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Groupon Acquires Ticket Monster from LivingSocial

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The New Year is certainly off to a great start for Groupon who just finalized their purchase of Ticket Monster today. They filed a report with the SEC to acquire the Korean based company from LivingSocial Korea. It’s no secret that Groupon has had a tough go of it in 2013, but they decided to… Read more »

Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Up-and-Coming Startups


For all you last minute shoppers out there (I won’t name names–you know who you are), there’s still time! Whether you’ve been too busy to shop or have been procrastinating on those who are impossible to shop for, I am here to help make this stressful time of year slightly less so. Here’s a list… Read more »

11 Chicago Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

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Tech Cocktail: Now With More Hyper-Local! In case you missed it Tech Cocktail is more region-specific than ever. Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web…. Read more »

Jason Fried Rants about Modern Web Design


Jason Fried, the cofounder of 37signals, concluded Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago last week with a critique of modern, slick web design. We’ll let Fried speak for himself: Fried: “I’m actually really interested in less perfect things these days. I think there’s a bad trend going on in web design, specifically in application design, which is everything… Read more »

Trina Chiasson Launches Kickstarter Campaign for InfoActive


Trina Chiasson, CEO of InfoActive, yesterday launched her inaugural Kickstarter campaign. She is in the process of building a web app that pulls live data streams into interactive, responsive images that bring infographics to life on websites. InfoActive wants to be a formidable way to build an easily edited, scalable image using existing and custom… Read more »

BrightTag Raises $27M Led by Yahoo! JAPAN


Chicago-based digital marketing company BrightTag recently raised $27M in funding on the heels of patenting its latest technology – BrightTag Fuse™.  The funding was led by Yahoo! JAPAN, the world’s 10th largest Internet company. BrightTag Fuse™ technology, which was patented last month, is a real-time data integration solution that will allow the new Yahoo! JAPAN DMP… Read more »