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How Mobile Devices Have Changed the Video Game Industry

  In 1998, the total amount spent on video games was $2.6 billion. In 2014, that figure topped $24 billion. That figure is more than double the amount spent on movies (approximately $10 billion) per year. Not only does the amount spent on video games continue to rise, so does the popularity of video games [...]

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Cool Cleveland Tech Company Heats Up At Florida Educational Technology Conference

For the second year in a row one of Cleveland's coolest companies, Lightning Grader, is exhibiting at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando Florida. The Florida Educational Technology Conference is the second largest (depending on who you talk to) educational technology conference in the country, only behind ISTE and to most, tied with TCEA. [...]

TractionVC: Affordable Growth Hacking

Growth hacking has been one of the trendier titles over the past few years. There are some good ones out there, but can a bootstrapped startup or small business really afford to pay the best? Well, we just came across an interesting new company that wants to help startup and SMBs grow, without breaking the [...]

HoloLens: Microsoft’s New Holographic Head-Set

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new product, and essentially, a whole new product segment: Microsoft HoloLens. The HoloLens is a head-set that is powered by Windows 10. Though it has the look of a Google Glass Oculus Rift hybrid, the HoloLens is a completely different sort of machine: It is, perhaps, easier to describe the new [...]

SpaceX Raises $1b Round from Google and Fidelity

On Tuesday, SpaceX - the rocket and spacecraft company founded by Elon Musk - announced a new billion dollar round of funding. Google, one of the two investors in this round has a major vested interest in the low-cost space flight that SpaceX offers to the like of NASA. The funding round was announces in [...]

FETC Kicks Off EdTech Season Here At Techfaster

We're off to the races here in Orlando Florida at the start of the 35th annual Florida Educational Technology Conference. The FETC is it's affectionately known, is the second largest ed tech conference in the country, tied with the TCEA. The annual ISTE show is the largest of it's kind and will happen this summer [...]

Google Glass Promoted From Google X, to Halt Explorer Program

On Monday, January 19, Google officially ended its Google Glass Explorers program, and halted sales of the $1500 eye-ware. This is not the end of Google Glass, however, just the end of Glass as we know it right now. The end of the Explorers program comes as Google graduates the Glass program from Google X labs. [...]

Sprint Is Offering Shared Prepaid Data At Walmart

Sprint, through it's prepaid subsidiary, Virgin Mobile, has been playing with the family plan concept at Walmart. While family plans have always been targeted to "on contract" customers, Walmart has the largest population of prepaid customers in the United States and Sprint is taking advantage of that with Virgin Mobile. Previously, the nation's third largest [...]

You Should be Attending Networking Events

If you’re a startup, you should be attending or hosting networking events. These events are designed to increase your visibility, and help you form potentially profitable relationships. Plus, the keynote speakers will introduce you to new trends, and provide you with valuable information to expand your business. Why You Should Attend Networking Events When First [...]

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Odds and Ends: ZTE Dunkers and a Parrot Drone Show

Every year, there are a ton of great new products at the International CES. This year was no exception. From the ZTE, to LG, to Parrot booths, it seems like everywhere we went, there was something mind-blowing. This is great, and is the whole reason for CES. However, for those of us who are there to cover [...]