Startups & Apps

Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Meat

By | Mar 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One popular Bill Gates quote sums up the difficulties of predicting the future: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Potentially massive new technologies like self-driving cars…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

11 Facts to Know About Freelancing in 2018

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2016, freelancers made up 35 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and pulled in $1 trillion collectively as a result. They’re projected to hit 42 percent of U.S. workers by 2020, so we can expect to see and hear a lot more from the…

Social Good

5 Technologies Working to Solve the Global Water Crisis

By | Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. Sure, you’ve got a shower head, a bathroom faucet, a kitchen sink, and a mountain of bottled water that provide all the (relatively) clean water you need for…

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Aren’t Making Money the Way You’d Expect

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Cryptocurrency is the buzziest tech sector around. It’s also one of the least understood. Pair those two facts, and you’ll understand what’s driving the burgeoning cottage industry of online cryptocurrency analysts. What’s a little tougher to understand is the method of compensation many of…

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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…

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…

Startups & Apps

9 Apps and Websites to Help You Travel the World

By | Jan 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather spend money on travelling than on buying a house. That’s nearly twice the amount of those 45 and older — 26 percent — who said the same. That’s quite the generational difference,…

Startups & Apps

Why Retailers Love Gift Cards and How to Get the Most Out of Yours

By | Jan 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Take care when recycling your wrapping paper this post-holiday season, because the last thing you want to do is accidentally throw out your favorite Christmas gift. Gift cards are a popular holiday item — total gift card purchases peaked at $130 billion in 2015,…

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…

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…

Ecommerce

What Target’s Acquisition of a Same-Day Delivery Service Means for Retail

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

Target is acquiring the same-day delivery service platform Shipt for $550 million, and will offer their products through the platform by early 2018. It’s a sign that they’re ready to take on online retailers like Amazon. Amazon has been around for a while, and…

Social Good

5 Clean Water Startups Emerging in Israel

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There is no human need more basic than water. We simply can’t survive without it. I talked about Charity:Water in a previous post, but today my focus is on agtech. This week water has been on my mind for several reasons. One is the…

Transportation

San Francisco

E-Bike Startups Are Opening the Door to Entry-Level Transportation

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The e-bike community is booming around the world. Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1 percent of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced worldwide….