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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…

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…

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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…

Digital nomad

NYC

Almost a Fifth of Freelance Pros Will Make Six Figures or More This Year

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

New stats from LinkedIn ProFinder — a service connecting white collar freelance professionals with individuals and small businesses — have revealed the numbers behind the top freelancer pros’ revenues. For almost 20 percent of those in LinkedIn’s program, freelance work is definitely rewarding: That’s…

Politics/Government

DC

How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump’s DACA Order

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be accepted into the Obama-established program and the current members — 800,000 individuals who were brought into the U.S. as young…

Facebook

DC

Super Ideological Senators Get More Facebook Followers Than Moderates

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today, in news we kinda already knew: Pew Research has uncovered data indicating that those with a strong ideology will gain more Facebook followers than those with moderate positions. Yep, being reasonable on the internet will make you way more invisible. The Data You’ll…

Facebook

Facebook Has Taken Another Step Towards Combatting Fake News

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

There’s no denying that fake news has become a problem in today’s society. Whether it’s affecting the election or just generally mucking up your newsfeed, misinformation has begun to spread like wildfire in the digital age. Social media, in all its popular glory, has…

Business

DC

Trump Business Councils Are Disbanding After More CEOs Depart [Updated]

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Tech and media giants including Google and Paypal have reaffirmed their stance against hate groups in the wake of a violent white nationalist protest in Charlottesville last Saturday in which a white nationalist drove a car into a crowd of protesters, killing one individual and wounding 19…

Entrepreneur

DC

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Incubators

Portland, Maine

LePage Signs Bill Into Law Expanding Maine Technology Institute’s Scope

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Recently, Gov. Paul LePage signed into law a bill that expands the Maine Technology Institute’s mandate and gives it tacit approval to take over funding for the state’s three business incubators. With the governor’s signature, the bill will become law 90 days after the…

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…

Politics/Government

Prominent YouTube Creators Speak Out About Protecting Net Neutrality

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

The internet can be a pretty combative place. Between Facebook threads and YouTube comment sections, you could read a hundreds ad hominem attacks before you even have a chance to post something yourself. This kind of staunch opposition is common on social media, which…

Politics/Government

Tech Giants Rally the Internet to Save Net Neutrality on July 12

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Despite claims that erasing the laws protecting net neutrality will be good for business, every notable mind in the tech community has spoken out, in one way or another, to oppose those trying to do so. Well now, they’ve taken things a step forward, by…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

Solomon Thimothy, CEO of OneIMS, on Networking Strategies

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Networking needs to be a part of any founder’s regular routine to build their connections and meet investors and mentors. We spoke with the founder and CEO of  OneIMS and Clickx, Solomon Thimothy about his experiences networking strategies and offered advice to others aspiring to improve their own experience. Get…

Facebook

Facebook Town Hall Feature Is Civic Engagement for the Internet Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Facebook just added a new politics-oriented feature: “Town Hall.” It’s a fun and simple way to learn more about your local government and connect with your representatives. Check out how it works and what it means below. How Facebook Town Hall Works Just go right…

Entrepreneur

16 Business Leaders That Took a Stand on the Immigration Ban

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, Donald Trump enacted an immigration ban that saw a number of US citizens detained at airports around the country. Almost immediately, protestors from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many more descended on ORD, LAX, SFO and every airport code you…