Technology

Did You Know? Times Square New Year’s Eve Party Started As a Business Event (Watch)

The History Behind New Year’s Eve’s Biggest Party The Music That Moved Us In 2016 ‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60 ‘Rogue One’ Hogs ‘Sing’s’ Spotlight When you think about New Year’s Eve, a few things likely come to mind. There’s the champagne, noisemakers, silly glasses — and of course, Times Square. But that famous annual celebration ... Read More »

Could Business Meetings of the Future Be in Virtual Reality?

A new offering from virtual reality company Oculus, now owned by Facebook, could have interesting implications for small businesses. Oculus Rooms and Parties are new features for Gear VR users. They’ll also be available on Oculus Rift devices in 2017. Parties are essentially group voice calls that take place in virtual reality. You can add up to three friends to ... Read More »

Navigating the Storm: 100 Days to Cloud with Microsoft Partner Network

There was heavy snowfall in and around Seattle for the first time in years, but the weather-watch didn’t stop 50-plus attendees and 10-plus speakers from engaging in Microsoft Partner Network’s 100 Days to Cloud workshop. The future of technology as a whole, and IT is in the cloud and the workshop was geared to help individuals and companies align themselves ... Read More »

People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology recently posed by the tech ... Read More »

Top Stories: New Microsoft Tech, The Grid Changes Design

Technology has provided so many different tools for small businesses. And companies are constantly coming out with new solutions and offerings. This week, we looked at tech solutions from providers big and small. Take another look at the tech stories this week and the rest of our news coverage. Read on for this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. ... Read More »

SMB Lending on the Rise, Can Tax Deductions Be Overdone?

Small businesses have struggled to obtain loans for the last several years thanks to the sluggish economy. But in the last month, the loan approval rate for small businesses climbed to its highest point since the start of the Great Recession. In other small business finance news, the tax deadline is right around the corner. But business owners that are considering ... Read More »

Microsoft Drops Price of Surface Pro Tablets, Too

If your business is looking for a powerful tablet but unable to budget for a high end price, there’s more good news from Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has decided to cut the price on its Surface Pro tablet by $100 after a similar price cut on the Surface RT announced last month. The price reduction for U.S. customers ... Read More »

Microsoft’s First Digital Assistant, Cortana, Is Here

Sometime ago buzz began about a new digital assistant that would be available with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1. Now, Microsoft’s first assistant, Cortana, is here. Microsoft has made the new Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers which means your carrier will have the phone available very soon. The name Cortana apparently comes from a holographic character in Microsoft’s ... Read More »

This App Claims to Turn Your Phone into a Tiny Scanner but Does it Measure Up?

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary The Tiny Scanner mobile app turns Android and iOS devices into portable document scanners. It scans everything as images or PDFs. The Tiny Scanner mobile app turns your phone into a scanner and saves documents as either a photo or a PDF. With it you can now easily scan documents, receipts, reports, photos or just about ... Read More »

VideoBlocks Gives Video Editors, Designers another Option

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary VideoBlocks is good resource for all things stock footage. Use it to access studio-quality videos, templates and backgrounds for your advertisements. VideoBlocks is a stock video footage media company that allows you to pay an annual subscription for unlimited access to its catalog of audio clips, images and of course videos. You can as well consider ... Read More »