Radio Show Recap: The Business of Marijuana

Up from $1.5 billion dollars in 2013, legal cannabis grew 74% to $2.7 billion in 2014 making legal marijuana the fastest growing industry in the US. According to Greenwave Advisors, legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020 if legalized at a federal level. With those numbers legal weed would

Honk, AAA Roadside Assistance for the Modern Age

There’s nothing fun about needing a tow truck. From the frustration of waiting forever for it to arrive to the unshakable knowledge that you’re about to be gouged for a simple service, it’s a situation most drivers would gladly avoid. And like most industries, the experience of ordering a tow truck hasn’t changed in decades.

Jon Ronson on Public Shaming

In the United States, public punishments have been banned since 1839. But nearly two centuries later, it seems like someone’s being flogged in a virtual town square on the Internet every day. In his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, investigative journalist Jon Ronson examines why the digital space has become full of moral policing–and

Vessyl, the World’s First Smart Cup

Between fitness bands, apps, and journals, there are a lot of ways to keep track of calories. But all those things require you to do work. You might want to try the very first smart cup. Unlike old standby methods, Vessyl, a 13-ounce thermos-like container, does all the nitty gritty for you. Just fill it with liquid (coffee, smoothie, wine) and

Greetly is Changing the Office Game

From an employee quitting to a supplier changing the way they make deliveries,  small business owners are bombarded with challenges on a regular basis. Another very specific struggle: Who’s going to answer the door? (Because, let’s face it, receptionists are expensive.) Greetly, a sleek new iPad app, is here to help small offices save money, increase productivity

Book your Plumber or Housecleaner through Amazon

What started out as an online bookstore has since expanded into selling almost any physical good you can imagine. And now, Amazon is saying a lot of the stuff people buy on the site are things they need help assembling, installing, or learning to enjoy. That’s why the company just launched a new section in

Radio Show Recap: New Tech Trends

Yesterday’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg hosted three innovators in different tech industries.  From nonverbal communication to the youth nation to online learning, these tech trendsetters are ones to watch: Andreas Forsland CEO and Founder of Smartstones — nonverbal communication devices that fit in the palm of your hand. *”I like knowing people more than

Apps to Make Learning Fun Outside of the Classroom

As parents it’s easy to plant our kids in front of the television for back-to-back episodes of Caillou, or let them play games on the iPad to pass time and keep them entertained. I’m guilty of this myself. There’s only so many times I can read the same book, or let my kids finger paint

Radio Show Recap: Gaming, Toys, & Health

From MMORPGs to toys which are immersive, interactive, and brain building (and also printer building), game- and toy-playing is considered to be one of the best tools to help increase knowledge, change behaviors, improve self confidence, boost skills, and keep healthy. Yesterday’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg guests discussed the impact of toys and games

Rebecca Minkoff Supports Women In Tech

Rebecca Minkoff is used to integrating fashion and technology—she introduced several pieces of wearable tech in her spring 2014 collection—but the designer is taking her business ethos to a whole new level. At the UN Women’s Planet 50-50 event (where Hillary Clinton spoke about the #NotThere campaign), Minkoff announced that she’s teaming up with Intel to create

How Does Your Garden Grow? With ROOT.

If you dream of having an herb gardens but don’t have a backyard, patio, or access to a super sunny climate, meet ROOT, a countertop irrigation system that uses automated lighting and watering controlled through your smartphone. ROOT is the brainchild of organic growers Ohneka Farms. Since it’s a hydroponic design (which means the plants grow directly in nutrient-rich