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Travel Macho and Puhsh Win SXSW’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

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At Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by .CO and CEA, Travel Macho and Puhsh took home the title for hottest showcasing startups. Our judges in the audience crowned Travel Macho, which offers users a platform for booking door-to-door travel to save them time, money, and heartache. With the most votes in the hottest showcasing startup poll, Puhsh won reader’s… Read more »



Getty Images Releases a Free Option and Creates a Strategic Option

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Getty stole the headlines last week with its move to “make its pictures free to use,” as all the headlines proclaimed. Getty released 35 MM of their over 150 MM images free for people to embed into their sites for editorial and noncommercial uses. The embed (see what it looks like here) uses an iframe to deliver the image and provide a… Read more »



Mompreneurs are Building Their Businesses by Selling on Facebook

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A report from Experian from 2013 has shown that mothers with young children, when compared to the general population, are more active on social media; they’re more likely to log into their various social media accounts on a daily basis, more vocal participants, and more likely to shop using mobile devices. Of all the social media… Read more »


3 Presentation Fails Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

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Entrepreneurs find themselves giving presentations often. From pitching at startup events to introducing your product to potential investors, being able to deliver a solid presentation is a useful skill for any entrepreneur. However, presentations can go awry as a result of technological problems and, of course, as a result of the human element. The technological… Read more »


GoldieBlox’s Lindsey Shepard Tells the Story of a $4 Million Super Bowl Commercial

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This year, toys-for-girls startup GoldieBlox won a rather expensive prize: a $4 million commercial during the Super Bowl. Thanks to Intuit, their 30-second ad reached millions of viewers and helped raise GoldieBlox’s profile. The GoldieBlox line of toys can now be found in stores nationwide, including Toys ‘R’ Us. GoldieBlox VP of sales Lindsey Shepard… Read more »


The Upcoming Google Nexus 6 – 4 New Features We Can Expect to See

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The Google Nexus series is becoming more and more popular, and this year the series is scheduled to get another family member named Google Nexus 6. Although it is still a concept, the smartphone sports an attractive exterior design coupled with an impressive software and hardware package to complete the design. Nexus 6 is rumored to bear some of the… Read more »




Bring Your Own Device – 6 Steps for a Successful BYOD Program

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With smartphone use slated to reach 2 billion in the coming years, it’s no surprise that more than 65 percent of workers consider their personal mobile devices to be the most critical work device. The proliferation of mobile devices has encouraged employees to access work-related information on corporate networks through their personal smartphones and tablets. With the… Read more »


Google Gives $1 Million to Increase the Number of Women in Startups

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According to Google for Entrepreneurs’ Twitter account, Google is giving $1 million to 40 organizations around the world to create events, programs, and training to increase the amount of women in startups by 25 percent. Tech startups are notoriously male-heavy, but over the past few years, more women have entered the startup trenches…and they’re crushing… Read more »


Julien Smith Reveals the One Word That Made Breather So Successful

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“Private.” When Breather launched a service for renting space by the hour, they didn’t call it “office” space. That would have attracted the same old crowd. Instead, they called it “private” space. Partly thanks to that tweak in marketing, Breather has flourished – raising $1.5 million in funding and launching in Montreal and New York…. Read more »


9 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Reaction’s Exo Housing System is the Future of Disaster Relief Shelters

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According to a housing survey published by the U.S. Census in 2011, more than 400,000 residents of New Orleans, La. were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. And, while estimates vary, this number increases to 1,000,000 when you include residents from Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; and others. Setting aside the problem of long-term housing security (which… Read more »



Samsung Launches MilkMusic Service and Brings Jay-Z and Kanye West to SXSW

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Samsung has launched MilkMusic, an ad-free radio service, at SXSW. The music is curated by top DJs and industry professionals, and through an interactive dial, the service allows songs to be switched quickly and seamlessly. Users can customize the dial by adding preferred stations or by creating their own. MilkMusic is exclusive to Galaxy owners, and syncs with… Read more »