Infographics / Images

Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 9:33 am

Someone recently asked me, “What state do you think grows the most entrepreneurs?” I immediately pictured an agricultural field – a field of wheat, for instance, with all varieties of entrepreneurs cropping up in between the amber waves of grain. There were men, women,…

Startups & Apps

Best Landing Page Tools to Boost Your Conversions, Sales

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Landing pages are an essential cog in your conversion funnel. You may have the traffic, but if you fail to convert those casual browsers into prospective leads, you are just wasting your marketing budgets. An attractive, yet more importantly, a high-converting landing page can…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Beliefs That Prevent You from Starting an Ecommerce Business

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Like any business endeavor, starting an ecommerce company comes with a lot of baggage. There are a number of things that will get in the way of your ultimate goal: the acquisition of capital, the hiring of staff, the search for a suitable office space,…

Trends

The 6 Tech Trends to Focus on This Year

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The digital world is no longer a separate entity from the person that uses it. We are seeing that come full circle with the array of new products and services available that intertwine themselves in our lives to (hopefully) make them easier. Here is…

Google

AdWords Getting a Fresh Redesign, Update

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

The key to relevancy in the digital age is to remain flexible, as a product or a company, and being able to adapt to the industry trends. This is remaining especially true for AdWords, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc‘s (ahem, Google) platform, as Google…

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Health

Study: Indoor Pollution Is Worse Than Ever

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Most people have an image pop in their head when they think of pollution. Whether it’s the smog over Los Angeles, the landfills outside Houston or the pile of leaves in front of your neighbors house, pollution is bad. But what you might not have…

Google

Google Taps Into Virtual Reality with 360-Degree Movies

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Facebook has done it. Vice has done it. And now Google is the latest major tech company joining the trend of utilizing 360-degree for media – particularly for film. Google made its debut within the virtual reality movie space with utilizing 360-degree video for…

Jobs

Top 20 Highest-Paying Tech Companies in 2016

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Money isn’t everything. At least, that’s what your mom used to tell you when she didn’t give you your allowance. But in the professional world, compensation goes a long way in luring candidates to a particular company. And while a hearty salary isn’t the…

Events

Launch Pad PITCH: Nominate a Startup in Your City

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

In March, the New Orleans, LA-based Launch Pad announced the 24 startups from across the country that will be competing in the Launch Pad PITCH competition. But we want to know: are there other notable startups in one of the competing cities that we…

Entrepreneur

DC

After a Cofounder Gets Shot, Kitchology Finds New Life

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

After one of its founders got in an unfortunate gun violence incidence, Kitchology, a startup focusing on merging food and technology, is looking to take the tech world by storm. Founded by Iris Sherman and Alain Briancon, the company spent some time with us…

Gear & Gadgets

Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef [REVIEW]

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Cooking food is not just a necessity for some, but more so a way of life. For those who grill or smoke their foods, hours are spent prepping, cleaning, seasoning, and getting your rig to the perfect temperature. Smoking can be heavily involved or…

Health

San Francisco

Allay Helps Smaller Companies Provide Health Insurance

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Unless your ears are welded shut, you know that healthcare is a pressing issue in the US. Whether it’s the political discourse pertaining to a single-payer system or the desire for a repeal of Obamacare, the need for citizens to have affordable access to healthcare…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

A Tour of Chicago-Based SPACE’s Expansion [PHOTOS]

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

One of Chicago’s favorite coworking community, SPACE, is expanding again. Last December, we initially highlighted how the coworking space differs from other local options – from their design centric roots to the coffee shop feel – and now they are adding another much needed component. Based on…

Startups & Apps

New Work App Kaizala Launches to Rival Slack

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

Move over, Slack – a new working app may be coming soon, thanks to Microsoft. Last month, Microsoft launched Kaizala, a free work app that’s set to rival the ever-popular startup Slack. Kaizala, a free work app for phones and tablets, is the latest…

Diversity

Why Even the Most Innovative Companies Are Struggling with Diversity

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

When you think about a company that is struggling with a lack of diversity or cultural acceptance, what do you picture? Perhaps you envision a mom and pop business that is struggling to succeed in spite of the principles of the organization holding views…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Reasons to Use Adobe Creative Cloud for Design

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For starters, Creative Cloud is produced by the Adobe corporation, who have given us some very useful and highly popular applications. Creative Cloud is not exception. It’s an excellent application that’s gained the praise of many web designers and graphic artists. It gives users…

Security

What Startups Need to Know About User’s Online Privacy

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Online privacy concerns are hitting big this year. Starting with the notorious Apple vs. FBI case and the recent confessions from Uber about giving up private data of some 12 millions users to governmental agencies and smaller case of data breach and unsolicited personal…