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YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

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Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San Francisco as part of the 500 Startups program. The idea behind… Read more »




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 »


Yosemite Update to Apple OS X: Not Only Pretty, but Pretty Awesome too

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One thing that most Mac enthusiasts can agree on is that they all love the multitude of features, updates, and the UX of Yosemite. The update to Apple’s OS X system basically brings the Mac in line with all of the features offered with the iOS 8 system, and provides near seamless continuity as you move from your mobile… 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 »


Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Is this the Future of Money?

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There was a time when watches were for telling the time, phones were for making a call, and wallets were carried in pockets. The future could become as cashless as the Stone Age albeit with payment terminals and machines galore. The apparent push into mobile wallets aims to do exactly that. Today, Apple announced the launch date for Apple… 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 »


Google’s Same-Day Delivery Service Google Express Launches in Boston, Chicago, DC

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On Monday, Google announced the launch of Google Express – its same-day delivery service – in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Already available in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, the expansion into three more major metropolitan areas gives access to 7 million more people. Google Express allows consumers to purchase… Read more »