Health

San Francisco

Allay Helps Smaller Companies Provide Health Insurance

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Unless your ears are welded shut, you know that healthcare is a pressing issue in the US. Whether it’s the political discourse pertaining to a single-payer system or the desire for a repeal of Obamacare, the need for citizens to have affordable access to healthcare…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

A Tour of Chicago-Based SPACE’s Expansion [PHOTOS]

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

One of Chicago’s favorite coworking community, SPACE, is expanding again. Last December, we initially highlighted how the coworking space differs from other local options – from their design centric roots to the coffee shop feel – and now they are adding another much needed component. Based on…

Startups & Apps

New Work App Kaizala Launches to Rival Slack

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

Move over, Slack – a new working app may be coming soon, thanks to Microsoft. Last month, Microsoft launched Kaizala, a free work app that’s set to rival the ever-popular startup Slack. Kaizala, a free work app for phones and tablets, is the latest…

Diversity

Why Even the Most Innovative Companies Are Struggling with Diversity

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

When you think about a company that is struggling with a lack of diversity or cultural acceptance, what do you picture? Perhaps you envision a mom and pop business that is struggling to succeed in spite of the principles of the organization holding views…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Reasons to Use Adobe Creative Cloud for Design

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For starters, Creative Cloud is produced by the Adobe corporation, who have given us some very useful and highly popular applications. Creative Cloud is not exception. It’s an excellent application that’s gained the praise of many web designers and graphic artists. It gives users…

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Security

What Startups Need to Know About User’s Online Privacy

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Online privacy concerns are hitting big this year. Starting with the notorious Apple vs. FBI case and the recent confessions from Uber about giving up private data of some 12 millions users to governmental agencies and smaller case of data breach and unsolicited personal…

Google

The Dark Launch: How Google & Facebook Release New Features

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered why some of your friends get to see the latest Facebook messenger or Gmail upgrade before you do? Why do some people get to play with the newest features weeks before others? And, why do these features sometimes disappear within…

Startups & Apps

The Best Online Payment Apps for Your Business

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Internet today has become one of the most important things in our lives because of its convenience. Whatever works that we need to complete can now be done on the go or in the palm of our hands with cell phones and laptops….

Startups & Apps

7 Food Delivery Apps to Get You Through 4/20

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When April 20th rolls around, the air gets a little thicker. Not because spring has sprung and pollen is wreaking havoc on your sinuses. It’s because 4/20 is National Marijuana Day, and stoners around the world are taking to the streets (or more accurately, their…

Opinion/Analysis

Is There Sustainability in the Monetization of Platforms Like Medium?

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Publishing platforms have been shifting how they do business over the last few years. While smaller indie publications are cropping up, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to compete in a saturated market for digital content. Many platforms are coming up with new ways to keep…

Diversity

Who’s to Blame for the Gender Wage Gap?

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Gender wage gaps are still a big issue in tech and the business world at large, but things get much more complicated when we examine how the pay gaps persist in negotiation and other areas that could improve the situation. A recent survey conducted…

Tips & How To’s

4 Common Practices of a Successful Executive

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Being a successful executive is no easy task. There are millions of traits and qualities that factor into running a business properly and effectively. It’s so hard to discern success from failure when it comes to the person in charge that the Harvard Business…

Security

Stop Worrying, (Most) Mobile Apps Are Now Safe

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

If you are an avid WhatsApp user, you surely noticed the recent encryption disclaimer (that can be seen in the screenshot shown below) following one of your recently sent messages. But what does this notification actually mean? This encryption secures chats between the sender…

Funding

Internet and Mobile Still Lead VC-Backed Deals

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Technology is awesome – plain and simple. It makes the present seem interesting and the future seem possible. But consumers aren’t the only ones that think the latest gadgets are the best investment. Venture capitalists and other firms have typically leaned towards Internet and mobile markets…

Opinion/Analysis

Welcome to the Hustle Economy

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Gone are the days of the typical 9-to-5. If you speak with most workers in the economy, especially Millennials, they aren’t stopping with just one job. We’re now entering what many are calling the hustle economy – workers adding freelancing and side hustles to…

Cannabis

10 Cannabis Startups That Are Smoking Hot

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 11:04 am

Colorado, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia don’t have a lot in common: they are all in different parts of the country, experience a wide range of weather patterns and their sports team enjoy varying levels of popularity. But, there is one thing that…

Trends

Wearable Tech Grows in Popularity, Helps Improve Lives

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

Wearable tech is on the up and up, as consumer usage of smartphones increases. Many devices are virtually changing the game across a number of industries. For instance, 40 percent of doctors believe that using mobile health technologies can reduce patient’s need for office visits and…