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The Sickest Drums in Metal is This Guy on His iPad [Video]

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Who needs a drumset when you can learn how to play a killer drum set on your iPad? Technology is making it easier for people not only to learn unique skills on-the-go, but also save on space and money. Watch this guy killing it on his digital drums.



The Downtown Las Vegas Startup Story: A VegasTech Infographic

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The VegasTech scene, especially in downtown Las Vegas, has grown quite a bit in the last few years. Modeling after an entrepreneur-led idea, the VegasTechFund sought to fund startups that would bring leaders to the community to cultivate a healthy startup ecosystem. What followed was the continued redevelopment of the Downtown area, both from the… Read more »



Top Christmas Shopping Apps for iPhone/Android Users

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Christmas is right around the corner and now is the time to start Christmas shopping for presents. This is also the time when retailers provide huge discounts for various goods. But shopping during Christmas is no piece of cake. There is a lot of rush in all the stores and it often happens that the… Read more »


Send Holiday Cheer Through a Video Greeting with Congrats

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It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to share what you’re thankful for, and spread love and cheer to loved ones near and far. This year, technology is giving us new ways to connect virtually, including new apps such as Congrats and social media platforms like Facebook’s Say Thanks or Instagram video. Congrats, a first-of-its-kind video… Read more »


Who Needs a Studio When You’ve Got the KDJ-ONE?

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Yesterday marked the official launch of the KDJ-ONE Kickstarter campaign. There are currently 38 days left on the campaign clock and so far the KDJ-ONE has raised $32,371 of their total $100,000 goal. KDJ-ONE is a portable music studio that’s good for both beginners and professionals alike. It features just about every tool you need for musical… Read more »



Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

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A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and… Read more »




International Startups Compete at ICT Summit ScaleMeGlobal Contest

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Right now in Warsaw, Poland, the ICT Summit, organized by The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, is being held to support and educate international startups with speaker tracks on startup ecosystems, pitching, global success, mobile apps, scaling, and more. As part of this major startup conference that supports the Central-Eastern Europe region, the final stage of the… Read more »


AvantCredit Raises $225M Series D for Online Consumer Lending

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AvantCredit, the Chicago,IL-based financial tech startup in the online lending industry, announced the closing of a $225 million round of Series D financing. Contributors to this round include existing investors Tiger Global Management and August Capital, as well as new investments from Peter Thiel, DFJ Ventres, RRE Ventures, and KKR. Additionally, AvantCredit has received $300 million credit… Read more »


Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

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Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago office. “It’s the giving season!” said Fooda COO Jason Stulberg. “We… Read more »