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11 Entrepreneurs Share the Importance of Social Media for Their Business

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

This article is sponsored by Comcast Business, but all opinions belong to the author. In the early aughts, people turned to Myspace as their primary social media tool. And, while it quickly became a popular platform, it wasn’t until the rise of Facebook and…

Security

3 Ways to Avoid Attacks to Your Website

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Internet is an amazing way to discover new things and communicate with others, but it is also quite an unsafe place, where attacks happen all the time. Website hacks can compromise the work of businesses and companies, especially by taking down the content…

Trends

Here’s What People Really Think About Driverless Cars [Infographic]

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

There’s no doubt about it – driverless cars are the wave of the future and are on their way. Major car companies are all pushing forward with these innovations, though these innovations are still drawing up some controversy. Even with the excitement of driverless…

Politics/Government

Post-Presidency, Obama Might Try His Hand at Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. It takes discipline, focus, and a little bit of luck, not to mention a network of people willing to support you when you’re down. Fortunately, president Barrack Obama has all of that in spades. And according to a…

Ecosystems

Fargo

Investor Paul Singh’s Very Honest Tips for Midwest ‘Tech Hubs’

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm

If anyone is qualified to offer advice to the so called tech hubs blooming across America, it is perhaps Paul Singh, the man who is taking three laps around the country to study how these communities operate and grow. The venture capitalist, an original…

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Opinion/Analysis

Will Personalization Make People Care About Ads?

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Ads have always been a hindrance for users looking to have a positive web browsing experience. For most users, ads come in the form of intrusive pop-ups that create a disconnection when it comes to letting users enjoy their webpages without interruption. But with…

Gear & Gadgets

NO. 1 Smartwatch Is Convenient But It’s Nothing Special [Review]

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Technology has taken off at a remarkable rate in recent years. From virtual reality headsets to smart house software, there is no telling how far into the future we will travel before everything is said and done. And while many have adapted smartwatch technology…

Mobile

Uber Hacks Smartphones to Keep Drivers and Riders Honest

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Through the power of rating systems, Uber drivers and riders experience an unusual amount of power. In just the click of a button, both parties can damn the other to a life of ride-sharing-less existence. One star ratings are the bane of Uber’s drivers,…

Funding

Chicago

Chicago’s Impact Engine Raises $10M Impact Investment Fund

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Chicago’s Impact Engine is undergoing a change that could drastically impact the Chicago entrepreneurial community. Today, they announced the raise of a new $10 million impact investment fund to better support and scale early-stage, tech-focused businesses in the area. A “venture fund that invests…

Opinion/Analysis

Paris

Paris: The Next Startup Capital

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

Cities across the globe are often competing to be hailed as the next tech startup capital. London has been the top listing in recent years, but with recent EU referendum results looming over the heart of business, tech could be taking a back seat….

Opinion/Analysis

Netflix Paved the Way for Cord-Cutting Streaming Services

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

Netflix started as a DVD-by-mail company in 1998, with only 30 employees and traditional pay-per-rental model. Over time, it managed to record nice profits, develop a personalized recommendation system and employ a monthly subscription. By the time Netflix delivered its billionth DVD, it has…

Opinion/Analysis

How to Bounce Back from a Failed Startup Launch

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

Startups all start with optimism, but they don’t all meet the expectations of their founders. In fact, 90% of them fail. If you want to build up a brand, you have to accept that there’s a chance of failure. Just because something goes wrong…

Education

EdTech Gets an Overhaul with Amazon’s Inspire

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

EdTech, or education technology, is often an underrepresented field in the mainstream. But as major tech companies begin to lead projects that will highlight the niche industry, more emphasis could be placed on the industry. Amazon, leading the charge, pushes to create Inspire –…

Product Launch

New Pinterest Features Cement the Platform’s Perfect Revenue Model

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 9:05 am

Pinterest will soon launch a feature that sounds like Google’s reverse-image search, specifically for mobile. Users can hit a new visual search button, take a photo of an item they like, and see an array of other pins that Pinterest thinks are the same or similar….