Opinion/Analysis

Millennials Aren’t Killing Industries. We’re Just Broke and Your Business Sucks

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A popular trend has emerged in the business world; a trend that, in all its poorly thought-out glory, throws an entire generation under the bus for the ineptitude of failing industries. From napkins and cereal to big banks and homeownership, Millennials have apparently lain…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the number…

Opinion/Analysis

NYC

Why Brain-Machine Interfaces Are the Future of Tech Gadgets

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Two types of cutting edge tech have made a bit of a splash over the past few years, while collecting their fair share of criticism: Wearables and Apple’s wireless AirPods. Both are seen as useful, but largely optional (unless you’re at risk for a…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Social Video Platforms Might Have a Quality Problem

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Every major social media platform loves video, and most of the minor ones do, too. They’re even catching up to TV at a fast clip. The reason: Ad revenue goes way farther in video. At this point, the internet’s pivot to video is so…

books

How Digital Literacy Platforms Can Help Combat Illiteracy

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

I’ll never forget walking into my first public library. It was the library next door to the church where I attended Sunday school and would eventually attend kindergarten. Upon first entering the section filled with children’s books, I gasped aloud. The sheer number of…

Opinion/Analysis

Should Startups Seek Venture Capital or Borrow From Banks?

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The early stages of a startup are delicate, and the single largest destabilizing factor tends to be money. Even with a brilliant idea and hardworking team, a lack of funding can capsize small companies quickly. Crafty business owners looking to keep the momentum rolling…

Opinion/Analysis

DC

Equifax, You Had One Job

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Social security numbers, drivers licenses, and the kitchen sink have all been compromised in one of the biggest hacks of personal information to Equifax. Customers generally found out through the media that Equifax’s breach was detected July 29, 2017 and impacted approximately 143 million…

Marketing & Social Media

How Live Streaming Can Benefit Your Brand

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In recent years, the romance between live streaming and social media is getting stronger day after day. It is noteworthy that most of the major social media sites are gradually incorporating live streaming into their networks. This raises the important question: is live streaming…

Bitcoin

Is Ecommerce Ready to Embrace Blockchain?

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

To anyone who has made ecommerce websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Netflix a daily or even weekly destinations for their online shopping and entertainment needs – the process of paying for what lays in the shopping cart is probably the most abstracted aspect of…

Opinion/Analysis

Phoenix

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The use of technology in the classroom has steadily gained traction over the past decade. From tablets and computer games to social media, school systems across the country have identified technology as a unique resource for learning. With the first generation of digital natives…

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…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

Now Netflix Controls Every Step of Video Content Creation

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Netflix is never at a loss for new ways to prove how large it is. The streaming service is releasing 1,000 hours of content this year, up dramatically from 600 hours in 2016. It’s the biggest streaming service, with more than 100 million paying…

Diversity

San Francisco

Inclusivity Won’t Bend the Knee to Google Engineer’s Anti-Diversity Rant

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Over the weekend, an internal document at Google had effectively gone viral within the tech company’s workforce. The memo, penned by one of Google’s senior software engineers, thoroughly and perhaps excessively explains that the tech company’s diversity initiatives need to be replaced in favor…

Opinion/Analysis

Los Angeles

Exponential vs Sustainable Growth: The Donkey Revolution

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are arguments for and against the exponential growth or the slow, sustained growth of a startup. There is no doubt that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) currently, and will continue to play a vital role in the global economy by contributing considerably to employment and…