June 5, 2014

Tech Trends – AdTech Companies are Hot!

AdTech Companies are Hot!AdTech Companies are Hot!

Ad technology companies are hot, with some selling for as much as eight times what they earn before taxes. With the massive migration to mobile, there’s a particular run on mobile adtech firms.

 

Adtech merger and acquisition activity was furious in 2011 (60 deals valued at a total of $4.5 billion according to investment bank Coady Diemar (more…)

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May 29, 2014

Cloudy, with a Chance of Rain

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Cloudy, with a Chance of Rain

The word “cloud” itself implies something intangible, ever changing and, in fact, dreamlike. Where cloud tech is concerned, the combination of the fact that it’s relatively new, as least as product, and that it does entail relinquishing some control in some regards might be putting some business off. (more…)

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May 15, 2014

Innovation Trends – Crowdfunding Industry Disruption

Crowdfunding Industry Disruption

Innovation Trends

Crowdfunding

At a size estimated to be between nearly $4 billion and some estimates indicate up to $300 billion, the crowdfunding market is a game-changer. Innovative companies are using crowdfunding for new ways to self-finance of course.

 

Peer-to-peer lending platforms such as Prosper, Lending Club and Funding Circle are also providing consumer and small business credit where banks and other institutions are no longer taking as active a role. (more…)

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May 8, 2014

Health Care Tech Trends: Wearables, Mobile Apps, Platforms & Data

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Innovative Heath Tech companies provide exciting new applications of technology for our health.Health Technology

Technology in healthcare is exploding, especially remote monitoring technology, mobile devices, social engagement applications. It is estimated that the market for mHealth app services will reach $26 billion by 2017 according to Research2Guidance, a mobile research company. The use of mobile healthcare technology is being embraced by consumers and healthcare professionals alike.

Mobile Devices / Wearables

Jawbone and Fitbit are examples of cool companies that have created a variety of wearable (more…)

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April 24, 2014

Tech Salary Trends – Up, Up, and Up

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Overall salaries have risen over the last year as the economy makes slow but steady gains. Two of the main tech industry surveys report on salaries, raises, skills, and more.

Tech Salary Trends

The Dice Salary Survey Report for 2014 highlights include:

 

U.S. tech salaries had an average increase of nearly 3% to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year according to the Dice Salary Survey – that increase was less than the 5.3% jump the prior year.

 

The Dice report also shows that tech powered companies are nervous as compensation satisfaction slips. The recovering economy has tech candidates very confident, with low unemployment rates in tech sectors, the job market is good and employers recognize that talent reward goes along with talent retention. (more…)

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