Entertainment

SoundBetter Takes Advantage of the Freelancing Trend in the Music Industry

By | Sep 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Nowadays, it seems like every other person you meet does work on a freelance basis. Whether it’s design, writing, or some odd job concerning pineapples, the freelance market seems to be more robust than ever. SoundBetter is tapping into an under-recognized portion of this freelance economy,…

Android

The 7 Best Music Apps You’re Not Using

By | Sep 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

Last week, I wrote about Timbre, a music app that allows users to discover live music from local and popular musicians based on their current location. Well, here are some other cool music apps that you probably don’t know about (but should be using). Lanyard…

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MouseHouse: Using Modern Technology to Improve Lab Efficiency

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Science is about discovery and innovation. That’s why it’s surprising to learn from Umar Khokhar, an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, that most life science labs still depend on archaic tools like paper and Excel to keep track of their data. For Khokhar, this…

Android

AskMore: Making Q&A Sessions at Events Less Boring

By | Aug 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

As a conference organizer, Justin Lynch admits to hating having to deal with Q&A sessions. Mainly, these sessions have a tendency to fall off track, ultimately leading to wasted time. Part of the issue behind this inefficiency, he thinks, is accessibility to the speaker…

Android

8 Innovative Health Apps to Help You Lose Weight

By | Aug 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

In all of 2013, it is expected that Americans will spend approximately $2.4 billion on weight loss services. Although not as expensive as Alex Wildenstein’s $2.5 billion divorce settlement, it’s certainly nothing to scoff at. According to the Boston Medical Center, it’s estimated that 45 million Americans…

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Android

The Quantified Soul: A Guide to the Best Habit and Mood Tracking Apps

By | Aug 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

Self-knowledge through numbers – the idea that self-quantification tools can help us understand more about ourselves, ultimately leading us to improve our daily functioning and quality of life. This concept of the “quantified self” was made popular by Wired editors Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly, just a…

Android

Pass The Hat: Despite Economy, Young Entrepreneurs Are Following Their Passions

By | Aug 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

You’re in your last year of college. Sure, you’ll end up with that neato degree from Swarthmore or Berkeley, but what if the only job offer you get is a six-month unpaid internship, doing development and fundraising work for a large nonprofit? Ugh. I…

Android

Tim Hines of Business Traveler Social: Find a Technical Cofounder!

By | Aug 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

I’m an “idea man.” I’m really good at brainstorming remarkable, new thoughts into this world (a TV show about narwhal fairy princesses!). The problem, however, lies in the fact that I’m utterly inept when it comes to actually making these ideas a reality. Paul…

Events

Reading Glue: Providing Reading Strategies That Stick

By | Aug 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The ability to read is the foundation that helps children unlock nearly all other learning. However, literacy rates in America show an urgent need to help children improve – experts estimate that almost 40 percent of US 4th graders are not even at a basic…

Education

Jeff O’Hara and Edmodo: Build Tools That Support the Needs of Your Users

By | Aug 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

By the end of the following school year, all students in the United States must meet the “proficient” level or above on state standardized tests per the requirements under No Child Left Behind. You read that correctly: ALL students. One hundred percent of American students must…

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Social2Step and The Importance of Rewarding Employees

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The success or failure of a company can sometimes come down to the culture of the company itself. Oftentimes, this culture is molded largely by how a company recognizes and rewards its employees. I once worked for a company that rewarded us with a day…

Software

PageLines: A Drag-and-Drop Design Editor for Your WordPress Blog

By | Jul 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The last time I created a WordPress blog, I spent hours scouring the free themes to find the perfect design. I customized colors, deleted columns, and changed background images. Then, when I finally thought I found the perfect template, I discovered one silly deal-breaker…

News

Sportech Labs: Patience is Necessary for Success

By | Jul 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

When you were younger, you were probably told by someone that “patience is a virtue” and that “good things come to those who wait.” Well, I suck at waiting, and my need for instant gratification (often in the form of Taco Bell) is probably…

Startup

Lessons from Coupla: Research Your Users, Don’t Trust Your Intuition

By | Jul 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Despite seeing some decrease since the 1980s, the United States continues to have one of the highest rates of divorce, at a rate of 3.6 percent per 1,000 people in 2011. That translates into 50 percent of first marriages ending in divorce, and even higher rates for sequential…

Android

The Rise of Social Polling and imagoo’s Gaming Advantage

By | Jul 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Sometimes, I have a difficult time deciding on whether or not to buy a certain piece of technology that I like or want. That I think I like…? In shopping, as well as in other aspects of life, we all need a little help…

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How to Get More Users: Lessons from Pick2Pay

By | Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

The average American carries between three and four credit cards (technically, that number’s around 3.5, but I dare someone to charge their dinner on half of a credit card). More importantly, according to Srikanth Deshpande, “An American household could leave up to $600 on…

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From TweetPhoto to SlimSurveys: How Running One Company Laid the Foundation for Another

By | Jul 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In life, some of us have initiative, and some of us have Initiative. If the distinction isn’t clear: presuppose that a capitalized letter on a common noun denotes “[noun] to a greater extent” or even just “[noun] squared.” For the cofounders of SlimSurveys, this Initiative…