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Yelp Meets Instagram in New Product Reviews App

Instagram Meets Yelp in New Prefies App

In a perfect world, we’d have all the knowledge about a particular product or set of products before making our decision to purchase; however, we don’t live in this kind of world – if we did, then people everywhere wouldn’t be experiencing buyer’s remorse every time they end up discovering that something they bought simply… Read more »


Nice Laundry: Adding More to Your Sock Drawer

Nice Laundry

Phil Moldavski was known for his impeccable taste in clothes – you could find him in a tailored button-down shirt, nice jeans, and a good pair of shoes, but one item didn’t fit his dress code: the white Adidas gym socks. “I convinced him to buy a nice pair of dress socks, but it cost… Read more »


Avoid Outrageous Service Fees With Visage Payroll

payroll service for startups

Are you tired of paying big bucks to manage your payroll system? Visage Payroll, a free service for startups, helps employers eliminate payroll fees, tax penalties, and most importantly, save employers thousands of dollars on paycheck services. Employers don’t have time or money to waste on inefficient systems. With Visage Payroll, employers can focus on… Read more »


Tech and the Music Industry: the Evolution Continues

music industry

The music industry is evolving at a rapid pace and 2015 promises to see even more innovations. With streaming music taking over the primary way people get their music, the entire industry from artists to producers has to change and adapt, and here are a few top ways the industry is doing just that. Evolving… Read more »


Never Miss a Call Ever Again with Callr

Callr

When scheduling calls in my calendar – whether that’s a company-wide conference call, personal call, or whatever – I always include two reminders to make sure that I don’t forget to make the calls; each workday is long, and remembering every call that I have scheduled for that day is something that is just slightly beyond my… Read more »


Orlando’s Code School Acquired by PluralSight for $36M

Pluralsight Acquires Code School

Orlando-based computer-programming school, Code School, was bought for $36 million by Utah-based Pluralsight. Code School founder Gregg Pollack said the deal was finalized about two months ago, and that the company will essentially continue operating from Orlando. “I have a computer engineering background,” said Pollack to the Orlando Sentinel. “Now, with the acquisition, I can focus… Read more »


HumanLink – Connecting You with Quality Elder Care Anywhere

home healthcare

A 2013 report issued by the Pew Research Institute found that 39 percent of American households provide care to a family member, with the average caregiver falling within the ages of 45 to 64. A study released by AARP in 2013 forecasts a dramatic decline in the availability of family caregivers. While the number of… Read more »


6 New Sports Apps to Grab in 2015

sports apps

2015 is the best year yet to be a sports fan. If you own a smartphone, you have a new world of sports entertainment right in the palm of your hand. Sports apps allow you to access the latest news, schedules and stats with just a few taps. And it doesn’t stop there. You can… Read more »


New Tech is Changing Lives for the Visually Impaired

vision correction

As tech moves forward, dead ends that previously seemed to block advancement can be circumnavigated to find new solutions – even ones that previously seemed impossible.  Visual issues affect many people in the world. Whether it’s because of age or because we don’t take care of them properly, at some point a lot of us are going… Read more »


Bitcoin to Get its First Licensed US Exchange

bitcoinunderspotlight

Despite the reported price crash of Bitcoin, this crypto-currency remains strong, and there are several reasons to pay attention to it. Recently, on his Reddit’s AMA, Bill Gates stated that he supports Bitcoin, and now, Bitcoin has its own exchange. Coinbase, the Bitcoin wallet and exchange service headquartered in San Francisco, California, has announced the inauguration… Read more »


5 Must-Have Tools for Ecommerce Success in 2015

ecommerce

Consumer demands from brands and businesses change with every technological disruption, whether it is noticeable or not. Each year brings in a new set of opportunities and challenges. An ecommerce site, therefore, needs to be always prepared to change, upgrade, or even revamp (if required) in order to experience continued success and meet consumer expectations…. Read more »


Today is the Deadline for Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator

Microsoft Ventures

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet:@MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #QnA The deadline has come!… Read more »


Microsoft Ventures: What to Expect at the Accelerator

Digital Work

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet:@MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #QnA The final days are… Read more »


Galvanize Hosts Inaugural Colorado Demo Day

Galvanize

Today Galvanize, the Denver based accelerator, held its inaugural Colorado Demo Day on its Golden Triangle Campus. It’s being billed as a unique opportunity for investors, press, and the public to rub shoulders with the local founders, 50 percent of whom are female. “While the San Francisco Bay Area may represent the center of the… Read more »