Facebook’s Scandals Seem Never-Ending. Don’t Cut Them From Your Marketing.

  Cambridge Analytica, privacy concerns, housing discrimination, misinformation, the list goes on for Facebook’s problems over the past few years. These issues have scared off users and even some marketers, and have limited the platform’s data capabilities. But $5 billion in possible fines or being dragged in front of Congress doesn’t mean Facebook should be…

Future Tech: Sell Your Products Using 3D and 360-Degree Photos

  I’ve been thinking about content creation for as long as I can remember.   I spent most of my childhood walking around manufacturing plants with my dad. Even then, I couldn’t believe they weren’t capitalizing on the coolness factor of the machines. Everyone has this misconception of manufacturing as a murky, dirty, undesirable environment.…

Easy Estate Planning For a Generation Who Neither Thinks About it or Can Afford It

  Our listeners can get $10 off at Trust & Will by entering TECHNORI at checkout.   Before his wedding, Trust & Will co-founder Cody Barbo sat down for an “adulting conversation” with his then-fiancee. Setting up joint checking and life insurance was fairly straightforward. But he quickly noticed there was something missing.   “Being…

Let MBX Handle Your Startup’s Manufacturing and Hardware Logistics

  One of the main takeaways from the book I’m listening to right now, Jim Collins’ Good to Great, is that the vast majority of innovative companies –– the ones that are exponentially outperforming the market –– have leadership born from within the company. They haven’t brought in a hired gun, a superhero solver of problems,…

Attest is Going To Help You Digitize Your Personal Identity Using Blockchain

Without getting into the cryptocurrency stuff, my natural instincts tell me that blockchain technology is about identity.   We work, spend, invest, and socialize digitally, but when it comes to some of the most important stuff of life –– birth certificates, passports, driver’s licenses, titles, deeds, college transcripts –– we revert to analog. The ways…

Startup Peanut Butter Helps Employers Offer Student Loan Repayment As a Benefit

  “We literally had somebody tell us that after she paid off her loans, she was going to Walt Disney World,” says Peanut Butter founder and CEO David Aronson. “That’s how excited people get.”   It’s understandable: American college grads, and Millennials in particular, are up to their eyeballs in student debt –– on average,…

From DevMynd to Tandem: Three Ways Founder JC Grubbs Made His Rebrand Look Easy

“The pitch is ‘reinvent yourself or die’,” says JC Grubbs, founder and CEO of digital product studio Tandem, formerly known as DevMynd. “When we first started, we were really focused on startups –– how they can be very nimble, quickly identifying a new market and pivoting without the weight of a large organization.”   With…

Ultra Hot: How a New Blockchain-Based Platform Could Democratize Gaming

Gaming is about to get a lot more interesting.   Ultra, a blockchain-based gaming platform, is set for its public launch by mid-2019.   Through its publishing platform and marketplace, the company is hoping to put “an end to the current distribution monopoly by providing new opportunities to game developers, players, and influencers,” according to…