Cloud Storage

Cloudinary Adds Video Management to its Toolbox

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

The web is filled with media content and, every second, there are millions of videos being watched, sent and received. That is way to much for anyone to wrap around, so it is important to have the best possible tools to make the handling…

Jobs

Hiring Veterans Can Help Your Business Thrive

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Our U.S. soldiers enter combat, are separated from family and friends, experience physical and mental trauma, and sometimes sacrifice their lives for our freedom, yet many can’t find a job to support themselves and their families when their tour is over. The veteran unemployment…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

A Chicago Based Startup is Expanding the Freelance Economy

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Chicago based ConceptDrop has realized the potential of the freelance economy and is working to create equal opportunities for talented freelancers, by connecting them with clients who need their skills. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that self employment only rose 0.9%…

Opinion/Analysis

Our Most Trusted Institutions Are Betraying Us

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The government officials who we vote into office, the bankers who control our nest eggs, the business executives who we support with our purchases: all of them are guilty of the most fundamental of sins: short-term thinking. In a now legendary incident, state-sponsored Chinese hackers caused a…

Venture Capital

Women Founders Outperform Men and 9 Other Industry Insights from First Round Capital

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

According to First Round Capital, a top venture capital firm located in Philadelphia, PA, women founders outperform men. In a report published by the firm yesterday, First Round Capital revealed the finding as one of ten major insights it has learned over the past…

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Product Launch

DC

Growing KlowdTV Extends Viewing Options for Cord Cutters

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When Hulu and Netflix launched, few could predict the widespread impact that would result from their service. As a result of streaming media, cord cutters have detached themselves from costly cable companies who force them into paying for channels and networks they never intend…

Food

Fresh Food Tastes Better: Startups that Make Buying Local Easy

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Industrial farming came about at the turn of the twentieth century during the Industrial Revolution. As we began developing machinery to do most of the heavy lifting for us, small and medium farming and agricultural operations have steadily declined. Large industrial operations have since…

Funding

Twilio Celebrates $130M and Two New Venture Funds are Created

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Everybody celebrates hump day in their own way, but I think the folks at Twilio will be celebrating with parties – they brought in an astounding amount of funding today. The other companies who made it onto the roundup today will also be celebrating…

Finance

Former Obama Tech Advisor: Bitcoin Could Transform Government (in 5 Quotes)

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Bitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions, could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology that makes bitcoin anonymous could make…

Reports & Rankings

Top 25 Highest-Paying College Majors

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As we approach the period at which college students begin (or continue) their higher education journeys, those of us who have already been through those transformative years are once again reminded of our misguided decisions to pursue that art history/creative writing/music/religious studies/[insert your creative…

Tips & How To’s

6 Critical Ways To Establish Trust and Credibility for Your Business

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Your product or service is now second to the trust your customer has in you. Starting in 2012 and every year since, the Edelman Trust Barometer findings clearly show that trust in a company in more important to consumers than product or service quality….

Sponsored

1.8 Million Reasons to Build your Brand on a .CO!

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

Five years ago, the .CO platform launched the web extension that has become the first choice for innovators and entrepreneurs seeking to build and amplify their online presence. Since that time, more than 1.8 million big ideas have launched on .CO domain names by individuals…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour is Coming to Southeastern Virginia

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s likely that you associate southeastern Virginia with the beach more than with tech startups. However, it would be a little short-sighted to think that the two can’t harmoniously coexist (see: San Diego). This is why Tech.Co is bringing our Startup of the Year Competition…

Lifestyle

PositiveSingles, the Dating App for Singles With STDs

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In a society that is increasingly living in the digital world, it comes as no surprise that dating apps are hitting the spotlight, with new ones appearing regularly. Tinder is by far one of the most popular apps for dating, where a simple swipe…

Programs & Resources

Startups Gain Access to Amazon’s Retail Expertise and Infrastructure

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

It was only a matter of time before Amazon decided to jump full force into the startup world. They have an astounding amount of resources to offer young innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups, and today they officially made their pantheon available to all. Amazon announced…

Social Media

Montreal

Is ringID a Better Snapchat?

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

What makes a platform like Snapchat great? After all, we can already send video messages to each other pretty easily. However, Snapchat makes sending video messages really easy – but I think there’s more to it. Perhaps the most lauded feature of Snapchat is the…

Health

Hungary

Tep Built A New Age, Fitness Tamagotchi Pet

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

There are a lot of entrepreneurs these days who think the first generation of fitness trackers focuses too much on adult, competitive athletes. Further, they find the apps are geared only towards recording distance traveled and calories burned on an already well-established fitness routine. Akos…