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…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Meet 26 Maine Companies That Received Funding from MTI

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

When looking into the Maine startup ecosystem, there are more companies launching each quarter. Looking at the second quarter of 2017, 26 Maine companies, ranging from healthcare IT to manufacturing received funding from the The Maine Technology Institute. One TechStart grant also went to the…

Jobs

Washington

30 Most Common College Graduates Found at Major Tech Companies

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With summer dwindling, thoughts of back to school sales and brand new books are undeniably dancing around in your head. Whether you’re returning to a graduate program or sending your little one off to preschool for the first time, the return of the school…

Google

Now Google Maps Even Covers the International Space Station

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Planning a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) anytime soon? Now you can look up your destination ahead of time on Google’s near-omniscient Maps feature, just as you can for practically anywhere else on Earth. Google Maps has just added the ISS. Using…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Vets First Choice Raise $223M Led By CD&R and Hillhouse Capital Group

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Vets First Choice, the Portland company founded in 2010 to provide online pharmacy services to veterinary practices, has raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in new equity financing to fuel an international expansion. The company revealed on Wednesday morning that it had…

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Social Media

Austin

Should a Brand Ever Drop an Influencer Over a Scandal?

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week, Rob Kardashian landed in serious trouble after posting inappropriate photos of Blac Chyna to his Instagram. The photos were taken down, but the act of posting them can never be erased. The move — and what it says about how Rob sees the women…

Security

Most Internet Users Think They Can Spot Phishing Emails. Half of Them Are Wrong

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you aren’t investing in cybersecurity measures for your business, you’re in trouble. With cyber crime costs projected to exceed $2 trillion in 2019, securing your company’s information should be a top priority for founders everywhere. And while you might think your employees are…

Ecosystems

Puerto Rico

Meet the 14 Startups from Parallel18 Fueling the Puerto Rico Economy

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

When people think of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial endeavors, places like Silicon Valley and New York typically come to mind. With more startup funding than anywhere else, it stands to reason that might think these two cities were the only place in the world…

Security

The Healthcare Industry Is in for a Rude Cybersecurity Awakening

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Cybersecurity has become a primary concern for small startups and large corporations alike. Whether it’s a global ransomware attack or a minor DDoS hack, everyone’s afraid of a hack, no matter how secure you think you are. And while ecommerce sites and social media…

Jobs

Many Employers “Feel Trapped” in Exhibiting at Career Fairs, Report Says

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Career fairs: Popular enough that seemingly every college students has been to one or two in poorly fitting business attire, not popular enough that they actually get a job through them. At least not according to the numbers. Career fairs might predate the internet,…

Jobs

San Francisco

Solutions Architect Tops the Latest List of Highest Paid Positions in Tech

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The future is bright for tech professionals: average tech salaries have jumped 7.7 percent in the last year, and are now up to a whopping $96,370, according to a Fast Company stat. But which professions are earning far above that number, and which are…

Security

Study: 50 Percent of IT Ex-Employee Accounts Remain Active for a Day

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

Everyone can picture that one “petty revenge” employee who should have been let go years earlier. But when they finally are given the boot, is their account properly locked afterwards. Half the time, a new study indicates, it is not. And according to 20…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Courtney Klein and C’pher Gresham of SEED SPOT on Galvanizing a Community

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

SEED SPOT, a Phoenix-based early-stage incubator for social ventures is nationally known for helping entrepreneurs thrive. Courtney Klein, cofounder of SEED SPOT, and C’pher Gresham, National Director of Expansion at SEED SPOT work tirelessly to help entrepreneurs of all ages connect with partners, investors,…

Trends

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Driving Innovation in 2017

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstream science-fiction dream ever since the release of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In 2017, the tech industry has proven that this technology isn’t a fantasy, but a concept that is driving modern innovation. Today, there are four revolutionary changes…