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NYC

Mast Helps Freelancers Communicate on Their Own Time

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

The gig economy is picking up steam fast. From the casual Airbnb renter and Etsy shop owner, to the freelance graphic artists who manage to bang out quite a living, one-third of the adult working population does some kind of freelance, or gig work. And that…

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ThankView Lets You Send Video Thank You Cards

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

There’s something special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail. It might have something to do with the fact that it’s so rare these days. No one writes letters anymore. In fact, I think the only handwritten, personalized items I’ve even received in…

Startups & Apps

Wolfpack Is Now Available for Android, Bros

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

As a guy, I have a passion with networking. For business, this works wonders. Yet, finding other guys to hang out with outside of work can be quite difficult. There are just some things you want to do with guys, such as watching a…

Startups & Apps

The Zebra Proves That Technology Can Make the Middle-Man Cost Effective

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

In a world that’s increasingly focused on the bottom-line, middle-men or intermediaries have consistently been cut out of the purchasing decision for most consumers. While this might save money in a lot of industries, for the car insurance space the loss of agents means…

Accelerator

DC

AT&T Aspire Application Deadline for EdTech Accelerator to Close February 5

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

From nonprofits to established organizations, there is continuous change benefiting the education space as a result of new technology. In an effort to kickstart these new ed-tech concepts, one telecom company created a $350 million commitment to make that happen. As part of AT&T’s…

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Startups & Apps

AirFlow Will Make Music from Your Smartphone’s Movements

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

Smartphones are now an essential part of our lives, and they have long ago surpassed the single use we had for their predecessors, the “normal” mobile phones: communication. Nowadays we can do almost anything on our smartphones, including really distinct actions like watching movies…

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Shryne Brings Archival Services to Your Personal Life

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Storage and backup solutions are all the rage right now. Everyone wants to preserve their data. You want to keep it safe from intruders, but you also want to easily be able to access it for yourself. Dropbox, Backblaze, Carbonite, mounds of external hard…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: News Pro, Junior Coder, and More

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Nothing is better than pulling on the brake after a full five days of accelerated speed. Just lay down in bed and pick up your handset to read only the news you are interested in, play with the kids, and try some new games…

Politics/Government

What Hillary Clinton Teaches Us About Protecting Our Email

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

No matter who you’re voting for in the next presidential election, we can all agree that Hillary Clinton has already taught us a valuable lesson. Whatever you’ve sent or received concerning your email account is unlikely to remain private forever. If you’re reading this,…

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Picking Duck: Research-Driven Sports Betting

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV is the home of sports betting in the USA. Even in the down years of the real estate bubble, gross sports betting revenue nationwide was above $136 million. It is a quick, seemingly easy way to make money; it almost feels as…

Startups & Apps

In Big Cities, a Bigger Focus on Rooftop Farms

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

In a recent column, I contemplated on who I thought were the first entrepreneurs. Ever. One of these, I’m sure, was the farmer. Times have changed and many would say that as consumption and populations increase, so will the need for farming. And, therefore,…

Startups & Apps

Pencil Is the New Blog for Millennials

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The way people share ideas has changed significantly over the past decade. Pencil, which launched its beta on Product Hunt, is a new blogging platform that uses slideshows with animated GIFs and images in the background to share a story. This 3-month-old startup has…

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Connected Casebook Brings the Power of the Cloud to Law Studies

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Traditionally, law students have been required to buy all of their needed casebooks and lug them around whenever they needed to study or examine a case. The Wolters Kluwer’s Legal Education Program had some issues with this, however, and came up with a groundbreaking…

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Boston

Panorama’s Growth Exemplifies Current Boom in Edtech

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we’re constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and…