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5 Habits That Can Trigger Your Anxiety

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I suffer from anxiety. I sometimes feel that dread and agitation in my chest associated with an unidentified danger that only exists in my mind. I start to worry about the future and things that have not happened (but they could) and forget to enjoy the moment. This is something I deal with, and so do… Read more »


Why Startups Should Hire Big [Infographic]

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Any entrepreneur with a new business venture can tell you that hiring is not easy when you’re on a budget. Sometimes you hire an unqualified employee you believe to be a “fast learner” and willing to work for less. There is also the question of time spent on recruitment, when you’re too busy trying to grow your startup,… Read more »


Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

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This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the top five programming languages in the country. In an entirely new ranking… Read more »


How Constantly Checking your Phone Can Ruin Your Posture

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Believe it or not, but your constant texting and checking your Instagram is ruining your posture. A new study published by the Surgical Technology International found that people spend an average of two to four hours a day with their heads tilted over reading and texting on their smart phones and devices. Looking down at your texts is… Read more »


Actually Fashionable Wearable Tech: Cuff Wins Decoded Fashion NYC Startup Competition

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Today and yesterday, Decoded Fashion held its New York Summit in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, inviting leading startups and individuals from the worlds of fashion and technology to share their thoughts on such things as how fashion houses and retail chains are utilizing nascent technologies, as well as highlighting the work from rising startups that bringing the… 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 »


TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

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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 upcoming Tuesday, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having… Read more »


5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »


Hate Waiting for Valet? ‘Request A Car’ Using CurbStand App

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Los Angeles-based CurbStand, the app that allows users to seamlessly locate, pay and tip for valet parking from their mobile devices, today unveiled a brand-new consumer app with new on-demand features, such as allowing drivers to ‘Request A Car,’ among other enhancements. In tandem, CurbStand launched a companion app exclusively for valet operators to communicate directly… Read more »


5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Orlando

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Central Florida is getting a lot of attention and it has nothing to do with Disney World.  It’s all about Orlando’s buzzing tech scene, which is attracting startups from Silicon Valley as more investment is being pumped to into building a downtown for entrepreneurs. According to the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, travel and tourism is… Read more »




President Obama Supports Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

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Update: Read FCC response to President Obama’s statement here. US President Barack Obama announced today his support for “free and open Internet” rules to ensure that no service is stuck in a “slow lane” without paying a fee. He urged the independent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality,” a… Read more »


What the Heck is MeowChat and How Did It Just Raise $8M?

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Minus, Inc., the New York-based company responsible for creating the MeowChat app, has announced that it has raised $8 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Social Starts, IDG-Accel, and SIG. That’s a pretty sizable amount of funding considering that MeowChat hasn’t been covered much in the press; however, it’s apparently doing extremely well, so we managed… Read more »