Education

4 Reasons Why Minecraft Is Great for Teaching Kids Coding

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of today’s youth. With the recent release of MinecraftEDU school version, this popular game is rapidly becoming the most important educational software of our generation and is now used to teach logic, problem…

Ecosystems

Atlanta

Virtual Reality Companies Are Primed To Make A Big Push In 2017

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Virtual Reality is slowly making a leap to mainstream markets. Thanks to the Samsung VR and the Oculus by Facebook, the general public is suddenly more accepting of a world existing through the screen of a smartphone. Virtual Reality Interest Although games are the…

Failure

4 Important Lessons About Failure From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Embracing fear and failure is a key component of becoming an entrepreneur. You need to take a leap of faith to be a success in…

Funding

Redwood City

Tact Closes $15 Million to Readily Connect Sales Tools to Mobile Devices

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Today, Tact, a Redwood City, CA based company, announced the successful close of a $15 million series B round led by Upfront Ventures. The round also had participation from Microsoft Ventures, and existing investors Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners and Satish Dharmaraj of Redpoint…

Gaming

DC

Shaquille O’Neal Announces eSports Gaming Marathon at the White House

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The world of eSports has taken the world by storm in recent years. With everything from official leagues to Olympic consideration, professional gamers are finally carving out their niche in the world of sports and entertainment. And while gaming is still a far cry…

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Opinion/Analysis

Samsung’s Latest Move Proves the Concept of “Ownership” Is Dying

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

Last Friday, Samsung announced their latest move in dealing with an explosion-prone smartphone: They are rolling out a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update that will render the phone entirely inoperable. In short, they’re bricking their own nine-month-old product. It’s the most drastic move Samsung could…

Drones

Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Raises Funds for Farm-Focused Drone Technology

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. When it comes to…

Opinion/Analysis

How Deep Learning Is Altering The World Around Us

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

Perhaps it began with the movie Space Odyssey: 2001; perhaps it was re-kindled with the 2013 movie, Her. The idea that machines (computers) could one day learn, feel, and behave like humans has fascinated us for years. Of course, we are not there. But…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Jeff Judge of Bright on Building the Future of Business Intelligence

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Everyone is looking for success in the startup world. But with out the proper metrics, it can be impossible to figure out…

Ecosystems

Seattle

5 Reasons Seattle Should Be the Home of Your Next Startup

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. From great talent to a community of investors, there’s nothing this startup hub can’t offer. Seattle is the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation. As…

Energy

6 Amazing Ways Eco-Tech Is Reinventing the World Around Us

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Ecotech is growing into a large industry. In 2015, VCs have invested over $58.8 billion in US-based eco-tech startups. In fact, eco-friendly startups have begun to gain traction on a global scale and introduce new technologies for improving the world we live in. The…

Conferences

Detroit

20 Startups Set to Showcase at North American International Auto Show

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Zach Kaplan of Inventables on 3D Carving and Empowering Makers

By | Dec 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  The tech world is budding and new technologies are being invented every day. But what about inventions that power inventors? Zach Kaplan…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Gadgets Your Teen Will Love This Holiday

By | Dec 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm

As a mother of two, I know there are some basic needs for teen tech survival – a smartphone, WiFi, Netflix, to name a few. When it comes to shopping for your active teen, finding gadgets to fit their lifestyle and interests can be a…

Music

Get Fast, Legal and Free Music With Audials Music Rocket

By | Dec 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

In order to please their taste, music fans have four options: buy a CD, buy it digitally (which costs almost the same as physical media), look for pirated and illegal songs, or use streaming services, which are becoming more and more popular throughout the…

Virtual Reality

Kuula Provides a Curated Library of Virtual Reality and 360º Images

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Virtual reality (VR) and 360° imaging are hot topics in the technology world. The buzz is so big that they are set to become some of the top sellers for Christmas, with big brands like Google, Samsung and even optics and imaging specialist Nikon, placing high stakes…

Ecosystems

NYC

Here’s How to Make it As a Startup in New York

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Over the last five years, New York has seen tremendous growth in its tech ecosystem, resulting in a boom of startups in practically every industry from ecommerce to health. As a tech community and the epicenter of finance, New York has evolved into an…