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13 Apps to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In a cable dominated world, more and more consumers have begun cutting the cord to reduce their bills and virtual waste. Accordingly to a slightly out-of-date Nielson report, back in 2013, American TV watchers had an average of 189.1 channels at their disposal, yet…

Cannabis

Cannabis Industry Raised $1 Billion Last Year, Has Peaked

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The cannabis industry appears to have hit peak growth already. Not that that’s a bad thing: It still pulled in a tidy billion dollars in industry investments. Here’s the lowdown on how well the cannabis industry is doing alongside how well it used to be…

CES

How the Internet of Things Could Save the Insurance Industry $6 Billion

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Insurance companies love collecting data on their clients. The Internet of Things loves gathering data through every smart device. A match made in tech heaven? That’s what ROC-Connect thinks: It’s partnering with CoreLogic in order to help insurers bring IoT devices to market. The impact could…

Interviews

Austin

Amy Webb: A Curved Path to Becoming A Futurist – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Most people associate predicting the future with superheroes, but there are people in the tech industry who have the ability to predict trends and emerging technology way in advance of what consumers will see on the market. Futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…

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Interviews

Austin

Rohit Bhargava: How to Tell a Story With Your Personal Brand – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In the startup world, having a well-established brand is the key to success. Between getting customers to recognize your value and spreading your message around the world, a solid personal brand can be the difference between fame and failure. And if you ask Rohit Bhargava,…

Wearables

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by the second…

Opinion/Analysis

Don’t Kid Yourself: Smartphones Are a Professional Necessity

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

A little more than ten years ago, the iPhone burst onto the market with more ferocity and popularity than any previous product launch in recent memory. While critics complained about everything from the size to the price tag, people lined up around the block…

Trends

8 Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the digital world, standards and practices are always on the move. Whether it’s marketing tactics, means of funding, or hiring solutions, the only constant in business is change. With these kind of perpetually shifting trends, it can be hard to nail down a…

Business

5 Ecommerce Startup Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

E-commerce startups are all the rage these days. Despite the abundance of reports that show the high failure rate of startups, the flames of the entrepreneurial spirit burns brighter than ever. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you need to eliminate self-doubt and be willing to…

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Los Angeles

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Smartphones are the primary tool used to engage with the digital world. Thanks to increased performance, better battery life, improved wireless networks, and an infinite marketplace to connect developers and consumers, the shift towards mobile-only is not just a trend but a reality. So, why…

Virtual Reality

The 3 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Still Take a While to Catch On

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

VR has been the cool new thing in tech for so long that it’s almost too old to be cool anymore. Here’s a clip of a headset being demo’d a quarter of a century ago, for instance. Yet despite a hyped 2016 holiday season…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Housewarming Gifts For Techie Friends

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A potted plant or a bottle of wine used to cut it at housewarming parties. But with technology entering every aspect of life, it’s hard to get by with something as simple as a fern. So, if you really want to impress your tech-minded…

Business

Continuous Learning Is the Best Way for CEOs to Stay Ahead of Change

By | Feb 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Every day, the biggest challenge for CEOs is staying ahead of change. It effects every aspect of business and without a handle on what’s happening, you could be left in the dust. “The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent,” wrote Klaus Schwab,…

Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Startups & Apps

How Unomy Fetches the Best Sales Leads for Your Company

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Identifying relevant leads is one of the hardest things to do in B2B sales and marketing. Most companies put tremendous efforts into developing a great website, with the idea that it should attract a high volume of relevant visitors, but only a tiny fraction…

Business

4 Things Great Managers Do to Support Their Employees

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

As a leader, you have a lot on your plate all the time. But one of the most important things, if not the most important thing, is supporting your staff. Making sure your employees are happy is perhaps one of the most efficient ways…