produced some great solutions like Speek. FreeConferenceCall.com, in line with similar issues, today announced the launch of their visual web conference capabilities. FreeConferenceCall is currently…

Business

Apliiq Wants You to Be More Than a Walking Billboard

By | May 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Ever since last September, when Apliiq launched their interactive online retail platform, they have made it their express mission to transform young America from a mass of walking billboards to a generation empowered by fashion autonomy. Their platform features customizable, art-infused garmets made to…

Business

The Bouqs Comes Up Empty On Shark Tank, But They’re Still Kicking

By | May 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

At the beginning of the month, we saw yet another familiar startup face on ABC’s Shark Tank. John Tabis of The Bouqs, a Los Angeles-based flower company, walked in front of the Sharks, gave it his all, and asked for $258,000 in exchange for…

.CO

Quarterly Closes in on 50 Curators as Site Gets Cooler by the Second (or Quarter!)

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Imagine getting home from a long day at work, after a traffic-jam-infused commute, to find a neatly selected care package from the ever-so-“Happy” Pharrell Williams, or the “bizarre” Andrew Zimmern, or human daredevil Tim Ferriss. I mean, how cool would that be!?! Well, if…

Business

Partners in Coffee: Blue Bottle and Tonx Team Up

By | Apr 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Yesterday the Los Angeles-based Tonx coffee announced that they would be joining forces with the Oakland-based coffee roasters Blue Bottle Coffee. Tonx offers fresh coffee delivered to your front doorstep via a monthly subscription, and their new partnership will help them further their mission…

Business

Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while…

News

Superman With A GoPro Camera

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

The GoPro camera, a rugged, versatile sports camera, has made it fairly easy to capture amazing photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter doing extreme sports like surfing, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. But what would happen if Superman had a GoPro camera? Well, now we know…

Education

SmartestK12 is Giving Teachers More Time for Meaningful Interactions With Their Students

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Before pursuing an MBA and starting a company, Craig Jones spent four years teaching in the classroom. During each of those years, he taught more than 160 students. Motivating and teaching one’s self can already prove to be difficult – can you imagine having…

Business

Phone Halo’s StickR TrackR Triple-Threat Release

By | Mar 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Phone Halo today released the newest addition to their TrackR Bluetooth Low Energy device family: the StickR TrackR. The new product will be joining the roster of other TrackR products like the Wallet TrackR, Audiovox inSite, and Cobra Tag in an effort to help…

Business

Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Takes Twitter Record From President Obama

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 12:03 am

Technology took center stage at the Oscars as host Ellen DeGeneres decided to take a star-studded selfie. The tweet got over a million retweets in just a couple of hours and appears to have topped a record tweet made by President Obama. The tweet…

Productivity

Bishop Peak Technology: Providing An Efficient Transit Commute For All

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Three years ago John Osumi, Zach Negrey, and Jeff Brown met during an Android programming class at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. For a class project they developed a crude and clunky app that scraped together real-time vehicle positioning data from…

Business

This is Ground Launches A Kickstarter for the Cargito Charging iPad Case

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

This is Ground today launched their Kickstarter campaign for the newly designed Cargito iPad mini and air charging case. It’s made from 100 percent Napa leather, accommodates a stylus or pen, and has a pocket for money, business cards, or credit cards. If all…

Business

Crowdfunder Closes Big Seed Funding Round, Plans Expansion

By | Feb 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Yesterday, Crowdfunder announced a successful $1 million seed funding round, which brings their total funds raised to $2 million. The money will be used to help Crowdfunder accelerate its growth for investment crowdfunding in the US, as well as speed their international expansion efforts…

Downtown Project

Science Inc’s Mike Macadaan: User Experience is Important From the Very Beginning [VIDEO]

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

How integrated is the user experience into your product or service? According to Mike Macadaan, startups need to dedicate their time to user experience and establish a brand direction from the very beginning; otherwise, they run into a higher risk of criticism from their fans/users when…

Gear & Gadgets

AIO Robotics Takes 3D Manufacturing to a Whole New Level

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

3D printing blows my mind; it always has and it always will. It’s definitely one of my favorite technological advancements of the past few years, and the things that people create are unbelievable. When I heard about AIO Robotics and their ZEUS machine, I…

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