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10 Takeaways From #CollisionConf

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Collision Conference took place in downtown Las Vegas this week, hosting some of the biggest names in technology. For two days (May 13 & 14), 1,500 attendees had the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders and members of the media, as well as see the hottest startups in the world. Organized by Europe’s The Summit, this was the… Read more »



Who is the Challenge Cup’s Hottest Elite 8 Startup?

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After going through four competitions in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities, 64 startups from 16 cities around the world have made it through the semifinal round in 1776′s Challenge Cup competition. Throughout the week, Tech Cocktail has covered the results from each of the semifinal competitions, and we’re happy to report that all… Read more »


HandUp and MellowCabs Win Challenge Cup Smart Cities Semifinals, Honorable Mention for Reaction

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On the fourth and last night of semifinal rounds, 16 startups competed in the Challenge Cup’s Smart Cities Semifinals. All week long, 64 startups in the categories of health, smart cities, education, and energy have competed for eight spots in Saturday’s Global Finals competition. From RideScout’s smartphone app that aggregates ground transportation options to Silverside Detectors’s low-cost neutron… Read more »









Have You Read Kara Swisher’s Ethics Statement?

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Anyone who knows Kara Swisher also knows that she has an ethics statement so long it could give Atlas Shrugged a run for its money. But her belief is that in the age of new media, we can’t be too careful; truly it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. Specifically, Swisher always works to be very… Read more »



Hiveage: The Invoicing Platform That Wants to Surpass Freshbooks and Harvest

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Vesess is the company behind the popular invoicing service CurdBee which currently serves over 35,000 customers in 140 countries. Today, Vesess announced that the latest iteration of CurdBee, Hiveage, will be officially launching out of its public beta into proper service. According to the team, the close of yet another stress-packed tax season sees solopreneurs, freelancers, and… Read more »


Yik Yak: The App That’s Taking Universities By Storm

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Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll started Yik Yak on a whim, but quickly a “side project” turned into an app that college students can’t get enough of. Buffington and Droll, both Atlanta natives and 23-year-old young entrepreneurs, launched the app at Furman University, a small college of about 3,000 students. Through sending hundreds of emails… Read more »


Train Hard and Raise Funds for Charity with Frundraise

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Charity – you can either contribute money or take some of your precious time and donate it. But how many people can support charity events regularly? Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to back the charity events for your favorite causes while doing what you do regularly? Frundraise is a Colorado-based website that allows runners, cyclists,… Read more »