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7 Recommended Learning Sites for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

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Learning new skills necessary in managing a business is one of the essential things that every entrepreneur should take. We know that enrolling in top universities and colleges can be expensive but did you know that you can now take business courses online for free? Because of technology advancement a growing number of academic institutions… Read more »


Planning to Visit London? Don’t Miss These Apps!

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London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is the most visited city in the world, according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. With a growth in visitors around 8%, with an estimated total of 18.69 million international visitors this year. It is safe to assume that if most of these visitors utilized smartphone apps,… Read more »


Little Rock’s Talentt App Helps You Source Local Freelancers

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The trend towards going local is now being applied to freelancing.  Little Rock startup talentt is helping business owners find local, available talent, based on the skills they provide, to get the job done.  Finding someone local eliminates common problems such as unreliability and communication breakdown that are often associated with outsourcing work. “Outsourcing to a distant… Read more »


New Story: Writing a New Chapter of Tech and Social Good

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Founded in September 2014, New Story is leveraging technology for social good. Using their transparent crowdfunding platform, the New Story community has been able to fund two new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: these families have been living in tents for over four years and will move into their new… Read more »



3 Entrepreneurs Explain What Inspires Them, What the Future Will Hold and How the Government Can Help

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What inspires innovation? Some entrepreneurs have an “aha” moment that leads them to their newest venture, while others wait years for the right ingredients to come together and bring their innovative designs to life. I talked to three entrepreneurs from disparate fields – clean energy, robotics and wearables – to learn what drives them to… Read more »


It’s Travel Season: These 3 Apps Make You a Power Traveler

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Everyone loves to travel. It’s a simple truth. Whether it’s to the closest big city or halfway across the globe, humans like to get away every now and then; it’s healthy for us. The future of travel looks bright because it is becoming easier and cheaper than ever, mostly due to modern tech and mobile apps. Check… Read more »






President Obama Joins “Hour of Code” Event to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week [Video]

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This week, December 8 to 14, is Computer Science Education Week, and there are some great news for tech education in the United States. Starting with the White House announcement that the seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students…. Read more »


TrackMaven Closes $14M Series B Round of Financing

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This morning, Washington, D.C.-based TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, announced the closing of a Series B round of financing. According to a blog post penned by founder and CEO Allen Gannett, the $14 million in new funding was led by New Enterprise Associates and… Read more »


How Technology is Impacting Government Transparency

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Technology and innovation are always large catalysts of change, but these changes tend to happen in the private sector first. More recently, however, these changes can be seen within government. Millions of dollars have been invested in civic technology in recent years. According to a report by the Knight Foundation, $431 million was invested in… Read more »