Tips & How To’s

San Francisco

7 Websites That Keep Entrepreneurs Up to Speed on the Latest Trends

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s a particular type of entrepreneur that loves a good side-hustle. The options are well-established: eBay flipping, Dropshipping, and affiliate marketing through a niche website are all practically tropes. But to get a foothold, you’ll need to pick a trend that people care about. And…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Why Is Bike Share So Freaking Popular?

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Bike sharers have taken over 88 million rides in the U.S. since 2010. Last year alone, they took 28 million rides, which is more than the number of people who visited Walt Disney World that year. When you beat Disney World, you know you…

Trends

Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

Internet of Things

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The IoT continues to progress rapidly, and the results will make our futures brighter. It has grown out of just computers and expanded into the real world. Now, nearly everything is connected to the internet, from vacuum cleaners to coffee machines to toasters. Previous…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

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…

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…

Trends

London

Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on…

Trends

9 Facebook Live Content Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Facebook Live is one of Facebook’s most popular tools, giving users the ability to live stream with their audience. Although it hasn’t been around that long, many businesses are already incorporating live video and Facebook Live into their marketing strategy. And,it’s not difficult to…

Trends

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Driving Innovation in 2017

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstream science-fiction dream ever since the release of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In 2017, the tech industry has proven that this technology isn’t a fantasy, but a concept that is driving modern innovation. Today, there are four revolutionary changes…

Trends

5 Digital Marketing Trends to Implement in 2017

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Savvy marketers know that they need to keep up on the latest digital marketing trends within their industry, but outside of marketing circles there’s often a lack of awareness about how important it is to stay current with the marketing trends—digital marketing is changing…

Trends

Study: Nearly Half of American Adults Have Been Harassed Online

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The internet has done a lot of good for the world. It’s made connecting with friends and family as easy as a click of a button with social media apps like Facebook. It’s brought hours upon hours of entertainment into our living rooms through…

Trends

Seattle

How Alexa and Google Home are Changing How People Find Your Business

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember intrepid Enterprise commander Jean-Luc Picard barking, “Computer! Get me the coordinates of the Klingon Bird of Prey!” or “Computer! Name the chemical compounds in this Romulan ale!” The good news is that the average consumer…

Trends

A History of Chatbots: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Chatbots are over fifty years old. Over many years and many formats, artificially intelligent chat technology has evolved into the bots we recognize today. For all their recent advancements, however, chatbots still leave much room for refinement. The history of chatbots hasn’t been plain…

Trends

Interruptive Advertising Could Be Gone Before You Know It

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Unless you’re watching the Super Bowl, no one likes ads. Whether it’s commercials, pop-ups, or those annoying ads that split Facebook videos in half, people around the world can find common ground on their mutual hatred of interruptive advertising. Fortunately, this irritating commonality in…

Trends

How Tech Is Changing the Logistics Industry

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

The transportation industry has undergone a logistics evolution. It has experienced increased profits and growth due to the proliferation of innovative technology. New advancements in logistic technologies including GPS solutions, electronic vehicle logs, route optimization apps and electronic tolling have vastly increased companies profits…

Trends

Phoenix

Why STEM Education Is Crucial to the Longevity of Tech Communities

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

There’s a pervasive problem occurring in Phoenix. It’s no secret, but it’s an issue that few seem ready to address. The so-called “Valley of the Sun” — like other emerging tech hubs — has struggled to compete in this era of global digitalization. Of…