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Successful Venture Capital Is Now Found Outside Silicon Valley

Venture Capitalists are finding new centers of innovation emerging around the U.S. With new startups understanding the cultural landscape that make up these cities a great place for their businesses, VCs are making investments outside SiliconValley. One of those cities is Columbus, Ohio, most recently named as the fastest growing city with startup activity, Columbus now has over 40 venture capital firms investing in the new businesses being born there. Continue Reading

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Is Google testing the waters of consumer retail?

Google launches massive ad campaign and opens a pop-up shop to drive direct consumer sales of its new Pixel phone and other home automation devices

15 years ago, Apple its own stores, it now has three hundred stores. Five years ago Microsoft started testing retail concepts and now has stand alone boutiques. This year, Amazon tested its own retail concept in Seattle. This week, Google joined their ranks by opening a pop-up shop in SoHo in order to build interest in the electronics and home automation devices.
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Is It Time for You to Partner With Microsoft?

As a tech or IT company, there’s a chance you’ve considered becoming part of the Microsoft Partner Network. After all, as a business owner, you have to consider all means of standing out from your competition. A gold certification from Microsoft certainly couldn’t hurt, right? But there’s a lot to consider. Chiefly, you have to look at the cost—a partnership fee is expensive in its own right, and keeping staff trained can also be a pricey proposition. Continue Reading

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What Is The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things—it’s the buzz phrase that all the “smart” companies are using. But what does it mean for you? Out of context, the Internet of Things, or IoT, may sound like vague concept unimportant to your day-to-day operations. But when you start to peel back the layers, IoT can reveal self to be an advantage—even a necessity—for your business’s growth and survival. Continue Reading