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7 Gadgets We’ll See in 2015

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The world is full of gizmo freaks these days. The courtship between mankind and machine is destined to reach its peak in 2015. With thousand of innovative ideas getting poured in into the scene every moment, enthusiastic entrepreneurs ready to invest millions of dollars every day, and billions of users ready with their aspirations to catch… Read more »

Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

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More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »

Handle: Saving Email From Itself

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“The answer is not to replace email, but to enhance it with the data we all need to manage action: reminder times, projects, locations, and due dates. That is what we are launching today,” says Shawn Carolan, founder and CEO of the newly launched iOS app Handle. Handle, the software and services company dedicated to… Read more »

Burnbook: Can an Anonymous App Have a Conscience?


Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all lived it—feeling the wrath and pent-up rage of a snarky, faceless troll throwing zings your way. They’re hard to keep at bay: recently many magazines have shut off their comment system, finding it better to have silence than vocal baiting. But what do you do… Read more »

Skymall’s a Broke-Ass Mess Thanks to Tech


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your days of flipping through the bizarre yet astonishing, gem-filled SkyMall magazine may be coming to the end. It was announced today on USA Today that the producers of SkyMall, the in-flight shopping catalog are going through financial difficulties.  SkyMall LLC’s parent firm Xhibit Corp (XBTC) and related subsidiaries… Read more »

Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer


At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass – aka marijuana pipes – because it was dirt cheap in Venice… Read more »

Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

Disruption Corporation Offering $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization… Read more »

Prosper Announces Inaugural, Female-Led Startup Class

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The St. Louis-based Prosper Capital was one of the first accelerators in the country designed exclusively to help women raise the capital needed to get their startups moving towards success. To date more than 220 female entrepreneurs have applied for the $50,000 investment award. Recently Prosper began their Prosper Startup Accelerator, and this week they… Read more »

Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

Funny or Die Weather App

Funny or Die, the viral comedy website renowned for such masterpieces as “The Landlord” (featuring Will Ferrell and his toddler landlord) and Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ series, has made a surprising move into meteorology and just launched its own weather app. And, just to make things clear, it is in fact a functional weather… Read more »

Microsoft Ventures: Change the Way we Work

Microsoft Ventures

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. Tonight, in Chicago, join the team from their Digital Work Accelerator to get more information about the program. Startups everywhere are looking to solve problems facing various segments of a global audience. And lately, it seems, more and more are looking… Read more »

‘Exploding Kittens’ Game Raises $3.4M in Three Days

Exploding Kittens Card Game Raises $3.4M on Kickstarter in 3 Days

While it’s true that cats can be adorable, it’s also an undeniable fact that cats, on the whole, are narcissistic assholes that could not give an eff how about how your relationship is going or your anxiety about whether you’re going to get that promotion; really, all that matters to them is that you give them… Read more »

Software Engineer, Systems Specialist, Other Job Openings

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Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Job Board for just $79 and see it featured here on our weekly job spotlight!   It’s January, meaning it’s the still the beginning to a brand new year of opportunity. If you’re looking to change careers or looking for a new job, check out some of the companies below hiring… Read more »

How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

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This is a paid placement by Ford. Typically we associate virtual and augmented reality technology with fun and games, thanks to Oculus Rift or Google Glass. But Ford Motor Company takes immersive virtual reality very seriously. Ford is the first automaker to use a new ultra high-definition, virtual reality lab that enables designers and engineers globally to… Read more »

Terra Tech: This is How to Master Your Branding Efforts


In my quest to dig up some of the hottest minds in the developing cannabis-tech space I recently came across Terra Tech, a company that focuses on controlled agricultural production design, development, and construction. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how the CEO, Derek Peterson, could adapt that business model to fit the… Read more »