Hardware

San Francisco

Building for Kids: STEM Toys are Opening Doors

By | May 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There’s no denying that the economic competitiveness and salary arguments for the importance of STEM have become quite prevalent lately. And that’s a belief that Josh Chan, CEO and cofounder of LightUp holds close, but he hasn’t built that into his company as a main…

Health

Choose Healthy Life with Top Recipes from Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook

By | May 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A healthy life starts in the kitchen, and Kevin Curry, the founder of the popular Fit Men Cook community, knows that. But he had to find out on his own while busting some of the kitchen-related myths that circulate around. For example, eating healthy…

Hottest Showcasing Startup

Memphis

Who is Memphis’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | May 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Tech Cocktail Startup Tour makes its way this week to the banks of the Mississippi River as we head to Memphis for the first time to be a part of BBQ Fest! It’s been a moment since we’ve visited Memphis and we’re excited to be back to find…

Data

Using Digitization to Reduce Your Tech Business Expenses

By | May 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Keeping all of your important documents on hand is a vital aspect of running a good business. However, this process can become hindered by a mixture of paper and digital files. Many entrepreneurs and small business owners struggle with the need to create a…

B2B

Dallas

Primal Sensors Takes the Buddy System To a New Level

By | May 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Let me paint a picture for you. You’ve just finished a Spartan race in which you participated in army-crawling through mud and barbed wire, rope climbing a steep wall, and overcame a multitude of obstacles on your way to the finish line. Earlier that…

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Web

Making the Decision: Web Designers vs Site Builders

By | May 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Nowadays, site builders are basically a magic toolbox to everyone who is not a web designer. Building a website, which was once out of reach, can now be done with little effort – but there are things that website builders cannot do that web…

Ecommerce

San Francisco

Ecommerce Shipping Platform Shippo Releases Updates to API

By | May 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

San Francisco-based startup Shippo announced today that its 11,000 strong merchant customer base has completed a massive update to its API. Last September, we announced the company’s $2M seed funding led by SoftTech VC. Since joining Batch 8 of 500 Startups, Shippo has worked…

Hardware

Pittsburgh

Smart Home Startup Takes Top Prize at AlphaLab Gear

By | May 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

After a whirlwind tour across the U.S. which included stops at seven TechShop locations and pitches by 40 companies, the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup and a $50,000 investment from StartBot was awarded last week at AlphaLab Gear in Pittsburgh, PA. The tour saw pitches from companies bringing…

Ecommerce

Art of Ecommerce: Building an Interactive Digital Marketplace

By | May 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Digital technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that we often forget there is an art behind the science. This is especially true when it comes to e-commerce. It takes a special breed of techie to know how to convert visitors to customers…

Infographics / Images

4 Real Time Data Portals to Understand the World’s Dynamics

By | May 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

Philippe Perrin, a (now retired) French astronaut for the European Space Agency, once said that “it’s only when you fly above it that you realize how awesome Earth really is”. Chances are that no one reading this article has ever seen Earth as Perrin…

Education

4 Reasons to Teach Kids Entrepreneurship Principles

By | May 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Getting children involved in school and learning could be as easy as teaching them how to be entrepreneurs. The skills learned in starting a business are the same ones that make people successful in life. Children have the chance to build communication and organization…

Advertising

Top 3 Banner Generator Tools

By | May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Banner generator tools are a great alternative to working with creative or design agencies or freelance designers. There are lots of tools that will help you create your own banners with specialized (desktop) software or with online apps. Desktop banner design software include tools…

Startups & Apps

Sortly Adds QR Labels and Video Creation

By | May 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

Sortly, currently featured by Apple, just released version 5 of itself. The moving and inventory app added the ability to create videos and QR labels as part of their new release to make moving even more simple and seamless for users. The video feature…

Cannabis

What Will the Legal Cannabis Market Look like in 2020?

By | May 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

There are plenty of folks out there who have likened the steadily growing legal cannabis market to the ‘.com boom’ of the 90s, and I’d be hard pressed to disagree with them. In fact, Yahoo! Finance author Meena Thiruvengadam today released a report about what the scope…

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