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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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Google Seed Micro-Fund Coming Soon?

Google Seed

This morning my curiosity was sparked as I was followed by newly a created unverified Twitter account @GoogleSeed. The new Twitter handle posted a tweet sharing that Google Seed is coming soon. Due to the name and it’s creation coinciding with Earth Day I wondered if Google would be seed bombing the country in an… Read more »

Twitter & Foursquare Founders, Execs, Investors Among Others Prove #BostonStrong Finish Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Boston Strong

Today was a big day as the Boston Marathon resumed after last year’s horrific bombing. A number of tech startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs participated, so we thought we’d show some support by pulling together some of the notable techie Boston Marathon finishers. Congrats to everyone who participated and our thoughts are with the families,… Read more »

.CO Acquired By Neustar

.CO Internet Acquired By Neustar

Today .CO Internet, the popular domain, just announced they have been acquired by Neustar. In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Juan Diego Calle shared the news in saying: “In our desire to take .CO to the next level, we are confident that now is the perfect time to join forces with Neustar.” Neustar is… Read more »

Superman With A GoPro Camera

Superman With A GoPro

The GoPro camera, a rugged, versatile sports camera, has made it fairly easy to capture amazing photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter doing extreme sports like surfing, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. But what would happen if Superman had a GoPro camera? Well, now we know thanks to a group of Los Angeles filmmakers when they attached… Read more »

Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Tech Cocktail SXSW 2014

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 »

Apple’s Mac Turns 30

Apple's Mac Turns 30!

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 »

10 Things To Do When Gmail Goes Down

Gmail Is Down

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 »

Happy 30th Birthday Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress

happy birthday matt mullenweg

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 »

Path Raises $25 Million In Series C Round Of Funding

Path funding

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 »

Downtown Project’s Ovik Banerjee Passes Away

Ovik Banerjee

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 »

We are hiring a Writer & Community Manager in Miami

miami afteroon by john spade

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 »

Happy New Year From Tech Cocktail… Onward to 2014!

appy new year from tech cocktail

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 »

Holacracy or Bust! Zappos Takes On New Management Style

Zappos Holacracy

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 »