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Get the Scoop: Guide To Downtown Las Vegas

Guide to Downtown Las Vegas

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


“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?


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?


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 »

Why Android Is Lagging Behind in Race of Apple-IBM Partnership


Sometime before, news about Apple and IBM partnerships were hot dish for the media. Many assumptions had drawn about the true reasons behind this tie and the pros and cons of this partnership phenomenon. If we are going to draw conclusions based on commonsense, we may find that the dominance of IBM is in enterprise… Read more »

Hunt For An IT Job Like A Tiger


Deep in the jungles of the thriving IT job market lies the newest sector offering high pay and job satisfaction with plenty of growth: health information technology. There, the competition is fierce and only the strongest, most agile candidates catch the health IT job they’ve been seeking. Let’s take a lesson from these tiger-like IT… Read more »

Women to Watch in Entrepreneurship and Tech


Look around: Women are changing the world, especially in the entrepreneurship and tech fields. From Megan Smith, the former Google executive turned U.S. Chief Technology Officer, to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, there’s no shortage of powerful, passionate and innovative women. But if you need a little more inspiration, here’s a list of women to watch… Read more »

From Kickstarter to Apple Stores with olloclip


In 2011, with everyone carrying a phone in their pockets, longtime product developer and photographer Patrick O’Neill took it upon himself to make mobile phone photography better. O’Neill decided to launch the product on Kickstarter, called olloclip, that features a simple iPhone 4 lens that houses a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens all in one. In no time… Read more »

Healthcare Startup Cohealo Raises $9M Series A Funding


Boston-based Cohealo announced it raised $9 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital and Miami-based Krillion Ventures. The funding was composed of both equity and convertible note financing. Cohealo is a cloud-based sharing platform that enables hospitals to more efficiently manage medical devices. They currently manage the inventory at 70 hospitals in a number of health systems,… Read more »

Here’s a Preview of the Celebrate Schedule


It’s official everybody, we’re only days away from the kickoff of our annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. We’ve spent the last few months lining up one hell of a schedule for this year’s conference, and we’re dying to kick things off with all of you. In an effort to give you, the people, a choice… Read more »

Tech Competitions Offer Money to Stir Community-Focused Innovation


Nothing like a challenge to get some great minds going. This week two foundations have launched national challenges aimed at creating innovative solutions to help local communities. The Knight Foundation announced the Knight Cities Challenge to offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing on the question, “What’s your best idea to make cities more… Read more »

Man Diagnosed with Ebola Actually Just Recovering from Tech Conference


Author’s Note: This is purely satirical, so, yeah.  This morning, it was reported that the man who was diagnosed late last week with Ebola was actually just recovering from a tech conference he attended in Boston “on a whim.” After 29-year-old Andrew Scheurer – accompanied by his roommates – checked in to the hospital last Thursday reporting… Read more »