Dev & Design

Docker vs. Linux: 3 Key Considerations For Container Technology

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The recently published Docker Security Best Practices report has given the technology industry a new foothold for discussing container security. With recent breaches, security is top of mind for IT professionals, who move quickly to protect themselves and clients from attack. The fact is…

Lifestyle

Philadelphia

Cataluv Launches Inspiring Home Decor App

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Philly based Cataluv is making it easy to find and buy amazing home decor products from independent retailers. Their mobile app allows you to browse tons of lifestyle images which are updated daily, save products to a wishlist, save design shots to an inspiration board,…

Partnership

DC

Roadside Assistance Service Urgent.ly Partners with Cost2Drive and Tollsmart

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup, Urgent.ly, has announced partnerships with two Northern Virginia-based companies aimed at helping consumers navigate road trips more cost-effectively. Through partnerships with Cost2Drive and Tollsmart, Urgent.ly users can not only have access to on-demand user assistance, but also…

Announcements

Las Vegas

Digital Royalty to Shut Down, Will Repay Investors in Full

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It’s always sad when a startup decides to shut down operations, but there’s usually a good reason behind it. Last week the founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin, decided it was time to close down her own company after meeting with…

Tips & How To’s

10 Blogging Tips for the Entrepreneur

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When you’re running a startup, it’s daunting to think of taking more than fifteen minutes a month to write a blog. But, if you’re still growing your client base, a blog is necessary. Companies that blog get 97% more links to their website and…

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Gear & Gadgets

Teens Invented This Condom That Changes Color When Exposed to an STI

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Thanks to a bunch of teenagers in the United Kingdom, the future of safe sex looks much less itchy and warty (I know, gross, sorry). A group of 13- and 14-year-olds from London’s Isaac Newton Academy took home the top prize in the health…

Acquisition

Chicago

It’s All About That Same Day: WeDeliver Acquired by Deliv

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Back in 2013 we hosted our Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, and like all of our local pitch competitions, there were two winners announced: one for best pitch and one for reader’s choice. Now, I’m not claiming that winning our events guarantees your company ultimate…

Acquisition

DC

Jive Communications to Acquire Speek

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today the WBJ is reporting that Northern Virginia based Speek is set to be acquired by Utah based Jive Communications. Founded in June 2012 by Speek CEO John Bracken, Andy Powers, and former CTO Danny Boice (a Tech.co contributor), the service allowed users to…

Breaking News

Circa News is Shutting Down Operations

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

In a Medium post written earlier today, Circa News cofounder and CEO Matt Galligan announced that it the company would be winding down operations for the mobile-first news app. The news comes just a week after the company had reportedly been in talks with…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Who Will Join Our Immortal Celebrate Winners in 2015?

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Plain and simple, no doubts about it, some people live for competition. There’s no denying that it’s a big part of our lives as humans, but I think there’s a special segment of the population that likes it more than anybody: entrepreneurs. It doesn’t…

Drones

The Future is Drone Racing

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

I think everyone knows that James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. But did you know that the only reason he did it was to entertain a rowdy group of young men during the winter months at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA? True story: he…

Google

Use Gmail’s Undo Feature with Eric Schmidt’s Favorite Email Strategy

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Gmail officially added the ability to ‘un-send’ an email for a short time after it is sent, promoting an experimental feature long popular with power users. I use it daily to correct emails riddled with grammar errors or (worse) messages that I should never…

Trends

10 Tech Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

On May 21, several top venture capitalists got together at the 17th annual top 10 tech trends dinner hosted in San Jose by the Churchill Club to discuss what they believe will be the biggest tech trends between now and 2020. According to Forbes,…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #2: Be a Good Sponge

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

In his book, How We Got To Now, Steven Johnson sets out to dispel the myth that innovation requires a mix of individual genius and an “aha” moment. Johnson writes, “Often big ideas coalesce out of smaller, incremental breakthroughs.” He goes on to tell…