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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 »



YellowPepper to Launch Yepex, “Smart Wallet” for Latin America

Yepex in Latin America

Miami-based startup YellowPepper announced today that they are rolling out a Smart Wallet in Latin America called Yepex. Yepex allows customers the ability to make online payments safer and fasters, by transforming smartphones into Smart Wallet.  It will also allow users to pre-order at various venues and have access to reward programs. Latin America turns out to be a… Read more »


Potbotics: Understanding how Cannabinoids Affect our Health

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What happens at the intersection of marijuana and technology? Some of us might think that the two are diametrically opposed, but there are a number of entrepreneurs in America who can see the potential inherent in the emerging market vertical; we’re making a leap to a world where marijuana is directly linked to and helped… Read more »


Nubity Inc. Launches Hybrid Cloud Management Tool on the IBM Cloud

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IBM announced today that Mexico City-based startup Nubity Inc. will be partnering with IBM as part of the SoftLayer Catalyst program. The Catalyst program, which is currently being integrated into the IBM Cloud Global Entrepreneur Program, helps startups like Nubity Inc. by providing access to open, secure, scalable cloud infrastructure, executive mentorship and a robust ecosystem of partners… Read more »


DC’s Framebridge Announces $3.75M Seed Round from Steve Case’s Revolution, NEA

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Framebridge, the DC art framing startup that offers affordable framing options for consumers, has announced a $3.75 million seed round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. In August of this year, the company raised an initial $1.25 million from NEA, former LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy, and Steve Case himself. Today, Framebridge has disclosed… Read more »