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Visual Content to Rise In 2015

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The web world is changing and so are the marketing strategies to promote a business online. It has been said that an image speaks a thousand words, which is going to be true in 2015 as visual content is going to take the lead. How will you use images and visual content to effectively promote a business?… Read more »


Longer Work Hours Tied to Greater Alcohol Consumption

Longer Works Hours Tied to Greater Alcohol Consumption

This news will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever had to work more than 40 hours a week (so, basically, everyone…?): longer work hours have been found to contribute to greater levels of alcohol consumption. According to a recent study published in The BMJ, people who work longer hours are more likely to engage… Read more »


Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

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We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender Yung Jake gave us a glimpse of “emoji art.” Before we start… Read more »


NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM announced the student winners of the CUNY-IBM Watson… Read more »


SparkLabKC Accelerator Announces 10 New Startups

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This week, Kansas City accelerator SparkLabKC welcomed its third class of startups into their new downtown workspace. SparkLabKC is a three-month accelerator that offers startups up to $18,000 in funding, mentorship, free office space, and other services. The program culminates with a demo day in April. Here are SparkLabKC’s 10 newest startups: College Sports USA: A social… Read more »


The Average Tech Entrepreneur is 31 and Didn’t Study STEM

Harvard Business Review: The Average Tech Entrepreneur

We’re all familiar with the various stereotypes associated with tech startup founders: they’re young, they were educated at schools like Stanford and MIT, and they likely studied computer science or a related field in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In an attempt to validate some of these stereotypes associated with tech entrepreneurs, Endeavor Insight – the… Read more »


Is Your Smart Meter Compromising Your Home Security?

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Let’s face it, everyone nowadays is looking for new and better ways to save power. After all, it’s a win-win for everyone – you save money on your utility bills, all while saving our fragile planet. The smart meter is one of the main technologies that has been implemented to manage energy saving. At first… Read more »


Women on Company Boards Saw Increase in 2014

Women on Company Boards See Increase

It seems that company boards are becoming less of an old-school boys’ club. While men still make up a majority of that populace, women are slowly increasing their numbers on corporate boards. According to the report from Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization that tracks women in executive positions across the globe, the United States saw… Read more »


Don’t Be Ashamed of Wanting Work-Life Balance

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You know when you used to work at that 9-5 job and had to wait until about 5:05 to leave, just so you didn’t look like a slacker who hated their work and wanted out at 5:00 on the dot? Well, there’s a startup equivalent to that: working 9- or 10- or 11-hour days and then feeling lazy… Read more »


Entrepreneurs Share Positive Daily Habits

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Who doesn’t want to be healthy and happy? When you’re part of the Startup Life, the constant high and low can take a psychological toll on any entrepreneur. Habits that have a positive effect on your life can be a solution to becoming more productive and happier. Elon Musk recently shared that a daily habit he believes has had the… Read more »


38 Colleges with Most Alumni as Fortune 500 CEOs

Top Colleges with Most Alumni in Fortune 500 CEO Positions

Today marks one of the major college admission application due dates for high school seniors (I know this because my youngest brother submitted his final two applications last night). For those who happened to apply to Clark University or the University of Colorado-Boulder (and luckily gain acceptance), there’s a slight chance that he or she… Read more »


Interview with 17-Year-Old Founder Kegan Abbott

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Teen entrepreneur Kegan Abbott was on a quick trip to Silicon Valley, looking to recruit developers for his startup Printware, when he got some valuable advice from a homeless man. It was raining in San Jose, and a grocery store employee was trying to kick the homeless man out. So Abbott bought him a sandwich, sat down with… Read more »


35 Top Series A Startup Investors of 2014

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Mattermark Blog recently published a list of 2014 most active investors in the tech industry. A total of 701 Internet technology startups received a cumulative $5.1 Billion in Series A funding.  Khosla Ventures has moved into the #1 spot for most active Series A investor, with a total of 20 deals completed in 2014. Here is… Read more »


Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and Microsoft – have openly shared their diversity statistics,… Read more »