Three Uber executives, all UMass alumni, gathered for a panel on Monday night to share their experiences with the successful app.Read more »
I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).Read more »
In the spring of 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst alum Peter Levin sought to change the local bar scene. After he graduated the previous December, Levin developed Slydde, a mobile application that allows users to order, pay and tip for drinks, in hopes of eliminating time spent waiting in line at bars.Read more »
Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.Read more »
Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at UMass Amherst on Monday at 7 pm.Read more »
"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."Read more »
By Taylor Gilmore Imagine your life without Internet access. It is a difficult thing to picture. We live in a world where technology gives us access to unlimited information and instant communication. But what if corporations started to monitor and restrict the information we could access, or...
“There’s an entrepreneurial proverb that says, ‘If you jump off a cliff, build a plane on the way down,’ and that’s kind of what we did."Read more »
By Nia Decaille The digital revolution offers students lots of opportunities to develop their own brand and publish their own work, even before they finish college. BlogHer founder and entrepreneur Lisa Stone serves as a good role model for digital entrepreneurship, and students of al majors can...
By Mitchell Scuzzarella My first interaction with Yik Yak came after a stranger on a dating app messaged me about my name appearing on its feed. “Are you the Mitch they’re talking about on Yik Yak?” he asked. Curious, I downloaded the app. While I never found where my name was mention...
"Leaf, a Pebble SmartWatch outfitted with their own software, aims to change the way people network by replacing a dead-stop in conversation to swap contact information with... nothing."Read more »
"People get squeamish about “personal branding,” but a strategic social media presence is the online equivalent of choosing to shower, brush your teeth, and get dressed in the morning."Read more »