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Girls in Tech Launches the Global Classroom

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Call it a new online learning platform that will connect girls across the world access to online courses, tools, and resources to help them improve their knowledge in STEM related fields. The platform is The Girls in Tech Global Classroom and it will launch this December. “The Girls in Tech Global Classroom incorporates a learning platform and… Read more »


‘Erec Makes a Fire’ is a Children’s Book to Help Teach the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

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It’s never too early to start getting your kids passionate about entrepreneurship. Not only does it encourage free-thinking, but it can also help to establish a sense of self-identity, and teach them all the other principles associated with running a business that can help support them throughout the rest of their lives. To help with… Read more »


Fortcraft Brings Minecraft Into the Real World

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Jon Irons, a 24-year-old recent ASU College Design Graduate, is bringing Minecraft to life. As he’s calling it, Fortcraft is a kit of real, life-size Minecraft blocks that he’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind Fortcraft is to provide gamers with the one thing Minecraft can’t: the ability to physically interact with the… Read more »


Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

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What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »


Fleksy Breaks Guinness World Record…Again

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Back in May the third-party keyboard Fleksy announced to the world that they had shattered the Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. And then they did it again. This past week, Fleksy announced that they had trumped their previous effort and set yet another new Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. Marcel Fernandes Filho, age… Read more »


Webviews and In-App Browsers: What You Should Know

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Webviews can produce unexpected results. This is an understatement. And I bet you’ve seen it happen more than once: an article referenced in your Twitter feed looks pretty interesting, but when you click on it, you’re not able to view it. INTERNETZ! I just want to get my read on before I can get any other… Read more »



Nanoplug Isn’t Your Grandparents’ Hearing Aid

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Somewhere between the size of a coffee bean and a grain of rice, the Nanoplug is a brand new hearing aid half the size of even the smallest, current hearing aids available at market. The German based company started an Indiegogo campaign in the hopes of raising $80,000; at the time of this writing they… Read more »


How Companies Like DC’s iStrategyLabs are Utilizing TechShop DC-Arlington

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This Tuesday night, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is holding… Read more »


Pipeline Workspaces to Open Third Location in Coral Gables

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Pipeline Workspaces, a co-working space that started in Brickell to accommodate Miami’s growing, diverse community of entrepreneurs,  is expanding with a third US location in the City of Coral Gables.  Pipeline has leased a full floor totaling approximately 14,000 square feet at 95 Merrick Way, an office complex located at the gateway to the Coral… Read more »


LAFORGE Strikes Partnership to Compete With Google Glass

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The Google Glass competitor LAFORGE Optical last week announced the close of a $1.1 million partnership with SOMO Optical to fund lens development, manufacturing development, and LAFORGE’s proprietary camera system development. It’s the first partnership in a series of funding announcements we’ve seen from LAFORGE Optical as part of its series seed investment round. “The… Read more »


Shutterfly Inc. Acquires Shark Tank-Backed GrooveBook

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GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month, announced that it was acquired by the manufacturer and digital retailer Shutterfly for $14.5 Million. The acquisition includes an upfront purchase amount and a future performance-based earn-out. Fans of ABC’s Shark Tank will recognize GrooveBook, since the… Read more »


How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Tomorrow night, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having a… Read more »