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Business

Why Automation Is the Key to Achieving Drop Shipping Success

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thanks to the development of the world wide web, drop shipping has flourished, becoming a financially sustainable industry that successfully meets consumer needs while maintaining a cost-effective business model. But the nature of drop shipping is such that there are a few things you…

Google

San Francisco

Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…

Business

4 Forces Driving Workplace Change in 2017 and Beyond

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Workplaces are always changing, as anyone who’s seen an episode of Mad Men can attest. What’s in the future of the 2017 workspace? Well, for one thing, your workplace might not even be a single physical location anymore, thanks to the ever-more connected and…

SaaS

San Mateo

Why Customer Service Teams of the Future Will Rely on Chatbots

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

Last week, I wrote on Mary Meeker’s massively influential 355-slide Internet Trends report. More specifically, on one big trend it has confirmed, the move towards voice tech. But the world of type is far from over, and in fact is still ahead of voice. It…

News

San Francisco

Uber Just Fired Their Self-Driving Car Guy

By | May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uber has just fire VP of technology Anthony Levandowski for his refusal to cooperate in the ongoing Uber vs Waymo legal case, according to the New York Times’ report obtained from an internal email. Uber has confirmed the news. Levandowski left Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle developer,…

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Funding

Tokyo

What You Need To Know About Softbank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

By | May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this week, the funding world changed forever as the world’s largest private equity fund, SoftBank’s Vision Fund, announced it has raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The fund is backed by SoftBank and Saudi…

Social Good

Boulder

Techstars Partners With XPRIZE to Take on the World’s Challenges

By | May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s tackling space travel or saving the oceans, the XPRIZE brings together some of the best talent from around the globe together to solve the world’s challenges. XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to…

Business

Omaha

Warren Buffett Shares ‘Number One Problem with Mankind’

By | May 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Warren Buffett shared his thoughts at the Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Saturday when he shared that he sees cyber attacks as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. The annual meeting was livestreamed by Yahoo for only the second time in history. “I…

Opinion/Analysis

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Bolster Sales in the Near Future

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Despite being in development for decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has made leaps and bounds in the past several years, largely thanks to the availability of mass amounts of data and cheap computing power. While data is a good thing for sales, processing it without…

Trends

Artificial Intelligence Will Solve the Information Overload Epidemic

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Information overload is a global epidemic, costing over $900 billion a year for the US economy alone by harming professionals, executives and corporate consumers through an overload of emails, messages, and other means of communication. While not everyone calls it by name, all can attest…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

How to Successfully Exit Your Startup, Tips from Dallas Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Success doesn’t happen overnight in the business world. Every day, founders hit the grindstone and stay lean to build businesses that someone else wants to buy. At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, five entrepreneurs shared their stories about exiting their companies as a…

technology

New Pew Report: Yeah, the Internet Is Getting Worse

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When the opening to a Pew report notes that “2016 was the first year that an internet meme made its way into the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols,” you know it’ll be good. The Pew Research Center’s new survey, out today, offers an…

Events

5 Notable Upcoming TED Talk Speakers in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a thriving entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a TED Talk change your life at one point or another. These inspirational discussions on everything from health and happiness to business and economics are overwhelmingly poignant, expertly produced, and feature a…

Cloud Storage

San Francisco

Mintigo Just Put Artificial Intelligence in the Cloud

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With giant strides in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, it’s natural that the two technologies could combine to complement each other.  Is it possible to receive predictive insights and purchasing intent intelligence in real time from the cloud? The latest partnerships announced between predictive…

Trends

Study: AI-Edited Email Newsletters Beat the Ones From Human Editors

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

When discussing the jobs soon to be taken over by AI, critics often claim that some jobs simply can never be automated. If you’re a graphic designer, for instance, you require a human touch that a machine can never replicate. It appears that it’s…

Diversity

Chicago

Star Cunningham of 4DHealthware on Healthcare, AI, Wearables, and Diversity

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Star Cunningham is the founder and CEO of 4DHealthware, a startup that provides artificially intelligent “nudges”, SMS and email messages, to patients with chronic conditions based on data collected via 250 wearable devices like Bluetooth glucometers and activity trackers. Medicare now reimburses healthcare providers $40…

Internet of Things

The Power of Amazon’s Alexa Is Now On Your iPhone

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Starting this week, Amazon has begun rolling out a new feature to its mobile iOS shopping app that adds the Alexa powered voice assistant to it. Prior to the update, the Amazon app voice search feature only allowed users to seek out items to…