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…

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Opinion/Analysis

Top 5 Best Cities for Millennial Startups

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

No matter what generation you call your own, you can’t deny this fact: the Millennial generation — those born between 1981 and 1997 — is changing the world and the way it does business. The oldest Millennials are 35-ish right about now. The youngest…

Infographics / Images

Dos & Don’ts for Being an Innovative Genius [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

I firmly believed that the brain can be trained to learn almost anything. This includes creativity and innovation. Anyone who claims to not have a creative bone in their body is bullshitting themselves and everyone around them. Of course creativity comes more naturally to…

Startups & Apps

AirFlow Will Make Music from Your Smartphone’s Movements

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

Smartphones are now an essential part of our lives, and they have long ago surpassed the single use we had for their predecessors, the “normal” mobile phones: communication. Nowadays we can do almost anything on our smartphones, including really distinct actions like watching movies…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Sports Programming Killing Cable Companies?

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Cable programming is increasingly relying on sports programming to keep people from cutting the cord. In the past several years, cable TV companies paid ESPN two to three times as much as they pay any other network for broadcast rights because of how large…

Opinion/Analysis

Tech Startups Crash Into the Innovator’s Dilemma

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Companies like Amazon rushed onto the scene in the 90’s and rocked traditional retailers to their foundation. What traditionally had been the realm of brick -and-mortar stores could now be completed entirely online. The consumer felt empowered to compare multiple options from the comfort…

Startups & Apps

Shryne Brings Archival Services to Your Personal Life

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Storage and backup solutions are all the rage right now. Everyone wants to preserve their data. You want to keep it safe from intruders, but you also want to easily be able to access it for yourself. Dropbox, Backblaze, Carbonite, mounds of external hard…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Easy Ways to Save Money for Your Startup

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm

So many beginners in the world of business want the big team and the huge office. But that’s not actually a good thing, nor is a big business likely. Bigger businesses will only give you more responsibility than you can realistically handle right now….

Opinion/Analysis

What “Inspiration” Means to the Professional Creative

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

What is inspiration? Where does it come from? Where does it go? (Where does it come from, Cotton-Eye Joe?) Inspiration is a fickle thing. It’s so fleeting! It’s also difficult to define. Is it an overwhelming emotion? Is it a state of flow? What…

Jobs

6 Tech Companies That Are Growing Fast (and Hiring)

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Is your current job feeling a little stale? Are you working for a company that isn’t really going anywhere, or even worse, failing? Wouldn’t it be nice to work for a company that’s on the up and up, doing exciting things, and has a…

Announcements

Boston

MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

In addition to testing reusable rockets, SpaceX is also coming up with innovative ideas that could affect our everyday lives here on the ground. The company recently held a competition where teams could submit pod designs for Hyperloop, a super high-speed public transportation concept. The competition took place…

Funding

Socedo Gets $1.5M in Funding to Improve Social Media Lead Generation

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

Lead generation is an important way for businesses to secure new clients. More and more, companies are becoming aware of this fact and are, without a doubt, investing more on it – for example, by making their websites more prone to it. But there…

Entrepreneur

DC

DC and Federal Government Come Together, Discuss Transition To Tech

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

In a joint press conference last week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Vikrum Aiyer, President & CEO of the Washington DC Economic Partnership Keith Sellars, and Social Tables CEO Dan Berger discussed their continued…