Author Archives: Darren Marchal

5 Tips From One Nontechnical Founder to Others

As entrepreneur Marc Andreessen famously wrote in The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, “Software is eating the world.” Traditional businesses are being disrupted and everyone is talking about starting a new software-based business. Clearly an opportunity is out there, but founders with prior software experience have an advantage. For nontechnical founders with business…

Tocobox Launches Tocomail for Gmail

Tocomail Gmail accounts of kids  launches today and is a new app that provides a new experience for teenagers! This app creates a unique experience when it comes to sending and receiving email through Gmail. With instant messaging, a drawing board, and avatar customization, your teens will love it and with optional parental controls, you will love having…

The Startup That’s Spawning a New Generation of Startups

If you haven’t heard of the Silicon Valley tech company Palantir Technologies, you’d probably be in the majority. Despite Palantir’s nearly $9 billion valuation and close to a $1 billion in venture capital investment over the past decade, it holds its cards close to its chest, and rarely speaks to the media. Its business is also hard to understand–creating…

WordPress vs. Drupal: How to Choose a CMS for Your Business

Like any sibling rivalry, WordPress and Drupal have been competing to be the best content management system (CMS) ever since their ‘births’ in 2001 (Drupal) and 2003 (WordPress). While both considered to be very good website creation tools, they have different strengths. While WordPress may be more popular with over 140 million downloads, Drupal is more…

Intel Picks Up Its Mobile Pace

Intel on Tuesday made a mobile splash as it kicked off IDF 14, the Intel Developer Forum being held in San Francisco through Thursday. It announced the commercial availability of Intel Edison, its postage stamp-sized System on a Chip, and of its second-generation Intel XMM 7260 and 7262 LTE modem. It also unveiled the MICA…

Personal finance tips: When to buy a new car, and more

Deciding to retire early Stocks have been on a tear, said Liz Moyer at The Wall Street Journal, and the five-year bull market has allowed many investors to “at least ponder the possibility” of retiring early. But there are some important questions to ask before you cash in your nest egg ahead of schedule. First, have you…

Drambuie snapped up by Glenfiddich owners

The family behind Glenfiddich single malt and Hendrick’s gin has bought Drambuie, the whisky liqueur fabled to have been concocted by Bonnie Prince Charlie. William Grant & Sons, one of Scotland’s few whisky makers still in family ownership, announced it had bought the Highlands liqueur to bring the brand to “an entirely new generation of…

8 Common Responsive Web Design Myths Busted

We all know how responsive designs have benefited us! The impact is such that some clients have started refusing to pay if their transaction is held up for extra time. Whenever something new comes up, myths about that get generated. It’s in human nature to create rumors so as to affect the common people. Myths…