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Where Will Cloud Computing Be in 2020?

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The future holds great promise when it comes to the cloud. It’s no secret cloud computing has taken off in recent years with new innovations and business applications. But figuring out where cloud computing will be by the end of the decade can be difficult for those who don’t know what cloud computing is.  … Read more »


8 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Customer Service

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Worldwide, customers are already fed up with poor customer service despite the claims of most companies that they put customers first. Sometimes, the concern is the overall lack of concern on the part of the company that results in a continued decline in customer satisfaction. Fortunately, we can use social media as a tool to bridg the… Read more »


Why User Generated Content is a Good Thing

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One of the hottest trends in marketing right now is user-generated content (UGC). Marketing agencies and brands from around the world are investing in the power of their followers and consumers, giving them the (positive) responsibility to create and develop their own authentic and original content, giving an important boost to marketing campaigns. UGC has… Read more »


6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

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The trend is that governments are not only opening up data, but also their urban planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators who are well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. Wait – what? That’s right. Civic leaders around the country… Read more »


Why You Need a Data-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

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In today’s digital world, there’s no shortage of the data marketers have on hand, assuming they have at least a basic level of skill to navigate the Internet. And that’s good news. When leveraged correctly, data really fortifies content. Case in point? See if you can pick out the most convincing statement: Statement A: To… Read more »


6 Things We Can Learn From Kairos Society Fellows

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There are a number of things we can learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, but there’s a group of young entrepreneurs from the Kairos Society that can offer advice as well. According to its site, the well-renowned organization creates “entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities on campuses, in communities, and around the world.” With the Kairos… Read more »


Can Freemium Work for Your Enterprise Software?

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Why pay full price for something you can try for free? Rather than creating an environment where users are forced to pay for a product, sight unseen, software manufacturers have rallied around the freemium model, providing users with free, unlimited access to a basic set of features. Giving away your product can seem counterintuitive, but… Read more »


Grow your own CFO

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It takes 30-33 months for external recruits to transition into senior financial roles. That’s a lot of lost productivity and wasted salaries. And yet, 60% of CFOs are recruited externally. Recruiting externally not only costs money in advertising, but also in the time it takes out of existing staff’s day to review applications and interview candidates. Added… Read more »


5 Enterprise Startups to Watch in 2015

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Enterprise might just be the most exciting area in tech today. While enterprise isn’t always as flashy as consumer-facing services, enterprise startups have the potential to not only reach profitability more quickly, but to also create groundbreaking solutions on a large scale. A good enterprise startup has the potential to transform how an entire industry… Read more »


Tech Cocktail Celebrate: We Came, We Collided, We Collaborated

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Disclaimer: The writer is not only the Editor of Tech Cocktail, but also worked to produce the Celebrate Conference and is pretty damn proud of the entire event. Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference went down in Downtown Las Vegas earlier this week, and the beautiful, aptly-named Inspire Theatre played host to the bulk of the events. Here,… Read more »


This Purse Charges Your Phone Wirelessly

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When I wrote about the launch of Everpurse in 2012, I lamented that we hadn’t fixed something so seemingly simple as short battery life on our smartphones. Today, two years later, it’s still a problem. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, launched in September, promise longer battery life but nothing earth-shattering. The 6 should last… Read more »


Easely’s “Netflix for Art” Model is Increasing Accessibility to Great Art

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Art – in its purest form – is an expression of beauty: reinterpretations of the world, of life, and of human imagination. But, whether through an innate inability to produce something “artistic” or the financial means to acquire great artistic works, there are accessibility limits that prevent many people from improving their surrounding aesthetics. Especially… Read more »


Marcelo Paladini Advice to Startup Founders: Don’t Let Your Ego Cloud Your Judgement

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Marcelo Paladini is a Miami-based investor and co-founder of GameMiles. Paladini established himself as a management executive and entrepreneur, first in Argentina, where he served as Director of Media for an Argentinean advertising company, and then in New York, where he developed a reputation in Finance and Operations. He serves as a financial advisor at… Read more »


Crowdfunder.com Raises a $3.5 Million Series A Round

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On October 7 the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.com raised a Series A round from a combination of VC funds, notable investors like Tim Draper, and individual accredited investors. The Los Angeles based company was initially aiming for $2.5 million in total funding, but due to significant investor demand the round was opened up to additional investors… Read more »