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How Technology Is Impacting the Jewelry Industry

By | Oct 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Technology, as we know, has advanced by leaps and bounds, marking its presence into the everyday aspects of our lives. Needless to say, it has also made its way to jewelry businesses. Trendy designs, increased availability, and overall access has brought a fresh excitement…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

This Subscription Box Startup From Maine Is a Finalist in the InnovateHER Business Challenge

By | Oct 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The Willie Wags, a subscription-box startup based in Bangor, Maine, has been named a finalist in the US Small Business Administration’ InnovateHER Business Challenge. Founder Jamie Clark started the business out of her home in January 2016 with the idea for a subscription-box business based…

Bitcoin

How Cryptocurrency Volatility Is Changing the Way Businesses Accept Payments Online

By | Oct 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you will have noticed the massive increase in attention, demand, and volatility in the world of cryptocurrency. While many people are jumping into digital currencies like Bitcoin, and trying to make money…

Marketing

How to Avoid Common Ecommerce Marketing Mistakes

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In this sea of established and growing businesses online, it can sometimes get tough to be noticed and reach out to your audience to sell your product and services. If you happen to be a young entrepreneur who is new to the online market,…

Psychology

Los Angeles

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

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Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Burrito Drones, Cord Cutters, and Women of NASA

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

We’re still recovering from Innovate Celebrate, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t churn out a bevy of great top stories that will keep you reading all weekend long. Take a look at how LEGO is honoring the women of NASA or how Australia is…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Fake News, Custom Eyeglasses and a Credit Card for Kids

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In an effort to support startups around the world, TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier every single week. This week, We found startups that are fighting fake news, creating customized eyeglasses for your face using augmented…

Startups & Apps

8 Startups Fighting Against Breast Cancer

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This year an estimated 252,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., with another 63.4K non-invasive types. That means at the current rate of progression, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of…

Programming education

How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Big Data

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to be more than $203 billion by 2020 according to IDC – and this means more jobs in these areas. Large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more, are investing heavily in acquiring…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

50 Cities Most Likely to Benefit from Smart City Infrastructure

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Smart city technology, in so many words, sounds awesome. From self-driving cars to hi-tech infrastructure, this movement could see a whole new kind of city taking form in the coming years. Plus with companies like Facebook and Google setting up their own versions of…

Diversity

Seattle

43 Percent of Tech Employees Worry About Losing Their Job Due to Their Age

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tell anyone off the street to picture a typical employee at a tech startup or major tech company, and you’ll probably get a description of a Mark Zuckerberg knockoff: a white n’ nerdy 20-something guy. The creators of Silicon Valley certainly landed on that…

Productivity

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those hours back. Email has become a constant interruption throughout the day, disrupting productivity for employees around the clock….

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…