Ecosystems

Detroit

Detroit Pushes Towards Recovery with Growing Entrepreneur Ecosystem

By | May 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm

It’s no secret that Detroit has fallen on tough times. In 2013, Detroit become the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy, confirming what the nation already knew: the manufacturing powerhouse’s best days were behind it. Fortunately, there has been an impressive…

Partnership

Volkswagen Invests $300M in Gett to Compete with Uber

By | May 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Taking on Uber has proven to be a difficult task. Lyft has gotten the closest, but they are still leagues behind the ride-sharing giant. Even government bodies have aimed to curb the outrageous success this transportation startup has enjoyed with regulations and legislation. And…

Dev & Design

San Francisco

Twilio Announces Console to Improve Developer Experience

By | May 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm

It’s never been a better time to be a DOer. Jeff Lawson, CEO of the cloud communications platform API Twilio, kicked off at the company’s annual SIGNAL Conference in San Francisco with a keynote address emphasizing how important software developers are to the core…

Jobs

5 Places to Network Yourself Into a New Job

By | May 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Getting your first job out of college is challenging enough, especially if you don’t have an internship or two under your belt. As you progress through the professional totem pole, networking becomes one of the key tactics that move you past the terrible automated…

Business

The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistake You’re Making

By | May 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Understanding how business is affected by digital trends. Most business owners understand that being visible on social media and various digital outlets is important, but integrating social tactics to digital business practices can be tricky to maneuver. Failing to understand how to properly navigate…

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Entertainment

The Golden Age of Netflix Is Only Getting Better

By | May 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Netflix has revolutionized the way we consume media on multiple occasions. From their start as a DVD-by-mail delivery service to their reign as the king of online streaming, this company has proven time and time again that they are better than most when it…

News

The Key to Fostering Creativity Through Code

By | May 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Coding and creativity are often seen as disparate things, but the two actually have more in common than we may think. A plan has emerged from Japan to make coding mandatory for all elementary school students in 2020. As the article states, “Programming is…

Internet of Things

The Importance of Investing in IoT for Your Startup

By | May 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

By 2020, the number of connected smart devices interacting with one another through the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach nearly 20 billion. Yes, that is a lot. However, deployment and manageability of IoT devices in fringe ecosystems still presents a head-scratching problem for…

Entrepreneur

10 Best Cities For Budding Entrepreneurs

By | May 24, 2016 at 11:45 am

When you’re building a business, location is an important thing to consider. Entrepreneurs can struggle with this decision because there is a lot riding on it . Factors like costs of real estate and rent, state taxes, city demographic and infrastructure can all affect a…

Digital nomad

Cape Town

From Vacation to Workation: An Insider’s Guide for Digital Nomads

By | May 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

Traveling to exotic places can be addictive. The more places you go, the more you want to see and explore. You realize how big and infinite the possibilities for adventure are. The one drawback is that traveling typically means giving up your income. You…

Facebook

Facebook’s Latest Acquisition Signals Its Push Into Virtual Reality

By | May 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

Facebook is diving firmly into the virtual reality field, with their latest company acquisition coming with the purchase of a virtual reality startup Two Big Ears. News of the acquisition came earlier today, after Facebook announced the news on their blog page. They write:…

Startups & Apps

Arlington

ByteCubed: Not Your Typical Government Contractor

By | May 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

Tech.Co has partnered with Arlington Economic Development to bring you this story. For more in this sponsored series: AED ecosystem. In DC, we often discuss the growing tech scene, but the reality is that many of the local businesses still cater to or work heavily with…

News

ChatGame Aims Make You Look Perfect on Video Calls

By | May 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

We put a heavy importance on looks. Despite the disregard some people put to appearance, saying it should not be a primary focus, there is not one person who always wants to look the best way possible. And that is as true for our…

Tips & How To’s

Common Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

By | May 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

Money matters are among the most common pitfalls even the most successful entrepreneurs face. Even if you have made it through the initial stage of your business (congrats!), it doesn’t mean you should now lose the grip over your personal and business cash flows. You…

Opinion/Analysis

Big Data Analytics and the Evolution of the Supply Chain

By | May 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Companies today are nearly overrun with massive amounts of data about their customers, suppliers, and even potential markets thanks to evolving digital technologies. While it’s commonly said that information is power, if you don’t make proper use of that data, it’s all but useless….

Business

Does 99-Cent Pricing Really Work?

By | May 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

We all want to know what the best price is for our products. What can we charge that will make people want to buy it most? We work through this when we start out, and we optimize as we grow. Throughout the process, this…

Opinion/Analysis

Creating Robotic Content in a Algorithm-Advanced Industry

By | May 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Creating content in the digital market that we operate in is becoming increasingly important for businesses. The technological advances that we’re making now have a drastic impact on how these industries will be affected in the future. But in a world that’s increasingly becoming…