Month: August 2017
  • Del Taco CEO: Quality Over Quantity

    Del Taco has taken the West Coast by storm. But just how big could this taco shop get? Jim Cramer sat down with John Cappasola, Del Taco’s CEO, to see if the restaurant chain could make you some cheddar.

  • Twitch unveils new tools for content creators, including ‘Gear on Amazon’ monetization platform

    Twitch held an event at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle to announce today’s news. (GeekWire photo / Taylor Soper) Amazon-owned live video streaming giant Twitch made one of its biggest announcements of the year on Wednesday as it revealed more than 20 new extensions to help content creators increase engagement and interaction. The “Gear on Amazon” […]

  • Kymeta wins a big OK from FCC and U.K. for satellite connectivity in a pizza box

    During an 8,000-mile test drive known as “Kytrek 2,” Kymeta demonstrated how its KyWay terminal could provide coast-to-coast satellite connectivity for a Toyota RAV4 SUV. (Kymeta Photo) Kymeta Corp., the flat-panel antenna startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has won key approvals from the Federal Communications Commission and its British counterpart for thousands of […]

  • All Main Event Entertainment Centers Nationwide Collecting Donations For Texas Relief Efforts

    Centers will accept needed supplies Sept. 1-4 Dallas, TX  (  Main Event Entertainment, which owns and operates five centers in and around Houston, has mobilized their other 33 centers to collect supplies essential to the recovery effort. From Friday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 4, the 33 Main Event Centers outside the affected areas will […]

  • Startup Spotlight: Game designers build Triangul8, a modern-day ‘chess killer’

    The Triangul8 team. (Triangu8 Photo) Game designer James Hutt and Microsoft engineer Eric Jorgensen have joined forces to build a game that they think could be the chess of the 21st Century. There are two versions of Triangul8: A simple physical board game with triangular wood tiles and a mobile app based on the same […]

  • Heads up, Portland: We’re hosting a Tech Crawl after party in the Rose City next week

    Yo, Portland peeps: Join us next week as we travel south to host an after party at one of Portland’s biggest tech events, the PDX Tech Crawl. Next Thursday, Sept. 7, the eighth annual PDX Tech Crawl will feature several local startups that open their offices to attendees who can eat and drink their way […]

  • Dog Haus Prepares To Bring The Absolute Würst To Rockford

    Rockford, IL  (  Dog Haus, the craft casual concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, recently broke ground on its Rockford, Illinois location, with a planned grand opening set for Fall 2017. Located at 7616 Walton Street, the restaurant will be franchisee group Goalz, LLC’s first location with the rapidly […]

  • Geared Up: Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa hook up, and a twisted tale of wireless earbuds

    Todd Bishop and Andru Edwards record the Geared Up podcast. Microsoft and Amazon surprised the tech world this week with the news that they will be connecting their voice assistants, Cortana and Alexa, starting later this year. And in other Alexa news, Amazon rolled out a new multi-room audio feature for Echo devices this week. […]

  • Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve ‘zero waste’

    A new study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou’s 2014 home football season demonstrates that by implementing several recommendations the team developed, such as offering better recycling receptacles and better sorting options for waste, sporting venues could be well on their way to achieving environmental benefits that exceed the standards for ‘zero-waste’ operations.

  • Comment on Is outsourcing a better option for in-home tech help? by Darren Knipp

    I think the pros and cons of this approach are captured well in the discussions above. I would add that the decision to outsource in-home services should also consider: How robust is the offering? Is it simple enough that the risk of an outsourcer messing up is very low? How differentiated is the offering? If […]