U.S. small businesses that lack financial, material, and/or expert resources to develop and commercialize new technologies can turn to the federal Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, the country’s largest source of early stage research and development funding for small business.
19 states have adopted laws allowing your executor (the person responsible for handling and disposing of your assets upon death) to access your digital accounts upon the presentation of a death certificate to the website or hosting service where the account is maintained.
Generally, laws prohibiting Internet gambling make a marked distinction between “games of chance” and “games of skill.” While online, betting on “games of chance” is generally prohibited, betting on “games of skill” is often permitted.
Industry researchers IBISWorld recently identified 10 tech industries that have experienced significant change or growth over the past five years and which are ones to watch in the years ahead. Here the firm’s projections for the top 10 industries.
A startup technology company’s three founding partners found themselves at a loss over how to value their business when angel investors expressed interest in investing in it.
More and more people are clicking on Google’s “+ 1” button, the equivalent of Facebook’s “Like” button. Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com, estimates that Google+ has more than 62 million users, with about 635,000 new accounts each day. Chitika, a data analytics company, reports the new social media phenomenon saw a whopping 118 percent growth spurt just from September to November last year.
The medical field is keeping up with the mobile Joneses. According to Bulletin Healthcare, a provider of news and information on the latest developments in medicine, the consumption of medical news and information via smartphones climbed by 45 percent between June 2010 and February 2011.
Business travel isn’t what it used to be. Those spacious first-class seats have given way to super-saver cattle-grade seating and the notable features of most in-flight meals are the large prices and the small portions. Baggage charges, once unheard of, are here to stay and provide irritating