Space

DC

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 3 Challenge

By | Dec 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On December 14, 2017 NASA announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth, “making our solar system tied for most number of planets around a single star,” according to NASA. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i is a sizzling hot,…

Jobs

The First Rule of Side-Gigging: Lean Towards Passive Income

By | Dec 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Over the past two years, 85 percent of side-giggers made less than $500 a month. Of the 79,420 creators striving to earn a living on Patreon, just two percent make more than the federal minimum wage of $1,160 a month. In other words, you’re…

Trends

The Skills Gap in Tech: Everything You Need to Know

By | Dec 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The tech industry thrives on innovation. With the creativity of sci-fi film directors and the funding of large countries’ military budgets, tech companies around the world have revolutionized how people live their lives. From smartphones and self-driving cars to artificial intelligence and machine learning,…

Trends

TechCo’s 2018 Predictions for the Future of Tech

By | Dec 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tech innovations tend to be tied to visions of the future, from the Apple’s “sleek and white” house style, evocative of a spaceship, to the sci-fi origins of words like “virus” or “cyberspace.” And by looking to the near future, we can better understand…

Startups & Apps

How Apple Is Culling the App Store in 2018

By | Dec 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In many ways, Apple is the face of the mobile world and the closed internet. Since debuting its revolutionary iPhone in 2007, the tech giant has taken care to curate what it does and doesn’t allow on its platform — lists of the company’s…

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Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Bring Key Leaders of Your Remote Team Together

By | Dec 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the remote work boom in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before your company needs to start taking advantage. Fortunately, entrepreneurs around the world are singing the trends praises so it should be a smoother transition, as long as you follow…

Funding

9 Ways to Vet an Investor Before You Seal the Deal

By | Dec 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Locking in an investor is one of the best moments for an entrepreneur. However, it’s important to remember that not every source of capital is worth the hassle. That’s why you need to make sure to vet every investor prior to sealing the deal….

Interviews

Palm Beach

John Studdard of Achieve Agency on Passion-Driven Entrepreneurship

By | Dec 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This week we profile John Studdard, founding Board Member of Palm Beach Tech and serial software entrepreneur here in the Palm Beaches. Take a look at what John has to say below about his business and why Palm Beach is the place to be for an…

Culture

4 Mistakes to Avoid at the Office Christmas Party

By | Dec 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The office Christmas party is a staple of business culture. Whether you’re a big corporation or a small startup, engaging in a little holiday cheer with your coworkers before taking some much needed time off has become the unofficial send-off for the holiday season….

Reports & Rankings

25 Best Companies for Perks and Benefits

By | Dec 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Work-life balance has become one of the most popular trends for today’s employees. Between the remote work boom and the amount of ping pong tables in offices around the country, letting employees get work done in their own way has proven to be a…

Opinion/Analysis

Why a Unique Business Idea Is the Last Thing an Entrepreneur Needs

By | Dec 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Creativity is overrated. Sure, sequels are huge, but even the original films in the most beloved franchises weren’t that original: Star Wars is just a classic epic fantasy remixed with space samurai and an opening title crawl swiped from Flash Gordon. Why? Because it…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Remember When Managing Email Over the Holidays

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Email: the bane of a modern worker’s daily productivity. Open and respond to a dozen emails at the start of your day, and you’ll still have another one or two dozen in your inbox by the end of it. And over the holidays, when…

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…