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This Tool Calculates the Cost to Build Your App

Cost to Build an App

There’s a new tool for all you startup founders out there, and it will tell you how much it costs to build the app of your dreams. It’s called How Much to Make an App, and it asks you a series of questions: Platform: Will your app be iOS, Android, or both? Login: Will users… Read more »

Launching a Sex Startup in China

sex startup in china

In China, every new website is required to register with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which regulates new media. When the ministry looked at Playroom, a startup that sells luxury sex toys and accessories, they didn’t like what they saw. They gave Playroom an ultimatum: take down the condoms for sale, or you… Read more »

10 Signs of Smartphone Addiction

smartphone addiction

Is smartphone addiction something we should be laughing about? Yes and no. I once heard a wise Buddhist nun give a talk to a huge audience. She explained one of our big problems: we go about our lives assuming that everyone and everything – from our spouse to our job to the car in the… Read more »

3 Reasons Sales & Development Teams Must Communicate

3 Reasons Why Sales and Development Teams Need to Communicate

The relationship between a quarterback and receiver is synonymous with a salesperson and their developer. If the quarterback doesn’t throw the ball, the receiver can’t make the touchdown. Similarly, a salesperson can’t close a deal if he or she doesn’t a product developed for the customer. As a wide receiver during college, I was always… Read more »

Scout Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Rokk3r Labs


New York-based Scout Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage investments, announced today that it will be partnering with Rokk3r Labs, a Miami-based platform to cobuild and launch companies. The venture capital firm has made a strategic investment in the company and will become a Rokk3r Labs Venture Partner. “With a dynamic model that provides specialized… Read more »

14 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

kids online safety

Technological advances have really lost their glamour. Minor adaptations of current technology isn’t as buzz worthy as the all in all new advances that were sweeping the news a decade ago. But what has taken some of the spotlight is the new ways parents can protect their children with technology. We often hear of all… Read more »

The Top Tech Companies with Remote Jobs

remote work

New year, new lifestyle? FlexJobs recently released a list of the 100 top companies with remote jobs, chosen from among 30,000 companies who post remote and flexible jobs on their job board. The companies are ranked according to their number of job postings in the past year. Although there was some high-profile backlash against remote… Read more »

The Basics of a Great Cover Letter

The Basics of a Great Cover Letter

If you are searching for your next job, then make sure that you have your cover letter up to standards. Although candidates mostly focus on drafting their curriculum vitae (CV), candidates usually ignore the cover letter’s importance. Know this: the cover letter is equally as important to impress the recruiter. In most cases, a cover letter… Read more »

8 Tips for Conducting Business in China

8 Tips for Conducting Business in China

China is a new market of opportunities that’s attracting lots of global entrepreneurs and investors. However, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to have a significant breakthrough and to make it big there, as the influx of firms is widening, and the local businesses are also stepping up their game. In order to put all the odds… Read more »

Give Users a Better Experience on Your Web Page


Today’s internet natives have become very accustomed to what we’ve begun to know as the ‘typical’ internet experience spectacle. We all know it very well, in fact as you probably came across this very article while browsing one of your favorite web pages. However, as we begin to transition into richer and newer media simply… Read more »

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Merkhofer with Ladies Who Code

Ladies Who Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »

Share Your Worries with Vent Up Mobile App

Vent Up

Vent Up connects people from across the globe and aims to mitigate depression with the healing ability of anonymous chat. The free app, however, doesn’t quite excel on the implementation level: while the idea is great, the technical environment needs some work, alongside eliminating elements that undermine the base of the app, anonymity. Signing up… Read more »

4 Tips for a Better Wi-Fi Connection

wifi connection

Does your wireless network often let you down just at that time when you need to send a very important message or when you are about to begin watching a new release on your smart device?   You can now improve the quality of your Wi-Fi connection by taking note of some simple but useful… Read more »