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The Big Picture Tech startup chatter rarely involves <literal> dirt, but at the rate the AgTech industry’s growing, it’s worth noting because many believe it’s a smart bet. In 2014, AgTech  Read more

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The Big Picture Google attempted to shake up the world this week by announcing the creation of a parent company called Alphabet to better... Read more

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Big Picture A little less than half (42%) of the 54 million health and fitness club members in the U.S. use boutiques, which is even more impressive considering that’s a 21% jump over... Read more

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Big Picture Hotels are so last millennium. As a traveler, why should you pay city taxes, state taxes and surcharges when you can surf AirBnB—the penthouse suite of the home sharing space—and experience something more ‘personalized’ from $22 a night for  Read more

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Big Picture PayPal, the most widely used peer-to-peer (P2P) payment network, not only split from eBay recently, but also announced it  Read more

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The Big Picture– On-demand parking apps continue gaining popularity, especially considering the crazy  Read more

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The Big Picture– With last week’s SpaceX crash (and no clear explanation yet), private space exploration was…wait for it…thrust back into the... Read more

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What You Missed – In the Instant Gratification economy, we don’t just want it. We want it right now. Luckily, instant delivery service startups have stepped up with the goods.  Read more

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What you missed - Chat about cloud storage, and you gotta drop Dropbox into the conversation. It’s valued at $10 billion. It’s got 400 million users in 200 countries. And it recently earned a  Read more

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What you missed – With tech startup biz growing around the world, the media loves whipping out ‘Is _______ the next Silicon Valley???’ stories. Nicknames abound, sometimes tripping you back to 6th grade geography.  Read more

fun

Everyone wants to be able to hop out of bed each morning and look forward to going to work. Wouldn’t it be great if your job didn’t feel like a job? Work is where we spend the majority of our waking hours, and a stiff, dull environment is not most people’s idea of a good time. Most... Read more

biking

This Tuesday, June 16, join Atlanta Startup CEOs, entrepreneurs and startup lovers for a night of pedaling from downtown to midtown on a “startup tour.” This ride is part of The Atlanta Cycling Festival, which started Monday, June... Read more

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What You Missed There’s a field day style, tug-of-war narrative that seems to pull between ‘Why Ed Tech Startups Are Hot’ and ‘Why Ed Tech Startups Are Not.’ On one hand, venture and equity funding for ed tech companies rose to  Read more

Windows10

What you missed- As of Wednesday, July 29, there’s a new kid on the block, Windows 10. Microsoft has released the news behind their newest upgrade, and it is like no other. Microsoft is promoting the upgrade... Read more

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