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20 Most Googled Halloween Costumes of 2015

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

We’re still a couple weeks away from Halloween, but for those who shudder at the word “procrastination” (not me), I’m sure their Halloween costumes have already been carefully researched, materials and props purchased, and are probably 90% completed. And just like in years past, there are noticeable trends…

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Bugs in El Capitan? Wait for 10.11.1

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Millions of users are upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan and many of them are noticing slower Mac performance or bugs. Don’t be in a hurry, read this article first for why you should wait for a more stable version of El Capitan…

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An Increase in Job Training Decreases Resignation Letters

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For the past year, at least 2.7 million people each month have said “I quit” to their employer (source). That’s well over 3,500 every hour. Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why people quit, but one that I am particularly interested in is…

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How to Identify the “Game Changers”

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

A startup’s big break often depends on finding a maverick – someone who is willing to take a risk on a new product or idea. This maverick is a game changer who rejects the traditional way of doing things and is a champion for…

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Amazon is Banning Apple TV and Chromecast, Here’s Why

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Amazon stunned shoppers and sellers on its Marketplace platform by banning IP television solutions offered by Apple and Google. The action comes in the wake of soft demand for Amazon’s new branded TV products. With new versions of both Apple TV and Google Chromecast…

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Online Cleaning Company, Excellent Maids to Launch in Four New Cities

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Michigan-based on-demand home cleaning services company, Excellent Maids, will be expanding its operations to cover four new U.S. cities in January 2016. The announcement was made on Excellent Maids’ own website, last night by Excellent Maids’ co-founder, Michelle Hardaway, who confirmed that the…

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5 Clues That it is Time to Redesign Your Company’s Website

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In a recent survey Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab found that almost half (46.1 %) of people say a website’s design is the number one criterion for discerning credibility. So if your business’ website is out of date, customers are turning away from you because…

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Entrepreneur PR Firm, Pitch PR, Opens in Dallas

By | Oct 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) announced they’ve partnered with Dallas-Based firm TrizCom Public Relations to launch Pitch PR, a new PR firm for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The partnership is the first of its kind in Texas and has been in the works…

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Stops in Austin

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs…

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Microsoft Ventures Is Coming to a City Near You

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tech Cocktail is proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. You may have heard of Microsoft Ventures. It is a mentor-driven, no-dilution accelerator program with locations in seven cities…

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Samsung Pay Now Available to US Customers

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

There has been lots of talk about Samsung Pay (similar to Apple Pay and Android Pay) since it was first announced in March. In September the NFC-based payment service launched in South Korea and saw over $30 million in transactions in its first month. Of the…

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Tech Companies Vie to Create Best Parental Leave Options

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

This August, Netflix raised the stakes on winning and keeping top employees by offering 52 weeks of PAID parental leave for both mothers and fathers.  52 weeks! Paid! Dads, too! The nearest competitors to that offer similar benefits, Microsoft and Twitter, offer 20 weeks…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Groupon Plans to Cut 1,100 Jobs

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup there’s a healthy smattering of both small and massive amounts of funding being spread across old and new companies alike. Jungle Ventures also committed themselves to doing another fund that’s 10 times larger than their inaugural fund that started…

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Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kickstarter announced the company’s reincorporation as a public benefit corporation, meaning that the crowdfunding company is now legally obligated to make a positive impact on society. The company has legally changed its name from Kickstarter Inc. to Kickstarter PBC, and explained what the new name…

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The 100 Most Innovative Universities in the World

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Last week, Reuters released its Top 100 ranking of the most innovative universities in the world, topped by Stanford, MIT, and Harvard. Also included in the top 10 were several public university systems: the University of Michigan (#5), the University of Texas (#7), and…

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Verizon: 5G Mobile Networks by 2017

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Last March, we looked into the future of mobile networks – particularly the highly-expected development and implementation of fifth generation (5G) networks – and what effects such technology would have on mobile communication. While initially expected by industry experts to not hit the market…

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Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Picking Duck

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year at our annual Tech.Co Celebrate Conference in October. Among the participants that applied for the online competitions, only a…