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NYC, SF, London Top Ranking of Cities for Highest-Paid Developer Jobs

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this year, we looked at the highest average developer salaries for each state in the United States. In that ranking, California led the 50 states with an annual wage of $119,180 for software developers in the state. And a recently released report compiled…

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Startup Genome Project Compares Global Ecosystems [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Startups and tech companies are slowly but surely becoming the new faces of business. So many aspects of our economy are based on the health of these businesses, and the global marketplace is shifting more and more in that direction. Taking a detailed look at…

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The 13 Most Powerful Women in Tech (by Fortune) 

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Last week, Fortune released its annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Business – including thirteen female executives from the US tech industry. HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came in at #7 and #8, with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer…

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What Are the Top Mobile Apps of All Time?

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

I should probably wait until the end to tell you the most downloaded app of all time, but I myself hate being kept in suspense, so I won’t do that to you. The most downloaded app of all time is…drumroll please…   Facebook.  …

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Blacks and Latinos Make Up 4 to 5 Percent of Tech Workforce

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Looking at statistics from some of the world’s top technology companies, it’s difficult to not feel defeated by the lack of diversity in the tech. While being touted as some of the most welcoming tech companies for women and minorities, diversity numbers from tech…

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The 5 Hottest Late-Stage Startups from 2014 

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing late-stage startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report. For Mattermark, late-stage refers to any funding round after Series D. The size of a late-stage round varies, but the startups below raised between $50 million and ten times…

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Top Venture-Backed Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Startups

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to augmented and virtual reality, Oculus isn’t the only company in the industry that’s managed to earn wide commercial success. Sure, Oculus may have been acquired by Facebook for a cool $2 billion last year, but overall augmented reality and virtual…

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Pew Study: We’re Basically on Our Phones All the Time

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, Americans are almost never away from their mobile phones. It also notes that of the 92 percent of U.S. adults owning some kind of cellphone, 90 percent say their phones are frequently with them…

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The 5 Hottest Series D Startups from 2014 

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series D startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and the top three are all services in the sharing economy. The sharing economy refers to goods or services that are rented or borrowed among people, rather than…

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Top Venture-Backed Drone Startups

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the Frontier Tech Report released by CB Insights last Friday, drone companies have raised $285 million since 2014. While that’s certainly nowhere close to the amount of funding thus far funneled into space startups, the amount of financing activity into the industry…

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Top Venture-Backed Space Startups

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Since 2014, space startups have raised more than $1.8 billion – with $1.76 billion of that raised in just the first half of 2015 (all thanks to mega-rounds raised by SpaceX and OneWeb). This according to a recently released Frontier Tech Report by CB…

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The 5 Hottest Series C Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series C startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and they are a snapshot of modern trends. We are taking our education into our own hands, learning new skills through General Assembly and Udemy. We are pursuing…

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Carnegie Mellon Tops List of ‘STEMinist’ Colleges [RANKINGS]

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the last two decades, we’ve seen decreased representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields – with only 15 percent of women pursuing STEM careers compared to 31 percent of men. In colleges across America, men continue to dominate STEM…

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The Top 10 Global Startup Scenes (According to a VC Firm) 

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

SparkLabs, a global seed fund, today released a list of the top 10 global startup scenes in a presentation called Global Technology Trends & Startup Hubs 2015.  The list puts a heavy emphasis on whether startups in the region are exiting: selling or going public…

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Based on the Ashley Madison Data, These are the Most Unfaithful States in America

By | Aug 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Do you live in a state where people want to cheat the most on their significant other? According to a an analysis of the leaked Ashley Madison data by data scientist Jake Popham, it seems that Alabama is the the most unfaithful state in…

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The 5 Hottest Series B Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series B startups from last year, and most of them are living up to the hype in 2015. Series B is typically the third round of funding that a startup raises, after seed and Series A.  The size of…

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The 5 Hottest Finance Startups from 2014

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing finance startups from last year, and four of them happen to be bitcoin-related. Coincidence? “Traditional payment methods are sluggish, costly, and insecure compared to bitcoin. This financial technology has the potential to revolutionize the economy and make it more…