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DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

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Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue… Read more »



New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

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Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both entrepreneurs with valuable IP as well as lawyers, law firms, and… Read more »


ID.me Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

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ID.me has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, ID.me can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a… Read more »


Steve Case Announces Second ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip

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This morning, it was announced that Steve Case has planned for a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight startup ecosystems located right in the heart of the United States. This second tour will take Case through five Midwest cities: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis,… Read more »


Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

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Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new Swift programming language,  and have even launched a program that enables… Read more »


Silicon Students’ Crowdfunding Campaign Will Improve Their Young-Entrepreneur School

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There seems to be no shortage of early-stage entrepreneurs these days, but many find themselves relegated to isolated environments. It can be difficult to find like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs who might be able to help them bring an idea to fruition. Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Edouard Foussier co-founded an organization, Silicon Students, to tackle this very… Read more »


Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

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This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one of the top debates that go on in this space is… Read more »


App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

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On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as running water to everyone, everywhere. “While simple on the surface, the… Read more »


Amazon Acquires Video Site Twitch for USD $970M in Cash

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Amazon just announced that it has agreed to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming service for videogame players, for  $970 million in cash.  According to The Wall Street Journal and The Information, the deal closes during the second half of this year. Google and Yahoo were previously in talks with Twitch, but negotiations cooled. “Like Twitch, we obsess… Read more »



DC’s Contactually Partners with Southern California’s Leading Real Estate Agency

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Shared in a tweet earlier this morning by founder and CEO Zvi Band, DC-based Contactually announced that it has recently signed a partnership with one of Southern California’s leading and largest real estate agencies, First Team Real Estate. Contactually Signs Partnership Agreement with Leading West Coast Real Estate Group http://t.co/IjOMlGvgm6 via @PRWeb — Zvi Band (@skeevis)… Read more »


Make your Website Dance

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With the spreading of globalization, there is a need to access the Internet for every small and minute thing. There are websites which people mull over whenever they have to swear by. There are few things which have to be kept in mind while designing a website. Get your Domain name  The first and the… Read more »



Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »


Dell Launches a Startup Competition, Winners Pitch Michael Dell

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This is a sponsored post by Dell, and we would like to thank them for their support! When Dell first founded the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs, it was evident that they wanted to build and sustain a firm commitment to open up their resources to startups and fuel innovation in unprecedented ways. This fall Dell… Read more »