Startups are looking a lot different than they did just a few years ago. Founders and even employees are getting older on average, more established in their lives, and with more responsibility than the average early-twenties dorm-room founder. Work/life balance is finally starting to become part of the startup equation, and for the right reasons. It's not that you need to do these things because you'll go crazy if you don't, it's because you'll be a better entrepreneur and make a better startup if you do.
In the latest post of the ExitEvent-WRALTechWire partnership, Joe Procopio takes a look at the uniqueness of the Startup Social, which he founded. It's unique in the fact that you can strike up a conversation with the person next to you and chances are almost 100% that said person is an entrepreneur or an investor.
The Broadband Report: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said last week the commission will vote to modernize E-Rate by this fall as pressure mounts from elected officials and service providers to mayors and educators throughout the country.
After making a visit to Wilmington, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman says she is impressed by the "beach town's business prowess and left me excited for future trips back to tell the stories being created there."
"Jobs Under the Big Top" will take place under a real tent, and the jobs fair at which companies pitch for employees will kick off the second Paradoxos festival in Durham next week.
China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions.
Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do. Police say Stingray, a suitcase-size device that pretends it's a cell tower, is useful for catching criminals, but that's about all they'll say.
Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.
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