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Become a Stronger Startup Founder by Nurturing Your Soul

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Last week I was invited to an event where a group of female startup entrepreneurs shared their experiences as business leaders. What was so refreshing about this particular conversation was that they all spoke about the role spirituality plays in their leadership style. We constantly read about startup founders and how they manage their company, yet rarely… Read more »


Use This Tinder for Voting App to Help You on Election Day

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VOTING IS SO HARD. Okay, it really isn’t – for the most part, candidates often offer a broad enough spectrum of opinions on multiple issues that make it pretty easy for voters to figure out for whom to vote. There is, however, the likelihood that voters won’t even know anything about the candidates on the ballot (or that they… Read more »


Clarify Closes $1M Round for Media Analytics API Platform

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Clarify Inc is a self-service API that allows you to make your audio and video files actionable via search and extracted keywords and topics. The team, founded by Paul Murphy and Ivo Rothschild, chose this name for their startup because Clarify is “what we do. We make opaque data searchable. We give you insights into it.” Clarify believes that the huge volume… Read more »


PPC Advertising is About to Get Ugly

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Google Adwords has been around for about 14 years and in those 14 years, Google has dominated PPC advertising. In 2013, Adwords surpassed 50 billion in advertising revenue. Bing, Yahoo, and other PPC advertising platforms have tried to court advertisers–but advertisers want to be where the traffic is. Currently, Google has at least 67 percent… Read more »


Esteban Reyes: Startups Need to Adapt and Focus on the Big Picture

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Self-proclaimed start-up junkie, investor, and serial entrepreneur Esteban Reyes has founded seven successful companies in 14 years. This is exceptional, given the ups and downs of starting your own company.  He first co-founded Verification Bureau at age 19. It was a mortgage fraud prevention technology business that was sold to Lender Processing Services in the summer of… Read more »


Neil Patel on How to Determine Bad Data from Good Data [VIDEO]

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Neil Patel is a big believer in Big Data, and he’s made a business of analyzing and utilizing data to enable marketing strategies that help grow a company’s customer base. At Tech Cocktail Celebrate, the cofounder and vice president of marketing for customer analytics platform KISSmetrics joined us to talk about the ways through which… Read more »


Scott Hess Provides Expert Advice on Attracting and Marketing to Millennials

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On Thursday, November 6, Tech Cocktail is hosting its Chicago Mixer, featuring Spark‘s Scott Hess and Khorus‘s Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now! Scott Hess, SVP/Human Experience at Publicis media agency Spark, is one of the leading experts on American youth and the millennial generation in particular. His TED talk, “Millennials: Who They Are & Why… Read more »


Infographic: Who is Using TOR and the Deep Web?

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Late last week, Facebook announced that its platform could be accessed through TOR which provides an anonymous or secure surfing opportunity for those seeking to utilize a hidden service protocol. So, the question for the rest of us is – what is TOR, and why would we need to know about this? TOR stands for The Onion… Read more »



Belgian Grad Student Proposes Lifesaving Ambulance Drone

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THIS IS A LIFE-CHANGER. I am typing through tears after watching the dramatic demo video offered by Belgian Graduate Student Alec Momont as he presents the Ambulance Drone. “Our vision is to improve current emergency infrastructure with a network of drones capable of saving lives,” he says in the video. He proposes that the ambulance… Read more »



Israeli Startup Hola Helps Users Say Hello to Open Internet

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Recently, VPN proxy service Hola has surpassed 30 million users, providing people all over the planet with a “freedom of information” from the open internet that they’ve never had before. The concept behind Hola is simple – provide internet users everywhere with a faster, more accessible and safer Internet experience, by helping each other route traffic in the most… Read more »


How Wearable Tech Will Transform Walkability of Our Cities

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Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet promising, product line. I think the more interesting question is, if… Read more »


Mad Genius Radio Is What Pandora Should Be

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I recently had time to catch up with Mad Genius Radio Founder Eric Neumann and CEO Max Fulton. Mad Genius Radio is a new startup breaking onto the radio scene with a bevy of unique features and a beautiful interface both via the web and their iOS/Android apps. Mad Genius Radio started as nothing more… Read more »