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…

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…

Enqos – Tower V2

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…

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…

Social Media

The Tumultuous Relationship Between Social Media and Hate Speech

By | Jan 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether you’re a casual user, an unabashed addict, or one of the weirdos without any online presence at all, social media has affected your life in one way or another. It could’ve been by connecting you with an old friend through Facebook, or alerting…

Jobs

The First Rule of Side-Gigging: Lean Towards Passive Income

By | Dec 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Over the past two years, 85 percent of side-giggers made less than $500 a month. Of the 79,420 creators striving to earn a living on Patreon, just two percent make more than the federal minimum wage of $1,160 a month. In other words, you’re…

Trends

The Skills Gap in Tech: Everything You Need to Know

By | Dec 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The tech industry thrives on innovation. With the creativity of sci-fi film directors and the funding of large countries’ military budgets, tech companies around the world have revolutionized how people live their lives. From smartphones and self-driving cars to artificial intelligence and machine learning,…

Trends

TechCo’s 2018 Predictions for the Future of Tech

By | Dec 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tech innovations tend to be tied to visions of the future, from the Apple’s “sleek and white” house style, evocative of a spaceship, to the sci-fi origins of words like “virus” or “cyberspace.” And by looking to the near future, we can better understand…

Funding

9 Ways to Vet an Investor Before You Seal the Deal

By | Dec 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Locking in an investor is one of the best moments for an entrepreneur. However, it’s important to remember that not every source of capital is worth the hassle. That’s why you need to make sure to vet every investor prior to sealing the deal….

Opinion/Analysis

Why a Unique Business Idea Is the Last Thing an Entrepreneur Needs

By | Dec 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Creativity is overrated. Sure, sequels are huge, but even the original films in the most beloved franchises weren’t that original: Star Wars is just a classic epic fantasy remixed with space samurai and an opening title crawl swiped from Flash Gordon. Why? Because it…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), he concluded that…

Ecosystems

Austin

10 Fastest Growing Companies in Austin, Based on Revenue Growth

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, Austin was nothing more than home to the biggest media conference in the world, South by Southwest. However, in recent years, the river-side Texas city has become a hub for startup activity, spurred by the innovative minds and companies…

Security

Arizona

This Holiday Season, Smart Toys Come With FBI Warnings

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

So you’ve finished all your shopping — with the aid of our excellent suite of holiday gift guides, of course — and you’re finally settling down for a long winter’s nap. But first, the FBI would like a word. Their public service announcement was…

Security

5 Advantages of the Firewall as a Service Trends

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Most companies need a firewall as a basic layer of protection in the digital age, but an emerging category of coverage—firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS)—is starting to change the game, introducing cloud-based architecture to the core firewall functionality. But why is FWaaS advantageous over traditional firewalls, and…