Startups & Apps

San Francisco

5 Trading Apps to Manage Your Stocks

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The growth and widespread adoption of mobile devices has afforded us many luxuries. One of them is the ability to trade the financial markets on-the-go. As our Android and iPhone devices have become more powerful, so too have the trading apps they can support….

Facebook

How Facebook Is (Still) Betting Big on Virtual Reality

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, signalling just how large a bet they were willing to place on the importance of VR in the future. But the tech community has been trumpeting the problems VR needs to fix and how it’s about…

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SXSW

Austin

Meet the Featured Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’ve never been to South by Southwest (SXSW), you’re missing out. Between the cornucopia of live music, the dozens of celebrities walking the streets of Austin, and the lively atmosphere of a city in the depths of one of the most popular experiences…

Programming education

No More Excuses: Learning to Code is Easier Than Ever

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

At this point, there is no excuse for not learning to code. There are so many accessible online and affordable courses that can help you build a foundation and work on your timeline. You might think you must go through an online college program…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Snapstreaks, Bill Gates, and the iPhone X

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means: presents! You’ll be seeing more gift guides hitting your feed than snowflakes on the ground, which is why we wanted to prep you with a few gadget review of our own. Just…

Drones

Buying a Drone? Here’s What You Need to Know First

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Over the past 5 or so years drones have moved from hobbyist and expensive to fun and accessible. Across the board these things can range anywhere from $10 to thousands of dollars, and with each type comes a variety of pros and cons. For…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Will Inspire You to Launch Your Business

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Inspiration can be pretty hard to come by in entrepreneurship. Sure, there are accelerators to support you, VCs to fund you, and enough startup founders in the world to make it seem like a real possibility. But without a supportive community to build you…

Artificial Intelligence

How Deep Learning Will Alter the Retail Space

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot word across all industries lately. Think all the fuss around self-driving cars, Google’s updated Assistant and the general talks of how conversational interfaces are the future of tech. Around 54 percent of retailers already use or plan to…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Building Blocks to Develop a Compelling Story

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

At the core of it’s effectiveness, storytelling is how people learn about the world. Author of the Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt, PhD and NY Times bestseller, explains that the “human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.” Features and functions relate more…

Marketing & Social Media

Chicago

Marketing on Too Many Platforms Can Lead to a Lack of Focus

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you’re trying to get your brand or product out there, it’s easy to use the spray and pray marketing method and see what sticks, but that’s not always the best approach to get the biggest ROI for your time and effort. We talked…

Energy

How Saudi Arabia’s $500-Billion Megacity Could Be the Future

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Saudi Arabia announced plans last month for a futuristic city running entirely on renewable energy sources and operating like “startup the size of a country.” The price tag: $500 billion. Here’s how the city, termed “NEOM,” will run and why it represents an ambitious step towards…

Startups & Apps

3 Tools to Help Entrepreneurs Find More Success Online

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you want to make it in the world of online business and marketing, you need to take advantage of the tools and software applications available. While the concept of running an online business might seem easy, there are many components that you have…

Tips & How To’s

6 Ways to Improve Your App Development Timeline

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Entrepreneurs that develop mobile apps are very familiar with the constant struggle between speed and quality. In mobile app development, the infamously longer development cycles compared to traditional web applications, are problematic for developers and entrepreneurs alike. Being the first-to-market can be the difference…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Tilson Technology Raises $3.5M in Series D Round

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tilson Technology, the IT-services company in Portland, has raised $3.5 million of a $5 million offering to fuel its rapid expansion. CEO Joshua Broder told Maine Startups Insider that the new investment, which is a combination of debt and equity, will be used to…

Education

How to Choose the Right STEM Field

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A huge emphasis is placed on going to college for a degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. This makes sense when you consider that STEM-related industries are constantly growing and boast an average entry-level salary that is 26…

FinTech

One Veteran’s Air Force Experience Led Him to Start His Own Cryptocurrency

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Rob Viglione is a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, having served as an analyst, researcher, and project manager during his four-year tour. Rob is also the co-founder of the cryptocurrency ZenCash. And as far apart as the worlds of the Air Force and…

Cannabis

This Guy is Building the Tinder for Cannabis on Blockchain

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tinder has been revolutionary in the app world. Those who’ve found love through this app swear by its simplicity and user-friendliness. You get on the app and there’s a stack of profiles waiting for you. You spend a couple of seconds on each profile…