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Mobile Security Platform LaunchKey Announces $3M Seed Funding

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Cyber security and the subsequent cyber terrorism is today’s hottest topic. That’s why the announcement that Las Vegas startup LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, has closed a $3 million seed funding round is especially exciting. Geoff Sanders, President and CEO of LaunchKey, released this statement in… Read more »



Kairos and NovoPayment Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami

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Endeavor selected two new South Florida startups, Kairos and NovoPayment to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami. The companies were selected during Endeavor’s 56th International Selection Panel, which took place in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove on Monday through Wednesday. It included entrepreneurs being considered for selection, as well as Endeavor mentors, advisors and board members around… Read more »


Find the Best Holiday Spots in Your Neighborhood with the Nextdoor Holiday Cheer App!

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Today, Nextdoor, the free and private social network used by 47,000 neighborhoods, just launched a new Holiday Cheer Map app! Now, you can navigate the holiday season in your very own neighborhood. Nextdoor’s Holiday Cheer Map is a social discovery tool that helps you find holiday attractions in your neighborhood that best suit your interests. You… Read more »




Ferguson Youth Tech Program Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

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The national attention to the unrest and pain occurring daily in Ferguson, MO and the surrounding St. Louis suburban areas continues to stoke heated conversation about the origins of the issues that caused the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hand of Officer Darren Wilson. Springing out of this tragic event, Hands Up United… Read more »


Taking a Road Trip this Holiday? Roadtrippers’ New App Will Help You Plan

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Road Trippin’ with your favorite allies just got easier. Online trip planner startup, Roadtrippers, recently launched their new iPhone app, making place discovery and trip planning easier and more intuitive than ever on the go. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the USA. The new app, which centralizes travel resources, simplifies trip planning for the 41.3M Americans… Read more »


Win a Trip to CES with Tech Cocktail’s CES Sweepstakes!

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Today, Tech Cocktail in partnership with the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show announced a special online sweepstakes that will allow one winner to win two free passes to the 2015 International CES! This prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations from January 6-9th, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To enter, you must visit the CES Sweepstakes Page during… Read more »


How to Stop Ebola with Bitcoin All Year Long

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You know Black Friday and of course Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a social movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day of giving back. Started in 2012 by the UN Foundation and 92nd St Y, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide sensation, uniting nonprofits, CEOs, heads of state and everyday people in championing… Read more »



Send Us Your Nominations for the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star Award Ceremony

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Guess what? Thanksgiving is next week. And then there’s that whole period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when all you can think about is, well, um, Christmas. More importantly, though, the holiday season signals the inevitable end to the year; hence, the period after Thanksgiving often turns into a period of reflection, remembrance, and recognition – a look… Read more »


Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere

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Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS moves another step forward this week, with the Internet Security Research… Read more »