Snowden’s Global Impact

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Until very recently, the ability of any one person to compile information about others was fairly limited. That’s no longer the case. There’s been global embrace of internet technology on an unprecedented scale. Communication, financial transactions, pictures, social media, even whole businesses have all moved […]

How Your Smartphone Can Make You Healthier

How Your Smartphone Can Make You Healthier

Is technology helping to make us healthier — or just the opposite? Looking around, you’d probably guess the latter. Worldwide, obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, with almost 2 billions adults classified as overweight in 2014. As technology develops and automates more and more tasks, people are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Not getting enough […]

7 Apps to Encrypt Your Chats

True Private Messaging: 7 Apps to Encrypt Your Chats

Are your text messages private and secure? Or are they vulnerable to prying eyes? Given the news lately, it’s safe to assume they’re not. It’s been revealed that the National Security Agency has been collecting text messages for years — up to 200 million a day. They collect everything they can from anyone they can, […]

How Much do the World's Biggest YouTubers Make?

How Much Do the World’s Biggest YouTubers Make?

Before the rise of the Internet, television, or even photography, it used to be difficult — if not impossible — for most people to become famous. If you were lucky, you might’ve been well-known in your town, but good luck spreading your fame further than that. And throughout most of history, very little was known […]

Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Networking

Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Networking

Ever wonder why YouTube has such terrible comments? It seems like the commenting community is made up of the worst trolls on the Internet. They’re so bad, YouTube has been called “a comment disaster on an unprecedented scale.” But why YouTube? Lots of people watch videos online, and most of them aren’t jerks (we hope). […]

Inside the Top Startup Factories

Inside the Top Startup Factories

Some people dream of starting a successful startup so they can strike it rich, sell the company, and retire on a beach sipping mojitos. Others entrepreneurs nurture their one big idea and dream of creating a stable company that they guide through its growth for many years to come. But the serial entrepreneur is a […]

How to Start Your Own ISP

How to Start Your Own ISP

If you hate your Internet Service Provider (ISPs), you’re definitely not alone. Not only are ISPs among the worst-rated companies when it comes to customer service, but they’re also often guilty of deliberate misdeeds like slowing your service and giving away your personal data. As Jordan Spencer Cunningham of put it, “All ISPs are […]

Get Facebook to Buy Your Startup

How to Get Facebook to Buy Your Startup

How do you measure your startup success? There are as many different reasons for founding startups as there are tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Some entrepreneurs start companies in order to follow their passion. They just want to be able to make a living doing what they love, or simply desire the freedom of being their […]


Beginner’s Guide to YouTube Advertising

Before online advertising, it was tough to get your brand in the spotlight without a huge marketing budget. Even today, you’ve got to have plenty of money for TV advertising. Just the ad production alone can cost thousands of dollars — and that’s not even getting into ad placement, which can range anywhere from a […]


Guide to Online Advertising for Small Businesses

“If you build it, they will come” may have worked in the movie Field of Dreams, but if that’s your advertising motto your business won’t last long. Whether your small business is online or offline, you need to communicate your existence to your target audience if you want to sell anything. “Word of mouth is […]


Startup Pivots That Changed the World

Today, the smartphone in your pocket is more powerful than the computers NASA used to put astronauts on the moon. Modern technology is developing at an exponential rate — so fast that some predict that humans won’t even be able to keep up with some kind of artificial intelligence to help us. With the kind […]


How to Produce a Chart-Topping Music Blog

Remember how hard it was to find great new music before blogs and the Internet? Local music stores could be great, if they stocked the kind of music you liked. And good luck finding anyone in your area who shared your specific musical tastes and interests. But the web has completely revolutionized the music scene. […]


Silicon Valley Giants’ Secrets to Success

What’s the best way to become a billionaire in the 21st century? Start a tech company in Silicon Valley, of course! Actually, it turns out that entrepreneurship is an unlikely road to riches for most. With famous Silicon Valley successes like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs now household names, it’s easy to imagine that starting […]


The Beginner’s Guide to Google Ad Grants

Think “marketing” is a dirty word? (Steve Jobs would actually agree with you.) Most of us loathe advertisements. In the modern era of streaming video and marathoning TV shows on demand, some argue that the decline of commercials may spell the death of traditional cable. Blinking banner ads may have garnered clicks in the early […]


Build a Non-Profit Website for $100

Charitable work has been an important part of society for hundreds of years. A lot has changed over that time, but one thing that’s always been true for most nonprofits is the scarcity of resources. Nonprofits often run on very tight budgets, funded by limited grants and donations. Often demand for a nonprofit’s services will […]