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Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the number…

Trends

Seattle

How Alexa and Google Home are Changing How People Find Your Business

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember intrepid Enterprise commander Jean-Luc Picard barking, “Computer! Get me the coordinates of the Klingon Bird of Prey!” or “Computer! Name the chemical compounds in this Romulan ale!” The good news is that the average consumer…

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Business

The Top 20 Unicorn Companies in the US Right Now

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unicorns are rare. Whether it’s in the business realm or in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, these magical creatures have unique properties that make them the most valuable entities in their respective universes. And while I would love to delve into the Harry Potter books…

Politics/Government

Election Day Deals That’ll Save You Money on the Way to the Polls

By | Nov 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Election Day is finally here and these contentious candidacies will come to a close in just a few hours. With all the social media fighting and polling place chaos, a little bit of good news can go a long way in helping you make…

Opinion/Analysis

Will Drones and Self-Driving Cars Replace Delivery Drivers?

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

With the rise of the on-demand economy, it seems more people are making deliveries than ever before. But with talk of drones bringing Amazon packages to your door and self-driving cars at the next junction, is the humble delivery driver an endangered species? Delivery…

Google

Google Is Taking Over the World and I Feel Fine

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Google has been one of the most commonly used company names in recent memory. From web searches and emails to smartphones and document sharing, this popular tech company has their hand in everything you can imagine. They have access to your video calls, your…

Opinion/Analysis

What’s in Store for the Future of Taxi Startups?

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 9:45 am

In the six short years of its existence, Uber has revolutionized the way we think about public transportation. Just recently, as Forbes reports, the company raised an additional $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Uber is now valued at around $68…

Acquisition

Austin

Whurley: An Entrepreneur Thinking Outside the Box

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

One commonality among top entrepreneurs is their ability to innovate across multiple markets. They can prospect the opportunities in nearly any industry and find a way to commercialize them. And that’s exactly what Whurley has done in the past few years alone. Whurley –…

Business

Lyft Makes Errands Easier by Adding Multiple Stops Feature

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Uber and Lyft have been at each other’s throats for a few years now. They have dueled it out for the hearts and souls of carless people, party-goers, and public-transit averse individuals that just want an easy and affordable way to get around. And…

Opinion/Analysis

You Need to Tip Your Uber Driver

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 11:45 am

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft make it possible for those who don’t have a vehicle to get around. And ride-share is already something that many of us can’t live without. With that being said, do you actually tip your Uber driver after you’ve ridden?…

Startups & Apps

Austin

Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing Is Replacing Uber and Lyft in Austin

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Ride-sharing startups Uber and Lyft stopped all services to Austin, Texas, on May 9 due to a city law requiring them to run fingerprint background checks on their drivers. Now 33,000 Facebook users have joined the Arcade City Austin page to crowd-source their own…

Interviews

ffVC’s John Frankel: Lazy People Make the Market for Tech

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Lazy people make the market for technology. At least, that’s one philosophy of ffVC founder and managing director John Frankel. I sat down with Frankel at SXSWi, last month, to speak about what makes a successful tech entrepreneur and how he looks for opportunities…

Startups & Apps

Slice Gives On-Demand Workers Access to Better Insurance

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

Today’s economy has led people into finding a way to create their own jobs. With the appearance of on-demand services, such as Airbnb, Uber, or others, many people have decided to take advantage of the opportunities brought by on-demand jobs, that gave them a…

Reports & Rankings

Top 10 Highest-Funded Startups in 2016 So Far

By | Apr 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The first quarter of 2016 closed on March 31st, and while global funding has chilled in recent months, the US market has held steady in supporting burgeoning startups. The 2016 Venture Pulse report from CB Insights even specified that the top ten funding rounds…

Funding

San Francisco

Lever Raises $20M to Improve How Companies Hire

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

Looking for a job is about more than having a polished resume or great background, it’s practically an art form. Some cities require extensive networking and internal sourcing, large tech companies employ unconventional tactics to find the best candidates, and then there are the…

Trends

The Lyft VS Uber Rivalry Is Getting Uglier

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Since it was founded, Lyft has been the stiffest competition for car-sharing giant Uber. The two have slightly different business models, but the goals are the same: get people where they need to go for cheaper than it costs to take a taxi. For the…

Tech.Co Top Stories

DC

2015 in Review: 7 of the Biggest DC Tech Stories

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Over the past year we’ve seen record-breaking funding announcements, rocky exists, and the local competition heating up. In DC we’re seeing more hyperlocal businesses going toe-to-toe with nationally recognized organizations such as Uber and WeWork, while others are outgrowing the area and moving to…