Top 6 Mistakes Startups Should Avoid When Hiring Consultants

Hiring consultants is a great way to get expert help for your startups — but there are some potential landmines to avoid. Here are some common mistakes to steer clear… Read More

Pharmaceuticals, Homeopathic Remedies and the Marketing Connection

A recent article on The Gateway discussed how most pharmacies place homeopathic remedies and pharmaceutical drugs side by side. As a result, consumers may believe all of the treatments are… Read More

Great Places to Work When You’re Tired of Working from Home: Coffee Shops

This series covers several places consultants and freelancers can work productively. Last month we looked at coworking spaces. This post examines the benefits of working from a local coffee shop…. Read More

IT Continues to Attract Venture Capital Dollars

According to the latest edition of The Money Tree Report, a quarterly study of venture capital investment in the US produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA),… Read More

4 Must-Have iPad Apps for Independent Consultants

Zintro is one of the most valuable tools available to independent consultants because it provides access to relevant projects. However, as an independent consultant, it’s your responsibility to stay on… Read More

Extended Battery Lifetime for Bluetooth Smart Radios

Imec, Host Centre and Wicentric recently introduced their integrated ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart radio solution for a range of smart applications. They claim the power consumption is up to five… Read More

The Rising Popularity of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency used for online payments. According to Bitcoincharts there are about 12.2 million Bitcoins in circulation. Instead of using tokens or digital notes, people pay for… Read More

Amazon.com Continues to Push Boundaries

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezo recently appeared on 60 Minutes, where he discussed a future 30-minute drone delivery system for packages up to five pounds. The interview aired the night before… Read More

Will New Feature Make Online Training More Efficient Or Discourage Users?

Mindflash, an online training technology company, recently announced a feature called FocusAssist for iPads. The tool tracks the user’s eyes through the camera and when it senses that they have… Read More

Facebook Having Trouble With Computer Security

Programmer Khalil Shreateh recently hacked into Zuckerberg’s Facebook account to warn the company that users could easily post on anyone’s wall. Lately, high-tech companies have been relying more on help… Read More

What The Surprising Figures From Netflix’s Second Quarter Report Mean For TV Broadcasting

While Netflix reported second quarter earnings that exceeded industry professionals’ estimates, company shares fell in value by nearly 5½ percent. In hopes of explaining the seemingly incongruent information, some analysts have… Read More

Ride Sharing Applications Help During Subway Strike

San Francisco Bay Area’s recent subway system strike negatively affected hundreds of thousands of passengers, which encouraged heavy usage of ride sharing apps such as Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. These… Read More

Online Employment May Lead To Successful Projects

Using algorithms and geo-location, Gigwalk, the online employment company, monitors and models employee behavior, helping companies recruit productive temps without having to interview candidates. Initially, Gigwalk assigns relatively simple tasks… Read More

Netflix: Friend Or Foe To The Broadcasting Business?

In this year’s second quarter reports, Netflix announced earnings that exceeded Wall Street analysts’ estimates; yet company shares fell in value over the same time period. Some professionals in the… Read More

Gigwalk Could Create Employment Opportunities

Using algorithms and geo-location, the online employment company, Gigwalk, monitors and models employee behavior, helping companies recruit productive temps without having to interview candidates. At the beginning, Gigwalk assigns relatively… Read More

A Step In The Right Direction

Facebook recently changed its policy granting users the option to post mastectomy photos. Survivors and advocates for a cure appreciate the chance to share their experiences and accurately portray breast… Read More