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Dev & Design

8 Essential Mac Software Tools to Buy Before Black Friday

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

By now you’ve seen early Black Friday sales for everything from TVs and washers to mattresses and drones. I mean, the holiday lights went up in Target not even 24 hours after Halloween. Some may say it’s obnoxious, some may love getting in the…

Tips & How To’s

6 Ways to Improve Your App Development Timeline

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Entrepreneurs that develop mobile apps are very familiar with the constant struggle between speed and quality. In mobile app development, the infamously longer development cycles compared to traditional web applications, are problematic for developers and entrepreneurs alike. Being the first-to-market can be the difference…

Productivity

This Software Can Help Your Office Go Green

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Each year the world produces over 300 million tons of paper. And the average U.S. worker continues to use 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, according to The Paperless Project. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint and lower paper usages,…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

Hardware

10 Secrets to Succeeding as a Hardware Startup

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Hardware is hard. There is a lot of truth in that simple statement. There are many obstacles to success, but here’s 10 secrets… Accurately Estimate Product Development Successful startups realistically estimate the costs, and time needed, for product development. Everyone wants their product on…

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Programming education

Learn Python for Less Than $40

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

One of the most important programming languages in existence today is Python. It’s the versatile, easy-to-learn language that is used in everything from website development to self-driving cars. Python is not only one of Google’s preferred languages, but it’s also an extremely in-demand skill…

Programming education

Learn How to Make Your Data Look Less Messy

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Data scientists and advance analytics are among the top position needing to be filled in the coming years. Skills that help employees get premium salaries include data mining and optimizing the data to help leadership make smart business decisions. When a data scientist can…

Productivity

5 Ways to Make Your Help Desk Run Smoother

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

A successful help desk isn’t as easy to create as you might think. It seems like if you have all the conventions of a good help desk structure, things will run smoothly on their own. However, there are often issues with your tickets or…

Software

5 Dispatch Software Providers That Are Transforming the Service Industry

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Being able to scale your business, take on more clients and improve your customer experience rather than reduce your standards sounds like an unbelievable proposition, but this is exactly what dispatch software or field service software companies set out to do. These integrated systems…

Tips & How To’s

Challenges in Managing a Global Business

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

In a globally competitive world, startups now have to balance working in multiple countries simultaneously to stay ahead of the competition. Doing business in different locations with different cultures can be a challenge, but smart entrepreneurs can stay afloat with the right approach. As…

Inspiration

Boulder

How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

Coding

Here’s How To Become A Professional Coder On Your Own Time

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

Coding is a broad term, an ever-developing conglomeration of processes involving designing, scripting, testing, debugging/troubleshooting, maintaining the source code of computer programs, and a litany of other steps. With dozens of tools and techniques available to coders, it can be difficult to figure where…

Hardware

Las Vegas

This Startup Makes IoT Prototyping Easy

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Daniel Price and Daniel DeLaveaga made an offbeat pitch to the first employees of Breadware, the young company whose IoT prototyping kits began catching on this summer. The company didn’t offer great salaries to those early employees, but they could have free room and…

Entrepreneur

The Trick to a Great Side Project: Make It Super Crazy

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

Being crazy generally isn’t considered a great idea in any business. Radical changes like Medium’s pivot away from advertising or even simply a weird rebranding choice like tronc or Oath can set a company up for endless ridicule. But when you’re starting a side project…

Inspiration

Austin

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

Software

5 Ways Technology is Making Fireworks Safer and Awesomer

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Tomorrow night, you’re going to see some explosions. No, it won’t be your belt buckle snapping under the pressure of all those hot dogs. It’ll be the fireworks displays that light up the 4th of July sky every year. Kids will look on in…

Security

Chicago

Software M&A Has a Cybersecurity Problem That’s Only Getting Worse

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Yesterday, news broke of likely the biggest government data breach in the history of the universe. Today, we bring you the latest cybersecurity study, which reveals that although the majority of software mergers and acquisitions are plagued by security concerns, most corporations still plan to…