Kickstarter

Wearsafe is Wearable Tech with a Life-Saving Mission

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

This device can be filed under “Why has no one thought of this before?” The device I’m talking about is the Wearsafe Tag which just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000, well over their goal of $75,000. The team at Wearsafe has been…

Funding

Sporty Monday: FanDuel Keeps Buying and the LA Dodgers Start an Accelerator

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you’re a sports fan, today’s funding roundup should make you happy beyond belief. The Los Angeles Dodgers officially opened their new accelerator and have dedicated their efforts there to helping entrepreneurs with sports related companies take their ideas pro. Not to mention FanDuel,…

Inspiration

Successful People Start Before They’re Ready

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Sometimes, one of the main reasons why a company will or won’t succeed comes down to an issue of timing – does the company fit in with what’s going on both in the industry and in the overall state of the economy and society?…

Productivity

Sam Altman of Y Combinator: 5 Signs You’re Doing Fake Work

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to president Sam Altman of Y Combinator, most of the accelerator’s most promising startup graduates turn out “decent or bad” – because instead of doing real work, they start doing fake work. This is “The post-YC slump.” Altman defines real work as work that’s…

Culture

Why your Employees Will Never Tell you They’re Unhappy

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

You’re an open-minded, easy-to-approach manager. You get along well with your team, and no one seems to have any complaints. You’re pretty sure that your non-scary demeanor would invite confidential sharing of problems, and since you haven’t heard about any, then the team is…

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Startups & Apps

DC

DC’s On Second Thought is Moving to Silicon Valley

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the most successful new startups out of the DC area, On Second Thought, has decided to leave the city and make a new home in the Bay Area. On Second Thought, an app that allows users to undo, edit, or hold texts before they…

Marketing

7 Ways to Use Vlogging in Your Business

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Vlogging may be looked at as a juvenile thing. A YouTuber thing. A nonsense piece of content that’s full of shaky amateur camera work. As a friend told me once, “who’s going to watch that?” You might recognize some famous vloggers like Grace Helbig…

Startups & Apps

Lessons From 4 Thriving Tech Startups

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

Despite the popularity of startup culture and the seemingly endless number of new tech businesses popping up, research shows the large majority of new startups ultimately end in failure. Whether the struggles of tech startups are the result of poor planning, insufficient capital, talent…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: A Simple Tool to Find Your Significant Other on Ashley Madison

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Best Practices for Conserving iPhone Battery Life

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 came with a lot of battery draining issues. Battery life is the amount of time a device runs before it needs to be recharged, and even though iPhones are considered to have the most amazing technology in the…

Startups & Apps

6 Best Tools to Boost E-Commerce Conversions

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Rocking the e-commerce world is hardly a unique goal, but with the competitive nature of the industry weighing us down, it is difficult for a newbie or a smaller business to make waves among bigger names. With the rise of large competitors who have…

Trends

Words Originated from the Internet That Are Now Common Everyday

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Although language has its rules, like grammar, spelling, etc., it is still not something constant or immune to changes. Dictionaries are being re-written and re-published every year. New words are being added and “dead” ones are being erased from them. Origins of Words Origins…

Social Networking

London

Should You Continue Using Google Plus?

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Google is once more in the limelight after creating the new parent company Alphabet. Google also is distancing itself from the lackluster social network Google Plus. In fact, YouTube accounts are not forcibly linked to Google Plus anymore. The new focus is on standalone…

HR and Recruiting

Hire the Right People, Don’t Hire for the Job

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Successful companies find the right people for the right jobs. But, the most successful companies find the right jobs for the right people. Many businesses — especially startups — know the importance of finding the right employees first and creating roles for them second. It might…

Opinion/Analysis

Swiss Innovation Has Enabled the Success of Solar Impulse

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

By now, most have heard about the groundbreaking work being done by Solar Impulse to show what clean technologies and renewable energies can achieve:  the team has already recorded the longest solo flight ever without fuel – 117 hours and 52 minutes, more than…

Mobile

The Risks Associated With the BYOD Phenomenon

By | Aug 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system, generally, employees utilize Wi-Fi is to access corporate or enterprise Internet and intranet. But Wi-Fi itself can be a source of low hanging fruit for hackers and neighbors with ill intent. Here are the precautions and risks that…

Business

6 Questions To Ask Before Expanding Your Business

By | Aug 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Building a solid domestic customer base is just the first goal for most entrepreneurs. Once achieved, you may feel it’s time to make the next big step and expand your business internationally. However, before aiming all your forces at conquering a new region, ask…