SXSW

Austin

Desk.com’s Becca Krass: Startup Survival is Dependent on Customer Service [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

For startups, acquiring customers or users is obviously important; if no one’s using or buying what you’re offering, then there’s simply no way that your startup will survive. However, according to Becca Krass, the director of product marketing at Salesforce’s Desk.com, startup survival may…

SXSW

Austin

It’s All About the Gray Hair Trendsetters at SXSW

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

Style watchers such as Glamour and Atlantic Monthly have touted gray hair as the trend to follow. Even Instagram and Pinterest have dedicated pages celebrating the spectrum of gray shades.  I happen to sport gray tresses myself and, while attending SXSW, thought I’d check…

SXSW

Austin

For Tech Wildcatters, Dallas is Perfect for B2B [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

You could say that everything you need to run a successful B2B startup is located right in Dallas, Texas. After all, it has the largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the world, which is precisely why Gabriella Draney Zielke, CEO, founded Tech Wildcatters:…

Reports & Rankings

13 Top Startup Industries with the Most Exits in 2014

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

If you’re a startup in advertising, analytics, or health care, you’re in luck – these are the top startup industries with the most acquisitions in 2014. The Mattermark 2014 Startup Traction Report, released last December, includes a wealth of data on the fastest-growing startups,…

Hardware

Miami

What Will Augmented Reality Look Like in the Future? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

If you ask Magic Leap just what they do, they would tell you that they’re an idea. That might not sound like much at first glance, but they’ve actually leveraged this pitch and raised a $542 million investment from Google. What makes their vision for…

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SXSW

Austin

Olark’s Sunir Shah on Building a Company Around Customer Service [VIDEO]

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

“At Olark, we do All Hands Support. Not just because we need to do support, but because we want everyone in the company to get to know customers. We’re all human beings: we all feel; we all want; we all have problems; we all…

SXSW

Austin

David Tisch: We’re Not in a Tech Bubble [VIDEO]

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Silicon Valley pundits are constantly debating on whether we are “in a tech bubble.” Because the dot-com crash of 2000 left so many overvalued, overspending startups flat on their face, it’s fun to pontificate on whether so many billion dollar valuations today are headed…

Sports

DC

How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…

Startup

5 Reasons Why Startups Should Use Explainer Videos

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Visual forms of communication is what our brains are hardwired to recognize. We are quick to visuals, motions and as we skim through pages of information, we are sure to endure the entire length of an explainer video. Over the past few years, we…

Incubator

DC

D.C.’s 1776 Announces Challenge Festival 2015

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 announced this morning its plans for this year’s Challenge Festival 2015. Designed to be the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Cup competition, the week-long event will bring together business leaders, government officials, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs from across…

Reports & Rankings

Study: Americans Rank Last in Math Ability

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

According to recent research published by the Educational Testing Service, a global nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, the United States of America places last in math competency per the results of a recent international standardized test. This recent research, however, falls in line…

Startups & Apps

Little Rock

Little Rock Startup Believes Discovery Should Be Easier

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

What’s worse than sifting through mountains of paperwork to find the information you need? Paying lawyers hundreds of dollars per hour to do it. Enter eZdiscovery Solutions, a company that helps law firms and other businesses that manage massive amounts of paperwork harness the…

Trends

Top 10 Job Titles That Didn’t Exist in 2008

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

While 2008 doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, our rapid development of technology makes it much easier to believe that it was, in fact, seven years ago. Looking back, I was still an undergraduate in college and a BlackBerry was the most…

Bitcoin

The Rise of Bitcoin in our Global Economy

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Bitcoin is the first digital cryptographic currency (cryptocurrency) that has really taken hold around the world. While several other attempts had been made before Bitcoin, they either never worked correctly or never gained widespread use. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has a deep and…

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