Millions of clients and freelancers are converging on online task sites like Upwork (previously oDesk),  Toptal, Elance, Craigslist, Guru, TaskRabbit, Fivrr and other portals. With greater awareness of the portals, there is also increasing competition from bidders and freelancers seeking work. Even the popular professional social media site Linkedin has […]

5 Tips for freelancers to succeed on bidding on Tasks

Analysts at consulting firm Gartner recently released “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018” that makes for an interesting read. The list includes the following trends: Trend No. 1: AI Foundation – The ability to use AI to enhance decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer […]

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Daniel Roth, Editor in Chief of LinkedIn recently published a review of some of the most iconic ‘startups’ of our time (link). He introduces the topic stating “Some of the most fascinating businesses today are startups. Sensing a chance to transform (or take over) a market, founders are channeling their […]

LinkedIn Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know ...

As we approach the end of 2017, we are likely to see a lot of articles on the number of startups added in each region and country.The chairman of Indian trade association NASSCOM Raman Roy was recently quoted saying “About 1,000 tech start-ups were registered this year (2017), taking their […]

India Adds 1,000 Tech Start-Ups in 2017: NASSCOM

According to a recent article in reCode, The U.S. government plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funds overseas as part of an expanded federal program to do good around the world through what’s known as “impact investing.” The program, unveiled Wednesday at a conference by […]

The U.S. government is investing about $200 million in overseas ...

Newest Dreamit Startups Plan to Reshape Healthcare Dreamit Health’s ninth cohort is underway with seven startups taking on major healthcare challenges, from using big data analytics to find abnormalities in health conditions to addressing opioid addiction to virtual reality to ease chronic pain. Managing Director and serial entrepreneur Adam Dakin is kicking off the […]

Startup events and opportunities in November, December 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning continue to capture our attention. Last week there were reports of “Tech Giants Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent” (link) Earlier in the year, White House released a new report on the ways that artificial […]

Eric Schmidt : America needs to ‘get its act together’ ...

A recent Linkedin Premium report highlights how startups outside of Silicon Valley, Bay Area are hiring the most people. Getting out of Silicon Valley  There’s no question that Silicon Valley startups continue to get the most attention from venture capitalists. California, Massachusetts, and New York attracted 75% of U.S. VC dollars in […]

Where are startups are hiring the most? Its all outside ...

Do you have an idea for a cool App using Alexa for kids? Then this competition is for you! In a classic, catch them young move, Amazon announced a $250,000 prize fund for innovative ideas for “Alexa skills aimed at kids.” Check out the post on alexakidskills  (link) “Alexa, who […]

Catch them young! Amazon offers $250,000 prize fund for Alexa ...

The networking and tech giant, Cisco Systems announced (blog) that it plans to acquire startup Perspica in an effort to enhance its AppDynamics platform. Cisco executive, Rob Salvagno blogged how this this move takes Cisco deeper into machine learning: Earlier this year, Cisco announced the acquisition of AppDynamics – uniquely […]

Cisco acquires Machine-Learning Startup Perspica. Plans to boost AppDynamics