Since 2010, we’ve hosted some huge events that showcase startups from across the globe at South by Southwest (SXSW). Last year, we hosted an all-day #Startuplife celebration that included live interviews with entrepreneurs, startup founders, and thought leaders; a lunchtime event; and our classic startup showcase Mixer event that was judged by tech and startup luminaries. A handful of startups went… Read more »
About Frank Gruber
Frank Gruber is the founder, 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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Technology took center stage at the Oscars as host Ellen DeGeneres decided to take a star-studded selfie. The tweet got over a million retweets in just a couple of hours and appears to have topped a record tweet made by President Obama. The tweet also appeared to crash Twitter for a brief time after Ellen… Read more »
Today, the Macintosh computer turns 30 years old, having debuted at a keynote event on January 24, 1984. Apple’s website has been taken over by the Mac in celebration of the 30th anniversary. <Click to Tweet Apple’s Mac Happy 30!> As posted on the Apple website: “Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh with the promise to put… Read more »
I was hitting send on an important email when much to my dismay I was served a page that Gmail has a temporary server error. YES, Google’s Gmail is down! While some may see this as a sign of a coming apocalypse, I am going to error on the side of caution and share a… Read more »
Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg (aka photomatt) was born on this day in 1984 in Houston, Texas. It all started with a high school trip to Washington, D.C. where he started working on the blogging platform which eventually turned into WordPress. WordPress took off under the umbrella of Automattic the parent company that Matt helped co-found…. Read more »
With continued growth and feature rollouts in 2013 Path shared this evening that they are starting 2014 out by announcing their latest funding round. For their Series C round of funding they have raised $25 million. The round includes contributions from Bakrie Global Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures,Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and First Round Capital. Path… Read more »
I am deeply saddened to share the news today that Downtown Project’s Ovik Banerjee has passed away. Ovik Banerjee was a Venture for America fellow who moved to downtown Vegas as part of the program. The Downtown Project just shared this post on Facebook. It’s a tragic loss for the entire community. Post by Downtown… Read more »
Interested in working for one the fastest growing, unique media companies focused on startup news, culture and resources in all the land? We are currently hiring a writer/community manager in Miami, Florida. The ideal candidate is a self-starter looking to share the pulse of the Miami tech startup scene. Learn more about the job here. This… Read more »
This was our biggest year yet and we’d like to thank you for reading, following, contributing, sponsoring, supporting, sharing and well… just being so dog-gone good to us in 2013. We pulled together a special video to express our gratitude and share highlights from the year. Happy New Year from the Tech Cocktail team… Onward… Read more »
Times are a changing in Colorado. On January 1, 2014 the state of Colorado will legalize marijuana for recreational sales. With this change, the Denver Post wasted no time by launching a new digital brand and website called The Cannabist to cover the Colorado marijuana culture. The Cannabist will cover pot culture, offer marijuana reviews… Read more »
Spending time in downtown Las Vegas, I’ve heard a lot about a new kind of management style recently adopted by Zappos called Holacracy. According to the Holiacracy website: “Holacracy is a comprehensive practice for governing and running purpose-driven, responsive companies – a new organizational operating system.” Zappos is one of the larger companies to embrace… Read more »
We recently covered Statigram as they offer a way to create a short video with your best Instagram moments of 2013, but there appears to be another application called Flipagram, created by Los Angeles based Cheerful Inc, that enables you to do something similar year round. Flipagram is an app for iOS and Android that… Read more »
Tis’ the season for giving and receiving, and Apple has captured this spirit by creating the 12 Days of Gifts app for iOS. The app is pretty simple as it offers 12 days of gifts to its users. Yes, thats all it does. The only thing you have to do is download and open it… Read more »
If you are an Instagram user and have been posting and perusing photos over the holidays, you may have noticed some of your friends posting their top moments from 2013 in a short video like this one. I did and quickly realized this 15 second video montage was created using a product called Statigram, an online… Read more »
So we’ve already published a bunch of great gift guides (here, here, here and here) but now we’re coming down the home stretch of this holiday season and if you’re like me you haven’t yet made one gift purchasing decision. Don’t worry, you still have a little more time, but you’re probably going to have to… Read more »
On this foggy, mildly warm day in Chicago, I am looking forward to having author and co-founder of 37signals Jason Fried join me on stage for a fireside chat. It’s been 5 years, 6 months, and 6 days since our first Tech Cocktail Conference in Chicago where Jason was scheduled to speak but unfortunately was unable… Read more »