Security

Here’s How the WannaCry Ransomware Event Happened

By | May 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

We know cyberattacks have gotten worse recently, and the WannaCry Ransomware attack is the biggest one yet. Sadly, few people are equipped to deal with hacks and even phishing attempts: Just a few days earlier, we covered a report noting that 75 percent of CEOs rely…

Startups & Apps

Meet the Winner of Clean Energy Data Science Challenge

By | May 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

Finding clean energy solutions is no easy feat. Recently, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Ways to Improve Employee Health

By | May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As you expand your workforce you’ll want to make sure your employees are working efficiently and keeping up the momentum. Taking an interest in the health of your employees can ensure more job satisfaction and help them live a longer life. If you’re looking…

Tips & How To’s

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

By | May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Ecosystems

Los Angeles

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

By | May 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem, there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of…

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Entrepreneur

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

By | May 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state of the startup ecosystem. Naturally, we took a look at the report ahead of its release online today, and have brought…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Top 50 U.S. Companies Where People Want to Work in 2017

By | May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With many positions in technology expected to grow in the next decade, companies will be expanding their labor pools and will need to work hard to maintain its culture to retain employees. LinkedIn released the Top 50 U.S. Companies of 2017 list where people…

Trends

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…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Now NYC Ex-Pats Can Finally Relax to the Sounds of Their Neighborhood

By | May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Everyone loves the environment they grew up in or spent their formative years in. For me, that’s my hometown of Seattle. We haven’t had a week without rain since September, and I love it. But the U.S. city with the biggest, most outsized rep…

Opinion/Analysis

Here’s Why Startups Need to Care About the FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote

By | May 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

In 2015, scores of protestors took to the streets in an effort to adamantly and decisively defend net neutrality. Millions of tech enthusiasts, startup founders, and regular ol’ fans of the internet made their voice heard, which led to Obama’s monumental move to protect…

FinTech

Stockholm

What You Need to Know About Sweden’s Fintech Scene

By | May 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Sweden has emerged as a fintech powerhouse in Europe. In 2016 alone, Sweden-based fintech companies closed 35 rounds of funding, according to Breakit. This brings Sweden’s haul to 40 percent of all funding rounds in Europe for the past five years. Sweden now has…

Interviews

DC

How Learning From Mistakes Can Help Build Relationships

By | May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Some of the biggest personal growth comes from learning from failures and mistakes. We talked with Carrie Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing and the author of Sustainability for Healthcare…

Startups & Apps

Raleigh

Chris Heivly of The Startup Factory on Being an Underdog

By | May 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Chris Heivly, also known as the “Chief Pot-Stirrer” in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina, is the Managing Partner at The Startup Factory, a serial entrepreneur, and the cofounder of MapQuest. He’s known for kicking up the dust and finding ways to get people fired up…

Social Media

5 Ways to Tell Your Brand Story on Social Media

By | May 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Just like the everyday social media user, a successful brand should have its own story and personality. Brand storytelling, when done properly, allows marketers to build personality and associate emotion with a brand to create (or, at least, attempt to create) a personal connection…

Data

Security Thought Leader on DocuSign Breach: “Yet Another Wakeup Call”

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Digital signature service company DocuSign announced a security breach last Monday: A database of customer’s emails had been stolen and used in a phishing campaign. But was the latest in a seemingly endless series of data breaches and hacking attempts actually that big a…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs Love Their Startups Like Parents Love Their Children

By | May 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Love is a big part of being an entrepreneur. With it, you can conquer stressful investor meetings, eccentric employee interviews, and unimpressive projection numbers without batting an eye. But without it, you’re chance of success are limited, as passion and commitment are integral to the…

Gear & Gadgets

Vusion House Racer Drone Offers Flight Ready FPV and A lot of Speed [Review]

By | May 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the past few years drones have transitioned from a hobbyist activity to that of something many people enjoy. This is due in part to cost, availability, and of course entry level quadcopters making it easier than ever to pull them out of a…