Opinion/Analysis

Why Social Video Platforms Might Have a Quality Problem

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Every major social media platform loves video, and most of the minor ones do, too. They’re even catching up to TV at a fast clip. The reason: Ad revenue goes way farther in video. At this point, the internet’s pivot to video is so…

Startups & Apps

United Kingdom

10 Innovative UK-Based Tech Startups Making Moves

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

Technology is everywhere and changing our lives for the better, from smartphones and tracking devices to GPS and smart apps. It’s also catering to the growing needs of businesses from a wide variety of industries, propelling them to new heights by not only creating…

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Events

Charleston, SC

Launch Summit Brings Startup Experts Straight to Your Laptop

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s a radical concept that may seem too good to be true. A 100 percent virtual and completely free conference? But a Charleston, South Carolina-based startup is making the concept a reality this month. Launchpeer, a high-growth tech consultancy, is hosting the inaugural Launch…

Tips & How To’s

3 Essential B2B Marketing Tips for Small Business

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it comes to B2B marketing, some small companies have a hard time getting into the game.  Many small business owners are used to marketing to clients but not other companies. But when it’s a B2B sale, their marketing skill sets struggle. Here are…

Security

How Crowdsourcing Can Help Fight Against Cyber Threats

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe coined the phrase, “precaution is better than cure,” and nowhere is that more true than in cybersecurity. Discovering weaknesses and loopholes before hackers can save you from devastating data breaches, data theft, loss of money and also reputation damage can…

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Energy

London

The Cost for Building Offshore Windfarms Has Never Been Lower

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Those who doubt the benefits of renewable energy sources typically cite their costs, calling them prohibitive. But the same attitude misled many back when computers were the size of an entire room: The massive computer cost meant no one would ever get a personal…

Ecosystems

Dallas

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. While New York and Silicon Valley enjoy a seemingly unending stream of funding, smaller cities have to either bootstrap, self-fund, or really impress a VC to get the money…

Social Media

Miami

Snapchat Maps Gives Us Firsthand Look at How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In June of this year, Snapchat (Snap) released a new location-sharing feature on the app that received critical feedback. However, the social media company ignored the numerous protests and Snap Maps remained. The feature allows you to see where any of your friends are…

Security

7 Recent Hacks That Have Consumers Freaked Out

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Every week, a new “largest hack ever” hits the headlines and strikes fear into everyday consumers.  From ransomware attacks to data breaches, these hacks have put more personal information at risk than the biggest blabber mouths of the business world put together. Plus, with…

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DC

How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Equifax breach is one for the books and has compromised 143 million consumer’s private and personal financial data. The unauthorized access occurred between mid-May and July 2017, and was discovered on July 29 – the company just announced it last week.  According to…

Social Media

DC

The Gap Between TV News and Online News Shrunk a Ton in Just a Year

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Americans’ reliance on online news is catching up to their long-time favorite news source, TV. According to a new August 2017 study fresh out of the Pew Research Center, the internet is a scant seven percent of the U.S. population behind TV. Look, the…

Reports & Rankings

20 Most (and Least) Trustworthy Industries in the US

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent years, trust has become an integral part of success in the business world. While companies large and small used to have free reign over how they ran their businesses as long as they were making money, the rise of social media has…

books

How Digital Literacy Platforms Can Help Combat Illiteracy

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

I’ll never forget walking into my first public library. It was the library next door to the church where I attended Sunday school and would eventually attend kindergarten. Upon first entering the section filled with children’s books, I gasped aloud. The sheer number of…

Tips & How To’s

Boston

5 Ways Online Businesses Succeed When They Open a Physical Store

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Although online-only business models promise higher returns, retail brands are starting to open brick-and-mortar locations to attract more consumers. Just look at Amazon. It wasn’t that long ago that retail-focused entrepreneurs were thrilled by the possibilities of online-only business models. Doing away with significant…

Gear & Gadgets

12 Personal Robots for Your Home

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:59 am

Since I was a child watching Star Wars and seeing robots like C3Po and R2D2, I’ve dreamed of having a robot of my own. This desire was further strengthened by watching the The Jetson’s family robot, Rosie the Robot Maid who kept the homestead…

Drones

You Will Never Guess Which Country Is Leading the World in Drone Delivery

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

East Africa is a territory like no other. In addition to the unique landscape and the diversity of people, this area is rich in natural beauty and has recently become the hub for drone deliveries. Despite the fact that mainly western civilizations use cutting…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

These days, brands in all shapes and sizes are posting actively on social media sites, trying to get their market’s attention. If you’re launching a new brand or business, you need to prepare to fight for some of the social user’s precious browsing time….