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SXSW

Austin

Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. “The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches. Businesses continued to suffer the majority of breaches and more than eight times…

Drones

DC

U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging…

Funding

DC

Revolution Launches $150M Rise of the Rest Seed Fund With Dream Team of Investors

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today Steve Case’s venture capital firm, Revolution Ventures, announced the creation of a new $150 million ‘Rise of the Rest Seed Fund’ geared at investing in startups outside of Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. There’s no question there is a lack of seed…

Drones

5 Ways Commercial Drones Are Impacting Business Operations

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Historically, drone technology has helped the US a great deal in fighting the war on terror after 9/11. They were the carrier of explosives to the target region and rest of the thing is a known story. But to my surprise, this smart device…

Drones

New Jersey

New Jersey Is Trying to Ban People From Flying Drones While Drunk

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Don’t say New Jersey never has any good ideas: A new state bill being introduced will be the first statewide drone regulation, and it would impose an up-to-$1,000 fine on anyone operating a drone while intoxicated. Which begs the question of just how many…

Books

San Francisco

Sarah Lacy on Benevolent Sexism and You

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Over the past several months we’ve seen dozens of men in power, across various industries, facing the ramifications of their predatory behavior.  The timeliness the new book by Pando founder Sarah Lacy titled, A UTERUS IS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG: The Working Woman’s Guide…

Energy

At Least We Can All Agree That Green Energy Is Cool

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

I don’t think I’m saying anything controversial when I say that, in 2017 America, basically everything is controversial. Thanks to on- and offline echo chambers and personal agendas, political divides are greater than ever. Well, I guess they were worse back during the Civil…

Social Good

Denver

Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…

Drones

DC

Drone Regulation Outlook is Good For Business, Not Consumers

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

As new technology becomes more affordable, there is often a trend of consumers and commercial users treating it like a new Wild West. More specifically, ignoring common sense. As drones can range anywhere from $20 to a few grand, that means anyone from the…

Opinion/Analysis

Boise

How Technology Can Preserve Democracy

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We live in strange times indeed. With reports of electronic meddling by foreign actors in the 2016 elections, recurrent cries of “fake news,” and actual online misinformation campaigns, it’s become apparent that technology has had widespread effect on democracy in the US. In fact,…

Accelerator

Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

How a New FDA Pilot Program Will Speed Up the Health Tech Industry

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday its plans to launch a pilot program for nine top tech companies, allowing them to avoid a few regulations that have been slowing down the release of software and products within the health industry. In essence, they’ll be…

Politics/Government

Las Vegas

Bill Nye at Life is Beautiful: Science, Politics, and Saving The World

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 12:45 am

The Life is Beautiful festival took over downtown Las Vegas this past weekend starting on Friday afternoon with an inspirational talk by Bill Nye the Science guy. Bill Nye captivated a crowd of over a thousand festival goers with his thoughts from his latest book, Everything All at…

Drones

Drone Regulations Are Continuing to Fall Into Place

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

Drones are one of the most easily recognizable tech advancements. While VR, AR, and every single type of AI out there are all software, drones can be seen zooming around scaring the squirrels in your local parks. And since they’re interacting with the physical…

Jobs

Toronto

Tech Workers Are Actually Moving to Canada More, Thanks to Trump

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The phrase “if you like it so much, why don’t you move there” has long been deployed as a way to get someone to shut up. Recent news on the upswing in Canada’s tech jobs following the change in the U.S.’s presidential administration this…

Virtual Reality

Mexico

USA Today Network Launches The Wall, A Virtual Look at Trump’s Wall

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

Today, USA Today Network revealed a new multi-media report and virtual reality experience that will detail one of President Trump’s most publicized campaign promises: the wall. In what the network is calling The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences, the project will bring an immersive…