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Twitter Used to Have Hideous Business Cards

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On Tuesday, we were joined at Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions by Martin Ringlein, the cofounder of nvite and former (and first) Twitter design manager. In addition to his insights about entrepreneurship, he shared a little tidbit from his time at Twitter that had the crowd laughing: “At Twitter I was running the design team, and… Read more »


Design and Smart Homes Discussed at DC Sessions Event

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Tuesday evening in Crystal City overlooking the Washington, D.C. views of Capitol and Reagan National Airport, Martin Ringlein of nvite and Maria Thomas of SmartThings shared their business insights and knowledge at Tech Cocktail DC Sessions speaker series event. Martin Ringlein, now the CEO and founder of nvite, after selling his last company nclud to Twitter, kicked things off… Read more »


Learn Spanish Anywhere, Anytime, and Completely for Free

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Over 6.5 million students take Spanish Language courses every year – that’s 70 percent of total foreign language enrollment in the US. Some might say that Spanish speaking skills are crucial to young Americans and that the US will become the largest Spanish-speaking nation by 2050. Fifteen years ago, SpanishDict.com pioneered the shift in Spanish… Read more »



TrackMaven Adds Google+ and Tumblr Support to Its Marketing Intelligence Platform

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TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, will now provide support for Google+ and Tumblr. The social networks join others, like Facebook and LinkedIn, as the newest data sources for the competitive intelligence platform. “More and more, our customers are utilizing Google+ and Tumblr to… Read more »




DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

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This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete with similar services like WebEx, Join.Me, and GoToMeeting. “This is easily… Read more »


DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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Summer might be cooling down, but our Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcases are still running hot. Last night we packed the Crystal Tech Fund, with the help of Vornado, with entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and DC community members eager to see who would win the pitch competition for DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. The competition awards these… Read more »


Seva Call Rebrands as talklocal, Raises $2.6M in Series A Funding

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Seva Call, the DC-based startup that allows consumers to easily connect with local service providers in real-time over the phone, officially announced today its rebranding to talklocal. The company has also announced the closing of a $2.6 million round of Series A funding. Talklocal takes away the stress and frustration of having to research and… Read more »


20 Startups Selected to Present at DC’s TechBUZZ Georgetown

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The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced today 20 startups from the Mid-Atlantic region will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Georgetown event. The companies come from various startup communities across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Each company will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, tech executives, and entrepreneurs. TechBUZZ Georgetown… Read more »


Car2go Acquires Ground Transportation Aggregator RideScout

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This morning, it was announced that the ground transportation aggregation service, RideScout, has been acquired by car2go, a service that offers a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart vehicles in cities around the world. The announcement was made this morning by car2go’s parent company, moovel, which is also a unit of the larger Daimler AG, the… Read more »


ID.me Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

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ID.me has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, ID.me can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a… Read more »