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Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Curing Acne, Positive Mental Health and Voice Transcription

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With school in session, the stress of homework and exams are going to start taking a toll. TechCo has some startup solutions. Each week we compile a list of startups aimed at streamlining your day or helping your quality of life. This week, we…

Art

London

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

Startups & Apps

Albuquerque

AdWallet Pays You to Watch Ads On Your Phone

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s no surprise that many adults spend almost three hours a day on their smartphone. When they are on their phone, they are often hanging out on social media or checking their email, but AdWallet wants everyone to make a little money too. They…

Reports & Rankings

10 Most Lucrative Non-Game Apps in the World, Ranked

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While most of the mobile apps you know and love are free, the business world is all about making money. Sure, some entrepreneurs are all about saving the world, but if you can’t secure your bottom line, the only thing you’re going to be…

Mobile

10 Most Downloaded Non-Game Apps in Q2, Ranked

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

A good app can do so much. It will organize your smartphone, connect you with friends, and keep you company on those longer trips to the bathroom. And while everyone loves a good mobile game, there are so many non-game apps out there that…

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Security

New GhostCtrl Virus Is Filming You Through Your Android Apps

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg told us he covers his laptop camera with a piece of tape for security reasons, the fear of malware has been real in the tech world and beyond. With cyber crimes becoming a staple of the evening news, while costing businesses…

Games

This Company Turned Fake News Into an Arcade Game

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

The term “fake news” has become all too familiar in the last year. Whether it’s social media users pointing out that the article you shared was from a satirical website or the president talking about CNN, fake news has become a staple of our…

Productivity

6 Productivity Apps to Make Life Easier for Project Managers

By | Jul 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Are you trying to be more productive with your time? Turning your smartphone into a personal assistant and a productivity aid is not only a good idea, it’s also incredibly easy. Whether you want to start a blog, make a financial transaction, track business…

Mobile

11 Methods to Inspire Users to Download and Use Your Mobile App

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

After a lot of hard work, you’ve created a mobile app, one you know users will want. Perhaps it provides sales options or coupons toward your products, or maybe it solves some specific problem that a user might have, like keeping information organized or…

Mobile

7 Interesting Facts About Smartphones on the iPhone’s 10th Birthday

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Ten years ago, the world changed. While Nokia brick phones and Motorola RAZRs ruled the mobile landscape for most of the early 2000s, Apple changed the game forever with the iPhone, making smartphones one of the most used technological breakthroughs since the toilet. Yes,…

Startups & Apps

Even Pope Francis Has Used This E-Blessing App

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Pope Francis is no stranger to innovative ideas. In addition to being a constant advocate for the combination of tech and faith, he also sent his social media guru to SXSW to discuss the importance of being open minded to new technologies in an…

Interviews

Albuquerque

Gigabit Fiber Is Ramping Up Albuquerque’s Smart City Initiatives

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

A Smart City can mean a lot of different things, but it boils down to transparent data, responsive infrastructure, and Internet of things (IoT) technology to manage a city’s assets. For residents of a smart city, this can lead to being more informed and access…

Social Media

San Francisco

Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….

Augmented Reality

Los Angeles

The World’s First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Before Pokémon Go hit smartphones around the world like a ton of bricks, the augmented reality discussion was cemented in a futuristic image of the tech. Think Ironman’s heads up display without the cumbersome helmet and the English voice assistant. People have had high…

FinTech

4 Peer-to-Peer Lending Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many people get involved in peer-to-peer lending without having any idea what it is. This new thriving method of debt financing makes no recourse to financial institutions. People simply come together to lend and borrow from each other with minimal intermediary. Many investors now…

Marketing

Nashville

7 Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your App

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There’s already an uphill climb to gain customers, and to get them to use your app is even more of an effort. App adoption rates are generally very low and as many as 78 percent of mobile apps will be abandoned after their first use….

Startups & Apps

The Not Hotdog App from HBO’s Silicon Valley Is Real

By | May 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been touted as one of the funniest shows on TV right now. However, Bay Area entrepreneurs and startup founders are quick to point out that the show is remarkably accurate when it comes its portrayal of the tech world. Founder disputes,…