With the U.S. election cycle well and truly heating up, it’s hard to go a day without hearing about Hillary Clinton’s secret basement email gaffe. Whichever side of the political line you come down on personally, the security implications are profound. Cyber security threats are growing in variety and intensity.

The fitness industry is a huge market that is worth over $24 billion so it comes as no surprise that tech companies have entered the picture. The rise of high-tech fitness has taken the industry by storm with everything from wearable fitness trackers to smart jump ropes. No longer content with an overpriced gym that comes with little to no guidance on how to achieve their goals, people are turning more and more to high tech fitness instead.

The possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) has pushed programmers, developers, scientists, and tech experts to create amazing new items and revolutionary new services. Some do it for the potential cash rewards; others do it for the scientific and technological breakthroughs sure to come. For whatever reason, the IoT will likely shape our future in the coming decades, often in exciting and fascinating ways.

Chances are you are curious about drones, if you don’t have one already. Or you have seen them in the air at concerts, sporting events, on the freeway; anywhere is possible. Drones give everyone the ability to become a master aerial cinematographer from the comfort of the ground. They are hot hot hot, and have been known to bring out the inner nerd in everyone.

Building a company for the purpose of selling it is a proven strategy for a fast payoff. Like any asset, the more attractive a business is to potential acquirers, the more likely it will be purchased. Focusing on the key elements that larger brands examine when they consider an acquisition is crucial for obtaining the best price and for establishing a corporate brand that distinguishes itself from its competitors as a valuable asset. There is a strong argument that can be made for preparing to sell your company from Day 1 by strategically positioning your company in a growth industry where merger and acquisition activity is likely.

Conducting regular information technology (IT) risk assessments is no longer an optional part of business operations for companies today. However, risk assessments are only as valuable as the processes used to conduct them. In this post, learn five ways your IT security risk assessment can go wrong and what to do to remedy each.

TZ #TechCrawl is back this month and heading to Santa Monica as part of LA Startup Week! Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Santa Monica!

Trust can be a fickle thing. As the saying goes, trust takes a lifetime to build but only a moment to ruin. In the business world, trust can certainly be hard to come by, especially when information and data valuable to the success of a company can easily be stolen or misplaced. This is the thought on the minds of many business leaders as they contemplate adopting the cloud for storage, computing power, and big data analysis.

500 Startups officially announced their Batch 15. Among them is one of our very own REACH NeXT alumni Mahmee! We were stoked when we partnered with 500 startup for REACH NeXT and now are over the moon that they selected one of our winners. Congrats to the Melissa Hanna and the rest of the Mahmee team!

After conducting indoor tests for several months, Walmart recently asked U.S. regulators if it could test drones (a.k.a. “unmanned aircraft systems” or UAS) for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories. The news came as no surprise to anyone. Walmart’s been investing heavily in its e-commerce capabilities — too heavily for some investors’ tastes, in fact — in an effort to make up ground on Amazon and Google, both of which are already deep into the drone development process.