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7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

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If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


Corporate Events on a Budget

event planning

Coordinating the perfect corporate event isn’t an easy task, especially if you are working on a tight budget! You need to think about where you can compromise and cut costs but still put on events that appeal to everyone. Whilst your manager may have asked for a posh water feature, if it is going to eat… Read more »


Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

data driven

More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »


Burnbook: Can an Anonymous App Have a Conscience?

Burnbook

Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all lived it—feeling the wrath and pent-up rage of a snarky, faceless troll throwing zings your way. They’re hard to keep at bay: recently many magazines have shut off their comment system, finding it better to have silence than vocal baiting. But what do you do… Read more »


Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

Disruption Corporation Offering $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization… Read more »


How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

ford virtual reality

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 »


Recruit Passive Talent with Match-Click

match-click

You might wish it was easier to hire passive candidates. Maybe that means it’s time to improve the marketing strategy for your recruitment process. Match-Click, a recruiting and job search platform, revolutionizes the hiring process for employers. Instead of relying on boring job postings to attract candidates, employers can create interactive and easy-to-read job postings… Read more »


FilterEasy Raises $1.2M Seed Funding

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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

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 »


9 Tips for Waking Up Early [INFOGRAPHIC]

9 Tips for Waking Up Early

For the latter part of college and a bit of time afterwards, I thrived on waking up early; on a typical day, I would wake up between the hours of 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM, and get ahead on my morning routine. It was great, and overall it made my mornings more productive. But waking… Read more »


Startup CEO: The Loneliest Job in the World?

Lonely CEO

The presidency was dubbed the “loneliest job in the world” in 1961, when New York Times photographer George Tames snapped a black-and-white photo of President John F. Kennedy alone in the Oval Office. The US president is arguably the most powerful person in the world, but also the source of endless blame. Their decisions affect… Read more »


Go Ahead and Launch a ‘Coming Soon’ Page

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Let’s say you’ve just started a business and have filed all the pertinent paperwork. You’ve just bought your site’s domain, and now you’re wondering what you can publish online while the public waits for your completed site to go live. Of course, you could choose to do absolutely nothing. But where’s the fun in that?… Read more »


From ICQ to WhatsApp: The Rise of Instant Messengers

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Messaging app WhatsApp announced this week that it will be releasing its service to desktop, thanks to a web client that launched for Chrome and Android. According to The Verge, WhatsApp confirmed earlier rumors, which pointed to a newly live page at web.whatsapp.com. “The primary use is of course still on your phone,” a spokesman said, “but there… Read more »


Changing the Face of Storefront Advertising

Glass-Media

When you board a flight from San Diego to Palm Beach generally you think of white sandy beaches and umbrella drinks – not inventing a company, unless you’re Daniel Black who did just that. The night before this particular cross-country flight, Black was captivated by YouTube videos on projection marketing and knew this could be… Read more »