Live streaming apps are a burgeoning trend in the social media sphere, and as their popularity continues to grow, it is essential that businesses leverage these apps in order to engage a rapidly growing consumer audience with controlled content at their disposal. The early embrace of live streaming allows businesses to position themselves as ahead of the trend in emerging technologies and provide their stakeholders with compelling content.

With the Bluemixathon: Operation Rescue and Recovery developers can be modern day heroes. What I like about this hackathon is that it really gives developers an opportunity to make a real difference in the world.

It has come down to the top 20 companies that will be battling it out to be top dog of REACH NeXT. What’s REACH NeXT? Well, let us refresh your memory (in case you’ve been living under a rock :)).

REACH NeXT is a one day pitch showdown to spring board the most brilliant and pioneering minds in tech. As a collaboration between TechZulu, Gadget Review and Rhubarb Studios, our mission with REACH NeXT is to deliver a day of VALUE and awareness with the ever-changing innovation surrounding us, so you walk away feeling informed, inspired, and connected.

The age of technology has helped itself out. Now, cloud computing makes it possible to virtualize IT departments. With a little creativity and a lot of research you can virtualize your IT department to create better efficiency and organization within your company.

With Grandparents Day approaching on September 13th, we wanted to share a quick roundup of a few ways to improve the lives of our aging loved ones.

Congrats guys and happy to say we knew you when. INRIX a leading provider of real-time traffic information and connected driving services worldwide, announced it has completed the acquisition of ParkMe, a Santa Monica, CA company that helps consumers find parking, make reservations and mobile payments worldwide. This deal makes INRIX the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, transportation agencies and drivers around the world.

Despite widespread military use, drone aircraft are still an emerging technology. But the rapid advancement of drone technology is turning the public airspace into the new Panama Canal.

Having a man on the inside and rooting for new initiatives is a win-win for all parties involved. That brings us to Greg Mertz, Lead Advisor for Technology Initiatives at Warner Bros. Records (WBR). In his role at WBR, he helps to steer the leadership into promising technology investments and partnerships.

IBM unveiled the developerWorks Open community, and packed it full of cutting-edge tools, real-world projects, tutorials and free access to Bluemix.

One question everyone asks is what investors look for when deciding whether or not to fund a startup. Having a high-caliber team with a good track record and a clear value proposition are givens. But the bottom line is that it comes down to the numbers. VCs are looking to make investments that pay off big.