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My Top 10 Game of Thrones Android Apps

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When the calendar ticks March people start to think about warmer weather, green grass, and sunshine. I would wager that an equal amount of people see March and think only one thing: Winter is coming. If you’re up on your pop-culture then you’ll immediately understand the reference. However, if you’re unfamiliar with what’s happened over… Read more »



Google Glass in Surgery, and Other Health Care Advancements

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If there’s one industry that has seen huge dividends as a result of technological development, it’s the health care industry. From open heart surgery to 3D imagery to genetic coding, the health care industry today was science fiction just 50 years ago. There continue to be leaps and strides forward, with advances being made seemingly… Read more »


5 Top Apps for Online Storage

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With the across-the-board adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, technology is seeing less and less need for bulky hard drives. People are ascending to the cloud. Need storage for your cellphone snaps? Fly to the cloud. Want to synchronize a file across your many devices? The cloud can do that. If nothing else, online storage… Read more »


DC Startup Urgent.ly Receives CIT GAP Funds Investment, Closes Seed Round

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This morning, the Center for Innovative Technology announced that it closed an investment in DC-based startup Urgent.ly through its CIT Gap Funds. The funding constitutes part of the company’s seed round, according to Chris Spanos, the cofounder and CEO of the on-demand roadside assistance startup. “Each year, we are seeing more entrepreneurs like the experienced team at Urgent.ly… Read more »


Xeelion: Crowdfunding for College Entrepreneurs

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According to a 2013 report by the World Bank, the crowdfunding investment market is predicted to hit $93 billion by the year 2025. For 2014, it’s predicted that the industry could reach $10 billion. With this continual increase of crowdfunded investments, several platforms have emerged to fill the demand. Aside from popular platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdtilt,… Read more »


5 Rumors Surrounding the Upcoming Google Nexus 6

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The Google Nexus phone has long been a top choice of Android users who want a smartphone with the complete package: awesome specification, stylish looks, stunning camera, a powerful battery and extra-smart features. The upcoming Nexus 6 phone from  Google is expected to provide more than its predecessors did and could even surpass the likes… Read more »


With Datelytics, Online Dating Can Actually Be Fun

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We can all agree that online dating is the absolute worst, right? Sure, everything is fine and dandy when you’re chatting with the latest guy/girl with whom you were most recently matched on Tinder, or flirting with your soul mate (calm down, lunatic) on OkCupid, or even going on Grindr to find guys to “date”… Read more »



Can Slyce Take Down Amazon Flow in Image Recognition Shopping?

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It’s weird to think about now, but just a few years ago, the technology behind things like Google Glass still seemed unlikely to most of us — heck, even the functions of which our smartphones are now capable would’ve been deemed flukes in the universe’s timeline: products of luck rather than human-backed technological advancement. Nowadays,… Read more »


DC-Based WattB Wants to Help Reduce Your Electricity Bill

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Do you know how much electricity you’re consuming? Did you realize that you could potentially reduce your electricity bill by a significant margin, simply by measuring your energy use? For DC-based WattB, giving people the tools to measure their energy consumption and providing them with data on how to cut costs are top priorities; so… Read more »



3 DC Startups Team Up to Create a Platform for Virtual Weddings

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Do you love technology and having a digital presence, but don’t want to fork over $3,000 for a social media wedding concierge? You’re in luck; starting today, a new online platform will allow currently-engaged couples to host their weddings completely online. That’s right: online, virtual weddings. “From increasing our mobile presence to launching SocialWeddingSpeek, we always… Read more »


How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity is constantly being used in every corner of the university (from… Read more »



Donate Money, Get Free Beer at DoNation’s Events

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If you want people to show up to an event, give out free beer. That’s probably psychology rule #1 of hosting events, and DoNation knows that. So the tech-savvy nonprofit set up events called “Do With Your Brew,” where local breweries give out free beer in exchange for donations to charities on DoNation. DoNation’s first… Read more »