Apps & Software
TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2016 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, February 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. We will have amazing panelists from Crosscut Ventures, Machine Shop Ventures, Techstars, and more to be announced soon who will share their insights and forecast for startups in 2016.
6 Entrepreneurs share their predictions for this year’s evolution of online industries, which will be key for small businesses across the globe in 2016. Increased wireless connections will force both individuals and businesses to readdress the costs and issues of online security. This will also drive mobile usage and the growth of industries such as e-commerce and fintech, with a focus on streamlining and online task management integration tools supporting business use.
Social networking continues to be a superior force in marketing, especially Facebook. According to emarketer.com, Facebook earns 65.5 percent of all social network ad spending worldwide. That was $15.5 billion in 2015 alone. Costs for advertising on Facebook are increasing, due to high demand, and their profits continue to soar. How can your company best benefit from social networking ads in 2016? Here are a few trends that need to be taken account of and exploited to the best potential for future success.
Wearable IoT World (WIoTW), based in San Francisco and heralded as the world’s first accelerator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and emerging technologies, today has officially launched the U.S.-Pan Asia IoT Superhighway accelerator in Hong Kong. Closing a round of USD 4.5 million led by Radiant Venture Capital, the accelerator will focus on driving IoT innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Asia while pushing forward IoT development globally.
It’s a known fact that there are more men than women in tech, and those numbers aren’t getting better — in 2013, women held 26 percent of computing jobs in the United States, as opposed to 35 percent in 1990. Women are underrepresented in tech industries, and it has proven difficult to attract them to such a male-dominated industry filled with plenty of stereotypes.
Never has the job of IT professionals been as challenging as it is now. While the technology revolution has produced some remarkable advancements in computing, the higher level of access has come at the price of increased security risks. This is especially true when considering the fact that all interaction now takes place in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.
rhubarb studios, the Los Angeles-based venture studio that helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding. This money will be used to further grow the studio and amplify resources for [build], rhubarb studios’ three-month immersive coaching program which takes startups from conception to series A.