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Steve Case Announces Second ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip

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This morning, it was announced that Steve Case has planned for a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight startup ecosystems located right in the heart of the United States. This second tour will take Case through five Midwest cities: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis,… Read more »



Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

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Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new Swift programming language,  and have even launched a program that enables… Read more »



Silicon Students’ Crowdfunding Campaign Will Improve Their Young-Entrepreneur School

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There seems to be no shortage of early-stage entrepreneurs these days, but many find themselves relegated to isolated environments. It can be difficult to find like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs who might be able to help them bring an idea to fruition. Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Edouard Foussier co-founded an organization, Silicon Students, to tackle this very… Read more »


How to Not Give Boring Presentations

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Many people faced with giving presentations wonder which is more important – the presentation or the presenter. The truth is, both the presentation and delivery are important and they rely on one another for the overall success of a presentation. An incredible presentation will fall flat if the presenter fails to engage the audience, but… Read more »



Announcing Our First Batch of Speakers for Tech Cocktail Celebrate!

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Have you grabbed your tickets for Tech Cocktail Celebrate yet? Tickets just went on sale for our biggest event of the year, coming up this October 6-7. Celebrate will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers in downtown Vegas. You’re invited to: Meet the hottest startups and investors from around the country. Learn and… Read more »


Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

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This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one of the top debates that go on in this space is… Read more »


App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

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On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as running water to everyone, everywhere. “While simple on the surface, the… Read more »


The Best Android Field Services Management Mobile Apps

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Versatile field administration applications help explain probably the most widely recognized difficulties for offsite professionals and the directors who help them. In particular, these portable applications are helpful for recording status changes, entry/take-off times, invoicing data, and work points of interest. They additionally determination continuous correspondence issues in the middle of experts and their home… Read more »


Amazon Acquires Video Site Twitch for USD $970M in Cash

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Amazon just announced that it has agreed to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming service for videogame players, for  $970 million in cash.  According to The Wall Street Journal and The Information, the deal closes during the second half of this year. Google and Yahoo were previously in talks with Twitch, but negotiations cooled. “Like Twitch, we obsess… Read more »



Personal’s ‘Fill It’ Now Available on Mobile for Form Filling On the Go

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In June, DC-based Personal - a startup that provides people with a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files – launched Fill It, a database replete with forms of any and all types, with an infrastructure that allows for secure and automatic form-filling. Today, the company launched Fill It Mobile, giving users that same… Read more »


DC’s Contactually Partners with Southern California’s Leading Real Estate Agency

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Shared in a tweet earlier this morning by founder and CEO Zvi Band, DC-based Contactually announced that it has recently signed a partnership with one of Southern California’s leading and largest real estate agencies, First Team Real Estate. Contactually Signs Partnership Agreement with Leading West Coast Real Estate Group http://t.co/IjOMlGvgm6 via @PRWeb — Zvi Band (@skeevis)… Read more »


Step into This 3D Body Scanner at Your Gym

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The human body changes after a workout, and in the past there hasn’t been a way for people to see those changes in action, but soon there will be. Two young entrepreneurs are helping you reach a new level of fitness with their VFit scanner. “We are using 3D scanning to accurately show how the… Read more »