Jobs

What Will the New Tech Workforce Look Like?

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

There are about five million open jobs in the United States, according to White House estimates. More than half a million of these openings are in information technology. As technology rapidly advances, employers are struggling to find the tech talent they need to keep…

Marketing

3 Reasons Not to Fear Failure in Your Content Strategy

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

These days, creative content is a key component in every successful marketing campaign. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to come up with fresh ideas for optimal engagement because they fear out-of-the-box ideas will waste their bandwidth on failure. The problem here is that if a business doesn’t try…

Books

Startup Life as Entertainment: Introducing the Tech Startup Thriller

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Entertainment featuring startup life is rapidly gaining popularity. From Betas to Silicon Valley, and moving on to Shark Tank, the glimpse into this strange world and the idea that you could have a viable business by utilizing this rapid ideation methodology is very attractive….

Trends

London

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Speaks, and She’s a Woman

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and all around academic bad ass. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s one of the smartest human beings to ever exist. You already knew that though. What you maybe didn’t know is that he’s…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Welcome, My Friends, to The Bazillion Dollar Club

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Brady Forrest and Dave McClure have built arguably two of the best accelerators in the US, if not the world, in Highway1 and 500 Startups respectively. Both accelerators offer aggressive accelerator programs designed to take raw, entrepreneurial talent and refine it into greatness. Granted,…

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Work-life balance

5 Ways Meditation Improves Productivity and Leads to Success

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Science is convincing many companies to turn to meditation to help improve productivity and efficiency. Companies who have implemented meditation training and encouraged employees to take time out for meditation each day have discovered that meditation makes for happier and better-rounded employees, in addition…

Security

Can your Car Be Hacked?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Recently I purchased a new car.  My wife and I were having a baby and our old car, a ‘97 Ford Taurus had transmission issues, the speedometer didn’t work, and had 250,000+ miles on it. I strongly suspect it had way more than that,…

Video

Monetize Videos on the Go With Alfa Share

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

With the advent of the Internet, along came many new and until then unthinkable ways of making money using it. Making videos is one of the most well-known examples of this, especially with the creation and huge expansion of YouTube, a platform where users…

Harsh Reality

Raise Standards to Boost Business Growth: 4 Areas to Improve

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Whether your business has just started out, or you’re working your way through a rough patch, it can become tempting to take any customers that you can find, say yes to every project that comes your way, and cut corners whenever possible to maximize…

News & Content

Proofreading Tips & Tools for Social Media Content Writers

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The success of social media content writers is practically dependent upon thorough proofreading. If you skip this part, your writing and marketing efforts will be useless. Spelling, punctuation, word usage, and grammar mistakes can ruin the overall impression your content makes. Proofreading is not…

Gear & Gadgets

Robotic Latte Art Coming Soon to a Cafe Near You

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Ah, latte art. The term holds so much promise, as if amateur Monets wait behind the counters of hipster coffee shops, eager to froth up a masterpiece on your daily caffeine. But in practice, all we get is leaf, leaf, slightly prettier leaf, heart!,…

Product Launch

DC

Poshpacker: Upscale Backpacking Options for Your Digital Nomadic Ways

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Whether you consider yourself an avid explorer, casual traveler, or digital nomad who’s constantly planning your next adventure in between working wherever there’s a wifi connection, this latest trend in affordable travel may be right up your alley. DC based Poshpacker.co is the world’s first hotelier…

Health

San Francisco

Are We Seeing the Rise of Second Gen Fitness Apps?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

I have a nagging concern that lives in the back of my head regarding the evolution of our technological world. Will it ultimately separate humans from each other, compartmentalizing is inside boxes where the world we live in is viewed through phones, VR sets, tablets, etc? It’s…

Funding

Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: Survata, AdPhorus, Thrillist

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

This is the first edition of Tech.Co’s daily roundup of fundings, acquisitions, and IPOs. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered. Fundings Launchpad Digital Health Leads Four Seed Investments, Two Series A Investments Launchpad Digital Health,…

Reports & Rankings

These are the 20 Best Cities in the U.S. Where You Can Find a Job Right Now

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labors Statistics (as recent as June of this year), the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.3 percent. That’s a far improvement from numbers during the 2007-2009 Great Recession, during which the country’s…

Facebook

Facebook Dark Posts: A Quick Guide for Marketers

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Over the past few years, Facebook has become the new Google for online marketers. Having a huge audience of 1.44 billion monthly active users, it now has the power to make or break the reputation of any business. Even today the scenario is that,…

Hardware

Ilumi.co Announces Second Generation of Smartbulb

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Meet ilumi.co; a Shark Tank alum with backing from Mark Cuban. They recently announced their second generation of smartbulbs that are now available for preorder exclusively through KickStarter. The new and improved A19 and BR30 lightbulbs offer improved Bluetooth Smart mesh wireless connectivity which…