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TarDisk: MacBook Storage Expansion That’s Bigger on the Inside

TarDisk: MacBook Storage Expansion That's Bigger on the Inside

Sometimes 256 GB or 512 GB of hard drive space simply isn’t enough. Despite our initial expectations for how much memory we’ll need, human error persists – the extent of our predictions can only go so far. And, while external hard drives exist to help fix these technical limitations, their usage often poses more of a… Read more »


Disrupting Ads and Alerts: Discover Howler

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The Howler platform is designed to spread the word about small businesses. When Tech Cocktail’s Mixer and Startup Showcase visited Boston late last year, the Howler team won the Reader’s Choice award for best showcasing startup. And now, they’ve announced that their app is finally live in the app store. The concept is very easy… Read more »


Contactive, Maker of Klink, Acquired by ThinkingPhones

ThinkingPhones Acquires Contactive, Klink

This morning, the Cambridge, MA-based ThinkingPhones, which specializes in Cloud-based communications, announced its acquisition of the New York, NY-based Contactive and its sales productivity platform Klink.  The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed. “The Contactive and Klink team has worked diligently for the past two years to build a strong big data platform and… Read more »


Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »


Boston EdTech Startup CampusTap Closes 500K Seed Round

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CampusTap, the private social platform for colleges, recently announced in a press release that they have fulfilled their 500K seed round of funding. The round was led by several Boston angel investors including Douglas Leighton at Dutchess Capital and Bob DeMaria, Partner at Rally Software. The funds will be used for product development and team… Read more »


SpeechBooth Launches Self-Sufficient Video Message Platform for the Perfect Wedding

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The Boston, MA-based startup SpeechBooth has launched an app-based video message recording unit for major events, like weddings, business conferences, retirement parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. The idea is to make events memorable through video, without having to hire a videographer. The company has spent the last year building, testing, and perfecting a brand new way… Read more »


Smarter Home Startup Sense Labs, Inc Raises $2.5M in Funding

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Cambridge-based startup Sense Labs has raised $2.5 million in equity funding, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company builds devices that analyzes the electrical use in your home that can be monitored on your smartphone. This announcement comes just in time for CES 2015, where consumers will be shown various smart home and internet of things breakthroughs…. Read more »


Knovio Adds Personal Narration to Your Multimedia Content

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KnowledgeVision Systems, an industry leader in multimedia online presentation technology, announced that they would be upgrading their free Knovio Mobile app with a host of new features. This new update will enable iPad users to turn photos from their camera into narrated multimedia stories. Users on the Knovio platform can now add photos to narrated… Read more »


Online Crowdfunding Platform and Incubator, Startup Rounds, Announces Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

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For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the date of its final showcase for its consumer startup competition. “We… Read more »


Maxwell Health Raises an Astounding $26.4M Series B Round

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Maxwell Health has just announced that they raised a $26.4 million financing round. At this point we’re no stranger to the power that the Maxwell Health platform offers people so that they can take charge of their health and benefits; they were selected as the Nation’s Hottest Showcasing Startup at our first annual Tech Cocktail… Read more »


Airbnb Acquires Pencil Labs, Creators of Scheduling App Wyth

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According to a report by Beta Boston, Airbnb acquired a small Cambridge startup, Pencil Labs. Pencil Labs create collaboration and productivity software, and their latest app, Wyth is a calendar + messaging app that helps you make plans. Wyth messages any of your contacts and suggest the dates, times, and places that work for the people you… Read more »


Techstars Boston Hosts International-Heavy Demo Day

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Last week Techstars held their 2014 Boston Demo Day to celebrate the 12 startup companies graduating the accelerator program. According to the team, one of the awesome characteristics about this year’s class is that it’s one of the most international classes out of Boston to date. Companies came from Australia, Russia, France, Croatia, Hong Kong,… Read more »