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5 Photo Sharing Apps That Aren’t Instagram

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Photo sharing apps are huge right now. Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for 1 billion dollars back in 2012, photo sharing and collaboration has been at the top of developer’s hit lists. Obviously, Instagram is the most popular, and you are probably already on it. But if you are looking for something new, or for… Read more »


Mobile Shipping Service Shyp To Launch In Miami

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When was the last time you were in a post office, trying to figure out how to ship that big box at an affordable yet reliable price? If it’s been a while, lucky you because it’s a hassle. Between finding the right service, the safe package, packing it carefully while putting up with the Post… Read more »


Maxwell Health and BambooHR: The One-Two Punch for HR Solutions

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At our first annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in 2013, Maxwell Health took home the championship prize of $10,000 and has since been on a major kick. Not only have they scored even larger amounts of funding, but they’ve also reached out to establish some solid partnerships. If you’re unaware, Maxwell Health prides itself on… Read more »


Back This: MonBaby is a Wearable Device to Monitor Your Baby

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I’m not a parent, but I can certainly imagine that if and when I do become one (spoiler: I WILL become one someday) that I will likely spend every waking minute of my life concerned about the well-being of my children. Especially when kids are younger, it’s understandable for parents to worry about them constantly…. Read more »


Jacques-Elliott Kickstarter: One Size Fits the Universe

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Elliot Aronow started selling unique ties during the holidays, but after popular demand he’s quickly turned Christmas gifts for friends and family into a successful tie company that has already raised almost $11,000 on Kickstarter. The brand — Jacques-Elliott — is a democratic and accessories lifestyle brand run by Aronow. “It’s a lifestyle and accessory brand,”… Read more »


Startup Founders Share Their Favorite Steve Jobs Quotes

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Today we are celebrating the legendary and visionary co-founder Steve Jobs. In California, Governor Brown dubbed October 16th as Steve Jobs Day back in 2011. In the spirit of celebration, Tech Cocktail asked startup founders and entrepreneurs to share their favorite Steve Jobs quotes. We’ve built a team from two people to almost 40 in… Read more »


Amazon Will Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Why You Will Never Shop There

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This week, online retailer Amazon confirmed that it will be opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. This news comes after rumors that the company will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City. The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded products developed in-house, such as Amazon’s Kindle tablets… Read more »


30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

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If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1. Canvas App It may seem surprising that a seemingly successful product could… Read more »


Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »


First Lady Michelle Obama Goes on Vine, Gives Us Lifeee

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On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama got on Vine to respond to various questions from the public regarding Let’s Move, her signature White House campaign focused on educating children about the importance of healthy diets and exercise. Using the #AskTheFirstLady, users on Twitter and Vine got the chance to ask FLOTUS questions like: How do we get… Read more »


Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

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Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different companies, including major names like Sony Music, Softbank, and Yamaha. While… Read more »


Sharetown Wants to Disrupt Craigslist

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Cox and Inc.com recently partnered to put on the #GetStartedLV with the express mission of showcasing the entrepreneurial talent that Las Vegas has to offer the world. They hosted a pitch competition in which five different entrepreneur-finalists had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of experts. The startups were competing for a… Read more »