Business

Internet of Things: What Enterprise Needs to Focus On

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Industrial Internet, Second Industrial Revolution, Rise of the Machines – these are just some of the terms being used to describe what was known as M2M (Machine to Machine) communication until recently. If the names sound straight out…

Acquisition

DC

DC’s ID.me Acquires Student Discount Platform Perkla

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

ID.me – the McLean, Virginia-based company whose digital verification services enable members of various groups to digitally verify their identification and affiliation – has announced the acquisition of student discount platform Perkla. The announcement was made earlier today at Fashion Digital NY, the two-day…

Business

Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only…

Marketing & Social Media

Leveraging Digital Intelligence for Competitive Insight

By | Oct 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Digital intelligence often gets mentioned for how it’s used (and possibly abused) by advertisers or governmental agencies, but what you may not know is that it can be a valuable tool for keeping an online eye on your competition. How can you leverage the…

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New Media

7 Ways Web Animation Will Spruce Up Your Site

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of the most effective ways to take a bland website and transform it into something beautiful, fresh, and appealing is to use animation. Unfortunately, back in the days when Shockwave and Flash were prominent, using animation and visual effects often meant bogging down…

Art

NYC

DADA to Launch Online Drawing Platform at the DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Unless you’ve been living under a bridge (or, I guess, in this case: in case you don’t live under the bridge), the DUMBO Arts Festival is happening this weekend – a three-day celebratory event that will showcase local, national, and international works from more than 400…

Marketplace

NYC

Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really…

Social Media

5 Online Marketing Trends of 2014

By | Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Some online marketing trends are going to take years to die, and some come-and-go within a matter of months. We are well in to the year 2014, so here are some of the most prevalent trends of the year. Images are still becoming more…

Business

No More Yellow Pages: Getting Your Law Firm Online

By | Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Research shows that as many as 90 percent  of consumers begin their hunt for any kind of service through search engine exploration and 70 percent of them do not even go past the first page of the results. While these statistics apply to almost all…

Business

DC

TrackMaven Adds Google+ and Tumblr Support to Its Marketing Intelligence Platform

By | Sep 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, will now provide support for Google+ and Tumblr. The social networks join others, like Facebook and LinkedIn, as the newest data sources for the competitive intelligence platform….

Web

Get Google’s Targeted Ads out of your G-Mail

By | Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Advertisements at Gmail A long-time user of the email services offered by Google is used to the many kinds of advertisements that keep being shown to them. These are what the Google calls tailored advertising. They are sent to the user on the basis of…

Android

DC

DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete…

Business

Chicago

Online College Peer Networking Startup GetSet Raises $2.5M Seed Round

By | Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Crain’s Chicago Business reported that GetSet raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week led by KGC Capital. Other participants in the round include Chicago Ventures, the Social+Capital Partnership, Howard Tullman’s G2T3V fund, as well as the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass, and Flutter. The news comes at…

Tips & How To’s

How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Cloud Storage

By | Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Cloud storage options are quickly emerging as one of the most popular, and efficient methods of storing important data that you simply couldn’t bear to lose. Even though the concept of cloud storage has been around for a significant period of time now, many…

Business

Baltimore

Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…

Amazon

Top Tech Companies Are Now Using Ruby on Rails

By | Aug 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Tech professionals have hailed the Ruby on Rails framework as the future of web application design. There are no limits to who can use it; it is flexible (while remaining a powerful platform) and simple to use (while not compromising on key functions). Some…