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Get Up Close and Personal with Your Favorite Startup Luminaries

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What do David Copperfield, Matt Galligan, Neil Patel, David Cohen, and Tony Hsieh have in common? They’re all speaking at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference next week. The environment for Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference is set up to be intimate and unique. The Inspire Theatre in Downtown Las Vegas is a converted space that provides a ton of opportunities to… Read more »



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

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Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the time, the Boston tech guide wasn’t yet available, but an email… Read more »


Social News Reading App SmartNews Makes US Debut

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The news reading app from Japan, SmartNews, has released its app for both iOS and Android today in the U.S. market. With nearly 5 million users in a country of 127 million people, the app has become a valuable commodity in the Japanese market and hopes to spread its lasting effect on news consumption in… Read more »


The Winners of CEA’s Innovation Entrepreneur Award Are…

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the winners of the Innovation Entrepreneur Award during the Keynote Luncheon at Innovate!. Launched in 2012 by CEA’s flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and businesses with revenues under $30 million and the contributions they make to… Read more »


TreSensa: Making a Game of Mobile Advertising

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Advertisers want your attention — on TV, in magazines, on the internet, and almost everywhere you look, there are hints of promotions, deals or pilots. Yet, there is still a platform where brands are struggling to connect with fans: mobile advertising. “Banner ads don’t work on the small screens and other rich media ads can… Read more »


Inside the Company Culture of Kansas City’s Red Nova Labs

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In Westwood, Kansas, down the street from Google Fiber’s building and over 20 other startups, you’ll find the headquarters of Red Nova Labs. The company opened its doors in 2009 as a startup incubator but – in true startup fashion – tested and iterated and refined into what they are today, an agency that provides… Read more »


A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »


DEANA Fit: Personal Trainer App Launches Today on Kickstarter

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D.E.A.N.A Fit is a personal trainer in the palm of your hand – you can access more than 250 unique exercises, nutrition plans, and ultimately reach a new level of fitness. D.E.A.N.A (or “Digital Exercise and Nutrition Advisor) uses innovative AI technology to serve as your very own personal trainer. D.E.A.N.A Fit launches today on… Read more »


Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

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Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes… Read more »


How the Internet of Things is Turning Into the Internet of Sports

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast new frontier where companies are currently experimenting with fascinating new ideas and items. One of the major areas where we’ve seen intriguing innovations has been with consumer products, but other industries are poised to have revolutions of their very own. Though it may feel like a strange… Read more »


Coub: It’s Like a Meme Generator, but for Creating Videos

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Most filmmakers need a camera crew, lights, audio technicians, and graphic designers to create a movie or even a short film. However, as the world is becoming more digital, there are new tools for users to create high-quality, short videos from anywhere in the world. One of these new resources is called Coub – it’s… Read more »


The Waltz of Marketing: Your Social Call To Action

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I recently attended a virtual conference put on by Marketo. Their content marketing specialist, Maggie Jones, talked about 411. We’re not talking information here. We’re talking rhythm, cadence, music-like time signature in content development. It’s the waltz of the marketing world when making a call-to-action in your social engagement. It was a concept that I’d… Read more »


Anomo: The Anonymous App that Builds Connections, Relationships

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Think about some of the thoughts that go through your head when see someone’s profile picture – “Is he athletic?” “Is she pretty?” the list goes on and on. We’ve all made judgments about people based on their social profile without ever meeting them. “We judge people based on their appearance,” says James Sun, the… Read more »