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Security

5 Ways to Protect Your Domain Name From Cyber Threats

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Cyber security is no longer the job of just the IT department; it’s everyone’s job to be educated on preventive security measures. In a report by ICANN, an organization that defines protocol and policies for domain names and numbers functions on the Internet, they said:…

Ecosystems

Deals, Contraction, and Plenty of Unicorns: The State of Venture Capital in 2018

By | Jan 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When compiling their pitch decks and research investors for a fresh round of fundraising in 2018, entrepreneurs and startup founders everywhere have one place to gain the data they need to make informed decisions: Last year. The data on the state of venture capital…

Amazon

The Case for Each of Amazon’s HQ2 Finalist Cities

By | Jan 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Today, Amazon announced the “short” list of cities vying for their second headquarters. After 238 communities submitted proposals for HQ2 to set up shop, the Seattle-based tech giant has now whittled the list down to 20, giving hope to cities across the country. “Thank…

Social Media

3 Theories on Why Facebook Hates Businesses So Much

By | Jan 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As you’ve likely heard, everyone’s favorite social media platform recently took another stab at fixing their algorithm. Facebook announced last Friday that they would be prioritizing “posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people,” while showing “less public content, including videos and other…

Twitter

Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

By | Jan 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also…

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Personal Branding

5 Ways the Wrong Domain Name Will Impact Your SEO

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Having the right domain name can make a big difference when it comes to attracting new customers. Anne A. Ward, O’Reilly author of The SEO Battlefield and CEO of CircleClick Media, said punctuation, top level domains, and even spellings can impact the ease of getting…

CES

Las Vegas

The 10 Weirdest Gadgets Found at CES 2018

By | Jan 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology, at its core, is pretty weird. Because most new gadgets and gizmos are designed to do something that’s never been done before, inventors purposefully try to think outside of the box in hopes of revolutionizing an industry, making a difference, or even changing…

Diversity

What Women’s Restrooms Can Tell Us About Tech Conference Sexism

By | Jan 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When commercial product manager Lin Classon stepped inside a ladies’ restroom at Amazon Web Services’ 2017 re:Invent conference, she wasn’t surprised. Instead, she was alone. An empty women’s restroom functions as the canary in the coal mine of the tech industry. As Lin explains, the…

Marketing

5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers

By | Jan 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

On a global scale, more women are in the workforce, and within the household they drive 70-80 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions. Women also have a “multiplying effect” in that they make purchasing decisions not only for their immediate and extended family, but…

Movies & Entertainment

7 Real Technologies That Season 4 of Black Mirror Has Ruined For Me

By | Jan 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As far as futuristic, techno-paranoid thrillers go, Black Mirror takes the artificially intelligent cake. From the horrific depictions of technology gone wrong to the psychopathic monsters using it for their own personal gain, the incredibly popular Netflix series has brought every technophobes worst nightmares…

CES

Las Vegas

Clean Water Wins at CES Startup Night 2018

By | Jan 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

On the eve of the highly anticipated CES 2018, a crowd of tech enthusiasts packed the Gold Spike Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas Fremont District to enjoy signature cocktails and networking opportunities, while listening to fifteen of the top startups from Eureka Park pitch…

New Media

The Secret to a Successful Subscription Service? Make the Best Stuff Free.

By | Jan 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Subscriptions are big now. The advertising model has long supported print magazines and newspapers. But the internet’s hyper-targeted ad model quickly lead to a devaluation, powering the rise of ad blockers. For years, publishers struggled to balance a quality of engagement with the need…

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Girls in STEM and Cyber Security Among Top Startups at Eureka Park 2018

By | Jan 9, 2018 at 11:30 am

In a study by the US Department of Commerce, women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more money than women in non-STEM positions. With computer science jobs predicted to increase by 22 percent by 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),…

Trends

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

By | Jan 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of…