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FreeConferenceCall Aims To Be The Leader of Web-Based Meetings


The conference call is something that we’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with, and that frustration has produced some great solutions like Speek., in line with similar issues, today announced the launch of their visual web conference capabilities. FreeConferenceCall is currently recognized as the largest privately held conference call provider in the… Read more »

SoundBetter’s 4 Pieces of Advice When Considering That 500 Startups Application


With an acceptance rate roughly between 3 and 5 percent, getting into 500 Startups‘s accelerator program is – to say the least – difficult. (To put those percentages into perspective, consider Stanford’s fall 2012 acceptance rate, a much more hopeful 6.6 percent). Yet, despite these staggeringly slim odds, hundreds of startups continue to apply for… Read more »

Online Marketing Technology Leader BrightTag Acquires Signal


Crain’s Chicago Business has reported that the online marketing technology company, BrightTag, has acquired Signal, a digital marketing software company. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but the Crain’s report stated that “Signal, a four-person [sic] company, will be absorbed into BrightTag, which has about 100 employees.” Since its founding in 2009, the… Read more »

Put Down Your Phone! It’s Time to Tock


Nowadays, we use our phones more than we talk in person. On college campuses, offices, and in our homes, we are constantly consumed with social media and who has “liked” our latest post or photo. Connected, wired, and unable to talk with the people around us – the younger generation would usually rather chat over… Read more »

5 Women to Watch in #MiamiTech


As South Florida’s ecosystem continues to grow, we’re starting to see more talented leaders at the helm of startups. They are making the tough calls and leading by example. Here are five Miami-based female entrepreneurs on the rise: Valerie Nahmad Schimel Valerie Nahmad Schimel is the co-founder of Munchkin Fun. Munchkin Fun is an online… Read more »

Who is Miami’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]


Miami, the Tech Cocktail Mixer is headed your way! We’ll be kicking off our Mixer & Startup Showcase Tuesday, June 3rd at The Stage. To get the community fired up for the event, Tech Cocktail is excited to announce the awesome companies that were selected to showcase and show off what they’ve got to be winners . These startups will be… Read more »

Who is DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]


Tech Cocktail is headed back to DC.  Why?  Because we’re a fan of good ideas.  On June 5th, Tech Cocktail will be Mixing things up at Crystal Tech Fund to showcase a fresh batch of local startups. < Secure Your Ticket Here > We’ll have up-and-coming startups on hand showcasing their goods, but before the Mixer kicks off, we want to… Read more »

Amazon Is Looking Towards Dallas For Their New Office


Today Candace Carlisle of the Dallas Business Journal reported that Amazon is looking to secure an office space in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Per her article, the Seattle based online retailer apparently has its name tied to a lease agreement that began on May 15. The office space at Two Galleria Tower is 88,615… Read more »

Factorli Aims to Bring New Opportunity to Downtown Vegas With $10M Investment


About a year ago we reported that Jen McCabe was laying the preliminary ground work for a new, somewhat ambiguous project in Downtown Las Vegas. Over the last year we’ve watched as McCabe’s project morphed into Factorli, a new manufacturing startup that allows companies to build their first run of hardware products stateside. Yesterday they successfully closed a $10… Read more »

Apliiq Wants You to Be More Than a Walking Billboard


Ever since last September, when Apliiq launched their interactive online retail platform, they have made it their express mission to transform young America from a mass of walking billboards to a generation empowered by fashion autonomy. Their platform features customizable, art-infused garmets made to order in Los Angeles and shipped free to anywhere in the… Read more »

GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

Stephen Liguori

This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills, injection molders, and Arduino kits. The spaces also host speakers… Read more »

Marketo Heads East and Picks Atlanta as Hub


San Francisco-based Marketo is opening its East Coast office in Atlanta, the company’s first major expansion since the recent IPO. Marketo, a software company that helps its business-to-business customers manage marketing campaigns and generate sales leads, will open a sales and customer support office in July and hopes to eventually add more than 200 jobs in… Read more »