Gaming

How Cloud Gaming Will Popularize Virtual Reality

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 9:47 am

Is virtual reality still too expensive? The answer largely depends on who you ask. Watching VR videos with Google Cardboard costs pennies (or nothing if you DIY the gizmo). Large companies don’t mind cashing out for VR as well, as some of the recent…

Marketing

3 Conversion Optimization Tweaks You Can Implement Today

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

Whenever someone lands on your website, you want them to perform a specific action. After all, you’ve invested so much in getting that traffic. When a user does perform the desired action – that’s a conversion. And when it doesn’t happen, well, that means…

Failure

Pivoting: The Fine Line Between Persistence and Stupidity

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The best coaches always have a pregame strategy. They watch film, scout, and devise the plan they think has the best chance of beating their competitors. The same logic applies to running a business. You have ideas, strategies, and a plan of attack. Unfortunately, the…

Entrepreneur

4 Reasons Why Science PhDs Should Get Into Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Science-focused PhD holders are in a great position to found a high-tech startup today. At least, that’s the thesis of an in-depth and convincing blog post from the NatureJobs blog. There, Dr Mark Hammond, one of the founders at Deep Science Ventures, lists a series…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Chicago VC Firm Is Providing a Unique Means of Supporting Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The road to startup success is paved with failed attempts and business blunders. Founders and entrepreneurs are always struggling to acquire the many factors necessary to get a company off the ground and into the limelight. And while typical avenues have provide some startups…

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Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Boost Your Job Interview Confidence

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You can read about best job interview practices for days: Interviews are something everyone needs to do, and many people feel like they can never be prepared for. But there’s just one trait that goes the farthest: confidence. Here’s a quick list of things…

Product Launch

Phoenix

Local Motors Launches ‘Forth’ to Provide Platform for Better Products

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As many founders have learned, having a great idea is only the first step to launching a successful startup. You need capital, you need employees, and you need a good location. But once you have all that under your belt, you still need to find…

Ecosystems

Ukraine

Ukraine Space City Nurtures Space Technology Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Space technology startups are getting more attention than ever – in 2015, $1.8 billion in venture capital was raised by space startups. Whether it’s building rockets or capitalizing on the data being captured by satellites, a new “space race” is getting attention from Silicon…

Announcements

San Francisco

Champagne, Llamas, and More at the Startup of the Year Party

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! At Innovate! and Celebrate, attendees will be introduced to a wide range of tech conference staples. From panel discussions about startup…

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Echo Dot Now Available to All for Only $50

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Today, Amazon announced the launch of the second generation Amazon Echo Dot, the little buddy version that formerly was only available to purchase through a regular Echo. In addition to the launch, the refreshed version will now be available in both white and black,…

Announcements

San Francisco

The East Coast Startup of the Year Competitors

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! When we think about the northeast, the Constitution, nation’s capital and Liberty Bell might come to mind. These symbols are also…

Coworking spaces

NYC

Bar Works: Why Work at Home When You Can Work in a Bar

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

As freelancers, travelers, and entrepreneurs, we all know the plight of finding a work environment that not only inspires creativity, but also lacks the baristas giving you the stink eye. Sure, it feels like coworking spaces are a dime a dozen now, especially in…

Culture

Why You Need to Write Down Your Company Values ASAP

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

There are two great examples of a stellar company culture. The first: Netflix’s 124-slide presentation, titled “Culture,” which has been viewed 14 million times. The second: Valve’s Handbook for New Employees, a pdf that whimsically details a healthy and creative work environment. What do…

Security

Essential Online Security Tips for Product Owners

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

There are many reasons to outsource your software development project. For one, there’s usually a cost saving. In addition to this, contracting out development helps avoid the management hassle of overseeing a dev team. Finally, this practice allows you to continue focusing on the…

Gear & Gadgets

Pokemon Go Plus: The New Wearable for Trainers

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

If you are among the 30 million anxious players and Pokemon Go trainers, the new Pokemon Go Plus wearable might be your dream accessory. Nintendo has first presented the new gizmo during at E3 earlier in June and the official mass sales date is…

Tips & How To’s

When It Comes to Websites, It’s Allow About the User

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Startups are always looking for different routes to success. But without a website, you might as well throw in the towel now. A website is one of the most useful marketing tools, allowing customers and prospects to interact with a brand in the click of a…

News

FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…