Technology

Lyft: Making the Shared Economy Work for You

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Whatever your opinion on the ‘sharing’ economy is, there is no debating that it allows flexibility in changing jobs, starting your business, or just adding some cash to your hustle. We spoke with Lyft driver Lynn Erickson about her experience as a driver and how the app and flexibility of the app has helped her reconnect with the world. Lynn is an artist [...]

From Basement to Best Place to Work in Baltimore :: A Brief History of Mindgrub

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In 1999, current President and CEO of Mindgrub, Todd Marks, started his first business in tech.  Fifteen years and multiple start-ups later Marks has finally found himself running not only a successful business, but one that has earned the distinction of being one of this year's Best Places to Work in Baltimore Magazine. When we see people who have reache[...]

The Secret World of Sugaring

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Editor’s Note: The names in this story have been altered. Anna takes a long drag of her cigarette and flicks the ash away. The wind picks up and it carries along the ash and smell of tobacco. “You're not supposed to smoke this close to the buildings on campus really. I just paid off a fine for doing that with cash that I got from a date last week,” she[...]

Meet the Kids at Digital Harbor Foundation

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All photos by Philip Laubner In what used to be a South West Baltimore rec center now resides Digital Harbor Foundation. The foundation, among plenty of other endeavors, is an after school haven for school aged kids who are inspired by technology and their passion to create. It wasn't until our trip down to Federal Hill that we realized how incredible t[...]

A Programmer's Life: A Conversation with OrderUp's VP of Engineering, Kyle Fritz

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Cover photo by Nick Pellegrini Kyle Fritz is now VP of Engineering for the Baltimore-based company, OrderUp—a digital franchising firm that specializes in mainstreaming the online food ordering process. This past August, venture capital firm Revolution Ventures, along with LivingSocial’s cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy, managed a Series A round of funding for[...]

Start Me Up :: The Reality of Starting a Tech Company in Baltimore

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Where Baltimore Works: Visualization Map by Dave Troy The word "startup" is now fully absorbed in our modern parlance. Maybe you've even heard it out of your parents' or grandparents' mouths. As in "Dear child, can you help me turn my idea for _______ into a startup? You're so good with computers!" (In fact, this is especially likely, since it was recentl[...]

Netflix Premiers Its First Exclusive Documentary

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There’s symmetry to Netflix premiering a documentary on an independent baseball team that ruffled the feathers of Major League Baseball. Forty years after the Portland Mavericks were founded, Netflix has been a key figure in a digital revolution that is shaking the television and film world. With The Battered Bastards of Baseball Netflix is taking another st[...]