Education

Khan Academy SAT Test Prep Questions Released

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The wildly popular online video education nonprofit, Khan Academy, inked a rare exclusive deal last year with the makers of the SAT to provide official test prep for the college-bound masses. Recently, Khan Academy’s test prep system and the new questions were released the…

Communication

Phone Calls Are Not Dead: 5 Interesting Calling Apps

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We live in a world that shrinks with every passing year. Technological developments in digital devices and communication have resulted in a permanently connected population. You can talk to business clients on the other side of the world, send messages to friends on different…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

Ambulo is Gamifying Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

My good friend Adam Leonard just turned me on to a really cool project that he is working on: Ambulo. I am now banging my head against the wall for not thinking of it myself. Ambulo is a game to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about what goes…

Startups & Apps

New App from ACLU to Help People Who Record Police

By | Jun 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

“With this app, we empower citizens to know their rights and to document life-threatening interactions.” – Kary Moss, Executive Director of ACLU of Michigan The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan recently announced the launch of a mobile app to help people who…

Startups & Apps

Why a Mobile App is Essential to Startup Success

By | Jun 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Apps have become a much more popular way for smartphone users to find new information. In fact, user surveys have found that people spend 88 percent of their smartphone time using apps as opposed to looking things up via a browser. This staggering figure…

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Startups & Apps

Snapd: The New Potentially Viral Photo-Sharing App

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

These days our communication includes fewer words and more visuals. If you prefer to shoot a pic instead of typing a proper reply, Snapd may be your new favorite photo-sharing app with a twist – it automatically captures user’s reaction and sends it right…

Celebrate Startup Tour

NYC

Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour Comes to Silicon Alley

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm

I love the New York startup scene. So much so that I moved myself from DC to NYC to see for myself what it was really like. Nothing against the DC tech scene – my heart will always be with you – but, honestly,…

Travel

3 Tech Trends That Are Taking The Hotel Industry By Storm

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

As technology trends change, hotels continually adapt.  The days of offering free color TV and air conditioning as perks are long gone.  In today’s technology driven world, consumers want access to their potential destination spots online.  They also want a personalized experience, and the…

SaaS

San Francisco

Let’s not Diminish the Interpersonal Aspects of Business

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

Most human commerce we experience is in a direct setting where somebody is right there if you have any questions. Well, at least that’s what it’s been like historically, but it’s rapidly changing with today’s technological world. Instead of going to the hardware store…

Productivity

Chicago

Charlie, Your New Meeting Assistant, Launches on iOS

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm

With the busy lives people live nowadays, at some point it can be hard to keep track of everything. This is especially true for someone with a daily life that includes many professional meetings: at some point it can be hard not only to…

Travel

San Diego

Chicago Transit Authority, Cubic, Ventra Partner for Big Award

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

They’ve won some big time awards abroad, and now Cubic Transportation Systems is bringing it home. Alongside the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Cubic was awarded the ‘Best New Innovative Practice-Partnership Deployment’ for Ventra, their joint contactless bankcard payment system. The award, given at the…

Accelerator

Detroit

Techstars Mobility: Driving the Future of Detroit

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Techstars began in Boulder, CO in 2007, and since then the accelerator has effectively transformed the city into a booming tech hub. That is, as David Cohen firmly believes, Techstars has the power to transform a city. Back in December I wrote that Techstars…

Accelerator

San Francisco

PCH and Highway1 Host Demo Day for “Best Funded Class to Date”

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Not too long ago Highway1 lauded their spring 2015 as the best funded cohort of startups they’ve seen to date. It was huge for both the accelerator and the class, who got to set up shop in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility…

Entertainment

Toronto

Bitmoji Strikes Exclusive Movie Partnership with Disney Pixar

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On June 19 Disney Pixar is releasing a new, original movie called ‘Inside Out‘, that features a dynamite cast and stellar ratings from pre-screeners. What’s really got my eye about this movie though is Bitmoji, the app that lets gives everyone their own personalized…