We all have our favorite tech blogs — those go-to sources for daily tech news. But our team wanted to go a layer deeper and compile a list of the insightful, the captivating and the galvanizing tech news sources from those closest to the action. Of course, we invite you to bookmark techpoint.org too!
In no particular order, here is our recommended reading list of seven tech blogs.
This Menlo Park, California software scale-up mixes branded content with original posts that motivate the entrepreneur in all of us. With frequent posts from Aha! CEO Brian de Haaff, the blog is written with candor and from first-hand experience. de Haaff writes about specific ways to empower teams and the best practices of successful leaders.
Bits, from The New York Times
The 164-year-old publishing institution is setting a strong pace in covering the business of technology. Updated daily, the bulk of the coverage is on big-name newsmakers like Apple, Uber and Google. However, the blog does sprinkle in stories on small start-ups and provides readers with exclusive interviews with today’s tech innovators.
Tech Blog, from The Financial Times
Aptly named and completely in line with The Financial Times’ uncomplicated brand, what this blog lacks in daily updates, it makes up for in robust reporting. On average one new post is added each week about major tech news with a delightfully inviting ‘in-case-you-missed-it’ approach. Their reporting staff updates articles as events unfold so you’re always getting the most up-to-date version. With Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, their team ran a live blogging session, including real-time reactions on Twitter.
Marketing Tech Blog
For all things digital marketing head to this robust blog for tips, tricks and usable ideas that help your brand stand out in a crowded marketplace. Led by Douglas Karr, best known as CEO of Indianapolis-based DK New Media, blog posts give tangible solutions to real-world obstacles faced by small businesses.
Thousands of independent contributors…well contribute to the website’s content each day. Known as Examiners, the writers are not necessarily formally-trained reporters, but rather experts in a subject. Each one manages their own webpage, writing articles on their area of expertise. The beauty of the examiner.com model is that readers help to sift the best content to the national page. Individual examiner.com blogs that grow their subscriber base and attract more daily website visitors, are featured more prominently.
Convince & Convert
For outright opinions, refreshing takes on current marketing trends and lessons learned from those who have weathered the worst, check out the guest posts section of this blog. The blog has a company by the same name behind it that provides clients with social media and content marketing consulting services. Founder Jay Baer lives in Bloomington, Indiana and is an active angel investor and acts as a mentor to start-ups.
Upstart Business Journal
This blog is upping the game and setting a new standard for daily, personal business stories. Upstart covers the “people, innovations and ideas behind the most dynamic entrepreneurial companies shaping our global economy.” Backed by the full weight of American City Business Journals — the operator of the Business Journal national print network — Upstart dives into the depths of start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Founded in 2012, the blog has expanded to include a bookmark-worthy video section that gives you the feeling of going one-on-one with real Americans who believe they have they next disruptive business idea.