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Brazil’s Yelp, Apontador, Gets $15M Investment From Movile

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Apontador, Brazil’s leading maps route and local search website,  has raised US $15M from mobile commerce platform Movile. Much like Yelp, Apontador provides Latin Americans with review and information about local businesses and restaurants. The investment will help Apontador develop its mobile-first platform to connect people on the go to local businesses while nurturing local… Read more »


Design and Smart Homes Discussed at DC Sessions Event

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Tuesday evening in Crystal City overlooking the Washington, D.C. views of Capitol and Reagan National Airport, Martin Ringlein of nvite and Maria Thomas of SmartThings shared their business insights and knowledge at Tech Cocktail DC Sessions speaker series event. Martin Ringlein, now the CEO and founder of nvite, after selling his last company nclud to Twitter, kicked things off… Read more »


Learn Spanish Anywhere, Anytime, and Completely for Free

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Over 6.5 million students take Spanish Language courses every year – that’s 70 percent of total foreign language enrollment in the US. Some might say that Spanish speaking skills are crucial to young Americans and that the US will become the largest Spanish-speaking nation by 2050. Fifteen years ago, SpanishDict.com pioneered the shift in Spanish… Read more »


Miami-Dade Named 2015 Code for America Fellowship City

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Miami-Dade is about to become a more tech-friendly county. That’s because it was announced Tuesday that Miami-Dade County will work with three Code for America app developers to solve civic problems. The announcement was made during the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco. The county was one of seven governments chosen from 40 applicants. Code… Read more »


Las Vegas Pitch Event Sponsored by Cox and Inc.com

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Cox Communications and Inc.com are co-sponsoring an incredible event, Get Started Vegas (#GetStartedLV) at Rain Nightclub. This is a one-time, pitch-based event for Las Vegas startups, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to share their current business plan. Expert judges will select a winner who will receive a Cox Business technology and media package worth $15,000. The judges are… Read more »


Vator.Tv CEO Shares 8 Building Blocks to Create Regional Tech Clusters [Video]

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Bambi Francisco, Founder and CEO of  Vator.tv, spoke during Tech Cocktail Sessions in Las Vegas, where she shared layers for a foundation in building a regional tech hub based on her experience in Oakland. There needs to be eight building blocks in place before a city can become a tech hub: 1. Favorable infrastructure: Housing and commercial units… Read more »


It’s Key That New Startups Get Noticed in the Social Media Space

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When Aaron Irmas graduated from Babson College, he directed his entrepreneurial passions towards solving what he saw as a glaring issue for startups: getting noticed in the social media space. Irmas has always been interested in generating leads via social media, cleaving to the thought that it’s key for any new business – he’s not wrong. He… Read more »


Science Inc. Makes Huge Acquisition of PlayHaven’s Mobile Ad Network

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This morning, the Santa Monica, CA-based Science Inc. – the tech startup creation studio that aims to create, scale, and acquire successful digital businesses – announced that it has acquired PlayHaven, one of the leading mobile ad networks, from the mobile apps enterprise analytics and marketing platform, Upsight. While no statements from either side have been made about… Read more »


iOS Users Can Now Enjoy Third-Party Keyboards

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Last week, iOS 8 wasn’t the only new release for Apple users. Taking a page from the Android books, iOS users will finally be able to download and install third-party keyboards as Fleksy released their next generation touch typing platform for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. To date, the award-winning keyboard has found its way… Read more »


Hinge: “Tinder Without the Creeps” Launches in Florida

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We can all agree that you can find some weirdos on Tinder! Wouldn’t it be nice to swipe right without the fear that the person may be a creep/crazy/sociopath? That’s what Hinge app offers for people looking to meet people. Hinge is a social discovery app that helps you meet new people through friends, and it’s launching… Read more »


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

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Listen up Philly, we want to know your city’s top startups! On October 9th, 2014, Tech Cocktail will showcase Philadelphia’s best startups during an event that includes startup pitches, cocktails, and great conversations with people from across Philadephia’s tech community. Our Tech Cocktail Mixer and Startup Showcase is a fun opportunity to hear about new startups and make important… Read more »


Expa Finds First EIR in AddThis Founder Hooman Radfar

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We’ve been seeing more and more companies invite an outside, well-experienced entrepreneur to sit as the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Garrett Camp and Naveen Selvadurai, Uber and Foursquare cofounders respectively, have announced that they’ll be adhering to this trend and bringing their own EIR into Expa, the startup studio. Hooman Radfar, the Founder and Chairman of… Read more »


NYC’s CommonBond Will Match Pencils of Promise Donations Today

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For today only, Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on building schools and increasing access to education opportunities through the creation of sustainable programs in the developing world – is partnering with New York City-based startup, CommonBond, on a 24-hour matching campaign that will fund its scholarships for students in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala. The… Read more »


Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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We’re in the final leg of our national events tour leading up to Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate, kicking off on October 6 in Downtown Las Vegas. We’ve been hunting for the hottest showcasing startups in America, and the crowd in Boston was amped to help us discover the best their community had to offer. Congregating at District… Read more »