Funding

Your First Round of Funding Should Focus on These 4 Things

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Ah, funding. When you finally receive an injection of capital which signals that your startup has made it to the big time. After months (and even years) of funding with your personal savings and loans from family, you finally have cash to really move…

Trends

From Patient Care to Research, Funding for Healthcare Startups Is at a Record High

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 10:20 am

It’s safe to say that the healthcare and healthtech markets are booming. Health reforms are disrupting the traditional business models. Higher technology penetration results into telemedicine and wearables going into medical mainstream. The aging population all around the globe is demanding better care. Startup…

Opinion/Analysis

Native Advertising: The Rise of Content Performance Marketing

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Businesses are told to produce more content, be more social, and try to connect with consumers on a personal level. Large companies with mega advertising budgets seem to churn out endless content. And launch thoughtful social media campaigns, but none of that is easy…

Business

10 Content Marketing Tools to Add to Your Arsenal

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

App culture makes life easier and increases efficiency. And when it comes to content marketing, keeping up with the latest tools is the best way to stay ahead of the curve. You already know about Buffer, Hootsuite, MailChimp, and Google Analytics, and you’ve probably used or…

Jobs

Study: Unhappiness at Work Leads to Poor Overall Health

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

A good job is the envy of every millennial in the world. With a struggling job market and a shifting business landscape, many struggle to find the right fit for their career. A position that fits your personality, your productivity, and your field is…

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Startups & Apps

3 Major Trends About to Hit Wearable Startups

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

There is a certain luxury mentality when it comes to the wearable market. We have access to a similar array of screen based media within all of our mobile devices, our sense of fashion is based on core attributes inherent in our accessories and…

Opinion/Analysis

Hardhats to Hard-Drives: How Tech Is Saving the Oil and Gas Industry (and the Earth)

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Oil and Gas (O&G) companies all over the globe have been hit hard by the recent oil price drop. Since the crash began in June 2014, the 300 largest global oil and gas companies have recorded $2.3 trillion in stock market losses. Companies in…

Jobs

Only 3 Countries Have More Women Than Men in Management Positions

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The gender gap is a substantial one. Whether it’s pay, parental leave, or respect in the work place, women are constantly fighting an uphill battle to establish themselves in the business world. And while the world has been taking steps to right the wrongs…

News

Elon Musk on Tesla’s Autopilot 8.0: “Superhuman”

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Tesla’s 8.0 update to its Autopilot software will be rolled out within a few weeks. Announced today, the update will offer better radar and better fleet learning. If in action last May, Elon stated, “we believe [the update] would have” saved the life of Josh Brown, driver…

Business

How Can Your Startup Benefit From Localization?

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

In a world of global markets and customization, localization needs to be a part of your business plans. The idea that taking a company’s product, service, or message and adapting it to meet different cultural markets is far from new. But the fact that it is…

Opinion/Analysis

Banks Shouldn’t Reinvent the Wheel

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm

We’ve added “-aaS” (“as a Service”) to so many functions and products, from Software to Platforms to Backend (there’s some joke to be made here, but I’ll refrain…). If you started building products or services in the last few years (like me), you might…

Amazon

Amazon Echo Doesn’t Need to Obey You Anymore

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The battle between humans and robots has been well-documented. Whether it’s the Terminator movies or those online videos of Roomba’s dragging dog poop across living room floors, people have always been suspicious of technology that’s just a little bit smarter than them. Unfortunately for them,…

Partnership

Travel App HotelTonight Adds Capital One as Rewards Partner

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

If you’ve never heard of HotelTonight, prepare to keep reading more about it. The last-minute booking app, which is tabbed by Yahoo! as a top travel trend, is growing in popularity and profitability. Why? Because the app gives travelers discount rates and in-app concierge…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Industries with Unique Tech Challenges

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Technology has seen rapid improvements over the past fifteen years, making life easier for all of us. Fifteen years ago, who would have thought you could watch an NFL game live on your phone, or use Amazon to have groceries delivered within an hour? New…

Energy

5 Ways to Save Money by Cutting Back on Utilities

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

When it comes to saving money, businesses often think about costly services employee salaries, and product price points. Unfortunately, cutting down on any of those could easily derail your company. Fortunately, there’s an easier opportunity you may be missing and it comes in the form…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Your Company Logo Should Be Wordless

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Millennials are accused of many failings, from failure to eat cereal to the destruction of soap bars. (Best quote: “If young adults are not even up to the job of cleaning a cereal bowl, is it any wonder they want Bernie Sanders as President?”)…

Opinion/Analysis

VR Is Huge But We Also Don’t Know What It Is or How to Do It

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Virtual reality. Everyone loves it, and everyone thinks its the future of tech interfaces. Plenty of startups are hiring engineers, managers, and developers in the VR field. According to a new study from product development studio Yeti, that massive slice of the VR industry—take…