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YouTubeTV Now Reaching Half of U.S. Households

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

This week Google announced the expansion of their YouTubeTV offering in 14 new locations and pre-announced 17 new cities will gain access in the coming weeks. As a result of the latest expansion, YouTube TV will now be accessible in half of U.S. households,…

Autonomous Vehicles

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

Apple

Sell Your Old iPhone With Ease: Everything You Need to Know

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

The circle of life typically applies to the animal kingdom, but your iPhone goes through a similar process: You buy a new one, wear it out for a year or two, and then sell it off in order to get the pocket money to…

Marketing & Social Media

4 Ways to Incorporate SEO Into Your Facebook Ads

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

Many SEO experts focus all their attention on improving a website’s rank for a certain number of keywords. However, even the most narrowly researched set of keywords will still attract an extremely wide array of visitors, and will not target that specific audience that…

Autonomous Vehicles

Why the Self-Driving Car Industry Should Worry About Intel

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Every tech industry has its major players. Streaming video has Netflix as top dog, with Hulu and Amazon Prime at its heels. Uber and Lyft are the two companies synonymous with ride-sharing apps. The nascent self-driving car industry already has its power players and their…

Jobs

How Many Years of Experience Will Qualify You for Your Tech Dream Job?

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Job searching in the tech community often starts with a fairly small collection of the biggest names, from Google and Amazon to Facebook and Snap, Inc, to Airbnb and Microsoft. Thanks to a recent survey from job search startup Paysa, we have a little…

Gear & Gadgets

MacBook Pro Battery Replacement In One Simple GIF

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

All batteries have a shelf life, which means every single gadget you buy that comes equipped with a rechargeable battery will, over time, lose its ability to hold a charge until it’s completely useless. When your MacBook Pro battery is finally dead, your once-fancy…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Get Money Back, One Stop Tech Shop, and Horses

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features five tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an app that unlocks hidden credit card benefits, a one-stop-shop of technology solutions, an AI public speaking coach, and more. Sift (San Francisco, CA)…

Apple

iPhone Rumors: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

You may or may not be aware, but Apple is teasing the release of another installment in its heralded iPhone series – iPhone 8. And, unlike the underwhelming ‘upgrade’ from the 6s to the 7, this one looks to be promising some truly revolutionary…

Facebook

Today, Facebook Launches Watch to See If It Can Become TV

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Facebook just launched its spread of original TV shows today alongside a new video platform called Watch. Why, yes, today is also Snap, Inc.’s earnings day, why do you ask? Here’s the lowdown on what this means for the average Facebook user, as well…

Innovate! and Celebrate

AI, Scaling, and 4 More Talks You Missed at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 10:50 am

The internet’s madcap pivot to video might not be the wisest move, but it has definitely given us a wealth of well-documented and easily-relivable history. Without short-form video, the world would never have enjoyed moments like that guy backflipping into a Krispy Kreme sign. Tech…

Opinion/Analysis

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…

Diversity

Inclusivity Won’t Bend the Knee to Google Engineer’s Anti-Diversity Rant

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Over the weekend, an internal document at Google had effectively gone viral within the tech company’s workforce. The memo, penned by one of Google’s senior software engineers, thoroughly and perhaps excessively explains that the tech company’s diversity initiatives need to be replaced in favor…

Google

How Google and Facebook Are Quality Controlling the Internet

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

The internet’s frenemy power couple, Google and Facebook, are back at it. The duopoly has long held an iron grip on the closed internet: As general internet use has shifted from the open web to the siloed apps of mobile, Google and Facebook’s influence…