Smashing Boxes Ventures, the venture building arm of our business, incubates, develops, and launches technology products and IP.
When historians look back at this year, 2020 will be remembered as the year that changed everything. Every business, regardless of industry, had to put technology at the forefront – many having to create tech strategies for the first time, on the spot, and with no one to lead the way or equipped with the necessary knowledge.
The lack of diversity in tech is no secret and it has long been an issue that companies around the world have seemed to sweep under the rug or be afraid to discuss publicly. In 2014 Google did the unthinkable by making their diversity numbers public, and unsurprisingly the company’s nearly 50,000 employees were predominantly male and white or Asian.
After 10 years in the game, we had to take stock and make a plan to thrive for the next 10 years and beyond. In short, we are iterating on ourselves, we’re disrupting ourselves, and we are evolving.
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? To turn your passion into a business that you love to run? In modern-day America, it’s easy to think of entrepreneurship as something that’s untouchable – only accessible to those who have an excellent education or an incredible mind. We think of Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, or any other world-changing innovator. The result? We don’t try it ourselves. The reality is that, with hard work and the right amount of dedication, you can turn your interests into a viable business. We’re covering this and more on Episode 1 of the Next Matters Most Podcast as Nick talks with Jes Averhart, creator of the Reinvention Roadmap, and Founder of Jess and Co.
SmashingBoxes’ blockchain practice, SmashingBlox, has created a series to provide the foundation needed to understand blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Smashing Boxes Senior Project Manager Neal Raval on choosing the right digital product development firm to bring your idea to life.
Innovation begins with an idea. A spark of intuition based on an assumption - that there is a problem or that something could be better, and that we can solve it.
Now through July 18th, you can see a digital art installation in the first-floor window of the 21c Hotel
I owe much of my development as an entrepreneur and business professional to the power of a peer advisory group.
With the new home screen, apps can now play fullscreen video previews, which makes the Apple TV 4K more discoverable and engaging.
Rails 5 is on the horizon. There are many great new features in this new version, but the one I'm most excited about is built-in WebSockets support.
Sometimes the most efficient way to rejuvenate is to take a break from actually working.
This week is Computer Science Education Week and even President Obama is helping out with the Hour of Code initiative.
Over 4,000 technologists attended All Things Open 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the largest gathering of os professionals on the East Coast.
It’s the time again! The nominees for the 20th annual Webby Awards have been announced, and the site we built for Moogfest 2016 was selected in two categories
“We believe successful products are the result of successful partnerships.”
Diversity in tech. A quick Google search results in countless thought-pieces, articles, and forums that intend to “start the conversation” and address the issue.
Marketing classrooms have long discussed the four P’s of marketing: product, promotion, position, and price.
The public opinion on entrepreneurship has evolved dramatically since I first got in the game.
As promised in my previous post, here is part 2 of my series on Rails Templates.
Days have been lost trying to get a project from your local computer to somewhere on the magic internet.
Over the course of a Labs day or two (and a couple nights and weekends) we set up a website and built an app to celebrate Rob’s return and spread the good news.
Stark RFID made the leap in 2010 when “one of our suppliers asked if the company could track people at an event".
If you're a dev at product shop, you probably don't need to create a greenfield Rails application all that often.
The Triangle has Io[M]T in spades: Tech, HealthCare, Entrepreneurship, Investment and a low cost of living.
At SB.Quality means fully tested applications and websites with thoroughly defined test plans and test cases that are created and executed from a user’s perspective.
When it comes to managing your QA and testing processes, it’s ideal to have a tool that fully supports your business needs.
Two weeks ago, we co-hosted the 5th Annual mHealth@Duke Conference with the conference founders, the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center.
Today, we’re launching a brand new ebook, “Transforming Healthcare Services: Design Tools For Innovation”. It’s a comprehensive guide to apply service design to healthcare challenges.
Niantic, Inc. along with Nintendo have truly produced a masterpiece - quite possibly a tour de force for many years to come in mobile gaming and even fitness apps.
As an entrepreneur and technologist, Machine Learning presents a slew of new opportunities and challenges that are important to understand and explore.