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7 Essential Traits Your App Can’t Survive Without

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I’m going to start off by throwing some big numbers around. (That always seems to make the point clear, a lot quicker!) According to Gartner Research, the total number of apps downloaded annually is set to zoom to 310 billion by 2016. As per a Nielsen Cross Platform Survey 2013, smartphone owners spend 86 percent… Read more »


4 Online Productivity Tools For College Students

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Technology plays a huge role in modern education. Besides online courses, apps and websites are helping college students meet their academic deadlines and keep their work organized. Regardless of how busy your academic schedule is, you can still take the time to enjoy college social life without compromising your studies — as long as you… Read more »


Gabe Klien, Nathan Daschle, Adrian Fenty Join Phone2Action’s Advisory Board

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Phone2Action yesterday announced that former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Senior VP of Political Communications for Clear Channel Communications and cofounder of Ruck.us Nathan Daschle, and senior visiting fellow at the Urban Land Institute Gabe Klein, have joined the company’s board of advisors. “These leaders have led some of the country’s most innovative businesses, governments, and… Read more »


The Do’s and Don’ts of Developing Mobile Business Apps

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Mobile is the new language of commerce, marketing, communication, and entertainment, so businesses assume that moving into the world of apps is the key to remaining relevant. But marketers and professionals are often left with the question: Do mobile apps increase revenue? The answer seems far from a simple yes or no. Multiple factors, such… Read more »



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 »