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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech Cocktail. He is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his tech product expertise and analysis on emerging technologies. Previously he built products for millions of users while at AOL and Tribune Company. He is a startup advisor and investor. He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success.

Frank currently lives in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. but travels a lot as he circles the globe speaking, hosting events and helping entrepreneurs, startups and technology communities amplify their local technology signal.

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What Does Tesla Model S P85D ‘Insane Mode’ Feel Like?  

Tesla P85D Insane Mode Reaction Video

The all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D sports car is what Elon Musk wants to define as a new class of automobile. Priced around $120,000 this electric car is insanely fast, offering a new mode called Insane Mode. The car can go 0-60 MPH in an eye-opening 3.2 seconds and offers 687 lb-ft of torque. So what does… Read more »

The 2015 State of the Union Recapped In 24 Obama Quotes

State of the Union 2015

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s  struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick overview, via quotes taken from several of the topics President Obama covered, that… Read more »

Empowered Women Pose Nude for Caitlin Stasey’s New Site

Caitlin herself.com photo by Jennifer Toole

The image of the “perfect” man or woman is all in the eye of the beholder, but over the last few decades online digital editing and manipulation of photographs has altered the perceptions of what a normal, healthy human body might look like. A new website, Herself.com, founded by Australian actress Caitlin Stasey, 24, has launched to combat… Read more »

17 Eye-Catching CES 2015 Favorites

CES 2015

Las Vegas was abuzz this past week as tech lovers, marketers, and media watched every consumer electronic company on the planet show off their latest creations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015). While the latest trends included flying drones, wearables, 3D printers, and ultra HD television sets; I found a few eye-catching CES 2015 coolest tech favorites that… Read more »

4 Ways To Watch ‘The Interview’ Online Now

The Interview the Movie

After weeks of media attention in connection with the massive hacking attack, today Sony decided to release their film, ‘The Interview‘, online. The New York Post reported earlier this week that the film was to be released on Crackle, a Sony owned site – but that, along with a number of other rumors, has not yet materialized. Instead Sony worked with Google… Read more »

Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Video With Iconosquare (formerly Statigram)

Iconosquare Statigram Best of Instagram 2014

It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, and just like last year, turn your Instagram photos into video thanks to Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram). For those of you unfamiliar with their service, it offers a dashboard that analyzes your Instagram account with statistics such as who has liked, commented, and followed/unfollowed you lately. The service… Read more »

Mega Last-Minute Tech Lovers Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Mega Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2014

If you’re like me, you have been putting off your holiday shopping and will likely turn to a power hour (or two) of online shopping frenzy for last-minute gifts. My goal is to help you to come up with great ideas for some wonderful and thoughtful last-minute gifts. And, don’t just take my word for… Read more »

VegasTechFund Changes Focus: Partner Andy White Exits

Vegas Tech Fund Downtown Project

This morning Tech Cocktail covered the launch of the VegasTechFund Syndicate which is funding Buffer, and putting a stake in the ground as the fund changes its focus. As Tony Hsieh announced at the Celebrate Conference, the fund has now invested the first $30 million of the $50 million fund. That $30 million was focused… Read more »

VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

VegasTechFund Syndicate Buffer Funding

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million dollars into over 90 early-stage startups. As Tony Hsieh explained on stage… Read more »

Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »

$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

OS Fund

Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his personal capital as: “…dedicated to investing in inventors and scientists who… Read more »

13-Year-Old CEO Makes a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

The Paper Box Pilots Team on Shark Tank

Noah Cahoon is the CEO of the toy company Paper Box Pilots, that creates designs to turn boxes into airplanes and other play vehicles for kids. He is 14 years old and runs the company with his father Brian who also works for Oracle out of Salt Lake City. The Cahoons appeared on the latest sixth-season television episode of… Read more »