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…

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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,…

Marketplace

Outsourcing Done Right: Impact Hub and The Case for Impact Sourcing

By | Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

In September 2010, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 86 percent of Americans agreed that U.S. companies utilizing outsourced services in foreign countries was one of the contributors to this country’s economy and unemployment. For Dave Haft, this percentage is surely concerning – after all, he founded Impact…

News

Will Brackets Take Over Surveys and Polls as the Best Method for Consumer Engagement?

By | Nov 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

Whether it’s responding to a poll from their website or getting invited to fill out one of their online surveys, companies are always looking for ways to engage the consumer and learn more about their wants, needs, and general insights. The reality, however, is that…

Android

Is Your Advice Worth the Cash? Celly Cents Thinks So

By | Oct 31, 2013 at 11:00 am

Some of us give really good advice – whether that’s career-related or just general life-related, some advice can steer someone in the right direction at a time when they desperately need it. But is that advice or that conversation with someone valuable enough to be…

iPhone

NYC

Get Happier with Happify

By | Oct 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Launched last week, New York City startup Happify is turning the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience into daily activities to make us happier. Happify starts with a test to calculate your happiness score – from 1 to 100 – by asking about…

Marketplace

StartUpTradeUp Allows Startups To Trade Resources

By | Oct 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

When it comes to startups, the opportunities are limitless…unless something actually costs, you know, money. Every startup out there is constantly on the search for money – whether that’s through funding or bringing on clients – to fund even just their day-to-day operations. Often…

Marketplace

Want to Be a Travel DJ? How a Spinning Vinyl and a Passion for Travel Led to TripTuner

By | Oct 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

When he was 10 years old, Tedd Evers took his first trip abroad. Sure, he and his family had taken several trips before (with his father at the helm of their family car), but that experience at the airport continues to resonate with him…

Ecommerce

F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce

By | Oct 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup – a DC-based…

Marketplace

Death to Bridezilla: How Aisle Planner Is Improving Collaboration In The Wedding Industry

By | Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Most of us have seen YouTube clips of the terrifying “bridezilla” – the bride with unrealistic demands and the holier-than-thou attitude. We’ve also seen the aghast faces of the wedding party (and the “oh no she didn’t” faces of their wedding planner) in response to one…