Las Vegas

Does the Future of the Cannabis Industry Lie in Data?

By | May 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

For a long time, people kept telling me that Peter Thiel would be the first domino to fall in the legal cannabis investment industry, and they were dead-on accurate. It seems, now, since having some big investments in companies, the tone has shifted a…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

It Shouldn’t Take a Master’s Degree to Become a Maker

By | May 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

“Who is a maker? What’s a maker persona? 97 percent of makers have a college degree, and 80 percent have a post graduate degree. They’re all engineers and software people who do this as a hobby. The people doing business around it aren’t really…


San Francisco

BetterBack Makes Any Seat an Ergonomic Fit

By | May 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“We sit for over 9 hours every single day. And because of the way we’re doing it, 90 percent of us will experience back pain in our lives. I made BetterBack to help people like me who suffer from back pain, and to help people build a habit of good…


Las Vegas

Local Motors Announces 5 Final Designs for NASCAR Helmet

By | May 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

We’ve been following Local Motors’ recent sponsorship of NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy over the last few months. As part of their sponsorship deal, and to highlight the cocreation that fuels Local Motors, the community was invited to participate in a special contest. Aptly named…


This App Teaches How to Grow Cannabis

By | May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

The idea of developing an app dedicated to marijuana growing has been thought up by the creators of through that website, many people asked how to get a collection of articles in the form of an eBook, in order to read or consult…

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Kandypens’ New Vaporizer Promises to Disrupt All Others

By | May 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The word disruption gets tossed around a lot these days, and it seems that everybody has their own definition of what it means. But for Graham Gibson – CEO of Kandypens – it goes no further than the dictionary definition of the word:  …


San Diego

Compare Medical Out of Pocket Costs with Doctible

By | May 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The transparent economy has gone to the new level – medical. These days it’s nearly impossible to shop around and compare the prices on medical procedures and checkups. Doctible, a new startup launched in San Diego, is about to change that with the power of…


A Week After Its Shutdown, Grooveshark is Back…Kind Of

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nearly a week since the music stream service shut down its operations and ended its years-long legal battles and controversy, Grooveshark seems to have come back from the dead. According to BGR, staff writer Jacob Siegal was contacted by a man calling himself as…



lettrs: Bringing Hand Written Notes to the Digital World

By | May 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I’ll forever be a fan of analog methods of operation because there’s an almost artistic quality inherent in it. That is, I prefer writing in notepads to working on laptops, I still call people over texting them, and nothing beats a hand written snail…

3D Printing

Las Vegas

Building a Simple 3D Print Experience via Partnerships

By | May 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

We’ve seen some buzz around big things happening at this year’s Collision Conference in Las Vegas, running from May 5 to 6. It’s a massive conference, America’s counterpart to Europe’s largest tech conference and it promises plenty of excitement. Pinshape, a next generation 3D…


Searchmetrics Offers Data-Driven Content Marketing Solutions

By | May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Google has made it clear that any company that wishes to have a successful website needs to follow certain rules, including providing visitors with well-written content. The battle between offering this content while still taking advantage of the best SEO techniques can seem difficult…


5 Must-Have Apps to Boost Team Productivity

By | May 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm

To maximize productivity your team should rely on apps designed to improve communication, manage document storage, and promote information sharing. When I buy a new iPhone, I have a routine. I start by following the usual setup steps and then I download a set of…


San Francisco

Don’t Settle for Stock Emojis, Create Your Own

By | May 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last August imoji not only celebrated the launch of their uniquely upbeat messaging platform, they also reveled in successfully fundraising $2 million in VC. The whole genesis of the platform came from the fact that the founders were bored with the limitations surrounding stock keyboards,…



Mend: Mobile Tech Revives the House Call

By | May 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

You might say that the drive to provide convenient, patient-centered medical care is in Mend founder Dr. Jonathan Clarke’s blood – in the 1970s, his grandfather was a family physician practicing in east Texas and traveled from town to town providing care for patients…

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