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Take a Tour of Motorola Mobility’s New HQ in Downtown Chicago [PHOTOS]

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Yesterday, Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Occupying four floors of the Mart, the 600,000-square-foot Gensler-designed space will house the company’s 2,000 employees. Talking about Chicago as a hub for digital and cellular technology, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Given its roots, this should have been the place.” The move marks… Read more »




APX Labs Secures $10 Million Series A Funding From NEA

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The Herndon, VA based APX Labs today announced that they have successfully raised $10 million of Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To date APX has raised a total of $15.8 million for their software platform, Skylight, which enables large enterprises to create custom apps for smart glass and smart watch devices…. Read more »


Watch the Exclusive Trailer for FedScoop’s Short Documentary ‘Tenacity: Women Redefining Leadership’ [VIDEO]

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Last month, the DC-based startup, FedScoop, released its list of Top 50 Women in Tech, which includes the likes of private sector executives like Susie Adams, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for the federal government business, and public sector reps such Teri Takai, the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense. In celebration of these… Read more »


Google Seed Micro-Fund Coming Soon?

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This morning my curiosity was sparked as I was followed by newly a created unverified Twitter account @GoogleSeed. The new Twitter handle posted a tweet sharing that Google Seed is coming soon. Due to the name and it’s creation coinciding with Earth Day I wondered if Google would be seed bombing the country in an… Read more »


Tim O’Reilly: Google Is Becoming Our Global Brain

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is wrapping up his Reddit AMA now, where he answered questions from the public about the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to Internet-connected devices, sensors, and everyday objects that can send and receive data. Think of the Nest thermostat, which learns your temperature preferences and was acquired… Read more »


Tim O’Reilly Eloquently Explains How Tech Trends Happen

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is currently answering questions about the Internet of Things in a Reddit AMA, a sort of open town hall.  The Internet of Things refers to Internet-connected devices, sensors, and everyday objects that can send and receive data. Think of the Nest thermostat, which learns your temperature preferences and… Read more »


This is Tim O’Reilly’s Personal Mantra

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, took to Reddit this afternoon at 1 pm ET for an AMA, answering questions from curious Redditors about the Internet of Things. But of course, in the face of a digital legend, redditors couldn’t just stick to the topic at hand. So someone asked: what’s your personal mantra? O’Reilly… Read more »



If You’re Approaching Burnout, Take a Careercation Now 

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Get chapters of David Niu’s book Careercation: Trading Briefcase for Suitcase to Find Entrepreneurial Happiness for free starting today.  In 2012, BuddyTV cofounder David Niu bought a one-way ticket to New Zealand for himself, his wife, and his 10-month old daughter, Keira. He was burned out, and it was time for a “careercation.”  Niu had… Read more »


Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Fun: STYLECABLE to Launch in DC with a Pop-Up Party

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Need some new clothes for the spring season? Tired of the hackneyed designs you’re finding in DC clothing retailers and department stores? Want to try on original pieces while getting treated to an open bar? Then come out to STYLECABLE’s pop-up shop and launch party this Wednesday night (tomorrow!). The DC-based startup is celebrating the launch of… Read more »


Twitter & Foursquare Founders, Execs, Investors Among Others Prove #BostonStrong Finish Boston Marathon

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Today was a big day as the Boston Marathon resumed after last year’s horrific bombing. A number of tech startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs participated, so we thought we’d show some support by pulling together some of the notable techie Boston Marathon finishers. Congrats to everyone who participated and our thoughts are with the families,… Read more »


eMerge Americas Techweek Wants You To Win $30K

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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas Techweek. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. eMerge Americas Techweek wants you to sign up to the Emerge Americas Hackathon for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes. The hackathon will  take place May 2-4 (starting with… Read more »


Tabeso, Switch SUPERNAP, and Work In Progress Spice Up the VegasTech Website

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The VegasTech.com website recently got a makeover thanks to the collaborative efforts of Switch SUPERNAP, Work In Progress, and a team of dedicated Las Vegas entrepreneurs. The group got together and worked their magic with the express purpose to reinvigorate the popular community website. “We are excited to partner with Work In Progress to continue… Read more »