Remote work

40 Companies Share Their Tips for Remote Work

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

In early July, a new resource for the remote work community launched called Remote.co. The new site is a blend of articles about remote work, a listing of remote jobs, and Q&As with remote companies. Created by FlexJobs CEO Sara Sutton Fell, it has…

Entertainment

How Internet Technology Revolutionized Our Sports Watching Habits

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Cutting the cord on cable can seem like a heart wrenching choice when you are a die-hard sports fan. How will you get your latest game updates? Will you be stuck listening to talk radio for the rest of your life in order to…

Tips & How To’s

10 Important Tips to Consider when Designing a Customer Feedback Survey

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It is not an easy task to design and effective customer feedback surveys, but once done it is a worthy pursuit to obtain a better understanding of customer satisfaction. In order to design a series of questions that will specifically address the purpose of…

Mobile

The Mobile Salesman: How Mobile Technology Is Changing Business

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

While recent economic pressures may plague people who work in sales today, those employees definitely have an edge over previous generations when it comes to technology. 2013 was a landmark year as more people used their mobile devices than desktop computers to access the Internet….

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm

It’s that time of the week: Enjoy those two days off from getting things done, and slow down – concentrate on yourself. Unleash your creativity, catch up on news, and, most importantly, have fun! Here is my recipe for this weekend: five fresh apps…

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Food

DC

Waste to Taste: Startups Repurposing Food Waste with Delicious Solutions

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What a better way to kick off a food startup column than to start with the end in mind – the topic of food waste. It’s unanimous across organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the USDA, World Food Day, and NRDC that in…

Ecosystems

India

Witness the Rise of India’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Sanjay Vijayakumar is himself a startup founder, but he’s also an ecosystem founder. He spent years embedded inside India’s startup culture and realized along the way that, compared to Silicon Valley, the ecosystem in India was rather weak. Despite the lack of infrastructure though,…

Funding

Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: Clover, JetSmarter, Zillow

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Today, private air, subscription flights, and a dating app announced funding. Also, big news in real estate.  You can now get this delivered directly to your inbox – learn more. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered. Fundings…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

This is Why Your First User is Vital to Your Startup’s Success

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

User or customer acquisition is one of the most prevalent issues that face companies both young and old; regardless of the stage of a company, one of the primary goals is often to increase its numbers of users. When you’re a a brand-new startup,…

Finance

San Francisco

Why Does it Take so Long to Send Electronic Payments?

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

 “Why is it faster to fly a briefcase of cash around the world than it is to send an electronic payment? You should be able to move money anywhere in the world in 3 to 5 seconds.” I had the pleasure of speaking with…

Marketing

Jet.com’s Hilariously Clever Ad Video Starring Kumail Nanjiani

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

I didn’t expect to spend 5 minutes watching a commercial for an ecommerce startup, let alone enjoy it enough to share it with friends. But, Amazon competitor Jet.com produced a delightfully entertaining commercial that proves the financial underpinning of ad-based businesses don’t have to…

Ecommerce

San Francisco

The Personal Profile is the Currency of the Future

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

I’ll say it again in case you missed the headline: the personal profile is the currency of the future. Take a minute to think about it and consider how integrated into our daily lives the personal profile already is. We have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,…

Science

Emergent Technology Inspired by Nature

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

As concepts such as biomimicry and generative design become more popular, technology’s advancement increasingly mirrors nature’s evolutionary cycle. Looking at the inherent approach to design, computing power and cloud technologies now allow for solutions to be created through adaptations based around a problem, trying a…

Startups & Apps

Toronto

As Many Move to Enterprise, GataLabs Focuses on Local

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or insert any other large tech company, and what you get is a constant focus on trying to tap into enterprise markets. However, a Toronto based company is looking to change all of this with their focus on local. Founded in…

Tips & How To’s

Why Can’t I Sue Ripoff Report Over User Posts?

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Since Ripoff Report hit the scene in the late 1990s, people have been trying to sue the website for defamation over user-generated content. But the people who’ve tried, have failed….miserably. Why? Because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act confers third-party slander and libel immunity…

Web

Hosting Market: GoDaddy Crushes the Competition

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The market of web hosting is an increasingly competitive one, with lots of companies fighting for clients, slashing prices as much as possible and new companies appearing from time to time. Despite the huge dimension of this market, there was no understanding of what…

Trends

NYC

Uber Wins Fight Against New York Mayor De Blasio–For Now

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Uber just won a huge political battle. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped a proposal to place caps on the number of Uber cars on city streets, according to a statement released by Uber’s New York general manager, Josh Mohrer. Instead of…