Startup Bellevue presents TREND Rising, a bimonthly event to highlight the talent growing within our community. Each event will host a theme relevant to the rise of new technologies in our area bringing the best of both seasoned and startup talent in the prospective field. On April 9th (Thursday) 2015 from 4-7pm, we will
Cute-Crazed. Selfie-Obsessed. Bad Happy. These are just three of the names of Mentos' new branded emoticons, or "ementicons," which will soon be available for the mint brand's socially savvy fans to use. Mentos isn't alone.
Rocket Lab has unveiled the 3D-printed, battery-powered rocket engine that will power its $4.9 million rocket launches.
Israel George's insight:
The Rutherford engine is entirely 3-D printed, and because it is electric it can be controlled by software. Its ultra-light on-board batteries are equivalent to three of the batteries that power a Tesla Model X. Read More: www.bit.ly/1EgFjXw
Nielsen’s 2014 Advertising & Audiences Report found that while the average U.S. home television receives 189 TV channels, the typical consumer only watches 17 different channels. And with mobile devices like tablets and phones increasingly becoming go-to screens as well, it makes sense that some people may prefer having “cordless” viewing options, particularly young people who have grown up used to watching shows online — sometimes referred to as “cord-nevers.”
Yet a report by Leichtman Research Group found that the top pay TV providers have lost only about 0.2 percent of its customer based in the past couple of years. A study by Videorx.com that was cited in the January/February 2015 issue of Streaming Media Magazine also found that most of its respondents hadn’t completely “cut the cord.”
Instead, combining streaming services with traditional programming — in other words, creating individual viewing options according to your own preferences — is becoming much more the norm. Among the Videorx.com study’s respondents, for example, almost 60 percent subscribed to paid TV, and 66 percent had Netflix accounts and 48 percent Amazon Prime/Instant video accounts...
The latest gambit by banks to reduce card fraud? Get rid of the card. BMO Harris Bank on Monday will launch the U.S.’s biggest cardless ATM network, allowing customers to withdraw cash by using their smartphones.
The demand for creativity from employees is rising in this age of rapid technological advancement. This is evident when we see multinational companies like Google setting up something known as a the 20 percent program or policy where Google developers get to spend 20 percent of their working hours (a ... Continue reading »
Yes -- almost a quarter of a million dollars' worth of gear, you guys! Okay, I'm assuming that I am now speaking to those whose heads didn't explode. This is the second year of RØDE's short film competition, My RØDE Reel, in which filmmakers are asked to enter original short films along with behind the scenes video that shows them using RØDE products. Judges this year are Vincent LaForet, Rodney Charters, Philip Bloom, and Ryan Connolly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkKnXQBCNrc
Israel George's insight:
The world's biggest short film competition is back!
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