Startups & Apps

Wolfpack Is Now Available for Android, Bros

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

As a guy, I have a passion with networking. For business, this works wonders. Yet, finding other guys to hang out with outside of work can be quite difficult. There are just some things you want to do with guys, such as watching a…

Startups & Apps

The Zebra Proves That Technology Can Make the Middle-Man Cost Effective

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

In a world that’s increasingly focused on the bottom-line, middle-men or intermediaries have consistently been cut out of the purchasing decision for most consumers. While this might save money in a lot of industries, for the car insurance space the loss of agents means…

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DC

AT&T Aspire Application Deadline for EdTech Accelerator to Close February 5

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

From nonprofits to established organizations, there is continuous change benefiting the education space as a result of new technology. In an effort to kickstart these new ed-tech concepts, one telecom company created a $350 million commitment to make that happen. As part of AT&T’s…

Startups & Apps

5 Charity Apps to Help You Give Back to the Community This Year

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

There are several charity apps available to assist you in making charity donations easier for your donors. In fact, raising funds and giving to your favourite charity or good cause has never been easier. The following list of apps is the best available for…

Startups & Apps

AirFlow Will Make Music from Your Smartphone’s Movements

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

Smartphones are now an essential part of our lives, and they have long ago surpassed the single use we had for their predecessors, the “normal” mobile phones: communication. Nowadays we can do almost anything on our smartphones, including really distinct actions like watching movies…

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Shryne Brings Archival Services to Your Personal Life

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Storage and backup solutions are all the rage right now. Everyone wants to preserve their data. You want to keep it safe from intruders, but you also want to easily be able to access it for yourself. Dropbox, Backblaze, Carbonite, mounds of external hard…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: News Pro, Junior Coder, and More

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Nothing is better than pulling on the brake after a full five days of accelerated speed. Just lay down in bed and pick up your handset to read only the news you are interested in, play with the kids, and try some new games…

Politics/Government

What Hillary Clinton Teaches Us About Protecting Our Email

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

No matter who you’re voting for in the next presidential election, we can all agree that Hillary Clinton has already taught us a valuable lesson. Whatever you’ve sent or received concerning your email account is unlikely to remain private forever. If you’re reading this,…

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Picking Duck: Research-Driven Sports Betting

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV is the home of sports betting in the USA. Even in the down years of the real estate bubble, gross sports betting revenue nationwide was above $136 million. It is a quick, seemingly easy way to make money; it almost feels as…

Startups & Apps

In Big Cities, a Bigger Focus on Rooftop Farms

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

In a recent column, I contemplated on who I thought were the first entrepreneurs. Ever. One of these, I’m sure, was the farmer. Times have changed and many would say that as consumption and populations increase, so will the need for farming. And, therefore,…

Startups & Apps

Pencil Is the New Blog for Millennials

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The way people share ideas has changed significantly over the past decade. Pencil, which launched its beta on Product Hunt, is a new blogging platform that uses slideshows with animated GIFs and images in the background to share a story. This 3-month-old startup has…

Startups & Apps

Connected Casebook Brings the Power of the Cloud to Law Studies

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Traditionally, law students have been required to buy all of their needed casebooks and lug them around whenever they needed to study or examine a case. The Wolters Kluwer’s Legal Education Program had some issues with this, however, and came up with a groundbreaking…

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Boston

Panorama’s Growth Exemplifies Current Boom in Edtech

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we’re constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and…

Startups & Apps

How Meteora Is Changing the Media Advertising Landscape

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

More and more users seem prone to traditional online advertising – banner and pay-per-click or pay-per-view schemes in particular. Adblocking has gone mainstream with over 198 million active users around the world, costing publishers approximately $22 billion in revenue in 2015. For businesses that…

Startups & Apps

How Placemints Is Disrupting SEO and PR

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Public Relations (PR) are two fields that have seen their fair share of volatility in recent years. With digital media blurring the lines between traditional PR and digital media, some savvy PR companies have embraced digital and added digital…

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5 Best iPhone Apps to Help You Learn Guitar

By | Jan 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Playing guitar can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable pastimes for many people, not only for the person playing, but for those listening and enjoying the wonderful sounds. Unfortunately, due to work, time money, etc. a lot of us are unable to…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Music Memos, Churchill Solitaire, and More

By | Jan 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

If it’s the weekend, it’s fun-time! Unless you have a Mount Everest hike scheduled for this weekend, you may be spending some time in the company of your smartphone, so why not use that screen time to unleash your song or other creative ideas,…