Opinion/Analysis

Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), he concluded that…

Video

The Data Indicates Netflix Is Winning Its Battle Against Customers’ Sleep

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Netflix might be sweating a bit following the news of a Disney/Fox merger, given Disney’s upcoming rival service, but there’s no disputing the video streaming service’s dominance over the current market. How could you, when Netflix is responsible for nearly a third of all home…

Ecosystems

Austin

10 Fastest Growing Companies in Austin, Based on Revenue Growth

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, Austin was nothing more than home to the biggest media conference in the world, South by Southwest. However, in recent years, the river-side Texas city has become a hub for startup activity, spurred by the innovative minds and companies…

Security

Arizona

This Holiday Season, Smart Toys Come With FBI Warnings

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

So you’ve finished all your shopping — with the aid of our excellent suite of holiday gift guides, of course — and you’re finally settling down for a long winter’s nap. But first, the FBI would like a word. Their public service announcement was…

Security

5 Advantages of the Firewall as a Service Trends

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Most companies need a firewall as a basic layer of protection in the digital age, but an emerging category of coverage—firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS)—is starting to change the game, introducing cloud-based architecture to the core firewall functionality. But why is FWaaS advantageous over traditional firewalls, and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Retain Your Online Customers

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Conversations today have gone digital. Millennials are so used to this shift that a minute without the internet is an immediate crisis. With the advent of the internet, we can easily conduct business transactions with the click of a button, and the interest in…

Entrepreneur

10 Things You Should Incorporate Into a Business Continuity Plan

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Having a continuity plan is always a good idea, not just in business. With cyber attacks becoming standard practice and companies shelling out big bucks for cybersecurity, being prepared for the worst case scenario never hurt anyone. We asked ten entrepreneurs what components a…

Crowdfunding

12 Ways to Reach Potential Crowdfunding Participants

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding has seen the launch of some truly incredible products. However, it’s also seen the serious failure of even more, which lends prudence to the value of getting some advice on the simple process with complicated nuances. We asked twelve entrepreneur what the best way…

Facebook

How Many Messenger Video Chats Did We Make in 2017? Oh, Just 17B.

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While the year 2016 will likely go down in history for plenty of more important things, it was also the year of the pivot to video. LinkedIn and Tumblr announced their pivots, and at one point even GoPro was planning to launch 32 TV…

Interviews

Palm Beach

Adam Steinhoff of Dedicated IT on the Importance of Over-Delivering

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Adam Steinhoff is the CEO of Dedicated IT, one of the fastest growing, most capable, full service technology companies in Florida. Their goal is to change the perspective that people have about IT companies and the people who work for them. Take a look…

Entrepreneur

7 Things to Consider Before Franchising Your Company

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Franchising your company is a big step for any entrepreneur. It means that success as come bountifully and you’re ready to bring your company to a large audience. However, without the right advice, you could end up in a lot worse spot than where…

Trends

4 Statistics That Prove the Importance of Business VoIP

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

Businesses are expanding, not only locally, but internationally as well as technology has helped in overcoming the geographical boundaries. From small to large enterprises, all kinds of companies are cracking deals with prospective clients and making new customers without giving any heed to where…

Jobs

6 Ways to Get Comfortable Asking for What You Want

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s tough to ask for what you want — but if you never ask, you’ll never receive. As an entrepreneur, business builder and corporate ladder climber, I’ve had to get comfortable asking for what I want. It’s rarely given. The tough part is, as…

Digital nomad

Los Angeles

How Digital Entrepreneurs Approach Startup Life

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking “Should I build an office out of my garage, Apple or Hewlett-Packard style?”, read on. “The garage didn’t serve much purpose, except it was something for us to feel was our home,” Steve Wozniak told The Guardian, clarifying the real…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

How to Embrace the Indispensable Skill of Saying No

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re a busy professional, I’m betting that at some point in your career, you’ll feel torn by the continuous push and pull of giving your time, energy, and resources to others and saving some of it to take care of yourself. Whether you…

Augmented Reality

The Augmented Reality Market Is Predicted to Hit $133.7B by 2021

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The augmented reality market is still on the rise. New numbers just out from Zion Market Research put the global augmented reality market at an estimated USD 133.78 billion in 2021. For reference, it clocked in at just 3.33 billion in 2015. Why is AR’s star rising…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Company Culture, Net Neutrality, and Startup of the Year

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

It has been a long way. With short days and holiday shopping on the mind, it shouldn’t be too much to ask to have a great list of top stories to read at the end of the week. Fortunately, TechCo has exactly that! Our…