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Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet


So everyone seems to be on a bandwagon, saying that agile is dead. People like to go extremes to create unnecessary turbulence at times. I would not go that far. Agile did have a strong following for the last 10 years and we have seen several companies embracing it and building great products. Yes, I agree… Read more »

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator: Diversity in Seattle

Microsoft Ventures accelerator Digital Work

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! Microsoft Ventures is looking to reinvent the way Microsoft works with top entrepreneurs and startups. The Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator is accepting applications for its second… Read more »

IoT Pioneers Need Proven Hardware

IoT Hardware

The Internet of Things – IoT – is growing much faster than most people realize. By 2020 it’s estimated there will be 26 billion embedded units connected to this vast network, up from just under one billion only six years ago. This figure does not include the slightly more than seven billion smartphones, tablets, and… Read more »

LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

lead genius

One of the most important aspects of a business is the generation of leads; leads in this case meaning the potential customers who would be a great fit for your product or service. Lead generation is also one of the most time-consuming activities. Luckily, there are companies out there who focus on lead generation, LeadGenius… Read more »

Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized


If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to another. Sortly does two things at a high level: it keeps… Read more »

KPI Alerts: Business Metrics Dashboard on Your Phone

phone analytics KPI

‘All we need is data, and all we want to see is trends!’ – This has become a cliché. Irrespective of your role in the business, you need data and trends to sail through and run your show effectively. No matter if you are a business owner who wants to make a decision, an operations… Read more »

Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals


The idea behind creating and implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy seems fairly straightforward at first; all companies need to do is permit employees to use their own device for work purposes. The simplicity behind it has lead many businesses to adopting BYOD in greater numbers with each passing year. Research from Gartner… Read more »

The IT Team is Your Company’s Secret Weapon

IT security

Most every company has an IT team, or at least one IT expert in place. Although their job responsibilities are key for keeping the company running smoothly, most employers still don’t understand how to keep them working at an optimal level. Not only that, most companies struggle with the need for keeping their IT workers… Read more »

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

Rock My Run

A number of years ago Adam Riggs-Zeigen embarked on a training schedule for an upcoming half marathon. Initially, he did what most people do and threw together a playlist to get his mind and body through the training regimens. But something didn’t sound right to his ears, which had been trained during his time as… Read more »

Who is Happy? Cannabis Consumers, That’s Who

happy cannabis

The former founders of Pergunter, Paulo Costa and Henrique Torelli, recently launched a mobile application called Who is Happy for both iOS and Android users. The app is a geo-location check in service for cannabis consumers. It works in a very simple manner. Users that have just consumed cannabis simply press a button that displaying… Read more »

Avaz: Expanding the Vocabulary of Special Needs Children

Avaz special needs

A few years back, around 2009, a small group of investors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras banded together to bring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to India. They looked at various options and applications of this technology, but didn’t have any big success until they started working with special needs schools and children. The… Read more »

Credibility is Key for Portfolium’s Partnerships


In May 2013, Portfolium took home a win at our San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase; the crowd was excited about their social portfolio network that strives to connect young talent with opportunity. It’s been a while since we spoke with them, but Adam Markowitz and his team haven’t slowed down at all. Quite the opposite,… Read more »

Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

Emoji pop art

We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender Yung Jake gave us a glimpse of “emoji art.” Before we start… Read more »

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM announced the student winners of the CUNY-IBM Watson… Read more »