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San Francisco

The International Startup of the Year Competitors

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! The international startup landscape is a burgeoning ecosystem of diverse and unique ideas emerging in countries all over the world. Whether it’s FinTech…

News

Elon Musk on Tesla’s Autopilot 8.0: “Superhuman”

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Tesla’s 8.0 update to its Autopilot software will be rolled out within a few weeks. Announced today, the update will offer better radar and better fleet learning. If in action last May, Elon stated, “we believe [the update] would have” saved the life of Josh Brown, driver…

Startups & Apps

Get Your App Trending on the App Store with Trend Pie

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

Have you ever wondered how can you market your app and push it to the top of the App Store’s charts without breaking the bank? Let me tell you a secret recipe: it’s possible with the help of social media. So, if you have…

Business

How Can Your Startup Benefit From Localization?

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

In a world of global markets and customization, localization needs to be a part of your business plans. The idea that taking a company’s product, service, or message and adapting it to meet different cultural markets is far from new. But the fact that it is…

Gear & Gadgets

Headphone Jack Be Damned, the QCY Wireless Sport Earbuds Can Survive a Sweaty Run [Review]

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

By now we’ve all heard the news that the iPhone 7 no longer sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, and instead comes with a lightning port set of earbuds. Alongside the announcement, Apple also released the new AirBuds, a Bluetooth, wirefree pair of buds that…

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Ecommerce

3 Effective Strategies to Reduce Cart Abandonment Rates

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

You have powered your copy and website for optimal conversions. Your sales funnel is immaculate and leads the customer to the ultimate goal without a single hiccup. You propose different checkout options and juicy incentives along the way. Yet your cart abandonment rate is…

Tips & How To’s

The Top 6 Legal Documents for Every Startup

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

You’ve got your product and you know your market. All you need to do now is get your business started. But in the complicated world of federal and state incorporation, how does a business that’s just getting started make sure to avoid problems and…

HR and Recruiting

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Human Resources

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Technology is changing the business world. Human resources is typically a department that is constantly jam-packed with activities. Advancements in technology have done a lot to reduce administrative tasks so HR reps are able to focus on bigger hands-on issues. A number of HR…

Entrepreneur

The Inevitable Evolution of Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm

A few years ago, starting a business was akin to climbing Mount Everest – yes, it could be done, but only by a very few brave souls. And while some risk-takers reached the summit, some were inevitably swept under the weight and speed of…

Marketing

SMS Marketing Is Still Alive and Well in the Startup World

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

If you’ve jumped on the digital marketing bandwagon, then you’ll probably know a lot about SEO, social media and back link building. You may even be well versed in terms like SERP, anchor text and domain authority. There’s a lot to know and you might…

Startup

Chicago

Here’s Why You Should Expand Your Startup to Chicago

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When launching a successful startup, funding is only part of the equation. Once you have the capital you need, positioning your company so it can deliver returns is the next step. And when your startup reaches this step, location is key. If you’re planning to…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Noodles, Political Run, and More

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It’s Friday, so let the fun begin! There is no better way to start off the weekend than by downloading a few new apps to make things a little more interesting. Maybe you could relax your mind with a challenging puzzle game. Or perhaps…

Opinion/Analysis

Banks Shouldn’t Reinvent the Wheel

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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…

Amazon

Amazon Echo Doesn’t Need to Obey You Anymore

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The battle between humans and robots has been well-documented. Whether it’s the Terminator movies or those online videos of Roomba’s dragging dog poop across living room floors, people have always been suspicious of technology that’s just a little bit smarter than them. Unfortunately for them,…

Marketing

How to Split Test Facebook Ads

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

A huge element in marketing and developing is split testing. How huge? Obama split tested email headlines when fundraising for both presidential campaigns: the headline “I will be outspent” performed 529 percentbetter than the vague “The one thing the polls got right.” He got…

Marketing & Social Media

Why Influencers Need to Value FTC Guidelines

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The folks at TruthInAdvertising very publicly outed the Kardashian clan for posting carefully curated Instagram posts touting their love for products that, in fact, they were paid to promote. There are rules about that, and they are called FTC guidelines. So why is it that…

Startups & Apps

Field Engineer: On-Demand Marketplace for Freelance Engineers

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The freelance economy continues to stay on the rise and grow exponentially from year to year, which means more market segments are becoming more comfortable with hiring freelance contractors over in-house employees or agencies. Telecom and engineering seems to be the next market ready…