Marketing

Atlanta

Influencer Marketing Isn’t a Gold Rush

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I saw a headline in Forbes.com that made me cringe. It read, “The Influencer Marketing Gold Rush is Coming: Are You Prepared?” I wasn’t surprised at all by the article. After all, AdWeek reported that according to the latest Tomoson poll, over 60% of…

Startups & Apps

NYC

TechStyle NYC Leads Exploration Into Fashion Tech

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Brands of the future, especially those with the greatest potential for growth, often diversify their offerings, products, or services. Uber is getting into self-driving cars, Alphabet is far more than a search company, and Facebook is still having identity issues. Regardless of what these…

Jobs

Software Architects and 9 More of the Hardest Tech Jobs to Hire for

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The competitive tech industry has plenty of jobs that need specialized skill and don’t come easily to most people. Job seekers and hiring managers alike need to know just how stiff the competition is for each role in particular, however: Bargaining always comes down…

Funding

European VC Funding: Great, But Not at the Pre-Seed Stage

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Since 2003, 35 European startups have hit a billion-dollar unicorn valuation. The tech ecosystem in general is booming, according to an Atomico report last year that stated there has “never been a better time to be a European Entrepreneur.” But there’s one problem: Pre-seed…

Gear & Gadgets

Boost Productivity with These Top-Rated Computer Monitors

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

This article is brought to you as part of a syndication partnership with Gadget Review. If you’re looking for a new computer monitor, you probably want one that will 1) offer a good selection of the best technologies available today and 2) last for…

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Gear & Gadgets

Tap Your Creativity with These DSLR Cameras

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 11:45 am

This article is brought to you as part of a syndication partnership with Gadget Review. Digital cameras have evolved at a furious pace in the last decade or so. The rise of smartphones equipped with serious cams and social sharing features of their own…

Security

5 Security Essentials for Ecommerce Sites

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

You work hard to get your customers to your checkout page. You offer quality products, invested money in a good marketing campaign, and set up a great website for displaying your wares and work hard on getting more customers on board. However, there’s another important…

Opinion/Analysis

Don’t Just Invest in Software, Invest in Culture

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In the next year, technology spending is estimated to increase by just over half a percent. And last year, tech spending worldwide decreased by nearly 6 percent. With reduced spending, companies — especially startups — should look beyond technology to increase productivity in the…

Breaking News

Gawker.com Is Shutting Down

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Gawker.com is shutting down. The main blog site for Gawker Media, not Gawker Media itself, will cease operations, effective next week. Gawker Media was just bought by Univision for $135 million earlier this week, following a bidding process. They have decided that the Gawker.com will…

Announcements

San Francisco

10 More Mentors Imparting Wisdom at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Everybody loves a sequel. A New Hope had Empire Strikes Back. Fellowship of the Ring had Two Towers. Even Breakin’ had Breakin’ 2: Electric Bugaloo. While you might have thought our first post about our mentors you’ll find at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 was…

Trends

Ford’s Self-Driving Car Set to Hit the Roads by 2021

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The self-driving car revolution now has an official date in place. Tests have been ongoing for many years, but now Ford has said it intends to mass produce self-driving cars for the commercial markets by 2021. The new cars won’t have a steering wheel…

News

Facebook Is Getting a Desktop Gaming Platform

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Facebook‘s new game platform is in alpha-testing: The application will let users play PC games from game engine company Unity without needing to visit Facebook.com first. Until August 31st, developers can apply to receive the closed alpha export tool. It’s a very different update…

Marketing & Social Media

9 Ways to Promote Your Startup With Video

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Launching a startup is a responsible and hard work — you create an idea from scratch, and then put in effort and dedication to make it work. However, there’s more: How your startup is introduced to the public might be a crucial factor for whether…

Autonomous Vehicles

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is Rolling Out So Fast It’s Scaring People

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Self-driving cars have been the talk of the transportation industry for a number of years. Whether it’s because automotive accidents are still one of the top killers in this country, or because Will Smith’s 2004 classic I, Robot made them look so cool, the world seemed on…

Opinion/Analysis

Forget Networking Events, Set Up Office Hours Instead

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm

For most people (including myself), it’s hard to connect with a stranger on a professional level. It’s taken more practice than I’d like to admit to muster up the courage to ask someone for professional advice. I often leave interactions wishing I had simply…

Culture

How to Maintain Your Startup Culture as You Scale

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Trends

3 Ways Tech Is Empowering Freelancers

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

By now we’ve all heard of the term ‘shared economy’. Or at least the companies that spearheaded this movement, such as Uber, Airbnb, RelayRides or TaskRabbit. After the 2008 financial crisis, we’ve seen a decline in quality corporate jobs. And thus people are supplementing…