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Chitter Wants to Give You Free Chit

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Chitter is rewarding users for posting photos to social media, and businesses with quality user generated content to rival the best traditional marketing plan. As user generated content is most trusted by the consumer, Chitter hopes to “help businesses begin to master the Dynamic Customer Journey” and offer value to their customers. Chitter was founded by Seth Knapp and Alex… Read more »


Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

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At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking trail around here?” However, it became apparent to the team that… Read more »



Venture House: Affordable Housing in Florida for Talented Startups

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If you make housing cheap, entrepreneurs will come. The idea is straightforward: take clusters of foreclosure homes in certain neighborhoods, rehab them, and offer them to startups at an affordable price. This is the vision of Venture House, a non-profit in St. Petersburg (Florida) that is launching a program to attract entrepreneurs, in hopes of revitalizing some of the… Read more »



Search the World’s Wealthiest Neighborhoods With Mansion Map

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“Growing up my favorite hobby was driving through the rich neighborhoods with my brother,” says Greg Berry, founder of Mansion Map. “I’ve travelled the world looking at mansions and now want to share my passion and inspiration with others.” Last week, Berry officially launched the Mansion Map platform as an interactive website that lets you… Read more »


LivingSocial’s New CEO is Former Shopping.com CEO and eBay Executive Gautam Thakar

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In a blog post just published this afternoon, the DC-based deals company LivingSocial has announced its appointment of Gautam Thakar for the role of Chief Executive Officer and President. The decision comes six months after cofounder and previous CEO, Tim O’Shaughnessy, announced his resignation from the position earlier this January. Thrilled to announce our new CEO. “Gautam… Read more »




Don’t Let TSA Confiscate Your Smartphone: Portable Chargers Under $50

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This week, TSA announced that it will confiscate any battery-dead cellphone from boarding the plane. Specifically, international flights that are U.S. bound. This is important to anyone flying because smartphones run out of battery when you least expect it. So, if you’re on the go and don’t get a chance to charge your phone before your… Read more »


Rohit Bhargava’s Tip for Startups: Stop Trying to Sell Advertising

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At last week’s DC launch event for Startup Mixology, the first book from Tech Cocktail’s own cofounder, Frank Gruber. Gruber was joined on-stage by a handful of local entrepreneurs to discuss some of the topics covered in the book. Among them was Rohit Bhargava, the founder of the Influential Marketing Group, author of Likeonomics, and trend curator. After giving his… Read more »


Home Depot: Anyone Can Buy In-Store 3D Printers

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Paint, hammer, and a 3D printer? As of today, shoppers in the world’s largest home-improvement store, Home Depot, will be able to purchase their own 3D printer. MakerBot printers have been available on Home Depot’s website for three months, but they will now be available in 12 stores as part of a pilot project. “We are continually looking to… Read more »


Indiegogo Canada Partners with Toronto’s Startup Maker Studio MakeWorks

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MakeWorks – the first coworking maker studio in Toronto for both digital- and physical-focused startups – announced today that it is partnering with Indiegogo Canada to launch an Indiegogo campaign aimed at further building out the space. The partnership falls into place as Indiegogo Canada moves its Canadian office into MakeWorks itself. “Toronto needed a… Read more »


Contract Data Center Engineers in High Demand

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The way information technology departments serve business is rapidly changing. In corporate organizations, it is often said that the IT team is an expense, not a cash generating vertical. IT teams are being looked at more and more as contractors that must meet internal delivery dates and SLA requirements on their projects. In accordance with… Read more »