Space

DC

Plasma, Haptics, and Germ-Fighting Robots Win NASA iTech Challenge Cycle 3

By | Feb 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

This week, the world was treated to another rare celestial event that completes the Supermoon trifecta – the Super Blue Blood Moon – where people saw a lunar eclipse and a blue moon at the same time. A Supermoon happens “when the Moon is…

Venture Capital

NYC

Every New York City Venture Firm, Listed

By | Feb 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As entrepreneurs brush off their pitch decks for the new year, they’ll likely realize that finding the right venture fund is tougher than ever. Even though last year’s VC deal dollars added up to the largest amount since the dot com boom, those dollars…

Games

The Story of HQ Live, the Game Show App Created by Vine’s Former Founders

By | Jan 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Answering trivia questions to win money is an undeniably good time. You could be doing it in the back of a bar during any one of millions of trivia nights held around the world. You could be doing it in your basement by yourself…

Videos

2018 Is the Year of Reckoning for Your Video Streaming Budget

By | Jan 30, 2018 at 9:01 am

Did you watch the 2018 Grammy Awards? Neither did 24 percent of last year’s Grammy audience. The event’s viewership on Sunday fell to 19.8 million in a massive drop from 26.1 million viewers in 2017. For years, television has declined while video streaming services have…

Startups & Apps

DC

How Early-Stage Startups Can Prepare for Their Big Break

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an athlete or early-stage startup founder, getting your big break is a dream for any rookie. But getting noticed by the right people is the just the beginning when it comes to launching your business. And we know just the place. One…

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Trends

Seriously, Why Don’t We Have Real Holograms Yet?

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

We’ve been promised holograms for a long time. From Star Wars to Back to the Future, pop culture is littered with these ghostly, three-dimensional projections, alluding to a sci-fi future filled with holograms on every corner. They’d make advertising interesting, entertainment engaging, and long…

Jobs

How Fiverr Hopes to Capitalize on the Expanding Freelance Economy

By | Jan 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Are you a freelancer or a small studio? Congratulations. You can now manage all of your invoicing, contracts, and payments through a simple interface, for free. But don’t thank me — thank Fiverr, which just acquired the premium freelance software service AND CO, and has…

Mobile

5G: How It Works and When You’ll Get It

By | Jan 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the ever-evolving world of technology, nothing is immune to change. WiFi signals are getting stronger, package delivery is soon to reach unprecedented speeds, and even toilets are getting smarter as we speak. Even perceived constants like recharging the battery in your phone or…

Crowdfunding

Meet the Data Tracking Site Every Patreon Creator Needs

By | Jan 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Pick any artist, videographer, or creative type off the street today and they’ll likely recognize the membership platform Patreon. It functions like an ongoing form of Kickstarter, allowing users to dedicate small contributions to creatives on a monthly or per-item basis. And if Patreon…

Security

5 Clever Phishing Scams Trying to Steal Your Personal Information

By | Jan 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As the world gets more connected, the value of personal information has skyrocketed. Between companies utilizing big data to give their customers what they want and cyber criminals stealing it for their own sinister gains, personal information has become a valuable commodity for anyone…

Security

5 Ways to Protect Your Domain Name From Cyber Threats

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Cyber security is no longer the job of just the IT department; it’s everyone’s job to be educated on preventive security measures. In a report by ICANN, an organization that defines protocol and policies for domain names and numbers functions on the Internet, they said:…

Trends

San Francisco

Silicon Valley’s Cost of Living Is Seriously Driving Away Tech Talent

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Silicon Valley has a reputation for disruption. But in 2018, it’s the one being disrupted. The area’s cost of living — particularly rent prices — have made headlines for years as the worst city for affordable housing in the nation. Now there’s a new…

Ecosystems

Deals, Contraction, and Plenty of Unicorns: The State of Venture Capital in 2018

By | Jan 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When compiling their pitch decks and researching investors for a fresh round of fundraising in 2018, entrepreneurs and startup founders everywhere have one place to gain the data they need to make informed decisions: Last year. The data on the state of venture capital…

Amazon

The Case for Each of Amazon’s HQ2 Finalist Cities

By | Jan 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Today, Amazon announced the “short” list of cities vying for their second headquarters. After 238 communities submitted proposals for HQ2 to set up shop, the Seattle-based tech giant has now whittled the list down to 20, giving hope to cities across the country. “Thank…

Social Media

3 Theories on Why Facebook Hates Businesses So Much

By | Jan 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As you’ve likely heard, everyone’s favorite social media platform recently took another stab at fixing their algorithm. Facebook announced last Friday that they would be prioritizing “posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people,” while showing “less public content, including videos and other…

Twitter

Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

By | Jan 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also…

Acquisition

Austin

Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…