Security

Building a Smart Home? Here Are 7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Just like TVs, watches, cellphones, and other IoT devices, households are slowly but surely getting smarter. As the public’s interest in smart home technology gain a foothold, security and privacy concerns continue to rise. After all, you’re basically linking essential pieces of tech in…

Startups & Apps

The Top 5 Travel Apps in 2017

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Cab aggregators like Uber and Lyft dominated much of 2016, as ride-sharing became a mainstream concept. It became abundantly clear that people prefer to go cashless when it comes to travel. 2017 promises to be equally unique as new and existing travel apps offer a plethora…

Productivity

10 Features of a Productive Break Room

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

Working all day without a rest is never good for productivity. Studies have shown that breaks are good for the mind and body. But is your break room fulfilling its true potential and keeping your employees happy, healthy, and motivated? Here are just a…

Startups & Apps

Tantiv4 Introduces Universal Smart Button Remote To Simplify Your Life

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

There are so many daily tasks and obligations in our lives that can fill our head make us easily distracted. From buying our weekly groceries and remembering to turn the lights off before we leave to making coffee and turning on the security alarm, it’s…

Productivity

4 Things You Do That Waste IT Employee Time

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

More and more employees are spending large chunks of their workday on tasks they weren’t hired for, a recent survey conducted by Workfront found. In the survey, employees said they only spent 39 percent of their day on their primary job duties, down from…

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Video

This Video Conferencing Tech Is Quietly Revolutionizing the Web

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

From Jules Verne’s 19th century short story In the Year 2889 to Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, video chatting was nothing more than a fixture of science fiction for many year. However, in the technology age of today, almost everyone with access to a…

Ecommerce

The 3 Biggest Trends in Artificial Intelligence for Ecommerce in 2017

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

By now we’ve realized the power of artificial intelligence is here to stay and has applications far more practical than the sci-fi robots we once envisioned a decade ago. While the robot space is indeed growing, so are the behind-the-scenes bots powering everyday life….

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

Ecommerce

From Commodity to Currency: The Resurrection of Gift Cards

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The method of exploiting the impulse purchasing mentality for gift cards is long outdated. In fact, according to FBIC’s 2015 report, e-gifting represents a $131 billion market. In many cases, today’s gift cards have undergone digitization, enabling retailers to easily penetrate the online shopping…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They’re Facing in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal-focused report a sampling of the healthcare and tech startups in the area, and how they view their industries’ 2017 opportunities and challenges. Here’s what the startups between San Luis Obispo…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Forager Emerges From Stealth Mode to Improve the Local Food Movement

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

More than three years after leaving a high-profile job as co-founder and CEO of CashStar, David Stone last week unveiled his newest startup, Forager. Forager has developed a digital platform with the goal to facilitate more efficient relationships between farmers and the grocers who want to source…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Takes Top Spot at Pitch York County Finals

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Surge Hydro continued its winning streak on Thursday evening as it took took the top spot, and the $1,200 first-prize purse, at the Pitch York County final event. The event, held at ThinkTank Biddeford, was the culmination of a series of monthly events that…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Here Are the 10 Dallas Startups You Need to Know About

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And if you don’t think that applies to the Dallas startup ecosystem, you’re in for quite the surprise. Not only can you find plenty of local talent waiting to be scooped up by hungry startup founders, there’s also a degree…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out this Weekend: WeDo, Seek and More

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Spring is here! Sure, you can go outside and play in the sun, but it’s always good to have your smartphone on hand with some great apps, because you never know when an important notification will come in or when you will spot something that’s worth…

Advertising

5 Ways to Make Your Ad Campaign Seem a Little Less “Salesy”

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Make your ad campaigns both convincing and relatable with these tips answering the question “What’s the best way to make an ad campaign seem as un-salesy as possible?” Showcase the Experience of Using Your Product or Service “Create meaningful ads that resonate with your…

Beauty

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

6 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to be a Startup In Los Angeles

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

On the streets of Los Angeles, there’s an on-going bubble of technology startups percolating close to the sun and sand. We delved into what is known as Silicon Beach, an innovation hub for tech startup activity that includes the cities along the LA coastline, and…