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Microsoft

New Microsoft Surface Tablet: Not Affordable and Not an iPad-Killer

By | May 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Surface tablet that is not only affordable, but also could allegedly give Apple a run for its money. The problem? It’s actually $400 and it’s definitely not an iPad-killer. Missing the mark would be putting it nicely….

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: VR, AR, and Hardware to Power It

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Last year may have been the biggest for virtual reality hardware when it comes to gaming, but now we’re starting to see the fruit of those seeds grow. With the likes of Skyrim now on PlayStation VR, mixed reality headsets, and improved technology being…

Productivity

Seattle

Boosting Your Spreadsheet Skills Is Good for Business

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Streamlining your information can be a true nightmare if you don’t have the right tools to do it. We’ve all heard about Microsoft Excel, it has been around since 1985 and is a known staple for everyone from business owners to finances gurus to…

Microsoft

Arizona

Bill Gates Just Bought an $80 Million Chunk of Land in Arizona

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

In recent months, tech companies like Facebook and Google have purchased huge chunks of land in Menlo Park and Toronto, respectively. The goal of these purchases has been fairly straightforward: they want to build smart cities for employees and citizens alike. Well, it might…

Productivity

How to Automate Tasks in Excel Like a Pro

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Think of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) like Excel on steroids. By gaining knowledge of VBA you’ll be able to streamline tasks in Excel and turbocharge your data handling capabilities. If you are a spreadsheet ninja or aspire to be, then the Microsoft VBA Bundle is…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It’s also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New Tech…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

Amazon

Seattle

Why There’s Still Room for Cloud Solution Startups

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Public cloud adoption is rising. A recent Cowen study revealed that companies will be spending 16 percent more on public cloud services in 2017 year-over-year. Organizations are also increasing their use of cloud resources in their work. 18 percent of workloads are now supported…

Programming education

How to Master the Microsoft Office Suite With Ease

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Microsoft Office Suite is one of the most widely-used applications in business today, making it extremely beneficial for a range of professions. From OneNote to Excel to PowerPoint, this versatile software suite is something professionals across all industries should have in their arsenal….

Ecosystems

Portland

How Portland’s Startup Ecosystem Strives for Inclusion

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for the Portland, Oregon startup community. Rick Turoczy, Cofounder at Portland Incubator Experiment, is a leading force in this movement and helps drive a culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration. In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere, Rick talks about Portland’s…

Programming education

Becoming an Excel Specialist is Easier Than You Might Think

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Across the entire landscape of business, Microsoft Excel is arguably the most commonly used software. Its prevalence is so great that jobs often require prospective employees to pass basic competency Excel tests. But learning any new program requires a good teacher. If you feel…

Accelerator

Meet the 14 B2B Startups in Microsoft’s Next Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Being part of a corporate accelerator is no easy feat. Between the thorough vetting process and the endless interviews, joining forces with a big corporation might seem like the last thing you want to do to grow your company. However, with endless resources and…

Jobs

Palo Alto

How Many Years of Experience Will Qualify You for Your Tech Dream Job?

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Job searching in the tech community often starts with a fairly small collection of the biggest names, from Google and Amazon to Facebook and Snap, Inc, to Airbnb and Microsoft. Thanks to a recent survey from job search startup Paysa, we have a little…

Microsoft

Microsoft Paint Killed in the Latest Blow to Nerd Childhoods Everywhere

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

First they came for Pluto, demoting it from a planet to the demeaning “dwarf planet” in 2006. Then, a full year ago, the final VCR production company, Funai Electric, closed its doors. Blockbuster and Radioshack have similarly faded from memory. Now, the latest blow…

Business

Microsoft Joins the Initiative to Bring Broadband Internet to the Rural US

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

While city dwellers might complain about overly-frothy lattes and surge-priced Ubers, it’s important to remember that we enjoy a quality of life on the internet that they do not. Yes, sometimes you have to reset your router. But broadband internet has been a staple…

Accelerator

Seattle

Every Major Seattle Accelerator and Incubator, Listed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo has compared accelerators to band camp in the past: You’re stuck in a location with a bunch of your peers whether you like them or not, work hard, play hard, and take snack breaks. And by the time it ends, you’ve built a lasting network…

Microsoft

Microsoft Is Cutting 3,000 Jobs

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

News from Microsoft today: The software company is initiating a radical reorganization of its sales business. It will lay off as many as 3,000 workers, around 75 percent of which will be from sales positions outside the U.S. The layoffs make up around 10 percent…