Drones

Drones Are Officially Big Enough to Smuggle Drugs Across the Border

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Let’s be honest; technology has a tendency to cause more problems than it solves. From Twitter providing trolls with a platform to spread hate to artificial intelligence plotting the demise of the entire human race, innovation doesn’t always lead to a better world. And…

Accelerator

Portland, Maine

Scratchpad Accelerator Relaunches With Female Founder Initiative

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

After a two year hiatus, Bangor, Maine-based Scratchpad Accelerator is relaunching in Fall 2017 with a new focus on female founders. Starting in October, the accelerator will work with four or five female-founded, high-potential, high-growth entrepreneurial teams to validate their customer base, value proposition and…

Robotics

United Kingdom

AI Weapons and Killer Robots? Not If Elon Musk Can Help It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

A recent vote out of the United Nations has intitated formal discussions on AI weapons: Should tanks, drones, and machine guns operate using processes automated through artificial intelligence? Not according to inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, who is among a group of 116…

Startups & Apps

The 3 Best Apps to Earn You Cash Back on Purchases

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s easy to find an app or website that claims to save you money. But if you have to check in every hour to fill out a capitcha or some other menial task, you’re not getting money for free: You’re paying with your own…

Accelerator

Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

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The 8 Top Cleantech Corporate Incubators and Accelerators

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Corporations need to stay competitive in their industries, and that cutting edge can be tough to keep up with, particularly for the most rapidly shifting industries out there. As a sector evolves, the source of a revolutionary new tech could pop up anywhere. What’s…

Automotive

San Francisco

VW Electric Microbus Coming by 2022 Renewing VW Bus Obsession

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The United States has suffered from a VW bus obsession since the boxy little microbus became a symbol of freedom as a hippie van transporting people and their gear to concerts and anti-war rallies in the 1960’s. My parents had a VW Bus and…

Food

How Technology is Changing the Modern Restaurant Business

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the hospitality industry, technology in the restaurant business is all about making things more convenient and easy to access for both the customers and the business owners. While there are quite a few ways in which hardware and software integration is affecting restaurants…

Ecommerce

How Shipping Costs Impact the Success of an Ecommerce Site

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

To compete in the ecommerce world,  there are a few things that you will need to do. Many businesses fail because they don’t take the challenges of running this kind of business seriously. Here are the key factors that could determine the success of…

Ecommerce

How Your Ecommerce Business Can Boost Sales With Discounts

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

For ecommerce businesses offering discounts in percentage and dollar amount can help drive people through the shopping cart process. However, not all deals provide the equal value but customers tend to choose the easier route. We’ll take a look at how the fashion industry…

Mobile

Seattle

5 Surprising Stores Your App Can Earn a Profit

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Developing an app that people want to use is no cake walk. It takes hours dedication and a considerate amount of investment to make an app that earns you the profits. However, revenue also depends upon the platform you choose to launch your app….

Coding

The 29 Top Coding Schools and Bootcamps of 2017

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Coding might be the last remaining industry that represents the American Dream: After passing a quick course from one of the best coding schools, enterprising and hard-working individuals can turn a skill into a career in the industry — something that you can’t really…

Accelerator

Tel Aviv

Knowmail’s Accelerator Experience With “The Big Guys,” Microsoft

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Email: Since the dawn of the internet age, it has remained both the most essential form of communication and the most needlessly time-consuming task any employee faces daily. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute once clocked the average time spent answering email at 28…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Wants You to Say Something

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since industry news about sexual harassment began to surface, we believe that it’s more important than ever to reinforce a positive, safe and respectful network. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We are ten years old and have had over…

Coding

Here’s How To Become A Professional Coder On Your Own Time

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

Coding is a broad term, an ever-developing conglomeration of processes involving designing, scripting, testing, debugging/troubleshooting, maintaining the source code of computer programs, and a litany of other steps. With dozens of tools and techniques available to coders, it can be difficult to figure where…

Drones

3 Mini Drones That Won’t Drain Your Wallet

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The latest post from your Facebook friend showed an aerial photo from a drone of their entire family and you want one for yourself. Before you go sinking hundreds, even thousands, into a piece of tech that is very likely to come crashing down…

Accelerator

The Road Map to a Corporate Accelerator

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the past, startups and corporations were very much separate. While corporations maintained the status quo, developing million dollar deals for products everyone already has, startups were the kings of innovation, creating brand new technologies that no one had even dreamed of before. But…