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Why Should An Entrepreneur Start A Consulting Company?


Being an entrepreneur is both liberating and enslaving. On the one hand, you are free from bosses, their schedules, and their sometimes arbitrary job requirements. On the other hand, your new boss – you – may be even worse than the old one! As you consider the world of entrepreneurship, let me nudge you toward… Read more »

Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere


Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS moves another step forward this week, with the Internet Security Research… Read more »

Girls in Tech Launches the Global Classroom


Call it a new online learning platform that will connect girls across the world access to online courses, tools, and resources to help them improve their knowledge in STEM related fields. The platform is The Girls in Tech Global Classroom and it will launch this December. “The Girls in Tech Global Classroom incorporates a learning platform and… Read more »

‘Erec Makes a Fire’ is a Children’s Book to Help Teach the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship


It’s never too early to start getting your kids passionate about entrepreneurship. Not only does it encourage free-thinking, but it can also help to establish a sense of self-identity, and teach them all the other principles associated with running a business that can help support them throughout the rest of their lives. To help with… Read more »

Fortcraft Brings Minecraft Into the Real World


Jon Irons, a 24-year-old recent ASU College Design Graduate, is bringing Minecraft to life. As he’s calling it, Fortcraft is a kit of real, life-size Minecraft blocks that he’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind Fortcraft is to provide gamers with the one thing Minecraft can’t: the ability to physically interact with the… Read more »

Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews


What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »

D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future


One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly-installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track in Washington, D.C. – a massive number, considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C…. Read more »

Fleksy Breaks Guinness World Record…Again


Back in May the third-party keyboard Fleksy announced to the world that they had shattered the Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. And then they did it again. This past week, Fleksy announced that they had trumped their previous effort and set yet another new Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. Marcel Fernandes Filho, age… Read more »

The 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding


For a full copy of our 40 page Accelerator Report, fill out the information boxes at the bottom of the page! Today, the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. Since their focus is on accelerators, they set out to answer this question:… Read more »

Tsu is the Only Social Platform Where You Actually Own and Monetize Your Content

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Despite all the previous media attention that highlights the issues surrounding intellectual property rights on such platforms like Facebook and Twitter, I’m sure that a vast majority of users on either network cannot say with 100 percent certainty whether they actually hold full ownership of the content they create, and subsequently post, on these social networks. You… Read more »

Webviews and In-App Browsers: What You Should Know


Webviews can produce unexpected results. This is an understatement. And I bet you’ve seen it happen more than once: an article referenced in your Twitter feed looks pretty interesting, but when you click on it, you’re not able to view it. INTERNETZ! I just want to get my read on before I can get any other… Read more »