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Feb. 20, 2013 10:00 am

Digital divide? Hispanic, black Americans lead the way in social media, smartphone adoption [REPORT]

Efforts presently underway in Baltimore to close the digital divide include establishing free WiFi hotspots inside the city’s historic public markets and laying more fiber cable downtown. Generally, talk of mitigating cities’ digital divides is often coded language for thinking up ways to extend broadband Internet and services to low-income neighborhoods still populated predominantly by […]

Feb. 20, 2013 9:00 am

Inbox Zero: use Mailstrom from Canton’s 410 Labs to clear out your e-mail clutter

Mailstrom, the e-mail organizing web app developed by Canton-based 410 Labs, has undergone several programming and design updates since Technically Baltimore first reported on the tool in July 2012. Using Mailstrom, Lifehacker’s Adam Dachis reduced the number of unread e-mails in his inbox from 1,000 “to about 50,” he said, in just about an hour’s […]

Feb. 15, 2013 10:00 am

Dave Troy of 410 Labs: ‘We run the risk of creating the cult of the McStartup’

Cofounder of 410 Labs Dave Troy was among those in the Startup Maryland delegation that presented its case for governmental support of entrepreneurship in this state and the nation last week at the White House. His chief clarion call on Huffington Post is for entrepreneurs to pursue “original ideas”: Consumer-facing, peer-to-peer commerce start-ups are hot, […]

Feb. 11, 2013 10:28 am

Baltimore Angels: 8 investments worth $850K in 2012, with plans for more in 2013

Cofounded in 2009 by Greg Cangialosi and 410 Labs cofounder Dave Troy, the Angels had a perfunctory impact at first, investing in just six startups over three years.

Feb. 7, 2013 8:30 am

Capital Bikeshare: more than 32K trips in D.C. over 5-day period in October 2012 [VIDEO]

Another visualization by Chris Whong animates more than 32,000 trips riders have taken using Washington, D.C.’s bikeshare program Capital Bikeshare. The animation shows data from trips over a five-day period last October. View Whong’s animation below.

Feb. 5, 2013 8:30 am

Startup Maryland delegation to brief White House on Pitch Across Maryland, other startup efforts

A delegation from Startup Maryland joins 10 other Startup America regional partners today in Washington, D.C., to brief White House officials and representatives from the Small Business Administration, Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Commerce on how government can help support startup communities in cities across the U.S.

Jan. 16, 2013 10:00 am

Series A crunch: fear not, Baltimore, for your startup shouldn’t be making something ‘unimportant or unproven’

It’s a crunch only insofar as startups with bullshit ideas and no revenue find themselves suddenly unable to dazzle seasoned investors with their pitch decks and boilerplate business jargon.

Dec. 5, 2012 8:30 am

Dave Troy needs a CEO // BaltTech blogger leaves Baltimore Sun // StormSlope to unveil ‘green wall’ in 2013 [Startup Roundup]

This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem. As of Jan. 2, Peter Altabef will succeed A. L. “Tom” Giannopoulos as CEO of Micros Systems, a Columbia-based IT company, according to the Baltimore Sun. Altabef is a former president of Dell Inc.’s IT services division. “Howard County IT services […]

Nov. 2, 2012 9:03 am

SocialToaster, Sickweather present at Oct. Baltimore TechBreakfast

Sam Eshleman presenting his Mechation Studio digital instructions-animation product. IKEA, you had better well be paying attention. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, October’s Baltimore TechBreakfast happened Nov. 1, a last-minute change that perhaps cut into the attendance for the monthly startup showcase. Still, a sizable crowd trickled into the DLA Piper building in Mt. Washington for […]

Oct. 15, 2012 10:00 am

Dave Troy, co-founder of 410 Labs, given Circle of Excellence Award by SmartCEO magazine

Dave Troy, CEO of Mailstrom-makers 410 Labs, was given a Circle of Excellence Award in the serial entrepreneurship category by SmartCEO magazine on Oct. 11. Also nominated in the serial entrepreneurship category was Ron Schmelzer, TechBreakfast organizer and CEO of Bizelo, a company that makes apps for small businesses.

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