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Pitch Deck Podcast Inspires Startups to Sharpen their Capital-Seeking Game

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Gavin McCulley noticed a problem. Founders have a difficult time raising capital. This is nothing new to people living startuplife, but it doesn’t mean that this problem needs to be perpetuated. Sometimes, the difficulty lies in the fact that the business dosen’t deserve or warrant being funded, but MANY times you’ve got a great team, a great concept,… Read more »


Challenge: Create an App to Make People Happy

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What are you doing to increase happiness in this world? What things make you happier? Are you using, building, or thinking of a product that could promote a stress-free, violence-free society? These are lofty goals, but progress is made in small bits. And in apps. The Art of Living Foundation, a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization… Read more »


Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

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The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice of international business and minimized the need for actual travel. With… Read more »


Las Vegas Residents Finally Get Their Uber

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You might expect that a story about Las Vegas news should feature the iconic Strip skyline, dotted with mega resorts that can bed 5,000 guests per night (in a single building!), tall towers, and monuments of other cities. Unless your story is discussing the tourists who are shaking off the glitter within those rooms, then… Read more »


Video: The Electronic Afterlife – Where do Your Gadgets Go?

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Alex Gorosh is a filmmaker with a lot of gadgets. He wondered one day: truly, where do these gadgets go to die? Is there really an electronic afterlife? Here is what happened when Gorosh decided to follow his gadgets all the way to Agbogbloshie, Ghana, and found out that our idea of recycling is not actually… Read more »




The 5 Coolest Lifestyle Apps Ever

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Lifestyle apps never cease to be released that will make us all happier, healthier, more spoiled, more connected, and simply take  life to the next level. In today’s world there’s no shame in using technology to upgrade your quality of life, especially when a recent study suggests there’s a link between overall happiness and Internet connectivity. Check out the… Read more »


The Internet Sleeps (At Least in Some Countries)

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Researchers at the University of Southern California have recently discovered that the Internet sleeps. Yes – the seemingly omnipresent spirit of the digital age actually has some kind of daily routine, at least when observed across the globe. According to the findings, in countries where broadband access is easy and within reach (such as the… Read more »


Season 2 of Emmy-Nominated ‘The Future Starts Here’ Premieres Today

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The Emmy-nominated online series, The Future Starts Here, premiered today. Created by Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the series documents what it’s like to be a person living in our modern, digital age, exploring the ways through which technology has affected the ways we interact with the world around us. “For our second season,… Read more »


Techstars is Focusing Their Energy Behind Making Explosive Communities

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we got to hear directly from the founder of Techstars, David Cohen, about how the accelerator and subsequent Demo Day aren’t your run-of-the-mill productions. On October 9, Techstars celebrated another class of startups, 13 in total, to successfully graduate and pitch at Demo Day in Boulder, Colorado. There… Read more »


Last Day to Get Half-Off the SoundFocus iPhone Sound System Case

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The release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus obviously made headlines everywhere for the many improvements to past models. The processing speed – faster, the phone – thinner, the screen resolution – higher, and yet the quality of the iPhone sound system has not gotten any better. In the end, it doesn’t really matter whether… Read more »