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NYC

The Digital Renaissance of Fashion

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As a serial entrepreneur, Techstars alum, Cofounder of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, and advisor and mentor to numerous fashion tech companies around the globe, I’ve had a front row seat in witnessing, contributing to, and shaping the reinvention of fashion, retail and…

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Opting Out of Technology Will Be Very Difficult in the Future

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

While technology has become an integral part of everyday life, still some people refuse to engage. I know, it sounds crazy. But everyone single one of us knows at least one person that doesn’t have a Facebook, avoids SnapChat, and has been using a…

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United Kingdom

Here’s How Freelancers Can Make Almost Twice As Much Income

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

While freelance work can be an incredibly liberating experience for marketing and design professionals, financial stability is far from the most notable perk. With shifting trends, pinched budgets, and picky clients, there are times when it seems like a standard 9 to 5 would…

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Study: Acquiring New Customers Is the Top Priority for Startup Founders

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

Startup founders have a lot to worry about when it comes to running their businesses. From hiring quality employees to acquiring capital, an entrepreneurial to-do list is never complete. To make matters more complicated, changing trends and innovative technologies have made predicting the future…

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San Francisco

Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…

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The 5 Content Marketing Strategies Defining 2017

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Not all marketing strategies are made equal — effectiveness depends on how you create your content, how you promote it and what your business goals are. A survey of 300 marketers in U.S. enterprise companies, conducted by Clutch, was able to identify which strategies were most…

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Study: Old People Are Finally Getting the Hang of Technology

By | May 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The joke is as old as time itself: old people are bad with technology. When cars became the primary means of transportation in America, elderly folks were still strapping feedbags to the bumper of their Ford Model T. When microwaves made cooking easier, senior citizens could…

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The 4 Ways That 2017 Is Changing the Rules for Startups

By | May 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The presidential election brought 2016 to a bumpy close and 2017 has already seen its share of related turbulence as media sources now clamber to get our attention while telling us what’s important about politics and beyond. In this tumultuous environment, it can be…

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NYC

How NYC Is Turning the Value of Its Premium Brand into Digital Gold

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I want you to travel back in time with me twenty years or so.  The Internet is young and still relatively unknown to most of us.  Only a small group of web enthusiasts understand how to navigate it — let alone make a buck…

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The Voice Assistant Battle Is Heating Up as Microsoft Enters with Cortana

By | May 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When Amazon’s Alexa device hit the market, consumers were more than excited. The dream of a smart home was finally becoming a reality, giving tech junkies the opportunity to control their calendar, their music, and even their lights with a simple voice command. While a few…

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10 Funny Star Wars Day Tweets from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

By | May 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy that looks a lot like this one, someone realized that “May the Fourth” sounds like “May the force (be with you)” and alas, Star Wars Day was born. This yearly celebration of a sci-fi film franchise turned…

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Boulder

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

By | May 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far…

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Charleston, SC

How Your Brand Can Succeed Through Trust, Transparency, and Exceptional Experiences

By | May 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

America has become more polarized than ever, and technology is at the forefront of both problem and solution. Between fake news deceiving viewers, non-transparent monopolies keeping consumers in the dark, and political bubbles making progress impossible, it’s easy to become distracted or even confused…

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4 Companies Using IBM Watson to Advance Artificial Intelligence Technology

By | May 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Thinking computers no longer belong in fiction. For the past few years, people have witnessed the AI revolution unfold – from virtual assistants that can sing you ‘happy birthday’ to AI-infused fitness coaches that provide you with real-time encouragement. With industry leaders like Amazon,…