Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

This Robot is Trying to Humanize Your Telecommuting Experience

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm

It’s quite ironic, really, to claim that a robot could help “humanize” anything. This presupposes, of course, the notion that robots – made of metal and lacking consciousness – represent a kind of anti-human. Nevertheless, KUBI by Revolve Robotics aims to humanize your telecommuting experience by…

Health

Pittsburgh

Treatspace: A Founder’s Personal Mission to Connect Patients to Doctors

By | Jan 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“It’s crazy how you can see who your ex is dating on Facebook, but we can’t find any doctors to save your life,” recounted Rick Cancelliere of what he said to his former college roommate, Adam, sometime during the week of his passing. With some…

Business

Background Checks Increasingly Common In Online Dating

By | Jan 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

Online dating has become so popular in the U.S. that one out of four couples meet online. For example, 20 million people use eHarmony.com and 15 million have a profile on Match.com. An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online: 20 million…

Startup

Pittsburgh

Bring Your Ideas Into the Real World with Thinkerous

By | Jan 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

If you’re a developer, then you certainly know how great of a resource GitHub is – it’s a very supportive community of programmers — all of them collaborating on projects and helping each other work through development issues and problems that they have. Similarly, Dribbble serves…

Education

Miami

Could LearnerNation Take Down Blackboard’s Dominance as a Learning Platform?

By | Dec 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

Last month, Blackboard opened a new office in Boston – just another in a collection of branches across four continents (Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia). The Washington, DC-based company is renown for its early role in the e-learning space, and has since become the dominant player…

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SaaS

Pittsburgh

Atmosferiq and “Tradigital” Media: A Platform for Managing Old and New Media Marketing

By | Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

While many assert that traditional media is dead, the reality is that traditional media is still very much alive – especially in the world of marketing. From TV and radio to newspaper and direct mail, ads through such media are still very much prevalent…

Marketplace

Atlanta

VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

According to travel website Expedia.com, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation…

Android

Pittsburgh

4 Reasons to Ditch Mint.com for BudgetSimple

By | Dec 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

“Saving money has never been more difficult,” said some twenty-something Millennial attempting to connect with the rest of the world. But, really though, saving money just seems to be a difficult task for many of us; when there aren’t bills to be paid (hello,…

Education

Pittsburgh

3 Reasons Why OpenCurriculum is Set to Impact Education in the Developing World

By | Dec 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

According to the United Nations, a “Least Developed Country” (LDC) is one that exhibits the lowest indicator of socioeconomic development, per three criteria: poverty, human resource weakness (as they relate to health and education), and economic vulnerability (due to instability of weather, agricultural production,…

News

Pittsburgh

No Code Required: How WebKite Has Simplified Website Creation with Data

By | Dec 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

I think we can all agree that setting up any kind of website takes a good deal of time (whether that be a proper blog or some Facebookesque social network). I mean, one of the several duties of startup developers is to create that…

B2B

Seattle

The Hottest IT Trend Steps up to Bat with the FTC

By | Nov 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) having recently met to discuss the regulation on what has been popularized as “The Internet of Things,” new regulation may be on its way to better control the data that more and more of our everyday devices are generating….

Entertainment

8th Stage Aims to Bring Back Artist Development in the Music Industry

By | Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

“Artist development is dead,” as Marcus D. Cobbs – co-founder and CEO Of 8th Stage – bluntly puts it. Cobbs explains that, as recently as Justin Bieber, artists went through the funnel of artist development, wherein a record offers to develop a specific artist’s skills and…

Ecommerce

Window Shopping Goes Digital with Reppio

By | Nov 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

Imagine a situation where you have to find a really cute, one-of-a-kind outfit for a fundraising event that’s, say, happening tonight. Much like everyone else, though, you don’t really have the time to go through your city’s local boutique stores to find that perfect…

News

I’ve got 99 problems but software development ain’t one

By | Nov 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

Or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Was my title effective in luring you in? I think Jay-Z lyrics just have a way of attracting that kind of attention. Software development is (often) not a one-man project (unlike Jay-Z who – let’s be honest –…

Startups & Apps

DC

Want to Invest In Your Favorite Small Business? Then, Fund the Republic

By | Nov 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Crowdfunding should not be new to anyone. With growth expected to reach $5.1 billion raised in this year alone (representing an incredible 89 percent increase in dollars raised from 2012), the crowdfunding industry is certainly one on which you’ve kept your eye. Besides sites like Kickstarter and…

Android

Widen Releases Digital Asset Management Mobile App

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Widen Enterprises, a digital asset management (DAM) software company based in Madison, Wisconsin, announced this week that they have produced a DAM mobile app for iOS. The company has also launched a mobile site for both iOS and Android devices. Through the Widen DAM iOS app (version…

News

GitBadger: Bridging the Disconnect Between Developers and Project Managers

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Off the bat: GitBadger is not “the new GitHub.” GitHub is all about “social coding” – the notion that open discussion and open sharing are the keys to any development community; because of this, GitHub is open-sourced and open-distributed. While many of its key aspects are inherently social,…