Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Burrito Drones, Cord Cutters, and Women of NASA

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

We’re still recovering from Innovate Celebrate, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t churn out a bevy of great top stories that will keep you reading all weekend long. Take a look at how LEGO is honoring the women of NASA or how Australia is…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Fake News, Custom Eyeglasses and a Credit Card for Kids

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In an effort to support startups around the world, TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier every single week. This week, We found startups that are fighting fake news, creating customized eyeglasses for your face using augmented…

Startups & Apps

8 Startups Fighting Against Breast Cancer

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This year an estimated 252,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., with another 63.4K non-invasive types. That means at the current rate of progression, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of…

Programming education

How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Big Data

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to be more than $203 billion by 2020 according to IDC – and this means more jobs in these areas. Large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more, are investing heavily in acquiring…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

50 Cities Most Likely to Benefit from Smart City Infrastructure

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Smart city technology, in so many words, sounds awesome. From self-driving cars to hi-tech infrastructure, this movement could see a whole new kind of city taking form in the coming years. Plus with companies like Facebook and Google setting up their own versions of…

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Diversity

Seattle

43 Percent of Tech Employees Worry About Losing Their Job Due to Their Age

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tell anyone off the street to picture a typical employee at a tech startup or major tech company, and you’ll probably get a description of a Mark Zuckerberg knockoff: a white n’ nerdy 20-something guy. The creators of Silicon Valley certainly landed on that…

Productivity

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those hours back. Email has become a constant interruption throughout the day, disrupting productivity for employees around the clock….

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…

Programming education

4 Free Sites That Can Teach You Code

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Learning how to code is more accessible and affordable than ever, but not everyone has time to take off work or leave their job to pursue their interest or passion. While there are very affordable classes you can take from the comfort of your…

Tips & How To’s

4 Tips from Experts on How to Be Happier at Work

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Count yourself among the lucky if you’re one of the few people in the world that loves their job. While perks like remote work, flexible schedules, and other work-life balance initiatives have made life a little easier, poor management, low wages, and a lack…

Security

How Wearables Could Read Your Body Vibrations as a Security Measure

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I’ve chatted with plenty of security experts in my role as a senior writer here at TechCo, and they all agree on one thing: Security concerns won’t be going away in the future. More than one expert has drawn a comparison to an arms race,…

Google

Toronto

The Google-fication of Cities Begins With Toronto

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

By the year 2000, the world was supposed to be a mirror image of the Jetsons. Flying cars were going to be the norm, artificially intelligent robots were going to clean up after us while making humorous quips about our hygiene, and cities were…

Digital Currency

Learn How to Get in the Cryptocurrency Investment Game

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Testing the waters in the world of cryptocurrency is easier than one thinks. Since 2009 when cryptocurrency came to be from an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto was released as an open-source software, there has been a surge of…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

3 Ways to Run a Coworking Space Like WeWork

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you haven’t heard of WeWork at some point in your professional career, where have you been? This coworking giant has build dozens of offices all over the world with the sole purpose of allowing people to work in a more comfortable and casual…

Entrepreneur

12 Leadership Books That Continue to Inspire Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

If there is a single truth that can be tied to all growing organizations it’s that they are led by leaders, not bosses. These are the entrepreneurs who do more than seek fame and fortune, but have a mission and vision, and also know…

New Media

Tech Experts Are Split on Whether We Can Squash Online Fake News

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

“Fake news” — a phrase that existed to describe the sharp rise and sustained dominance of online misinformation during the 2016 election season for about two weeks before it turned into a joke phrase that every TV show, friend, and politician you know has…