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Beth Kindig

Beth Kindig

Beth Kindig

Founder of CitizenTekk. Writer. Lover of Startups. 12-year Entrepreneur.

Posts By Beth Kindig

Creating Tablet-Friendly Blogs

February 3, 2014 |

The love of tablet computers is growing exponentially, according to a report by International Data Corporation.


The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker shows a definite increase in shipments of tablet computers all over the world, with growth potential expected to … Read More

2 Enterprise Startups Solving Real-World Problems

September 20, 2013 | | One Comment

On Wednesday, at SAP’s Startup Forum, I watched enterprise startups pitch. To be honest, it was quite refreshing coming from last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt, where many of the startups presented products with little real-world value (including gender-degrading apps).

In fact, … Read More

Startups: The UnSexy Enterprise

September 20, 2013 | | One Comment

Enterprise startups are boring. They’re not sexy, as evidenced by TechCrunch Disrupt last week, when only 3 enterprise startups were invited on stage (out of 30) . Mashable does not even cover them; perhaps because social, mobile and gadgets make … Read More

Top Tech and Startup News: LinkedIN University, - citizentekk

August 21, 2013 |

1.  “LinkedIn Growing Up: Opens Up To High School Students Over 13, Launches Dedicated Pages For Universities Worldwide”  

LinkedIn has launched “University Pages,” which are dedicated pages for universities that people can add to their profiles. LinkedIn hopes that this … Read More

Top Startup & Tech News Today: 7 Things You Missed

August 18, 2013 |

CitizenTekk brings you the top startup & tech news today - August 18th, 2013

1. Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone.

Ubuntu Edge’s crowdfunding smartphone campaign has raised more money in pledges than any other similar … Read More

Top Tech and Startup News: 7 Things You Missed

August 15, 2013 | | One Comment

Below is today’s top technology and startup news.


1. $6200 Bitcoin Heist Threatens Android Operating System

Hold onto your digital wallet. As expected, flaws in operating systems are being exploited to “pilfer” bitcoin. Google developers confirmed the cryptographic … Read More

When Your Data is Destroyed: Video

July 29, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The startup Scality explains how to protect your data.


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Tech & Startups: Top 7 Things You Missed Today

July 29, 2013 |

Tech & Startups:  Top 7 News Items From Across the WeJuly 29th, 2013

  1. Tech Giants Beware! $35.1 B Merger creates World’s Biggest Advertising Agency


Omnicom and Publicis are merging to create the world’s biggest advertising … Read More

Chevron is Worse than The NSA & 7 Other Things You Missed Today

July 26, 2013 |


  1. 1 Day Before BlackHat Conference, Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies

Barnaby Jack, who is best known for “jackpotting” an ATM machine at the 2010 Black Hat Conference, has suddenly passed away.

Jack was a security professional … Read More

Tech & Startup News: Top 7 Things You Missed Today

July 24, 2013 |

The Team at CitizenTekk curates guest blogs across the web. Here are the top 7 things you missed today, July 24th, 2013:

1. Google held a press conference in San Francisco today. Here were Google’s top announcements:

  1. Chromecast – … Read More

Today’s Reward: Win $25 in Bitcoin!

June 21, 2013 |

Read about Bitcoin and the nuances of Capitol Hill for your chance to win $25 in Bitcoin from Elizabeth Ploshay. Share this article with hashtag #citizentekk to win!

Winner announced Tuesday, June 25th at 12:00 pm PST.



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Today’s Reward Valued at $1700: 3-Day Pass to Mobile Commerce World

June 20, 2013 | | One Comment

CitizenTekk and Mobile Commerce World are giving away a 3-day pass valued at $1699.00. All you have to do is enter your email to win and share this link. We’ll announce the winner on Sunday at 12 pm PST Noon! … Read More

Google Buys Waze For Estimated $1.3 Billion

June 11, 2013 |

Google announced on the company blog they have officially acquired Waze, a mobile navigation app. They declined to state the exact amount, but according to Verge, it’s an estimated $1.3 billion.

Considering Google is the predominant maps provider across Android … Read More

5 Startups Apple ripped off and other changes announced at WWDC 2013

June 11, 2013 | | One Comment

Yesterday at the WWDC 2013, Tim Cook announced what may be some of the biggest changes to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.

Here are the top 5 changes you can expect in the Fall release of iOS 7:

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Top 3 Startups from Silicon Valley LAUNCH

June 7, 2013 | | One Comment

Tesla for Wheelchairs, An Algorithm API and Crowd Sourced Security

This month, SV Forum is celebrating thirty years as a not-for-profit organization supporting innovation and startups in Silicon Valley. The organization holds a staggering 200 events per year for entrepreneurs … Read More

SoundCloud’s Favorite Sound - Q&A with Alexander Ljung

June 6, 2013 | | 35 Comments


At one point, promising startups had to move to Silicon Valley to succeed; reasons being to attract talent, pursue funding opportunities and take advantage of a dense, entrepreneurial environment. How did you succeed in Berlin (specifically)? Why were you … Read More

Kill the Query Letter

May 21, 2013 | | 11 Comments


“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki Zen Buddhism


When I first started writing about startups, I tracked the market very methodically. And by market, I mean the … Read More

Startups are the First Line of Defense

April 8, 2013 | | One Comment

 “Cyber security could do for Maryland what the computer chip did for Silicon Valley,” Chancellor Brit Kirwan, May of 2012. 

“bwtech” @UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) is a 71-acre Research and Technology Park with 8 buildings and three incubators. … Read More