Opinion/Analysis

How to Discipline Employees Without Destroying Their Souls

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As managers, one of the most difficult tasks we have to deal with is disciplining employees. It’s never any fun for any party involved. The stress associated with the task is felt not just by the employee, but by the manager as well. Keeping…

Startups & Apps

6 Best Android Apps for Smart Parenting

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

We are living in a great digital world where technologies make everything easier. Well, at least smarter – with an access to smartphones and mobile devices we can basically use all the information and technologies available for our own needs. And if you are…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Mast Helps Freelancers Communicate on Their Own Time

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

The gig economy is picking up steam fast. From the casual Airbnb renter and Etsy shop owner, to the freelance graphic artists who manage to bang out quite a living, one-third of the adult working population does some kind of freelance, or gig work. And that…

News

Houston

Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…

Startups & Apps

ThankView Lets You Send Video Thank You Cards

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

There’s something special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail. It might have something to do with the fact that it’s so rare these days. No one writes letters anymore. In fact, I think the only handwritten, personalized items I’ve even received in…

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Funding

Arlington

Arlington, VA-Based Snagajob Raises $100M to Fund Future Acquisitions

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

Today, Arlington, VA-based Snagajob is announcing a successful funding round of $100 million. The round is led by New York-based Rho Acceleration, a division of Rho Capital Partners, and is joined by Washington, DC-based NewSpring Capital and the New York-based Invus Group. According to Snagajob’s official…

Opinion/Analysis

What You Need to Know About the Rise of Social Trading

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

For the past several years, social media has been all the rage, and for good reason. It allows family and friends from every corner of the world to keep tabs on each other as if they were just next door. However, that’s not the…

Startups & Apps

Wolfpack Is Now Available for Android, Bros

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

As a guy, I have a passion with networking. For business, this works wonders. Yet, finding other guys to hang out with outside of work can be quite difficult. There are just some things you want to do with guys, such as watching a…

Startups & Apps

The Zebra Proves That Technology Can Make the Middle-Man Cost Effective

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

In a world that’s increasingly focused on the bottom-line, middle-men or intermediaries have consistently been cut out of the purchasing decision for most consumers. While this might save money in a lot of industries, for the car insurance space the loss of agents means…

Opinion/Analysis

Is American Innovation Dead?

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

As recently as last fall – and, indeed, even in today’s popular political discourse amidst the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections –  there’s been a growing popularity in the belief that American innovation is dying (or even dead). Making specific references to the decline in…

Opinion/Analysis

San Diego

Does the 5-Hour Workday Really Work?

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

One of the fastest-growing companies hailed by the San Diego Business Journal as San Diego’s #1 Fastest Growing Private company in San Diego is no other than Tower Paddle Boards. With already $17 million in sales, it is Number 239 on INC Magazine’s Top 500…

Product Launch

NYC

Ohlala Lets Women Choose Their Paid Dates

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

Women tend to wield the power in most online dating scenarios. Most single guys I talk to complain about how women are way more pickier than guys, will completely dismiss the opportunity to meet them for the slightest thing, and are rarely the ones to message…

Accelerator

DC

AT&T Aspire Application Deadline for EdTech Accelerator to Close February 5

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

From nonprofits to established organizations, there is continuous change benefiting the education space as a result of new technology. In an effort to kickstart these new ed-tech concepts, one telecom company created a $350 million commitment to make that happen. As part of AT&T’s…

Gear & Gadgets

Merge VR Goggles Make Virtual Reality More Accessible

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

A few years ago, when the Oculus Rift was announced, the virtual reality (VR) craze gained a lot of momentum and increased interest among hardcore gamers and technology enthusiasts alike. As more and more information come out in bits and pieces about the type…

Marketing

Influencer Marketing at Its Best [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

If someone wants to see the great pyramids of Giza or visit the Taj Mahal in India, they will need some help and maybe even a companion. Advice from family, friends, tour operators, and an influential figure “who has been there and done it”…

Startups & Apps

5 Charity Apps to Help You Give Back to the Community This Year

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

There are several charity apps available to assist you in making charity donations easier for your donors. In fact, raising funds and giving to your favourite charity or good cause has never been easier. The following list of apps is the best available for…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Google Ready to Launch a New Ad Targeting Method?

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

As the pace of life increases with each passing year, consumers tend to become more and more sophisticated in their buying decisions, brand choices and – especially –  clicks. The online advertising market has become so saturated that it’s damn hard to really break…