News

Cybersecurity: Meeting Government Regulations Isn’t Enough

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

As bad a reputation as the concept of “government regulations” has, the things are designed to help us. Take seatbelts, for example. No one’s questioning the benefit of strapping in before you start driving your two-ton machine around at 60 mph speeds. But plenty…

Security

This Top VPN Will Keep Your Online Data Safe for Life

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 am

We all store a lot of personal information on the web—credit cards, addresses, phone numbers—both consciously and unconsciously. With so much information saved in one central location, it’s important that we have a way to protect ourselves from the real possibility of theft, snooping…

Ecosystems

Maine

Why Maine Needs More Startup Mentors

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the Maine tech ecosystem making waves, there is an increasing need for more mentors. Kerem Durdag, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Maine Technology Institute, during which time he worked with 16 separate startups. He shares his thoughts as to why the EIR program…

Ecommerce

How Your Ecommerce Business Can Boost Sales With Discounts

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

For ecommerce businesses offering discounts in percentage and dollar amount can help drive people through the shopping cart process. However, not all deals provide the equal value but customers tend to choose the easier route. We’ll take a look at how the fashion industry…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Curing Acne, Positive Mental Health and Voice Transcription

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With school in session, the stress of homework and exams are going to start taking a toll. TechCo has some startup solutions. Each week we compile a list of startups aimed at streamlining your day or helping your quality of life. This week, we…

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Google

San Francisco

YouTubeTV Now Reaching Half of U.S. Households

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

This week Google announced the expansion of their YouTubeTV offering in 14 new locations and pre-announced 17 new cities will gain access in the coming weeks. As a result of the latest expansion, YouTube TV will now be accessible in half of U.S. households,…

Jobs

Social Media and Referrals Are the Top Ways Businesses Get Talent

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Social media managers, rejoice: Your job skills are in higher demand than ever, as the best businesses everywhere increasingly turn to social media in order to pull in the high-quality talent that they need in order to stay competitive. The news is from the research…

Funding

Maine

What It Means to Have a Honey Badger Culture

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

The honey badger could be considered the world’s most fearless animal. For a Rockland, Maine-based digital marketing agency, Dream Local Digital, they consider their team members #HoneyBadgers of the online marketing world. Here’s how the company explains it: “#HoneyBadgers are tenacious. When we set…

Acquisition

Maine

Vets First Choice Acquires Arizona-Based Pharmacies, Expands Footprint

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Vets First Choice, a company that serves as an online pharmacy for 30,000 veterinary practices and provides home delivery of medications and wellness diets to pet owners, is continuing to expand its footprint and suite of services it provides veterinary practices, this time via…

Business

DC

Trump Business Councils Are Disbanding After More CEOs Depart [Updated]

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Tech and media giants including Google and Paypal have reaffirmed their stance against hate groups in the wake of a violent white nationalist protest in Charlottesville last Saturday in which a white nationalist drove a car into a crowd of protesters, killing one individual and wounding 19…

Apple

Cupertino

Sell Your Old iPhone With Ease: Everything You Need to Know

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

The circle of life typically applies to the animal kingdom, but your iPhone goes through a similar process: You buy a new one, wear it out for a year or two, and then sell it off in order to get the pocket money to…

Augmented Reality

Why Local Broadcasters Are Turning to Augmented Reality

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Augmented reality (AR) is growing in use by broadcast news outlets — even local news studios are exploring AR as a tool to bring their broadcasts up to date and engage their audiences. It’s a sign of the evolving times that a growing tech niche…

Ecosystems

Memphis

The Challenges of Building a Startup Ecosystem in a Small Town

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

The town of Jackson, Tennessee, is known for it’s gorgeous Cypress Grove Nature park, Casey Jones Museum and baseball. Within the community Lisa Garner, executive director at theCO, is hard at work building a tech ecosystem and encouraging people to bring their startup ideas…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Instant Pickup Is a High Tech Convenient Store

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

When you’re in need of a quick snack, charger for your phone, or daily essentials on-the-go, Amazon wants to be your convenient store hero. Today Amazon announced their new program Amazon Instant Pickup, a brick and mortar store where Prime and Prime Students can pick…