Marketing

5 Secrets Behind Creating the Best Online Videos

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

Video is one of the top marketing tools today, and its power is expected to grow more popular each year. How can video help your business to succeed? In this article, we explore five aspects of video creation that can make good videos go…

Marketing

7 Tips to Get Your Brand Ambassador Program off the Ground

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

According to a report from Nielsen, 56 percent of buyers worldwide turn to friends and family to learn more about new products, making word-of-mouth the most common source for such information. In addition, the report shows social media is gaining traction as a common…

Funding

Luna Joins Y Combinator, Has Unique Strategy

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Luna is a smart bed startup that has joined the most recent Y Combinator (YC) class. In the spring they raised over $1 million through a successful Indiegogo campaign. They also recently announced an additional $1.3 million in funding raised through private investors (who have remained…

Remote work

4 Best Job Fields for Remote Work and Where to Find Them

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

More and more companies are allowing employees to work remotely. Studies show that these employees are more productive, less stressed, and happier overall with their work-life balance. Most companies, however, only offer the option for couple of days per month, if they even allow…

Product Launch

Queer Dating App Her (Formerly Dattch), Launches Nationwide

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Her, a mobile dating service for queer women, has just been released nationwide after increased demand. It was previously only available in seven cities across the United States The online dating market is HUGE. With over 2500 dating sites available there are ones out there for…

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News

#DRONEWEEK: GE Launches First Live Drone Series

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where can you see production machinery that can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees fahrenheit or test sites where 1,500 jet engines are made every year? GE is launching #DRONEWEEK — a live entertainment and educational series shot on drones that will air…

Apple

The New iPod Touch is Here, But It’s Not Going to Do Anything for Apple’s Sales

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, Apple introduced the new, sixth-generation iPod Touch, which now offers an A8 chip – with 900 percent faster graphics and 500 percent better CPU. It’s amazing; it’s fantastic; it’s greatest iPod Touch yet; however, it’s not going to do anything for Apple’s…

Hardware

NYC

littleBits Opens a Retail Storefront in New York City

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

For littleBits, everything is about empowering people to invent via their electronic building blocks. To date they’ve inspired thousands to start building and inventing, all of whom share littleBits’ mission to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. It’s ambitious, but…

Breaking News

San Francisco

Homejoy Will Shut Down Operations This Month

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The San Francisco, CA-based on-demand home cleaning services company, Homejoy, will be shutting down operations at the end of July. The announcement was made on Homejoy’s own blog last night by Homejoy cofounder Adora Cheung, who confirmed that the company will shut down operations…

Trends

How much the Self-Driving Version of your Car Will Save on Insurance (in 1 graph)

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) — Self-driving cars will save the average driver about $1,000 annually, or cost $250 a year total, according to estimates from auto insurance startup, Metromile. Robotic self-driving cars have a near perfect driving record; thus far, when self-driving cars do get into accidents, it’s…

Gear & Gadgets

DC

DrinkMate Funded on KickStarter in Four Days

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month a room full of eager entrepreneurs, techies, and everyone in between heard pitches from several startups in the DC area for the Startup of The Year Competition. Among the startups was DrinkMate CEO and Founder Shaun Masavage, the creator of a smartphone…

Marketing

Content Marketing – Writing Stories that really Connect

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

One of the reasons that great content marketing can be tricky for people who live and die by the metrics of banner ads and conversion rates is that, at its heart, effective content marketing is about telling really great stories that connects with audience….

Productivity

Want to be Productive? Take Scheduled Microbreaks

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

One of the known secrets of highly productive people is taking breaks. They know that taking breaks is part of maintaining sustainable energy throughout the day. Research shows strong correlation between the health of the workforce and their corresponding productivity. Power naps in the afternoon are…

Startups & Apps

The 3 Best Mobile Monitoring Solutions for Parents

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you have kids, you know that “screen time” is a matter you face each day, an issue facilitated by mobile devices. But you are not alone with your problem. According to a recent study signed by Pew Research Center, 92% of teens (aged…

Ecosystems

These Women are Piloting the Future of the Drone Market

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

My friends, if you didn’t pick up on it by now you should know that I’m completely drone obsessed. I haven’t met many people who aren’t, actually. On an obvious level I love how fast they fly, the photos and videos they capture, and…

Movies & Entertainment

Netflix’s Incredible 6X Growth (In 1 Chart)

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

Netflix is on a roll. The video streaming giant has grown 6x in the last 6 years, expanding from roughly 10.3 million subscribers in 2009 to an astounding 65.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. Over the past 6 years, Netflix has averaged…

Productivity

7 Apps To Keep Productive Working from Home

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Working from home can be particularly distracting for many people. After two or three hours of intense work, our concentration levels decrease massively. That is when the temptation of social media and online conversation with friends can eat into your precious work time. On top…