Gear & Gadgets

Does Your Work Need An Office Beer Fridge?

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

After a long day of hustling at your startup or employer, many people hit their local watering hole to relax, have some fun conversation, and even blow off some steam before heading home. Grabbing a drink and some downtime with coworkers has been a…

Reports & Rankings

25 Most Innovative Cities in the World, Ranked

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

Innovation is one of those words that can mean a lot of different things. Whether you’ve developed artificial intelligence software that can predict your schedule or just decided to put potato chips on a turkey sandwich (try it, seriously), innovation comes in all shapes…

Tips & How To’s

How Being Real About My Struggles Got Me More Followers on Social Media

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Most people hate clickbait or content that makes false promises about itself. Social media followers are undoubtedly tired of seeing “one simple trick,” “singles in their area,” and are especially sick of chatbots on apps like Tinder or Kik. Just check out how ridiculous some…

Gear & Gadgets

BuzzFeed’s Tasty Unveils First Smart Appliance, New Tasty App

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

This week Tasty, an offshoot of BuzzFeed that launched in 2015 as a Facebook food video channel, has announced the company’s first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top. The Tasty One Top is a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that was built in collaboration with GE….

Tips & How To’s

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Facebook Ad Engagement

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

Facebook is full of distractions vying for the attention of your potential customers. As users scroll through their news feeds, they skim past every irrelevant or uninteresting post. Video ads have the potential to break through this apathy and make your target audience take…

Diversity

Nearly 100 New CEOs Join the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative, a collective response to the documented harassment charges stemming from prejudices in the tech community, has gained nearly 100 new CEOs. The stated goals of each individual in the collective are to commit themselves and their organizations…

Remote work

How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

Marketing

Quality Content Is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

By now, every website owner is aware that Google penalizes sites that use old-fashioned SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing. The search engine giant also continuously improves their RankBrain algorithm to help deliver the right results for each user’s query. This has had the…

Autonomous Vehicles

Robocar Is a Driverless Racing Machine Right Out of Tron

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The renowned automotive futurist and concept designer Daniel Simon, best known for his work on the popular movie Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, has designed a real version of his sci-fi cars for the race track. Roborace developed the world’s first driverless electric racing car and…

Funding

2017 Venture Activity Passed $21.78 Billion in Second Quarter

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Investors sunk $21.78 billion into a total of 1,958 venture-backed companies during the second quarter of this year, according to Pitchbook data. The dollar amounts are up from the previous quarter, while the number of investments held steady. VCs are making bigger bets, but they’re not…

Partnership

Medium Is Finding Premium Content in a Random House Partnership

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Medium announced an ambitious pivot earlier in the year that left them perusing a premium membership that they needed premium content to back up. Meanwhile, book publishers are seeing their bottom lines shrink — they only increasing sales of paper editions thanks to the…

Tips & How To’s

6 Things You Need in Your Editorial Calendar

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Churning out fresh and relevant content is a vital step for business success. It can help you engage customers, boost your search engine ranking and enhance your overall branding. Given the competition in this space, getting it right and managing the content publication process…

FinTech

Fintech Startups Partnering With Banks Could Be a Good Thing

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The surge in fintech startups isn’t just an anomaly — it’s becoming a trend. Between 2015 and 2016, research by KPMG found challenger banks saw a 32 percent spike in lending compared with a 5 percent drop for incumbents. Where is this increase coming…

Startups & Apps

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You’d think that with the variety of options available for streaming music today, music discovery would be better than ever. The truth is that we audiophiles still trust our peers over a fancy algorithm. We might get by with Pandora’s free, personalized radio and…

Dev & Design

20 Best Design Agencies in the US, Ranked

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When companies are in need of a branding strategy, founders will turn to design agencies to launch a new look, find new ways to communicate with their customers, develop a campaign, and more. AgencySpotter, a digital platform facilitating search and selection of creative agencies,…

Trends

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…

Business

How to Use Gamification the Right Way

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for sales. Albertsons and Safeway created a lottery game called MONOPOLY, for which shoppers’ chance of winning the grand prize of a million…

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