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Shapify: Make a 3D Replica of Yourself

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A few years ago, receiving a 3D scanned version of yourself would have been novel – or even unheard of. However, now anyone can order, sell, or make a 3D human replica from the comfort of their business or home with Shapify. Shapify, based on the Artec Group‘s scanning technology, allows anyone to turn themselves… Read more »


Snaapiq: The App that Turns Your Selfies into Prizes

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Take a selfie and you can earn rewards or prizes – yes, it’s that simple. Enter a contest on the Snaapiq app, upload a photo, and see if you’re chosen. No gimmicks or hassle, just a fun way to share your pictures with a community and friends on social media. According to its site, “Snaapiq turns… Read more »


How to Mobilize Your Network for a Successful Launch

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What if you could set up one 15-minute meeting and walk away with a $500,000 investment and a business connection in Silicon Valley? That’s exactly what Mark Zuckerberg did back in 2004 when his associate and temporary roommate, Sean Parker, set up a meeting with Peter Thiel, a hedge fund manager and the co-founder of… Read more »


Leveraging Digital Intelligence for Competitive Insight

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Digital intelligence often gets mentioned for how it’s used (and possibly abused) by advertisers or governmental agencies, but what you may not know is that it can be a valuable tool for keeping an online eye on your competition. How can you leverage the power of digital intelligence for your own benefit? Here are the… Read more »


Talia Mashiach: Don’t Prioritize Raising Money When You Start a Company [VIDEO]

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Last month at our Tech Cocktail Chicago Sessions event, we had Talia Mashiach, the founder and CEO of event commerce company of Eved, join us to talk about how she’s ended up on this path towards building a billion-dollar Chicago company. On top of having raised over $11 million, the company client list includes major corporations, including the… Read more »


Cypherr: The Professional Platform and Network for Musicians

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Call it a professional network and music platform for up-and-coming musicians. Cypherr will change the way musicians reach fans with their new platform, extensive list of features and ability to connect professionals in the industry. “Cypherr is an interactive platform that allows musicians to connect with fans,compete with other musicians, host their own tour (optional),… Read more »


The Downsides of Completely Automating Your Marketing Department

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The Internet, and information technology in general, has completely redefined how marketing and customer relationships are built, maintained and grown. For the most part, these advancements make it easy and cost-effective for businesses to engage current and potential consumers and learn what is needed to keep them happy and returning. It has been said that… Read more »


Connect and Be Productive: 5 Ways to Improve Teamwork

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Did you know that on any given day of business it is estimated that you and your colleagues spend approximately 74 minutes attempting to contact each other? Or that you spend almost an hour looking over duplicated content and communications. These are just but a few examples of ways that we waste time and block… Read more »


Hire Amazing Intern Talent with StudyHall

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Want to find the brightest intern talent for your company? StudyHall has your data-driven hiring solution. StudyHall is a talent engine that connects the best college students looking for internship opportunities with companies that are hiring. It uses a patented algorithm that ranks the top 25 students from colleges and universities across the United States… Read more »


Get the Scoop: Guide To Downtown Las Vegas

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Downtown Las Vegas, and all its revitalized glory, is still here and still kicking – despite the recent headlines in some other publications. The Downtown Project and all the restaurants, small businesses, and tech companies that sprouted from it are still here and still building every day. We welcome you to take a look at… Read more »


Company Logo Design – Blunders and Slip-Ups that Impact

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“Boom! Abercrombie & Fitch Drops Its Logo” read Forbes magazine a few days back. Why – What – who? A lot of questions tangled this decision. Let us Revisit Some of the Basics of Logo Designing! Company logos are like brand ambassadors that incorporate images that influence people and develop associations. If you contemplate on… Read more »


USB Thumb Drives – Not Safe Anymore?

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If you’ve ever used a computer, you’re most likely familiar with those magic little sticks commonly known as USB Thumb Drives. Available in shapes and designs ranging from simple rectangles to colorful miniature racecars, these ubiquitous devices plug into computer USB ports and allow for remote file storage as well as the efficient movement of… Read more »



The Tablet: Game-Changer or a Developer’s Pain in the Ass?

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In the world of personal consumer technology, we are starting to see a pattern emerge. First it was desktop computers, then laptops, televisions, and eventually smartphones. Now, at long last, we are seeing this pattern play out again with the tablet. We aren’t saying the tablet era is ending – just that we have finally… Read more »