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OnTheGo Platforms Wants a Universal Smart Glass User Experience

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Portland-based OnTheGo Platforms (OTG) today announced the beta release of their Augmented Reality Interface SDK, otherwise known as Ari. The newly designed SDK will allow developers building for smart glasses, like Google Glass, to implement hand-gesture-controls for users. Ari’s release comes hot on the heels of OTG’s successful seed funding round that closed three months… Read more »



We Robot: The Uncertainty of Drones

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What is it with our fascination of robots taking over the world? A future where our streets will be protected by Robocops, and cars are automated without you having to touch the steering wheel. Is this perception of the future far-fetched? According to University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, we may be… Read more »




First Code School Launches in Durham, Securing the City’s Rise as a Southeastern Tech Leader

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Coding school and startup accelerator The Iron Yard today announced a partnership with Durham-based development firm Smashing Boxes to launch an immersive code school that will meet the Triangle region’s growing demand for a skilled technology workforce. Dubbed The Iron Yard Academy, the code school will be the first of its kind in Durham, NC, and the second in the greater Triangle region…. Read more »


3 DC Startups Team Up to Create a Platform for Virtual Weddings

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Do you love technology and having a digital presence, but don’t want to fork over $3,000 for a social media wedding concierge? You’re in luck; starting today, a new online platform will allow currently-engaged couples to host their weddings completely online. That’s right: online, virtual weddings. “From increasing our mobile presence to launching SocialWeddingSpeek, we always… Read more »


Tech Cocktail’s Co-Founder Frank Gruber To Launch Delivering Hawaiianess: An Island Chain As A Startup

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After spending almost eight years building Tech Cocktail into an online tech startup news and events company with global reach, we’d like to report Tech Cocktail Co-founder and CEO, Frank Gruber has announced the launch of a new initiative called Delivering Hawaiianess. Delivering Hawaiianess will take the learnings from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas,… Read more »


Miami’s LiveNinja Raises an Additional $500K

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Miami’s video chat marketplace, LiveNinja, today announced that they have received an additional $500K in funding. This announcement comes on the heels of their launch of the Katana platform, which we reported last week. LiveNinja announced the funding news at today’s Startup City Miami event. The funding was provided by local, undisclosed angel investors, bringing… Read more »





Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends

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Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while attempting to avoid the stigma associated with it. “Much of the… Read more »


Ranktab Launches Visual-Oriented Group Decision Making Platform

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Ranktab, the Guadalajara-based startup, today announced the launch of a brand new group decision-making platform that pairs comprehensive algorithms with an interface to visually display facets of human knowledge. Ranktab was designed specifically to give small businesses and individuals a way to reveal objective, group logic surrounding their idea or business. “Most collaborative decision-making software… Read more »