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D.C. and Kansas City are Top Cities for Women in Tech

DC and Kansas City are the Top Cities for Women in Tech

It’s a widely-known fact that women are grossly underrepresented in the technology workforce. While women make up a majority of the occupations in America’s overall workforce (averaging 57 percent, including the fields of business, law, and medicine), only 25 percent of all computing positions in the U.S. are held by women. That is a stark… Read more »


Top 10 States with Most Telecommuting Jobs

Top 10 States with Most Telecommuting Jobs

Telecommuting in the United Stated has reportedly increased by about 79 percent between 2005 and 2012, with an estimated 6.1 million people across the country doing remote work. This isn’t surprising, of course, considering the many benefits of having people work remotely. And this trend is only expected to keep increasing, especially when we consider the desire for companies to pursue… Read more »


18 Top Regions for VC Funding in 2014

funding report

In 2014, $48.3 billion was invested by venture capitalists, a 61% increase in VC funding from 2013. Software received the most VC funding, accounting for $19.8 billion and almost 1,800 deals, followed by biotech ($6 billion) and media/entertainment ($5.7 billion). The most money was invested in expansion-stage companies (over 3 years old), then early-stage companies, later-stage… Read more »


9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

Bali

February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to stay holed up next to your heater with a hot beverage,… Read more »


73 Startups Valued at $1 Billion or More

startup valuation

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource announced the Billion Dollar Startup Club, their updated list of startups who are valued at $1 billion or more. To be considered for the list, companies must be private, have at least one venture capital investor, and have raised money in the past four years. Startups who go… Read more »


The Top 33 Coding Bootcamps

dev bootcamp

Last night, Switchup released a list of the top coding bootcamps around the world in 2014. The list takes into account factors like reviews on the Switchup platform, price, location, and job support. You’ll also find helpful information there on how to choose the best coding bootcamp for you. (Switchup provides resources for people who… Read more »


Working Remotely Will Improve Your Sex Life

remote work

One of the benefits of working remotely is that you tend to be on your own schedule. You can take breaks when you want, have a snack, go take a walk, and…have sex? FlexJobs recently released a survey on how flexible jobs affect health, happiness, and relationships, and 42% of respondents said that a flexible job… Read more »


US STEM Education Is Still Mediocre

STEM Education

A recent Pew Research Center survey suggests that the American public might be a bit deluded about the quality of our STEM education. 29% of Americans still rate our K-12 STEM education as above average or the best in the world, as do 16% of scientists. Meanwhile, in a ranking of 64 countries, we place… Read more »


Pinterest Is for White People [STUDY]

Pinterest

Last week, Pew Research Center reported on a study looking at which social networks are used by white, black, and Latino Internet users. Unsurprisingly, everyone overwhelmingly prefers Facebook – 73% of Latinos, 67% of blacks, and 71% of whites have an account. Beyond that, social media use seems to differ quite a bit among different races:… Read more »


Top 20 Cities for Singles

Top 20 Cities for Singles

I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day – a day to look at the several ways through which couples try (and fail) to impress their significant others; it’s great. Except, just kidding. I actually very much hate Valentine’s Day – not so much for the very public displays of affection (although, those morning posts on each… Read more »


The 10 Easiest Cities to Find a Job In

top cities for jobs

Do you have a sense of how easy it is to find a job in your city? Although entrepreneurs may see themselves as outside the corporate grind, knowing the state of the local job market can be useful. ZipRecruiter released a ranking of the 10 best job markets for 2015, and this could be crucial info for hiring… Read more »


Most Common Job in Every State: From Trucker to Software Developer

Most Common Job in America

The landscape of the American workforce has changed throughout the decades – this, of course, is something that we all should already know. A rapid development of increasingly more advanced technology within a relatively short time-span has enabled us to push into new industries, and abandoning our enclaves of farming and manufacturing for newer sectors. And a recent analysis… 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 »


Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America: Tech is King

Glassdoor Top Jobs in America: Tech is King

It’s still technically January, so there’s no reason we can’t continue to make exclamations about “how great of a year it’s going to be” or whisper affirmations of “new year, new you” to ourselves. As part of the new year, people all across the country are looking to start new careers or find new jobs…. Read more »