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The Walmart Legacy: An Overview of the Arkansas Startup Scene

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In 1950, Sam Walton opened up a store in Bentonville, Arkansas, called Walton’s Five and Dime. His idea was to attract consumers with lower prices, and it worked. Soon, he was opening up stores throughout Arkansas, then in nearby states, then across the country and world. Walmart had around 9,000 stores as of 2011. Based… Read more »


Uber Announces UberRUSH Courier Service in Manhattan

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Last night, Uber, the company that has become infamous for saving us from the grips of shitty taxi cabs everywhere, announced that it will expand further into the general delivery space through a courier service — rather than just humans, Uber will now help deliver actual things! Called UberRUSH, the service will offer limited operability in Manhattan… Read more »



Who is Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail is excited to be headed back to Boise in just a few weeks to team up with develop.idaho for another Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase on Wednesday, April 23rd. Make sure you join us at Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University to meet some of Boise’s hottest startups and see them compete for a chance to become… Read more »


6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Bali

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When I went to Bali this January, I was expecting a peaceful getaway. I was working remotely, and I figured that all my interviews with entrepreneurs would be over the phone, juggling a 13-hour time difference. I didn’t expect to land in a small hub of entrepreneurship, a place that digital nomads from across the… Read more »



Data Breach: 360 Million Credentials Flood the Black Market

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Over 360 million credentials and profiles of personal information are on sale on the black market, according to a groundbreaking study revealed by Hold Security. The thefts took place on separate occasions, one of which garnered 105 million records – possibly the greatest cyber-related security breach in history. The scariest part? This data was taken… Read more »



DC’s 2014 Spring Startup Weekend: Recap and Winners

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Looking for the next Airbnb? You just might find it at Startup Weekend DC. This past weekend at WeWork DC – Wonder Bread Factory, 13 new startups were created, money was made, $25k was invested, and three months of rent was waved away for one lucky startup. The Judges Panel: Benjamin Wald @benjaminswald – Managing Partner… Read more »


Digital DC Has $25K-250K Grants Up for Grabs [VIDEO]

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This is an advertorial sponsored by Digital DC, who hosted the Digital DC Day Party with us at SXSW. On March 5, DC mayor Vincent Gray unveiled Digital DC, an economic development initiative and marketing campaign to promote DC as the leading tech startup community. Perhaps the biggest announcement was a $1 million fund, which will provide grants between $25,000 and $250,000 to companies located in a… Read more »


DC’s Marketing Software Firm Vocus is Acquired for $446.5M

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DC’s Vocus today announced it has agreed to be acquired for $446.5 million. Chicago-based GTCR is the buyer and will enjoy a premium of 48 percent on Vocus’ closing share price of $12.18. “For our shareholders, this agreement provides an opportunity to realize cash value for their shares at a significant premium to historical share… Read more »



4 Ways You Can Turn Your Startup’s Employees Into Recruiters

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Why spend all your time and money trying to find startup talent when you can use your own employees as recruiters? The most desirable candidates aren’t scouring job boards — they’re usually hired through a connection that recommends them. In fact, an infographic at Undercover Recruiter explains that, while only 7 percent of applicants come… Read more »



Can Slyce Take Down Amazon Flow in Image Recognition Shopping?

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It’s weird to think about now, but just a few years ago, the technology behind things like Google Glass still seemed unlikely to most of us — heck, even the functions of which our smartphones are now capable would’ve been deemed flukes in the universe’s timeline: products of luck rather than human-backed technological advancement. Nowadays,… Read more »


Mike Judge’s “Silicon Valley” Disrupts HBO

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Hacking. Disruption. Critical mass of users. Oh, and a TED Talk to boot. Brogrammers, hold on to your iPhones because if you can’t laugh at yourselves, HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is going to be a rough ride. Mike Judge’s new show is all in good fun, though. A former “Valley guy” himself, Judge and his producers… Read more »