Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

MTI Provides Grants to Seven Maine Companies

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While the Maine startup ecosystem goes somewhat unrecognized, the burgeoning tech and innovative startups are making some serious moves. The Maine Technology Institute has awarded $95,213 in grants to seven Maine companies in hopes of jump starting the ecosystem. To be more specific, MTI…

Sports

Phoenix

The PGA TOUR Is Attracting Millennials to Golf with Innovative Tech

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

The sounds of polite golf claps and gentle sighs have been replaced with the rumbling sound of over 600,000 cheering fans found at the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA TOUR. This event is like no other as it has an eco-friendly mission and considered one…

Business

The 3 Key Luxury Trends Set to Dominate 2017

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite the economic slow-down, 2016 set the bar high for luxury brands. From customization to environmental initiatives, marketers took steps to align their brands to meet an evolving and increasingly more complex luxury ecosystem. In 2017 the challenge for luxury brands will be to…

Energy

How to Save Energy With Proper Management of Quality Products

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a global economy with volatile fuel prices and environmental concerns, most consumers and founders alike are taking steps to lower their consumption of energy. The most common ways they do so are with their vehicles and their homes or offices. The vehicle solution…

Ecosystems

Dallas

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Dallas area is the economic and technological hub of North Texas, which is no easy feat. More impressively, it’s officially the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States (Sorry, Chicago). But what does the startup community look like? Dallas, and the entire DFW area (an…

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Opinion/Analysis

Do It Yourself Is the New Slogan for the Next Wave of Tech Startups

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

Technology is complicated. Like truly, unbelievably complicated. It’s so complicated that I can’t even articulate the language to properly explain how complicated it really is. Sure, you can take tutorials and attend bootcamps. But without years of training and plenty of resources, you’re going…

Business

4 Ways to Prevent Data Loss in Your Workplace

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

Although security applications have been around for a long time, data loss remains a serious threat to businesses online and offline. According to IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of lost data was $221 in the U.S. 48 percent of…

Energy

4 Easy Ways to Start Going Green as a Company

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Going green can start at home, but it doesn’t have to stay there. There are several different ways to make your office energy efficient. The benefits of being environmentally friendly are copious, between cutting costs and making life easier for employees. Depending on how you decide to…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Echo Hits Over 8 Million Sales

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you don’t own an Amazon Echo yet, you’re still in the majority – but there are now 8.2 million people who have embraced all the amazing benefits that the Echo has to offer. What is even more remarkable about this sales milestone is that it…

Business

Report: “Malvertising” Went Up 132 Percent Since Last Year

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 9:15 am

Digital threat management service RiskIQ released a report just hours ago: Turns out we saw a “sharp spike” in malvertising last year. The term refers to any form of advertising delivered with a disingenuous intent, from scams to phising pages to downloadable malware. Malvertising Went…

Opinion/Analysis

Is College Education Important For Entrepreneurs?

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In addition to being rich and wildly successful, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Kevin Rose all have something else in common: none of them graduated from college. The question is, do these examples stand as proof that college isn’t something that entrepreneurs…

Opinion/Analysis

Six Startup Retail Tech Trends To Watch For In 2017

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

More consumers are getting used to purchasing their items online, through voice activation or on their smartphone. But there are more solutions that need to happen in retail and startups are starting to respond. After walking the floors of CES and other events, talking…

Business

Consider These 3 Variables Before Expanding Your Business Internationally

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you’re thinking of taking your business overseas, examine market need, local regulations and your local network. Despite the fact that it has never been easier, a company’s international expansion still retains an exotic allure today. Wells Fargo’s 2015 International Business Indicator recently found…

Business

4 Tips for Leveraging Big Brands For Your Startup

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

After working with well over 100 corporations developing deals with founders, it’s hard not to learn the importance engaging and leveraging big brands to help propel your business. I recently hosted a panel where leaders from Amazon, Ford, and Motorola along with founders from LISNR and HERO offered great…

Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Jobs

Study: You’ll Probably Make More Millions in Tech Than in Pro Sports

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With 2017 Super Bowl 51 a little over a week away, football fans are getting excited. Football, like any pro sport, carries plenty of appeal: Skill, strength, and piles of cash are the main draws. And while the first two are still undisputed, a new…