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Congratulations to the winners and the finalists selected to be a Top Tech Blog to Watch in 2016!

It’s time for Broadview Network’s 2016 Top Tech Blog Awards! We kicked the series off in 2013, and because of its popularity, we’ve decided to make it an annual event (take a look at last year’s blog winners).

This year, we chose 37 Top Tech Blogs from almost 300 nominations—choosing winners gets more difficult every year.

The challenge is rewarding, though. So much changes from year to year in business, entrepreneurship, and technology, and we want to keep you up to date with the best tech resources at your disposal.

As 2016 winds down, our goal is to acquaint you with some of our favorite websites. In order to be a Top Tech Blogs winner, a website has to do more than just spout off trending topics and refurbish headlines. The following blogs have demonstrated an inside knowledge of their industry, and they offer readers legitimate, detailed analysis. 

The Winners

Without further ado, here are the 2016 winners! We asked each winner to answer three questions, and below you can find the blogs and their answers.



Slate

Describe Your Blog: With more than a dozen blogs folded into its daily offerings, the award-winning Slate.com has a pulse on the latest in news, technology, politics, pop culture, science, sports, and so much more. Known for its witty, irreverent and intelligent take on current events, Slate often sets the tone for the news of the day.

What to watch for moving forward? Nothing in particular – technology is always evolving in every way.

How do you stay current? Slate's tech bloggers stay on top of news and trends through Twitter, targeted RSS feeds, Techmeme, and countless other online channels. But they find that spending lots of time talking to people about their research or companies is the best way to get a sense of what's coming up in the technology world.

Slate's tech coverage also excels in a large part through the blog Future Tense -- "the citizen's guide to the future" -- in partnership with the New America Foundation and Arizona State University. At Future Tense, Slate writes on emerging technologies and connects them to public policy and society at large.

 

Thomas Coughlin, Forbes Data Storage Contributor

 How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? My blog talks about digital storage technologies from the component and interconnect to systems and software.  I also write about interesting applications and breaking news in the digital storage industry. I strive to provide interesting content explaining technical concepts in a way generally knowledgeable people can understand.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? The growth of unstructured data of all sorts, driven by rich media, IoT, security videos and other content, will require significant advances in the analysis of digital content and the types of metadata that can be thus generated.  Continuing advances in digital storage technology, interfaces, architectures and software will be key elements in making use of this content and passing down the experiences and insights of our generation to the future. The growth of local networked storage and now extended to cloud storage, will drive new models for future IT infrastructure, moving many applications from capex intensive to opex, pay as you go models.  This will result in better management of this data for many users but also creates new business, security and technical risks.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I read journals, websites and emails on new technology in my field.  I attend professional, trade and business events on the topic of digital storage and its applications as well as organizing several such events.  I talk regularly on these topics at conferences and on webinars.  I am constantly getting briefings and talk with people in the field on the phone and in person, which my Forbes.com blog and other writings helps me to arrange. 

Manufacturing Business Technology

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Manufacturing Business Technology has served as a leading resource for manufacturers for the past 30 years, and its longstanding readership in the manufacturing marketplace makes it a respected source on the latest technologies these businesses need to improve. The mission of Manufacturing Business Technology is to provide its loyal readership with valuable news and information to help them work smarter, not harder.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? We’re at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution where all manner of things in the real world become linked to the digital world. Prepare yourself to use apps, talk to and gesture at objects as, over the next decade, our lives become more interconnected with these devices.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? Constant and continuous research is a main focus for us. We also speak directly to the people working in industry—both the companies producing goods and the businesses creating the technology to move manufacturing forward.

Digital Trends

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Digital Trends is a leading consumer tech publication for readers who want to easily understand how tech affects the way they live. With one-of-a-kind expert reviews, editorials, real-world product testing, and original content series, we are continually looking for ways to inform and inspire readers about technology in an evolving digital world. We live, love, and breathe tech so that we can explain it to you simply and clearly.

 

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? We are in the year of virtual and augmented reality. With VR and AR reaching a critical mass of both functionality and availability, businesses should be prepared to devote resources in order to meet the pace of adoption. The potential of both AR and VR is incredibly exciting and it will need to be an industry-wide effort in order to make an impact. 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? Our editorial team always has their finger on the pulse of the tech world. Beyond that, I make it a priority to be in touch with industry analysts and connect with trusted sources to get the scoop on the latest trends and interesting tech news.

Ubergizmo

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site?

Ubergizmo is one of the top consumer electronics news websites in the U.S. Published in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian, the site provides the latest news on the hottest electronic devices and emerging technologies. Ubergizmo has been featured in major media worldwide.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Cloud storage and computing is changing the way we collaborate and share data. Artificial Intelligence is set to revolutionize perceptual tasks in the coming years. The Internet of Things (IoT) made of billions of connected objects will change the way we interact with our environment.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? We do our best to keep track of the latest tech by being constantly in touch with the most influential industry actors, and by covering the best technology conferences in the world.

New Atlas

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? New Atlas is about the amazing potential of human endeavor. From atom-sized engines to DNA-scanning smartphones to space-faring sailing ships and beyond, we examine how new discoveries, products and technological innovations affect our ability to interact with and understand the people around us and the world we share.  

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Virtual Reality. This technology will have an impact well beyond the gaming arena, particularly in training scenarios.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? We have a small global team of writers and editors dedicated to keeping a finger on the pulse of the various areas we cover. This is combined with a custom-built publishing system that enables us to communicate and control this flow of information.

Educational Technology Guy

Describe Your Blog: My blog shares free edtech resources for teachers and students: educational ideas and tips, project based learning, Google for Education, and more. My goal is to help improve teaching and learning through edtech.

Anything to watch for moving forward? Since search engines are making the mobile-compatibility of websites a ranking factor, every business needs to have a mobile responsive website that can be viewed from all devices including PDAs and smart watches. Innovative mobile marketing, social media presence and creating apps to increase productivity should also be taken into consideration when extending the target of your business to mobile audience.

How do you stay current? We've made our platform very easy for start-ups to pitch their content to us. We also do a lot with press releases and more by subscribing to several popular technology companies’ social media handles. 

The Global Small Business Blog

Describe Your Blog: We are the best in the world at helping entrepreneurs and small businesses go global.

What to watch for moving forward? 3D printing (specifically of component parts worldwide) and Facebook’s global reach.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? Read WSJ, NY Times, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., Foundr, Wired, strategy+business, Quartz, Crain’s Chicago Business, and track Flipboard.

What’s Next Blog

How would you describe your blog? What's Next Blog covers news, trends, tech, tools and platforms that can help companies increase their engagement and sales. It's a fluff-free look at what matters in new media marketing today.

What should businesses watch for moving forward? Virtual reality and augmented reality will play an increasingly important role—especially now that Google is introducing a VR headset that syncs with their new Pixel phone. Video's role will continue to grow and companies need to incorporate it into their strategy right now.

How do you stay on top of the latest trends? Although I lack the actual tech gene, I am a geek girl at heart. I read constantly, do lots of interviews, test new tech, platforms and products so I can tell readers whether they are worth learning. I'm a journalist and, as such, I'm constantly researching and sharing information—but only after I vet the sources for credibility.

Startup Professionals Musings

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? I provide practical ideas and assistance to entrepreneurs and startups in finding business ideas, funding, executive mentoring, and business networking. My blog includes specifics on how to incorporate a business, file patents, add an advisory board, and address operational issues.

What new technology should businesses be aware of moving forward? I’m a technologist, so I find hundreds of technologies that could be commercialized by entrepreneurs in medicine, alternative energy, biotech, transportation, and other areas. If I had to zero-in on a specific technology that has very broad potential, it would be Artificial Intelligence (AI) software.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I’m a voracious reader of the latest books and the Top Tech Blogs. I’m also an advisor to dozens of startups who are creating the latest trends and technology.

iGeeksBlog

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? iGeeksBlog strives to be the most trusted all-things-Apple blog. From extremely helpful how-tos, handy tips and tricks, and challenging trouble-shootings to top news and unbiased reviews, iGB endeavors to deliver what matters most to you as an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac user.

What to watch for moving forward? In this fast-paced digital world, it’s extremely significant to be in sync with the ever-evolving face of dynamic apps. The business that makes the best use of the existing popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and continues to look for innovative ways to create game-changing apps to serve the utmost interest of clients will reap rewards.

How do you stay current? The passion to hunt for news or stories that can be really helpful for readers drives us crazy. Research forms the core structure of everything that we do.  Every story that we publish is written from the perspective of a reader, keeping in mind how he/she will react to it. As for being on top of the game, all we ever try to do is to give more than 100%.

Where It's AT

Describe Your Blog: We focus on assistive technology, resources, and updates. We also cover the most relevant events and news within the AT community.

What to watch for moving forward? Accessible information technology including accessible websites, social media, and interactive technologies.

How do you stay current? We utilize a variety of social contacts, RSS feeds, web crawlers and more to keep current on the latest news.

Timothy Buck

 How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Through my blog, I provide a unique perspective on technology and personal development. It’s also a resource for reviews on the highest-quality apps and devices.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Artificial Intelligence is already finding its way into companies of all types, and this trend will only continue. As task-based AIs rapidly improve, they’ll become easier and easier to incorporate into our personal and business lives. 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I read articles, news, and white papers constantly. My primary source for what I read is Twitter. I’ve spent years curating the list of people I follow for this purpose.

Down the Avenue

Describe Your Blog: Down the Avenue is a blog focused on industry trends, events in the wellness, consciousness and technology space, marketing, innovation and insights into the point at which humanity, wellness, travel and technology meet.

What should we watch for moving forward? Virtual Reality and combining video into chat, advertising, mobile devices and beyond in a more seamless way is exploding in the areas I’m tapped into. Additionally, effective monitoring of ROI across platforms will increasingly be important and not just in a quantifiable way but a qualitative way. Currently it’s still all about numbers and I think that dynamic will change as mediocre sites that have had large numbers in the past begin to lose their edge as there’s a growing need for more diverse voices across industries.

How do you stay current?  I monitor key influencers in the areas I care about most or that are trend-setting to ensure I’m on top of what matters, from VR, iOT and optimization tools to tracking, social media, mobile and wellness.

 

IT Business Edge

Describe Your Blog: We write about business technology and strategy every day, but more than that, we are focused on the success of the people who choose, deploy and maintain it in pursuit of their organizational goals. IT and line of business professionals rely on IT Business Edge’s content to follow key technology trends from beginning to end and gain insight into how they can help the business succeed. Without fluff, we keep the focus on the bottom line for the business.

What to watch for moving forward? We’re fascinated by the potential of Big Data and the speed with which analytics capabilities are being integrated into tools used by every part of the business, from HR to marketing to IT. Taking the right steps in this area will be make-or-break for many businesses in the next several years. We also closely follow the progression in the Internet of Things space, where massive new markets and incredible products and services are being created.

How do you stay current? What’s so interesting about working with and writing about technology right now is that we find trends everywhere. As experienced writers, we keep in contact with researchers, analysts and vendors. We are active on social media, where we can get a good view of how everyone from the end user to the board of directors is interacting with technology. And our own experiences with both mainstream and enterprise technology often lead to fresh angles to explore; keeping an open mind to new sources is key.

Talk Android

How would you describe your blog? Talk Android is a publication dedicated to serving the latest news, reviews, guides, and opinions from the world of Android and mobile. If it's a connected device, we're covering it.

What new tech should we look out for? Every business should be embracing a cloud-first mentality. It's shocking just how few companies actually invest in cloud services; however, we're seeing productivity and usability improve with it. Whether it's as simple as cloud storage or as complex as cloud computing, the cloud is where every business needs to be.

How do you keep up with trends? Follow multiple sources! If you're keeping up with technology news through one source, you're not getting the entire picture. Perspectives differ and so you should expose yourself to as many of them as possible.

Let’s Grow Leaders

             How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Let’s Grow Leaders helps you dramatically improve your business results and leadership approach through strategic and practical information and inspiration. We help you win well, build inspired teams, and get breakthrough results without losing your soul (or mind.)  

        What new technology should every business be aware of moving forward? We highly recommend Zoom as a way to connect across the miles. Ditch the conference calls for deeper connections and more productive conversations. Your goal is results AND relationships, and these are better facilitated when you can talk “face-to-face.”

        How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? Our team pays attention to industry news and technology trends that may help us in our goals. We consider what may work best and would fit naturally into our communication/task management styles. We prefer to streamline and centralize what we use so that the technology fits and enhances our workflows, rather than our having to adapt work styles just to make use of the latest gadget or app. Technology must work for us, not us work for it. Thus, we lean toward streamlined and centralized tools that are simple for our team and readers/followers to use.

Liliputing

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Liliputing is a mobile technology website featuring news and reviews about small computers including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and tiny desktop computers. We have an emphasis on what I like to call "affordable portables."

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? A growing number of people in developing markets are connecting to the internet for the first time, and more often than not their first devices are phones rather than laptop or desktop computers. Combined with the growing prominence of mobile devices in developed markets, this could accelerate a change that's already taking place in the way we use computers: instead of using PCs for work and phones for everything else, there may come a time when our phones become our primary devices for work and play.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I scan headlines from hundreds of websites from around the globe every day (Google Translate is my friend), make sure to attend industry events and maintain relationships with tech companies so that I can test out some of the products I write about, and rely on social media for story ideas. 

GetVoIP

 How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? The GetVoIP blog is home to over 100k monthly readers, offering unparalleled advice on navigating the changing business communication landscape. We’re here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest developments in VoIP, cloud communication trends, and ways to improve and advance your business. GetVoIP’s blog is composed of witty writers that come together from various tech, IT, and journalism backgrounds.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Whether you’re a small, medium, or large company, I’d recommend incorporating a business collaboration solution, such as Slack or Flowdock, as they increase productivity, and produce time-saving advantages into your day and projects, as well as make life easier. 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? Staying on top of industry news and trends is a daily task for us. Aside for the most obvious mediums such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, we closely monitor competitors, cover trade shows, however the most effective method for us has been to set up daily Google alerts for industry specific key terms most relevant to the news and trends we want to know. 

 

Tales from the Technoverse

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? A commentary on social networking, technology, movies, society, and random musings. Topics have included of my thoughts on the future of technology, what it is like to be on an Eclipse trip in China, reviews of movies, and commentary on modern politics.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? To me the issue is not any specific technology but the fact that technology is becoming more pervasive. The first question is not what can we use a technology for, but rather what can we do to change our assumptions about the capabilities of anything (and everything) around us. The change we are facing inverts the usual approach to looking at technology.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? The most important challenge is to avoid preconceptions. We try and fit new experiences into old patterns of understanding, this is increasingly dangerous. I read a lot, I continue to expand and interface with smart people through social networking links. I am lucky enough to have a new career in an academic setting which helps. 

JAA’s Analyst Blog

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? JAA’s blog has been running since 2005, during which time I have closely following many trends in the communications technology space. Starting with VoIP, the scope of my coverage as an analyst has expanded to include UC, all forms of collaboration, cloud, IT security, IoT, contact centers, and future of work – all of which are reflected in the content shared on my blog.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? When it comes to communications, the broader technology trend to follow is the cloud.  Businesses of all sizes can benefit from this in various ways, and that’s a big focus in my practice. On a more granular level, businesses need to pay attention to messaging, which is becoming the application of choice among Millennials for collaborating.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? As a matter of course, analysts are in regular contact with companies from across the value chain – vendors, service providers, channels and end customers. Aside from this, I both attend and speak at a variety of industry events, which also provide valuable opportunities to network in-person with industry executives. Finally, I read continuously, not just to stay current with my peers, but also to inform my own writing to keep my readers up to date on technology trends.

3rd Planet Techies

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? 3rd Planet Techies is a technology blog for news, electronics, reviews, tutorials, how-to, IT support and DIY tweaks. We strive to create contents that are not just unique, but are tailored to keep our readers informed on technology and innovations.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward?  Wearables such as fitness trackers and smart-IDs comes atop our list of new technologies that should be incorporated by businesses and organizations. Cloud collaboration and mobile apps that make flexible working schedules irrespective of the physical location are some other great technologies to be adopted fully by modern businesses going forward.

 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends?  We achieve this by working with smart dudes and apps that keeps us a-top the happenings in the big world of TECH. 

 

Cyzerg – Logistics Technology Blog

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site?

The Cyzerg Logistics Technology blog is a place where logistics and supply chain businesses can find updates on the latest logistics technology, gain business insights, and obtain actionable technology solutions for running and growing their business.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? The drive for businesses to be more competitive in a globalized market is pushing them towards cloud computing, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Our world is more interconnected, this requires better and more accurate understanding of macro and micro factors affecting your business. For regular human beings, it's hard to remain constantly updated, so we'll need more advanced, speedier forms of intelligence to better predict business forecasts, make better decisions, and make those decisions faster.

 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends?

I read a lot of books, news articles, and major studies. As far as news, I spend most of my time reading Wire, Inc., and Business Insider. I also listen to a lot of Podcasts. For the latest technology I would recommend listening to The Tim Ferris Show, Ted Talks, and Killer Innovations.

 

The thoughtLEADERS Blog

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Our blog offers practical & pithy articles on leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship/technology, social media, & communications.  We write about topics affecting people’s daily work and offer applicable, relevant tools for improving personal and business performance.  We deliver all of this via real-world stories and examples and add in a healthy dose of laughter via snarkiness and sarcasm.

 

What technology or business innovation are you most excited about? I’m excited that businesses are finally understanding that social media isn’t scary – it’s simply a form of media that they need to tie to existing business processes.  I always like to say “the tech is the easy part” meaning changing the business and pure operational execution are the big challenges.  This post explains that perspective: http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/2012/02/entrepreneurship-the-tech-is-the-easy-part/

 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I’m personally involved in several angel investing communities and groups, run a monthly startup pitch event attended by well over 100 people every month, and constantly read multiple technology-related sites/periodicals.

Appcessories – Live. Work. Play

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Appcessories features regular news, reviews, graphics, and more on the latest tech news. Whether it’s the latest fitness tracker or smartwatch, the newest app-controlled gadget, or a new technology that will make your life easier, you can bet that Appcessories will help you understand it better. We’re here to inform our readers about current tech developments and how it will affect their lives, but we’re also here to help them make better decisions about which products to buy. The continually updating landscape of smart tech can be a confusing one, but Appcessories aims to be a map for this expanding and unchartered territory.

 What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? There are actually two big technology sectors that all businesses need to be aware of and prepared to incorporate. The first is martech, or marketing technology, and the second in fintech, or financial technology. Understanding the nuances of martech will help companies better engage with their increasingly connected customer base, which will almost certainly affect their bottom lines. Staying up to date on the latest fintech, on the other hand, will help businesses handle transactions, investments, financing, and funding using the latest and most secure tools available.

 

 How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? The natural curiosity we have for the latest technology is what drives us to stay up to date on the latest news and trends, much like a sports fan stays up to date on his or her favorite team. We read and examine, we try and test, and we’re always on the hunt for the next killer app and killer tech. We never stop looking down the pipeline for what’s coming up next, and we pay careful attention to the happenings at big shows like CES and SXSW.

 

InfyTalk

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? InfyTalk is our executive blog forum, focused on the intersection of business and innovative, emerging technologies. Here our leaders deliberate, question and share perspectives on a wide range of topics as the digital revolution is irrevocably changing the world in which we live and work. Recently, we have published posts on topics such as, A.I., robotics, IoT, mobile, cloud, innovations in banking and healthcare, among others. Infytalk encourages readers to comment and engage in conversations with our leaders and thinkers.

 

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? In this digital era, organizations must renew their core - systems, processes and business models - while simultaneously innovating into new frontiers.  The challenge is always to leverage the latest technology to empower internal and external stakeholders, deliver a wow product experience and enhance or even redefine the organization’s business model. The world is being shaped by consumers today, who are making unprecedented demands vis-a-vis personalization, experience, competitive pricing, etc., and organizations need to be incredibly nimble and responsive to satisfy these demands.

 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? At the organizational level, our leaders are deeply engaged with the industry – constantly in conversation with our clients and speaking at a host of global events. Our thought-provoking blogs stem from these conversations.

 

We are also in touch with subject matter experts and analysts in the market, and work with agencies that constantly monitor the changing technology -business landscapes across industries.

Brightcove Blog

 How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Brightcove's blog is written for our customers as well as those readers interested in leveraging video for their business and understanding best practices. The blog has three channels: one for media professionals, dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing consumer and the impact of digital disruption happening in the industry; one for marketers who want to use video to create great customer experiences throughout the customer journey; and Tech Talk, which is largely written for the developer community. 

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Brightcove was founded with the belief that video would ultimately be more ubiquitous than text on the web. We're seeing that belief come to fruition. As digital transformation continues to impact every business, video strategy and investment is critical for success. 

 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? We follow the journalists, bloggers, analysts and other thought leaders that cover the news and trends moving the video market. 

The True Death Of Flash: Now Is The Time To Make The Switch  All of the major web browsers have announced plans to aggressively restrict or block Flash content. Brightcove makes the case for why the industry must move off of Flash and adopt HTML5.  

How To Use Organic And Paid Social Video For More Marketing Impact. Video is a great tool for marketers. But how can they use it most effectively? Learn how to leverage organic and paid social video to recognize the massive ROI - from leads to engagement - that can be realized through video. 

Deal Architect

How would you describe your blog to our readers? I try to cover all the latest trends in enterprise technology. That would also include recent innovation as well.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? I have just written a book called Silicon Collar which looks at wide range of automation- machine learning, robotics, scanners, wearables etc. Machines will be a major source of 'talent' and enterprises need to revisit their business processes and HR policies to reflect that

How do you stay on top of the latest news and trends? My blog sponsors keep me abreast/ahead of industry trends. I go to 10-12 industry events a year to validate those trends. I also write 500 posts a year on my other innovation blog and average a book a year. That requires plenty of research and allows me to project ahead.

Geek.com

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Not everybody is a Geek, but everybody geeks out over something. 

Geek culture may be dominating pop culture, but no matter how many supercomputers everyday folks shove in their pockets while spending a billion dollars on comic book movies, the mainstream can never replace geekdom’s wonderfully weird heart. At Geek.com, we’ve been celebrating that heart since 1996. Whether it’s opinionated Apple buying guides, cyborg Kickstarters, hot takes on video game trends, shocking revelation about 1990s cartoons, famed orcs, Star Wars and Marvel rankings, or explainers on internet music, if you’re a curious geek you’ll find something new on Geek.com.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Slack. Every business should abandon email and use Slack for all their internal communications. It's cut down ponderous email chains and you're able to track responses easily. Slack's changed how we run our editorial operations at Geek.

 How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? It’s a secret.

OfficeLovin’

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? We discover the best tech and startup offices from around the world

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? For me it is Slack, as it is very useful for internal communication and I feel it has potential to replace emails in the future

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I visit interesting websites on daily basis: TheVerge, Quora, TechCrunch, ProductHunt, WallStreetJournal, Re/code.

Full Circle Magazine

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Full Circle is the free PDF magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community. There is also a short weekly news podcast.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Open source software should be at the forefront of most businesses since its security is world renowned.

 How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? We scour many blogs to compile only the best and most relevant news items.

Virtualization.info

How would you describe your blog to readers? Virtualization.info, available in English and Japanese, tracks hundreds of news sources, verifying information published by major news magazines, corporate and personal blogs, web forums and newsgroups. News is enriched with references to the companies' market positions, including past and upcoming product releases, declared and implicit alliances, market predictions and more.

Along with daily news, virtualization.info publishes periodic insights about different aspects of the market, covering competition, emerging trends, customer and partner relationships. Where connections between vendors and their strategies are unclear, this analysis connects the dots. Today virtualization.info records over 250,000 pageviews / month and over 14,000 feed views / day, and it counts more than 25% of Fortune 100 companies among its readers.

 What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? In July 2010 virtualization.info expanded coverage into IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud computing technologies. Keep up with our sister publication cloudcomputing.info.

 How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends?

We track news sources, verifying the information published in every major news magazines, corporate and personal blogs, web forum and newsgroups. We choose no more than 10 major news items per day from 500 articles or so.

The Ink Blog

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site?

The Ink Blog provides focused, entrepreneur-oriented guidance in web marketing best practices. We publish step-by-step instructions for navigating social media platforms and problems; we share the tools and resources that the Loebig Ink, LLC team has found useful in everything from web development to business administration. We also showcase entrepreneurs who put these principles into action!

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward?

Live video streaming is a marketing strategy that every business needs to be engaging with in 2016 and 2017. Social media platforms are aggressively expanding their tools to make live video accessible to everyone and businesses need be in step with this important digital trend.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? (2-4 sentences)

 I stay current with the leading internet marketing sites such as Hubspot, Google’s Webmaster Blog, Seth Godin, Social Media Examiner, Social Media Hat and others; I also have a hard copy subscription to WebsiteMagazine.com. Industry podcasts are great, too: eWeb Results, SEO Rockstars, Entrepreneur on Fire, The Social Media Examiner Show, the #ASKGARYVEE Show, and Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy. Last – but absolutely not least! – I also co-organize a local tech meetup group: The Business Web Tech Strategies Meetup near Washington, D.C.\

Telexplainer

 How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? “Easy to understand information about the latest in commercial telecommunications and networking technology.” This is a commercial blog serving business and technology readers who want to understand more about IT topics.

 What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward?  What is hot right now is the move from in-house data centers to cloud data centers and services. VoIP telephone technology and Unified Communications are replacing traditional telecom. Fiber optic lines are fast replacing copper. Artificial technology is coming soon and will disrupt many jobs that you wouldn’t expect.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I follow numerous tech thought leaders and companies in the technology field on social media and monitor online news sources for the latest updates and emerging technologies. You have to keep constantly learning because technology is morphing so fast that you can get left behind if you blink for more than a second.

Rabid Office Monkey

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? Rabid Office Monkey is a blog for small business owners and managers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. The aim of rabidofficemonkey.com is to provide information to help people learn about ways to improve their small business, serve customers better, and identify solutions (technical and otherwise) to problems facing self-employed people and small business owners.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to take businesses of all sizes to the next level. There are now AI tools to help you schedule meetings (https://x.ai/), write better job descriptions (https://textio.com/), and create data-driven communications at scale (https://www.narrativescience.com/quill). These are just a few examples. While AI will be extremely useful in many cases, small business owners need to watch how AI may impact the products and services they provide.

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? I follow tech influencers on Twitter to see what they are interested in and talking about. I also read websites such as Mashable, Gizmodo, Wired, CIO, and related categories of sites on digital marketing, SEO, and more.

The Information

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? The Information is the news source and community for original, in-depth reporting about technology.

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Voice. It's simple but a very powerful user interface that all sorts of products are going to use as dictation improves and consumers understand the simplicity of issuing commands hands free. 

How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends? As a tech reporter, my tech news diet is massive and fairly unusual. I skim all the sites for new information and get a ton of breaking news alerts on topics I follow closely. But the best way I can stay ahead of the curve is through my own reporting and asking lots of questions of those I meet. Nothing beats that as a news source. 

Fabrice Grinda: Musings of an Entrepreneur

How would you describe your blog to readers of our site? The blog covers my thoughts on entrepreneurship, technology, tech trends and much more.

 

What new technology should every business be aware of and prepared to incorporate moving forward? Marketplace business models are disrupting every major category with better user  experience and unit economics.

 

 How do you make sure you’re on top of all the latest technology news and trends?

As an angel investor I receive around 100 pitches from startups looking to raise money every week. I invest in 50-100 companies per year. Meeting all these entrepreneurs and seeing all these ideas keeps me up to date with the latest trends.