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NYC

How Facebook Watch Helps Businesses Find a New Audience

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Social TV isn’t a new concept. One could argue it’s existed since the dawn of television and the family sitting together in the living room around the one TV to take in the latest episode of I Love Lucy.  But in the 21st century,…

Social Good

5 Clean Water Startups Emerging in Israel

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There is no human need more basic than water. We simply can’t survive without it. I talked about Charity:Water in a previous post, but today my focus is on agtech. This week water has been on my mind for several reasons. One is the…

Opinion/Analysis

The Full Saga of Patreon’s Failed Payment Policy Change

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The time: December 6, 2017. The place: Internet creators’ inboxes everywhere. That’s when they received an email update from Patreon titled “Creators now take home exactly 95%.” In it, the popular membership platform detailed a payment policy change that would immediately become their worst…

Transportation

San Francisco

E-Bike Startups Are Opening the Door to Entry-Level Transportation

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The e-bike community is booming around the world. Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1 percent of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced worldwide….

Startups & Apps

Napa

Vigilant Labels Wins the Penfolds Wine “Maximum Funding” Competition

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A little competition can do a lot for a burgeoning startup. Whether it’s an injection of much-needed capital or connection with a local influencer, the right competition can make the path to success a little easier on a company that deserves a chance. And…

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Gear & Gadgets

Airmega 400s Brings Smart Tech to Air Purification [Review]

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a world plagued by gluten, peanut, and a plethora of allergies, not to mention it being cold and flu season, there are a lot of ways to reduce and prevent things trying to harm us. Sure, you can live in a giant bubble,…

Opinion/Analysis

Congratulations America: Ajit Pai and the FCC Think You’re Stupid

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Today, the FCC will vote on a controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules set in place by former president Barack Obama in 2015. The rules force internet service providers to treat all data the same, preventing them from throttling internet speeds in favor…

Health

San Francisco

4 Health Tech Startups Using AI to Improve Daily Wellness

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the end, it’s up to us to decide to improve our daily health and wellness. But having a little help from technology can certainly kick off the routines, good habits and focus on our health. These four health tech startups are not only…

Startups & Apps

Dublin

Meet the 8 Dublin Companies in the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Cohort

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startup accelerators serve a very basic purpose: to grow and support great ideas that might not have the resources to succeed. They give the capital, mentorship, and general guidance necessary to turn their great idea into a viable business. However, some great ideas fall…

Marketing

New York

How Companies Can Plant Roots in a Community

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Consumers don’t favor Whole Foods over Walmart for reasons relating to the chains’ respective sizes or ubiquity — it’s because only the former serves as a catalyst to community. The competitive difference between the homogenous corporate paradigm embodied by Walmart and the community-centered model cultivated…

Culture

How to Embed Accountability Into Your Company Culture

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

We all understand the importance of accountability in the business world. But like Mao Zedong so wisely observed, reading doesn’t quite prepare you to actually revolutionize your culture to incorporate accountability in a sustainable way. Here are some tools to equip you with the…

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

Trends

5 Trends That Shaped the Way We Looked at Tech in 2017

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As we approach the last stretch of 2017, here’s a look a the major tech trends that has shaped our year, and lives. Decentralization Perhaps the most impactful trend this year is the proliferation of Blockchain technologies and crypto currencies into the mainstream. On…

Drones

DC

U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as…