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Trends

How Live Streaming Is Disrupting Asian Markets

By | Jul 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

The live streaming boom has certainly had a huge impact in the west. However, what many people may not know is that this trend is affecting Asian markets just as strongly, in fact more so. It is predicted that within the next year, it…

Productivity

6 Ways to Accurately Measure Employee Productivity

By | Jul 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Evaluating employees is necessary to ensure the company is running smoothly. Their continued growth is integral to your business’ success, no matter what part of the job they are responsible for. It is always important to be reflective about our practice and what we…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Maine Voters Approve $50 Million Research and Development Bond

By | Jul 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The $50 million bond to support research, development, and commercialization efforts by Maine businesses has officially passed and been signed by the governor, the Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday. Maine voters considered the bond issue at a special referendum election on June 13….

Security

4 Innovations in Personal Authentication Technology

By | Jul 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

There is no such thing as a strong password. In fact, just by brute force, many hackers can crack a password in less than an hour. Get a machine involved, and it can iterate through millions of potential passwords until it finds the right…

Social Media

3 Things That Will Improve Your Video Quality on YouTube

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

If you’re thinking about how to improve your videos for YouTube, you need to take their curiosity to the next level and offer something unique and eye-catching. Check out these three ideas that can improve the quality of your videos and make it more…

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HR and Recruiting

Chicago

13 Traits Startup Sales Executives Need to Be Successful

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to build a sales team, there are traits you need to look for in your employees. Selling a product isn’t just about closing the deal, it’s about building relationships for your startup along the way. We asked 13 entrepreneurs what they…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Cybersecurity, Work-Life Balance, and Cannabis Cars

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Everyone looks forward to the weekend. After working long hours for five days straight through stressful meetings, annoying employees, and strict deadlines, you’ve finally made it to the promised land. But now that you’re here, what’re you going to do? You’re going to read…

Security

4 Tech Roadblocks That Are Holding Marketers Back

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Small and midsize businesses have a tech problem: Since they don’t have the resources and capital available to larger companies, they can’t easily plug up security holes, extrapolate from the data available to them, or navigate their communication systems as easily. Tech roadblocks that other…

Startup Spotlight

Houston

Startup Spotlight: Dreams, Special Needs Toy and Tracking Mentions

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is the perfect time to play a game of basketball. This week, we found technology that keeps your head in the game and tracks your movement on court, an application that finds and tracks news about your business, an interactive robot designed for…

Programming education

Charleston, SC

Coding School Iron Yard to Shutter

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a surprise announcement made this week, South Carolina based coding school Iron Yard announced its plans to shutter the business. Launched four years ago, Iron Yard has since expanded to 15 different locations across the nation, which was in part fueled by a…

Accelerator

Y Combinator Plans to Raise a $1 Billion Fund

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startup accelerators are so much more than the capital they provide. Between the mentorship, the network, and the general support, a good startup accelerator will lift a new startup on its shoulders and present it to the world with the pride and admiration of…

News & Content

DC

How Creatives Can Earn a Living Through Patreon

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo is a site for startups and entrepreneurs, and that means we love covering the entire grueling process of starting a business, from brainstorming with your coworkers to tackling international expansion. It’s a tough journey fit only for those with the energy, vision, and ego…

Culture

Study: One Bad Text Could Seriously Impact Your Career

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

As instant messaging, texting, and other forms of digital communication have become the norm, the casual use of emojis, abbreviations and generally unprofessional language has permeated everyday life. Whether its an “lol” thrown at the end of every other sentence or the poop emoji,…

Finance

San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…