Marketing

This Is Why Your Webinar Strategy Is Failing

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Believe it or not, most business owners with regular webinars don’t know why they have a webinar in the first place. Answers range from, “It’s just a good way to engage with customers” to the more infinitely more frustrating “We think it’s really good for…

Crowdfunding

5 Ways Kickstarter Is Easier Than a Loan

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Startups need funding. It’s a reality of the business world. And while many turn to loans to get the funding they need, Kickstarter can be a lot easier. Relying on a bank for a small loan comes with fees, applications and a bunch of necessary…

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Tanvas Lets You Feel Guitar Strings on Your Device

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Whether it be an Apple Watch alerting you with a pulse about an upcoming meeting or a smartphone vibrating to inform you of an incoming message, technology is often used to create the virtual sense of touch. While this sensation happens primarily through a smooth piece of…

Entrepreneur

10 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs on Their Commute

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Entrepreneurs often work on the go, whether it’s on the train, in the back of an Uber, or walking from one meeting to the next. Instead of wasting the commute time, there are plenty of productivity tools and methods to make the most out of…

Gaming

Why Have Video Game Developer Jobs Dropped 65 Percent in 3 Years?

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Job openings for video game developers dropped 65 percent since 2014, according to new data from job search site Indeed. That’s despite the growing video game industry, which is estimated to top off at a worth of $91 billion dollars in 2020. So what’s behind…

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Marketing

4 Ways Founders Destroy Their Startups With Poor Marketing

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

It’s no secret that startups are fragile entities and that a lot of things have to go the right way in order for them to survive and thrive. At the core of every startup, there has to be a superior product or service that…

Virtual Reality

Does Virtual Reality Need a Moral Code?

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

A recent episode from the hit Netflix series of Black Mirror offered a terrifying glimpse at the future of gaming. In the episode, the ultimate augmented reality device is an implant, layering lifelike images and sounds upon the host’s perception of their surroundings. The experiment starts…

Productivity

13 Gmail Hacks That Every Busy Professional Needs to Know

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Whether you impulsively check your inbox every twenty minutes or put it off as long as possible, there are tools and tricks to maximize your productivity when it comes to email. With these Gmail hacks, you’ll spend less time following up on emails and…

CES

A Fireside Chat With Fitbit Cofounder & CEO James Park

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Jobs

3 Hiring Lessons From the College Admission Process

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When hiring a new staff member, think back to the college admissions process for inspiration on how to identify the best fit. Just ask any…

Advertising

Improved Viewability Directly and Positively Impacts Revenue

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Successful online advertising strategies rely on high viewability rates. The more an ad is seen, the greater the chances are the user will make a purchase. This used to be an easy feat for advertisers and marketers. But today, they battle savvy internet users,…

Business

10 Ways Your Teams Can Unite to Analyze Customer Data

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

In this day and age, marketing and tech can work hand in hand to achieve many of your startup’s goals. When it comes to leveraging customer data, having them join forces could mean major growth for your business. But how do you go about doing this? We asked…

HR and Recruiting

Can Your Employee Benefits Package Attract Top Millennial Workers?

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Every entrepreneur you ask will always say the same thing when it comes to succeed as a startup: “It’s about the team, not the idea.” The people that are helping you move forward are the ones that are going to change the trajectory of…

Startups & Apps

5 Startups Helping the Visually Impaired

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Tech advancements fall into two general categories: Those that help rich people solve problems that barely existed in the first place — Uber for yachts, anyone? — and those that address meaningful social issues like homeless shelters or food waste reduction. We’ll be looking…

Events

Austin

8 Tips on Surviving and Thriving at SXSW

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you haven’t heard, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a multi-faceted event with showcases of entertainment, business, and technology. The event happens between March 10-19 in Austin and thousands of people from around the world descend on the Texas city to take in the sights, the…

Data

The Evolution of Data Storage Technology [Infographic]

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since 1950, the world has evolved from storing bits to envisioning a Yottabyte. The technology and formats used to do this have changed as fast as the data storage capacity. From punch cards to billing softwares, the world will soon be relying on atomic data storage….

Business

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Simplify Your Business

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

In early 2016, the creators of Siri revealed their latest artificial intelligence assistant, Viv, meant to be the the intelligent interface for everything. Viv goes beyond Siri’s ability to pull answers from basic web searches and answers complex questions that more closely resemble how people talk….