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Tech Cocktail is a media company that covers and connects startup communities across the country. Select one of the above regions to see startup news and events in your region. Gets Social, Adding ExactTarget’s Social Media Power Through $2.5 Billion Deal

Acquisition2 and ExactTarget today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which will acquire ExactTarget in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion. This acquisition will further’s mission to be a world-leading CRM platform by combining ExactTarget’s digital marketing capabilities with’s sales, service, and social marketing solutions. Under the terms of… Read more »

A Book in 5 Minutes: “Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style”

Business in Blue Jeans

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Susan Baroncini-Moe’s “Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style,” released on June 4, 2013. Who should read this: Entrepreneurs who want to create a business that fits you, your values, and the… Read more »

Push Back Against Bad Brands, Products and Customer Service with Blacklist


Remember those summer camp or backyard tent ghost stories of your childhood? Of course you do! Those ghouls and goblins scared us under the covers of our sleeping bags. But these horror tales pale in comparison to the horror stories of adulthood: bad products, diasappointing brands, and lousy customer service. A helpless and infuriating feeling comes with customer… Read more »

CrowdIt Launches Crowdfunding Site with an Incubator


A site called CrowdIt launched publicly today, hoping to stand out among a new wave of crowdfunding sites by offering business incubation, as well. Since March, CrowdIt has amassed around 150 projects in the tech, creative, and nonprofit industries. They range from KC Dream Cars, exotic car rental for Kansas City, to Bioplastics, which wants… Read more »

11 Awesome Apps For A More Efficient Workplace


Toss out that stack of sticky notes on your desk…now’s the time to upgrade to an app for your work to-do list instead. From task management to time management, here are 11 great apps to help you work more efficiently: Work+ One app that the FlexJobs team recently discovered is Work+. This is a great… Read more »

iDEAXIS Creates a Platform as a Service for App Builders


Market saturation has made it more difficult for small, independent, or startup businesses to break into the market and gain market share. This is especially true of the increasingly cluttered application software industry. With only so many application distribution channels, app builders struggle to get exposure and downloads. App stores like iTunes and Google Play… Read more »

FiveStreet Helps Real Estate Agents Respond Faster


Online consumers have cultivated some horrific mindsets as it relates to instant gratification. When we make a purchase on Amazon, for example, we are rewarded with an instantaneous email reply from the company. This mentality fails to carry over into all aspects of the online world, though, specifically in the real estate sector. Property buyers want… Read more »

Changing Lives With 3D Printing


I was with my friend Craig when I first heard about 3D printing. He was a graduate student studying architecture at Pratt Institute. We walked around his studio space, and he showed me what he had been working on for his upcoming critique. Then he took me into the 3D printing room. There were other… Read more »