Productivity

Glass Planner is a Solid Alternative to iOS Calendar

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Let’s be honest here. Big name calender apps like Google Calendar and iOS calendars do a fine job for 90% of us out there. We just need it for simple reminders, such as dinner arrangements and dentist appointments, and that’s it. Add that to the…

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Shark Tank and the Connected Home 2.0 [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

For the last few years we’ve been in the Connected Home 1.0 model, wherein your home monitors and reacts to problems. Nayeem Hussain, cofounder and co-CEO of Keen Home, is leading the charge into Connected Home 2.0, which is proactive instead of reactive. That…

Wearables

3 Tips For Wearable Entrepreneurs from Wearables TechCon

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The wearable technology market is on the rise ($20 billion in 2015 to almost $70 billion in 2025), and as with every new technological advancement, there’s room for innovative entrepreneurs to jump on the bandwagon and create the next billion dollar venture. Just this month,…

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Should You Be a Mobile-First or Consumer-First Company? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Nowadays, companies everywhere are designing with a mobile-first approach – the idea that mobile experiences should be prioritized over web experiences simply because of the societal shift towards greater engagement on their phones. And that’s certainly the case; according to statistics from Pew, mobile…

Tips & How To’s

How To Combine Social Media with Local SEO for Brand Building

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Local businesses are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to marketing. It isn’t easy competing against major corporations who have an established, household brand name. However, it isn’t as bad as you think if you understand how they got to their place of…

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Circa’s Motto: Save Time, Stay Informed [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

How often do you see people sitting and reading the actual, physical newspaper? Matt Galligan, CEO and cofounder of Circa, realized one day while waiting for his coffee that our culture surrounding news consumption has shifted: we don’t read for 30 minutes after we get…

Reports & Rankings

30 Startups with the Biggest Funding Rounds in 2014

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the 2014 fiscal year, $50 billion in venture funding was invested in 5,900 companies – an average of $8.5 million per deal. Mattermark’s annual report on startup activity recently ranked the biggest funding rounds from 2014, and many startups raised much more than that….

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New York Tech Meetup: From Small Time to 42K Members [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

At its foundation about 10 years ago, New York Tech Meetup was nothing more than an outlet for a small group of people to get together and discuss their tech companies. However, over time it’s slowly, organically grown into a central clearinghouse for anybody…

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To Build an Entrepreneurial Community, Listen to the Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Della Rucker is the managing editor of Engaging Cities, an online magazine that explores new strategies and technologies in the public engagement and urban planning space. Throughout her tenure at the publication, she’s learned a few things about how policymakers should be interacting with…

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It’s Our Responsibility to Stand Up to Cyber Bullies [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back when Justine Ezarik, more commonly known these days as iJustine, was a kid she used to tear apart the family VCR much to the chagrin of her father. But she wasn’t destroying it, she was learning how all the parts fit together, and…

Tips & How To’s

10 Time-Saving Tools to Make Awesome Content Creation Easier

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Content creation is very involving, considering the fact that only high quality content can get you the results that you’ve always wanted to get. From the point where you come up with an idea, to the final point where it gets published, there is usually a lot…

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SparkFun’s Jessica McDonald: Being a Woman in Tech Can Feel Isolating [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

It’s common knowledge that the technology industry is desperately in need of diversification among its ranks. Thankfully, however, many companies have realized this need to diversify and have made plans to work on recruiting more women and minorities. But as it stands, the current…

Startups & Apps

5 Hot New Video Apps for Android

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Can’t resist watching and commenting on videos with your friends or toying with your camera in hope of shooting a new experimental short movie? Here are 5 new Android video apps straight from the oven you should check out.  1. iCouchapp  While iOS users have…

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Harper Reed: Technology is Hard, But People are Harder [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

“Technology is hard. I think that’s the main theme of my world: technology is hard.” So said Harper Reed when he stopped by to speak with us at this year’s SXSW. Reed, whose infamy is founded in his previous role as CTO for Obama…

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