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Encryption Is The Best Idea!

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Personal data security is something we’re all responsible for when it comes to our own internet practices. While it used to be that only the most paranoid among us would take extra steps to protect our security, the prevalence of hacks now means we’re all vulnerable. Even if you’re not a high target or working…

Ten Years of the Hashtag

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

The hashtag is such a mainstay of internet culture these days, it’s hard to remember there was a time when it didn’t exist. Indeed, when Twitter was launched  in 2006, its founders and developers had not yet devised an easy and seamless way to “group” conversations together under one topic. It wasn’t until a year…

Can A Startup Be Evaluated Objectively?

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the world of startups, we hear a lot about valuation. We rank companies based not on their revenues and profits, but on their valuation. This is intriguing, because by all accounts a startup valuation is far from an exact science. So when you hear, for example, that a company like WeWork has a valuation…

Tech Cracks Down On Hate

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Guest Blogger

While the tech world generally tries to maintain a progressive and tolerant stance in regards to what is allowed on its platforms, real-world events are putting that to the test more than ever before. With the rise of the so-called “alt-right” and white supremacy groups in both the US and Europe, as well as the…

Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

If you ask the average baby boomer-aged internet user who they ask for help when their devices or systems fail, they will undoubtedly say they ask someone younger. Indeed, the millennial generation (those born after 1980)—the first to be called “digital natives” —is often credited with being naturally better at adapting to technology thanks to…

Living in an Attention Economy

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

When you look at the amount of time the average technology user spends using products or services created by Google, Facebook and Apple, the volume is striking. While we think of the technological world and the internet as a diverse and dynamic industry, the truth of the matter is that these three companies dominate an…

Is the Shared Office Space Industry Profitable?

Posted on August 11th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

A popular analogy for all the money, hype and optimism that has come amidst the Silicon Valley startup boom is the California gold rush of the 1800s. As any student of history knows, one of the biggest legacies of the gold rush was the entrepreneurial ventures that sprouted up to serve the needs of gold…

Ready To Up Your HR Game?

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Attracting and retaining high-level talent is a crucial component of any startup or mid-sized business’s success. However, that is, in many ways, much easier said than done. Now that jobs are posted online and applicants can apply for a job with a click of a mouse rather than traipse to the post office to send…

Jargon Busting Investment Dictionary

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

One of the strange quirks of the Silicon Valley boom is the effect it has had on our everyday lexicon. A slew of vocabulary words or phrases that didn’t exist ten years ago outside a very niche business world—startup, bootstrap, sharing economy—are now familiar to anyone who reads a magazine or front page of a…

Google AMP Pages Controversy

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Guest Blogger

From the user’s point of view, anything that makes navigating the internet a faster and more seamless experience is a win. Such is the rational basis for AMP pages—or the accelerated mobile pages – offered in Google search results, which are commonly used to display news articles from other publishers. However, what’s good for the…

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