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Rude vs. Respectful Ads, and the Technology Behind Them

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Ads shouldn’t steal your time. Ads shouldn’t distract you. And ads shouldn’t be useless. Online publishing used to be a simple, profitable business, where an advertiser paid to put their ads in front of a given audience. Advertisers got what they wanted: consumers; and publishers got what they wanted: a stable cash flow that supported… Read more »


Protect Innovation and Urge Congress to Pass Strong Patent Reforms

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This week the Senate Judiciary Committee may hold a markup on patent reform legislation and the outcome is yet to be determined. The House overwhelmingly passed the Innovation Act, the companion bill, in December and now it is up to the Senate to pass critical legislation to protect small businesses. This legislation is critical to protecting… Read more »




Top Things to Consider about Going International: From The Global Innovation Forum

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On Thursday night, I had the opportunity to attend The Global Innovation Forum at the Living Social headquarters in DC. Global Innovation Forum partnered with Tech Cocktail, Ideaspace, Living Social, Intuit and eBay to host a panel of experienced entrepreneurial minds for a discussion centered around startups breaking into international markets. The panel featured Kavita Shukla, Founder… Read more »


SocialRadar Launches Its Google Glass App

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This morning, SocialRadar has announced the launch of its app for Google Glass. The app is free and available now to download for Glass users. Back in January, the DC-based company led by former Blackboard CEO and founder, Michael Chasen, launched its mobile app for iOS. Using geo-location data from social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, and Google+,… Read more »


The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Facebook’s FbStart, George Kellerman Leaves 500 Startups for Disruption Corporation, Interview with an 11-Year-Old App Developer

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Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet,… Read more »


How Service Desks Help Corporations

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Service desks are becoming more and more common in companies large and small. With many employees utilizing numerous mobile devices, their work-issued desktop, and a laptop, it’s becoming a nightmare for companies to manage those devices and support them without the aid of a full-time IT service desk employee. With the advent and proliferation of… Read more »


Smart Tools to Move and Run Your Business from Mobile

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Businesses all over the world would have never thought that the power of commerce would shift into the hands of the customer, literally. Mobile devices are the new access points with customers using mobile for practically everything from conducting searches to mobile commerce transactions. Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider points to research findings pulled up… Read more »


3 Reasons to Use HTML5 for Mobile App Development

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While Android and iOS top the charts in the mobile app-building business, other native application-building operating systems like Blackberry, Windows and others are also making stringent efforts get their markets up. On the other side, there are constant innovations and predictions regarding new methodologies that come into the market. HTML5 is one of the most… Read more »





Win a Mentor Lunch with Steve Case of AOL and Revolution

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What would you do to score a mentor lunch with a hugely successful entrepreneur? Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL, is offering one lucky entrepreneurial hopeful just that. These days, Case is heading up Revolution, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in world-changing ideas. He’s also the chairman of UP Global, an… Read more »