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Rivet News Radio is Tapping the Connected Car Trend


Rivet News Radio announced yesterday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) the launch of their Rivet Auto API. We’ve seen banking on the future of the connected car, and Rivet News Radio is gearing their attack via API to allow app platforms and car manufacturers a way to deliver customized, targeted radio news to drivers. Throughout… Read more »

OhMiBod Launches Vibrator That Syncs to Your Smart Watch for Your Pleasure


Even our sex lives is getting smarter thanks to technology. High Tech sex toy company, OhMiBod, announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it has added smart watch connectivity and biofeedback functionality to its blueMotion line of Bluetooth enabled vibrators. Now, the massager will sync to the watch-wearer’s heartbeat (yours or your partner’s), and be controlled… Read more »

Gogoro Launches of World’s First Smartscooter at CES [Video]


Gogoro unveiled today at CES 2015 in Las Vegas the world’s first high-performance, zero emissions, two-wheeled electric vehicle: the Gogoro Smartscooter™. The company also announced the Gogoro Energy Network, a battery swapping infrastructure that will enable a more efficient, cleaner and flexible energy future. “With the world’s megacities at a tipping point in population density, pollution fallout and… Read more »

CES 2015: Where Does a 3D Printer Fit in Your Home?

3D printing

This week in Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Show debuted a space dedicated uniquely to 3D printing. In the last few years, 3D printing is taking over the country with hobbyist and makers gathering in various MakerFaire and Meetups to exchange ideas. So the creation of a marketplace for 3D printing at CES 2015 cements this… Read more »

Look Out for This Android BOSS at CES 2015


The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that takes place in Las Vegas every year is a clearinghouse for all the hottest, most innovative, and best new technologies of the year. CES 2015, much like years past, promises to deliver in all areas, but I’ll be taking a specific look at the Android sector. On Monday,… Read more »

Smart-Lock Company OKIDOKEYS, Launches Concierge App RentEZ


Mobile Key solution provider OKIDOKEYS, announced today during CES 2015 the launch of RentEZ, a virtual concierge app that gives home sharing hosts and rental property owners a convenient way to offer a professional menu of amenities and services to their guests. OKIDOKEYS will officially launch its smart keys and locks at the International CES… Read more »

Alec Stern Lays out his 10 Pillars for SMB Success

Alec Stern

Before he came to our recent Tech Cocktail Sessions in Downtown Las Vegas, Alec Stern managed to get himself cast as an extra for a new episode of Pawn Stars; it didn’t trump his time talking to our great audience though. When he’s not talking at our events, or appearing on hit TV shows, Stern spends… Read more »

What Can Video Games Tell you About Your Beta Community?


Do you remember an old game made by Big Fish Studios called Faunasphere? Mia Consalvo does because she’s a Research Chair in Game Studies and Design who actually studied the game’s development through a beta period, a web launch, a move to Facebook, and an ultimate shut down. When she spoke at our recent Tech Cocktail Sessions in… Read more »

No Matter Where you Start Up, the Challenges are the Same

Jonathan Jenkins video

Jonathan Jenkins’ background in business was rooted primarily in Asia when he started his company,, in 2011. It was focused on helping independent small business owners compete against big box retailers, and they saw incredible traction in only a few short years. But then his business started taking off stateside, and Jenkins realized he needed… Read more »

Mobile Security Platform LaunchKey Announces $3M Seed Funding


Cyber security and the subsequent cyber terrorism is today’s hottest topic. That’s why the announcement that Las Vegas startup LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, has closed a $3 million seed funding round is especially exciting. Geoff Sanders, President and CEO of LaunchKey, released this statement in… Read more »

4 Startup Tips from Constant Contact’s Alec Stern


This Thursday, December 11, we are holding our Tech Cocktail Week: December Sessions in downtown Las Vegas, where we will hear about the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. Get your ticket now. Alec Stern is the VP of strategic innovation and the executive-in-residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact, the… Read more »