Social Media

Everything You Need to Know About Who’s Using Snapchat

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

As perhaps Facebook’s biggest rival at this point in the game, Snapchat has been holding its own against the social media giant for years. Ever since denying an acquisition request four years ago, the disappearing-message app turned social media powerhouse has seen exponential growth,…

Ecosystems

Alaska

Behind the Scenes of Alaska’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Alaska is known for its majestic mountains, in fact seventeen out of 20 of the highest mountains are found in Alaska, its also home to over 3 million lakes and the Northern Lights, and dog mushing is the official state sport. What you may…

Business

Los Angeles

Elon Musk Is Officially Building His Own Hyperloop

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Elon’s vision of a speedy long-distance transport system sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Now, five years after Elon came up with the Hyperloop, Elon’s own Boring Company is planning to make it reality. It’s Not a Surprise At This Point Wired has…

Jobs

5 Happiest Types of Employment, Ranked

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Being happy takes a lot of different forms. Whether it’s because you have solid support system, a beautiful family, or a boat, being happy is always the ultimate goal. What many don’t realize, however, is that their job has perhaps the biggest effect on…

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…

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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…

Augmented Reality

The Parable of Pokemon Go

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 8:05 am

Every few hours, the train station a block from my Chicago apartment switches control. New colors go up, and new groups are no longer welcome. Blue, red, blue, red. This isn’t about gangs, though. This is about teams, the cousins of gangs, which are…

Trends

5 Technology Trends That Will Impact the Growth of Startups

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Startups are entrepreneurial ventures that aim to develop new innovative products and services in the market. These businesses are generally small-scale partnership firms or companies that work fast to emerge as a successful business. Technology plays a vital role in these emerging business models….

Business

How to Succeed in An Over-Saturated Market

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The legendary copywriter, Gary Halbert, surprised viewers with a shock answer in an interview. The question was, “Say you were selling burgers; if you could have any advantage you wanted, what would it be?” Gary’s reply will go down in history, “A starving crowd!”…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Trips With Friends, Sell Your Car, and More Sleep

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Trying to fit in one last vacation before summer ends? TechCo has your back. Each week, we compile a list of ideas in tech that will boost your productivity. This week, we discovered a way to help you plan trips with friends, an app…

Science

5 Things That Travel as Fast as Hyperloop One’s First Test Run

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than a week ago, Hyperloop One completed a test run of their hopefully revolutionary transportation technology. Traveling at speeds of up to 192 miles per hour (310 kilometers per hour), the Hyperloop One XP-1 traveled most of the 500 ft DevLoop…

Google

San Francisco

How Google and Facebook Are Quality Controlling the Internet

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

The internet’s frenemy power couple, Google and Facebook, are back at it. The duopoly has long held an iron grip on the closed internet: As general internet use has shifted from the open web to the siloed apps of mobile, Google and Facebook’s influence…

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…

Business

Denver

SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Consider An Enterprise Approach

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have….

Ecosystems

Madison

An Inside Look into the Madison, WI Entrepreneurial Hub

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Madison, Wisconsin is the home to Badger football and some of the best ice cream and cheese in the country. It’s also has a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem that is seeing some significant growth in the last few years. Scott Resnick, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartingBlock, and…

Business

Study: CEOs Open to Negative Feedback Are More Likely to Succeed

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

CEOs who ask their colleagues for feedback on concerns such as management style or effectiveness will garner more confidence from team members and a better bottom line, according to a new study that confirms several long-held executive truisms. Published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior,…

Marketing & Social Media

How AI-Assisted Marketing Is Taking Over Customer Service

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 7:15 am

The rate of technological development occurring in the business world and the continued evolution of Artificial Intelligence in its processes makes one wonder what the future holds for entrepreneurs, and big businesses alike. Artificially intelligent robots are in the race against human marketers to…