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Jeff Tong is a social media strategist in Washington DC and has been a long-time contributor at Tech Cocktail. You'll find Jeff at tech events, foodie hangouts, and possibly snorkeling somewhere tropical. Contact Jeff online at @gundamwing4132 or jefftong@tech.co.

 

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Vocus’ #Demand14 Indicators For Success: Not Working, a Vampire Room, The Pirate Bay, and Sexy Magic

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  “PR Is NOT about media relations. PR is about communication and community.” – Shonali Burke (@shonali) Life is hectic. Running a startup is hectic. Marketing and PR is hectic. And… you’re not alone. All the connections you’ve built, all the people you’ve helped, that’s your community! Last week at the Gaylord Convention Center, Vocus… Read more »

DC’s 2014 Spring Startup Weekend: Recap and Winners

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Looking for the next Airbnb? You just might find it at Startup Weekend DC. This past weekend at WeWork DC – Wonder Bread Factory, 13 new startups were created, money was made, $25k was invested, and three months of rent was waved away for one lucky startup. The Judges Panel: Benjamin Wald @benjaminswald – Managing Partner… Read more »

Mosoro makes hardware app integration easy for mobile app developers

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Mobile app development is a vicious cycle. Every time technology hardware improves, so must your app. While it may be easy initially to build a small app following instructions and manuals available online, the process of building an app for a new technology (for example, Bluetooth LE hardware), and keeping your app updated, can be tedious as… Read more »

Planwise Helps You Plan for the Future, Save Money the Right Way, and Retire Rich

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Many people don’t seem to know the answers to long-term financial stability. How do you save money? How do you plan financially for retirement? With all of the so-called experts, why have so many people lost their savings during the recession? Planning for the future can be difficult, and, without proper guidance–possibly downright impossible. But don’t just… Read more »

Single and dating? An app for dating, flirting, and meeting new friends: partyline

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Sometimes the Internet can feel like a lonely place. Sure, there countless conversations that go on all around the net, but how many of those are interesting, and actually care about you from a relationship perspective? Don’t even bother using Facebook (aka Stalkerbook) or dating sites (everyone knows the pictures and descriptions are drastically misleading)…. Read more »

Seeking an edge in athletics? Find local expert sports coaching with CoachUp

CoachUp

In today’s competitive athletic world, coaching by a sport’s expert can make all the difference in how fast and effectively you achieve your goals. It can be relatively difficult to search and identify industry expert coaches who are also willing to coach you, but it doesn’t have to be (sorry, but winning your family reunion… Read more »

HEX3: Augmented reality first person shooter and pinpoint accurate digital drawing

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You’re no stranger to digital peripherals. You’ve likely used a mouse, keyboard, touchpad, or touchscreen plenty of times. You’ve also likely played at least one mobile game or tried to draw something digitally. But did you ever feel limited in your interactions? Maybe mobile gaming or digital drawing just didn’t really emulate the accuracy in real life, but what if it… Read more »

Coull: Never cringe at a video pop-up ad again

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When’s the last time you actually clicked on an ad in a video online? Maybe never? Video ads are just plain annoying pop-ups, and they typically have nothing to do with the actual video–most of the time. Very few video ads actually seem interesting, and the ones that do are typically just eye candy. But… Read more »

oneLIVE: Real online casino gambling at your fingertips

OneLiveInc

Have you ever spent time visiting nearby attractions instead of sitting at the casino table? I know I have, especially in Las Vegas. Not limited to the grand musical shows by the Blue Man Group, the dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment of Cirque du Soleil, the magnificence of Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef,… Read more »

Ornicept: Protecting Air Traffic with Live Bird Data from the Airfield to the Office

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Natural disasters and flight delays–partners in crime. From a airline customer perspective, we’re much more likely to fly an airline repeatedly if it has fewer delays AND superior customer service. Yes, natural disasters are out of our control, but how about bird disasters? With the help of Ornicept, airfield managers now have a viable solution… Read more »

DraftOnce helps law firms reduce risk and provide legal assistance to clients online

DraftOnce

Is your law firm stuck on paper? Are your clients seeking a way to access your legal services online? Instead of creating your own online documentation serving platform, why not use one that’s already built and customized for your law firm? Not only equipped with secure document automation, DraftOnce is also a marketplace for selling… Read more »