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Let PicYourWeekend Guide You to a Better Weekend


What did you do this weekend? Could it have been better? If your weekend plans were lacking in luster, PowerInbox has a possible solution. On Thursday, the company that brought us interactive email released their latest product, PicYourWeekend. Built on the PowerInbox platform, the app promises to help users plan their weekends with ease. With… Read more »

Who are the Challenge Cup NYC’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On December 11th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to NYC, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’… Read more »

Tyra Banks Invests in Locket, Extends Reach of Fierce Capital

Locket Funded By Tyra Banks Fierce Capital fund

Today celebrity Tyra Banks further expanded the reach of her investment company, Fierce Capital, with an investment in Locket, an Android application that brings content to smartphone lock screens. While this is not her first experience with the world of tech startups, this marks her first attempt to break into the advertising tech space. In… Read more »

Gett Partners With Toys for Tots, Expands Car Services

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On November 13 Gett, formerly GetTaxi, expanded their reach of service beyond car bookings. The leading car service app in Israel, Russia, the UK, and New York launched an on-demand delivery and pickup service partnership with Toys for Tots. Gett is showcasing their new technology by offering to pick up toy donations from any address… Read more »

Need a Hand Figuring out Your Company Taxes? Monaeo Can Help


Anupam Singhal co-founded Monaeo as a cloud-based, mobile-first solution to help companies save money on employee-mobility related compliance, audits, and taxes. His solution automatically tracks the employee location information companies need to manage complex tax and immigration issues like payroll withholding, Nexus, corporate tax apportionment, and deferred compensation taxes. A lot of companies conduct multi-region… Read more »

Under Armour Announces Acquisition of MapMyFitness


The popular sports apparel brand Under Armour today announced their acquisition of MapMyFitness, a fitness technology company. Heralded as one of the world’s largest digital fitness communities, MapMyFitness will help Under Armour position themselves at the forefront of sports and technology. MapMyfitness will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Under Armour, but they will continue to… Read more »

SecretInk Gives Consumer Messaging High-End Privacy


PowerInbox today released their free SecretInk application for sending secure, time-sentitive emails and SMS. The New York-based company recognized the high demand surrounding email privacy controls for consumer-level messaging in the wake of all the NSA revelations. The multi-channel web platform sends encrypted, private text and email messages inside and outside of social networks like… Read more »

Curbed Network Acquired by Vox Media


Curbed Network, the NYC media company cofounded by Alexis Juneja and Lockhart Steele, today announced that it was acquired by Vox Media. Curbed Network includes three sites: Curbed, showcasing real estate and design; Eater, with dining and nightlife; and Racked, with shopping and fashion. It was launched in 2004 as an “aggressive hobby.” Vox Media… Read more »

Want to Work for a Startup? Improve Your Emotional Intelligence


“The ‘ideal’ startup hire should be one of two things: 1) a continuous learner, who understands that there’s no way any one person can know everything and is also willing to learn more about [himself or herself], or 2) a truth-seeker, someone who wants to find the best way to make things happen – they’re constantly looking… Read more »

Get Happier with Happify


Launched last week, New York City startup Happify is turning the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience into daily activities to make us happier. Happify starts with a test to calculate your happiness score – from 1 to 100 – by asking about your emotions, relationships, work, and leisure time. Based on that quiz,… Read more »

ANNOUNCING the 5 Finalist Startups at Tech Cocktail Celebrate


Over the last 10 months, we’ve examined thousands of startup applications where hundreds were selected to participate at their local Tech Cocktail Mixer.  Tech Cocktail readers and event attendees selected their favorites at each event, accounting for the 45 companies who comprise the Startup Pavilion.  Tech Cocktail then narrowed this group down to 24 startups… Read more »