Opinion/Analysis

Seattle

Here’s Why Every Streaming Service Should Be Worried About Amazon

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the video streaming service battles, Netflix is head and shoulders above everyone else. Time spent on the service is up 669 percent since 2010. Not only do they account for a full third of the internet traffic in North America, but they’re projected to pass…

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Should We Really Be Measuring CEO Likability?

By | May 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Last week, tech publications and startup news sites were all asking the same thing: how much do you like your boss? The questions were spurred by the inaugural 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards, which scored CEOs based on how much people like them. By…

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Are Apprenticeships a Better Path to Tech Jobs?

By | May 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

LinkedIn is launching their REACH apprenticeship program. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff recently proposed an apprenticeship program to President Trump, a noted fan of apprentices. Now Ryan Carson, CEO of online coding school Treehouse, has just announced another apprentice program, Techdegree, aimed at helping to fill a…

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Here’s Why Startups Need to Care About the FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote

By | May 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

In 2015, scores of protestors took to the streets in an effort to adamantly and decisively defend net neutrality. Millions of tech enthusiasts, startup founders, and regular ol’ fans of the internet made their voice heard, which led to Obama’s monumental move to protect…

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3 Reasons Software Abandonment Should Scare Business Owners

By | May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Many business owners are drawn to the idea of a new software that promises to solve all their problems. In an endless quest to find a competitive edge by increasing efficiency, companies are constantly signing up for and trying new software products. The issue…

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Why the “Netflix of Podcasts” Is the Biggest Media Battleground of 2017

By | May 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When it comes to creating Netflix-style models for media, no one touches the namesake video streaming service Netflix itself. But everyone wants to. The most notable failure, a “Netflix of books” model, proved that the audience needs to be invested in consuming a set…

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For Any New Startup, 2017 Is the Year of Audience

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Audience has always been important to a new startup. After all, a product or service can be amazing, but it’s useless with an audience to beta-test it and get the word out. Pivoting is great, but you need an audience in order to do…

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Internet Privacy Concerns Just Reached an All-Time High

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Internet privacy has been a top concern for nearly a decade. Over the last couple of years, a number of new developments have heightened their fears. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was spying on American citizens and a series of high-profile security breaches…

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6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Bolster Sales in the Near Future

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Despite being in development for decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has made leaps and bounds in the past several years, largely thanks to the availability of mass amounts of data and cheap computing power. While data is a good thing for sales, processing it without…

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How Google Home Trained Me to Look Stupid in Social Situations

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology gets a lot of guff from critics. Whether it’s taking our jobs, ruining conversation, or damning an entire generation of Millennials to future neck problems, technology gets a bad wrap for a lot of different reasons. But unless you’ve recently purchased a Segway,…

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Is Codeless Automated Testing the Future of DevOps?

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

For years, testing has proved a steep challenge for efficient and effective software development. Even today, testing is clunky, inconsistent, and time consuming. It’s widely recognized that testing automation is at best partial, and is the number one bottleneck in the software development and…

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Cloud Computing Is on the Rise as Big Data and IoT Merge

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Cloud computing is expected to quadruple within the next few years. It’s predicted that only 8 percent of all workloads will continue to be processed by traditional data centers, while 92 percent will be processed by cloud data centers. Recent estimates by Cisco predict that…

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United Kingdom

The 5 Key Impacts of Brexit on the European Tech Community

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Theresa May’s Brexit notice just took place: The Article 50 letter has been delivered to Brussels. While we ponder what it means for those trading with the UK and in Europe, here are some macroeconomic signals to watch out for. 1: Stalled M&A Deals LSE…

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Distinguishing Between Reality and Virtual Reality Could Get Really Difficult

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Virtual reality provides users with the ability to recreate any environment that ordinarily might not be possible for the average Joe to experience, whether it’s walking through a battlefield in Iraq or frolicking in the tulip fields of the Netherlands. The uses are seemingly infinite, but people…