Social Media

One in 10 People Think Facebook Is a News Media Outlet

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Fake news and social media echo chambers are nothing new. But the latest survey from Pew Research Center holds perhaps the most disturbingly specific factoid yet: 10 percent of respondents to the survey wrote in “Facebook” as a specific news outlet when asked to name a…

Marketing

How to Streamline and Diversify Your Content Marketing Strategy

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Content marketing works, plain and simple. However, it’s becoming more specialized and audiences are more selective and sophisticated than ever. If you’re going to get the…

Entrepreneur

4 Easy Ways to Expand Your Network This Year

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Having an expansive network is the key to startup success. Whether you’re looking for mentors, funding, or just some good ol’ fashioned advice, having the…

Trends

Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Connectivity is the name of the game in healthcare technology right now. A HIMSS 2016 survey found 52 percent of U.S. hospitals use three or more connected health technologies, which is great for improving communication, but can pose concerns for the safety of confidential information….

Jobs

5 Jobs in Big Data You’ve Never Heard Of

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanize Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. Big data has been the go-to buzzword for most of the past decade, and…

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Tips & How To’s

How Clever Sales Teams Can Save Tech Startups

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Hiring a sales team that your tech startup needs to land enterprise-level clients is extremely important, yet exceptionally difficult. For most B2B startups, just one enterprise-level client can provide enough credibility and revenue to attract investors and customers, but of 112 corporations surveyed, only 23 percent…

Marketing

12 Marketing Tips Your Startup Can’t Afford to Ignore

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. All startups want to succeed, obviously. In the simplest of terms, the way to get that done is through effective marketing. Getting great exposure for…

Inspiration

What Sets Most Successful Entrepreneurs Apart From the Rest

By | Feb 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurs will be the first to admit that their path has been anything but free and easy. Serial entrepreneurs understand failure more than almost anyone else, and that’s part of what makes them successful. From Failure to Success Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci was an…

Lifestyle

Six Steps to Avoid Online Dating Scams This Valentine’s Day

By | Feb 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

It’s February, which means many of us are working a little harder on our love lives to secure a date for Valentine’s Day. Although it would be nice to meet someone organically at the gym or perhaps at your favorite coffee shop, those of…

technology

3 Technologies That Made the On-Demand Economy Possible

By | Feb 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

The on-demand economy presents a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum: Did consumer need for instant gratification give rise to on-demand everything? Or did the emergence of companies like Lyft, Postmates, and Blue Apron make people hungry to have their every whim satisfied at a moment’s notice? On-demand…

Business

15 Modern Tech Inspired Office Layout Trends [Infographic]

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The economy of the physical office space has evolved a lot over the past few years. It has shifted to a more collaboration-friendly, modern layout that has been entirely inspired by tech and startup culture. It’s no longer just trendy startups and tech giants…

Accelerator

Portland, Maine

MaineHealth, Unum Commit $200K to Support Startup Accelerator in Portland

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. MaineHealth and Unum are…

Events

Austin

4 Keys to SXSW From an Austin Expert

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Since it began in 1987, South by Southwest has been one of the top conferences and festivals in the country, celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. At this Austin conference, you’ll find features, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a host of…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips For Setting Up Your Ideal First Office Space

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Growth is part of the startup process. So when you’re ready to move out of your garage and into your very first office, it can…

Opinion/Analysis

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Freelancing in 2017

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered if working freelance is all it is cut up to be? Perhaps you have a freelancer friend who you see almost every week on vacation, living life to the fullest and enjoying a cocktail or two on a work week….

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Phoenix Startups, SXSW, and VR Trolls

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With more snow than a Game of Thrones winter, the last week has been a flurry of excitement for tech enthusiasts, conference junkies, and snow blower salesmen around the country. But while you were sledding and getting excited about SXSW, Tech.Co was churning out…

Opinion/Analysis

How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has announced massive fourth quarter revenues: A record-breaking $2.01 billion in sales. That’s a rise of 49 percent from the same quarter the previous year. The publisher’s gaming hits include names like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Stock is up 9.5…