Infographics / Images

Classrooms Are Getting Graphic [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Using infographics, that is. People don’t all learn the same way. Some people are visual learners, other auditory, others textual, and other kinesthetic (learning by doing). Many educators already know that approaching education from different angles will benefit students’ retention of information–and more educators…

Funding

San Francisco

Lever Raises $20M to Improve How Companies Hire

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

Looking for a job is about more than having a polished resume or great background, it’s practically an art form. Some cities require extensive networking and internal sourcing, large tech companies employ unconventional tactics to find the best candidates, and then there are the…

Reports & Rankings

Ultimate Software Ranked Top Tech Place to Work in 2016

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

We hear about plenty of tech companies that have fun perks and give off the impression that they are a fun place to work. For some of them that’s probably the case, for others its probably just a facade to lure recent grads with…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Tech Advancements to Improve Your Retail Business

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Improving retail via technology can make notable differences to your bottom line, your customer’s experience and also make things at work a lot more convenient. There are numerous different ways that this can be done and we’ve compiled some you should consider for 2016….

Trends

Augmented Reality Brings Interactive Learning to the Classroom

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The world is at a pinnacle moment of the Information Era, known as the New Media Age. Technology is rapidly progressing at such a rate that many ideas still seem to be that of science fiction. On the roads, cars are literally driving themselves….

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Opinion/Analysis

How Your Chosen Web Host Could Affect Your Business

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

If you are thinking about creating a site for your business, remember that your web hosting server should be chosen with caution, as this is a factor that plays largely into the site’s quality and reliability, and can also influence the cost-effectiveness ratio in…

Trends

Thanks to This, Flash Storage Continues to Get Smaller

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Most trends in technology seem to go in one direction: smaller. Just take a look at cell phones, as one example. When they were first introduced, cell phones were massive bricks with a long antenna sticking out of one end. The size got smaller…

Opinion/Analysis

10 Valuable Lessons Marketers Can Learn from BuzzFeed

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve read an article or two (or, you know, 600) on BuzzFeed. As one of the Internet’s most popular news and media sources, BuzzFeed has made a name for itself with its popular quizzes, articles and listicles (it’s…

Startups & Apps

Connected Casebook Brings the Power of the Cloud to Law Studies

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Traditionally, law students have been required to buy all of their needed casebooks and lug them around whenever they needed to study or examine a case. The Wolters Kluwer’s Legal Education Program had some issues with this, however, and came up with a groundbreaking…

News

Backblaze Expands Its Options for External Hard Drive Storage

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Backblaze is now a very popular cloud backup service (much like many others), but unique in its B2 program and offers a low-cost cloud storage that, so far, has no rival. Initially focused on personal and business cloud backup solutions, the service is always…

Startups & Apps

Boston

Panorama’s Growth Exemplifies Current Boom in Edtech

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we’re constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and…

Startups & Apps

How Meteora Is Changing the Media Advertising Landscape

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

More and more users seem prone to traditional online advertising – banner and pay-per-click or pay-per-view schemes in particular. Adblocking has gone mainstream with over 198 million active users around the world, costing publishers approximately $22 billion in revenue in 2015. For businesses that…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Web Host

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Starting a website or blog is one of the easiest things you can do. However, where most newbie site owners start to get scared and frustrated is when they have to choose a web hosting provider. It’s not that the process is scary, it’s…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Consumer Trends We Will See in 2016

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Consumer trends describe the ways in which everyday people go about researching, finding, and obtaining the products and services they want or need. The following consumer trends will give you some valuable insight when it comes to opportunities for innovation in the coming year….

Opinion/Analysis

How to Train Our Workforce for the Tech Economy

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

According to CompTIA, a technology advocacy group founded in 1982, there were more than 6.5 million technology jobs in the United States in 2014; 38 of the 50 states in the  saw and are forecasted to continue seeing additional growth in the tech sector….

Opinion/Analysis

How Same-Day Delivery Went from Fantasy to Reality

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

On May 28 2015, Amazon changed online delivery forever by announcing free same-day delivery in 14 major cities across the US. Since then, same-day delivery has unsurprisingly proved popular with online shoppers. Though the full implications of same-day delivery are yet to be seen, the…

News

DC

Knight Foundation Awards $450K to ‘Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd’

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Today the Knight Foundation has announced the 17 recipients of the latest Knight News Challenge Award, including one Washington, DC-based venture. Out of 1014 entries, “Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd” and 16 others will receive a portion of the $3.2M fund to use…