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Jason Fried Rants about Modern Web Design


Jason Fried, the cofounder of 37signals, concluded Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago last week with a critique of modern, slick web design. We’ll let Fried speak for himself: Fried: “I’m actually really interested in less perfect things these days. I think there’s a bad trend going on in web design, specifically in application design, which is everything… Read more »

LIFTTT App Adds Location Capability to IFTTT


Today VisualCandyApps launched a brand-new iOS app, LIFTTT: Location plus If This Then That. It marks the third app the UK-based company has created, giving users the ability to factor in the “where” to the already popular IFTTT app. “Our company was founded a few years ago when we first got hold of an iPhone… Read more »

Joe Corbett Becomes COO of DC Design Agency nclud


Yesterday, In The Capital reported that Joe Corbett is joining well-known DC design agency nclud. Joe will be relocating back to Washington, DC and reporting directly to CEO Kerry Gunther. He had moved to New Orleans earlier this year, where he started his own agency, Lanyap Creative, and had a brief stint at FedScoop. Before… 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 »

Meet The Challenge Cup Los Angeles’s Hottest Showcasing Startups [Reader's Choice]

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Last week was the Challenge Cup Los Angeles’s Regional competition, held at Cross Campus LA.  Dozens of startups delivered their one-minute pitch on stage to a panel of judges, where one company from each category would emerge as the winner and move onto the final round. In the spirit of Tech Cocktail, however, we want your take.  We ran a… Read more »

VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property


According to travel website, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation home sales were more than 10 percent higher in 2012 than in the… Read more »

uKnow Launches uKnowKids 2.0


On Thursday night, DC-based startup uKnow hosted a new product launch and mixer at Uber Offices in Dupont Circle. uKnow’s mission is to help families protect their personal data and information from being misused to invade their privacy, impact their reputation, steal their identity, or threaten their safety. Their flagship product was uKnowKids, the world’s first… Read more »

Why Hinge Is Moving Their HQ to the Big Apple


Last week, we found out that Hinge will be relocating their headquarters from Washington, DC, to New York City. For CEO Justin McLeod, this decision boils down to one fact: the ecosystem for building a better Hinge is in New York. “It’s not that DC isn’t supportive; they’re very supportive and that’s why we started… Read more »

Tony Hsieh Thinks the Downtown Project Can Serve as Blueprint for Future Cities


According to Tony Hsieh, 50 percent of the human population now lives in cities – a number that will only increase–to 75 percent–in our lifetime. The number is important, and it’s a motivating statistic that’s helping to mold the direction of the Downtown Project in Las Vegas. During his talk at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, Hsieh talks about… Read more »