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$100K Up for Grabs in Pittsburgh


Steve Case is coming to Pittsburgh and leaving with lighter pockets: $100,000 lighter. Taking the traditional road trip to another level, Rise of the Rest rolls into Pittsburgh as part of a four-city tour. At each stop, entrepreneurs will pitch their companies while competing for a $100,000 investment. When Steve and his crew make their… Read more »

The Drone Wars: Rebels in the Fight for the Sky

Are Drone Flyers the New Rebels?

A decade ago, a tech-obsessed operator of a small, electronic, remote-guided aircraft would have been considered a geek with a model airplane hobby. These days, they’re building drones—and they’re not geeks, they’re rebels. Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as they are known by enthusiasts and lawmakers, are now more advanced and powerful enough to… Read more »

10 Tips to Pump Passion Into The Creative Process


Ever wonder how creatives do it — go from a vague idea to a beautifully executed final concept? Well, you’re lucky you clicked to read this because at Aveya Creative, we love to share. Here are our top tips to become a guru of the creative process. 1) First things first: Lead with passion. Many… Read more »

Endorsements: If You Build It, They Will Come

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Recently, over 20.6 million people tuned in to see if California Chrome would be the first horse in over three decades to win horseracing’s elusive Triple Crown, almost a 300% increase in viewers over last year. That kind of exposure to millions of Americans is precious to advertisers and marketers, and we all dream of… Read more »

Breakthroughs in Technology: What to Expect For The Future


We’ve all seen the new Google Glass — the wearable computer that allows users to communicate with the Internet using voice commands. It’s truly a breakthrough in technology, however, there are many other exciting new products and advances that may change the way we look at the world around us. Here is a quick look… Read more »

Hawaii – Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator Team up for Third Startup Paradise Demo Day


(Honolulu, HI) Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator, both Hawaii based accelerator programs, recently celebrated their third partnered demo day branded StartupParadise at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center. In an effort to drive more resources like mentors, talent and investments to the Hawaii market, Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator drew the interest of 500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure… Read more »

What to Know About the Maker Movement and Why You Should Care

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This entire week, events around Washington, DC have been centered on spotlighting the Maker Movement – a group comprised of craftspeople, tinkerers, hobbyists, inventors, and overall enthusiasts, all of whom engage in the act of creating. Rather than the mere inventors of the past, these do-it-yourself “makers” have access to modern technologies, robust resources, and an… Read more »

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Will Join Steve Case on ‘Rise of the Rest Road Trip’


It was announced yesterday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join Steve Case on his Rise of the Rest Road Trip, the four-city tour through developing startup ecosystems (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville) in an effort to spotlight the successes of startups outside of Silicon Valley. Pritzker – who also serves as the chair… Read more »

Those Are Some Cool Wireless Charging Pants


The world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers was unveiled this week in London as part of a new collaboration between Microsoft Inc. and British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. The trousers, described as a “wearable chino” by Sauvage to Business Insider, have been fitted with a wireless charging plate from the Nokia DC-50, dismantled and reassembled… Read more »

urBin: On-Demand Storage Makes Your Life a Little Easier


New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps,” and if you ask anyone who lives in the Big Apple, they’ll also tell you that it’s a “city of small apartments and crowded rooms.” Even city-dwellers who are creative with space still might not have enough room to store all of their items…. Read more »

After Hosting the Very First Maker Summit, TechShop DC-Arlington to Celebrate Grand Opening Tomorrow


This week has been an exciting week for makers in the nation’s capital. Aside from the very first White House Maker Faire that took place on Thursday, TechShop – the membership-based, network of  facilities incorporating a do-it-yourself fabrication and prototyping studio, hackerspace, and learning center – hosted Maker Media’s inaugural Maker Summit on Tuesday at their Crystal… Read more »

Top 5 Most Useless Websites, According To Teens


Think you’re surfing the web with the cool kids? If one or more of your most visited site is on the list below, your probably not. A research led by Startup Niche surveyed the teens on their media habits, and the findings shed a light on the tech companies have the attention of tomorrow’s savvy users. It’s no surprise that… Read more »

Technology +Talent + Culture = Vox Media Formula to Success

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Content is King, but not what helped Vox Media raise capital and trust of investors. It takes more than that, there is a formula. That formula was shared by Vox Media’s CEO Jim Bankoff talk during Tech Cocktail Sessions, to a crowd of entrepreneurs in Crystal City Wednesday night. Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber led the… Read more »