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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.

Lessons for Startups from the Success of WeChat in China

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When teenagers in China want to exchange contact information, they do so using WeChat accounts. By the end of 2014, the total number of users of the mobile text and voice messaging app by Chinese Internet giant, Tencent, will reach 500 million. What originated as a social platform for chatting and sharing content has become… Read more »


3 Monetization Strategies for Your iPhone Apps

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There are plenty of iPhone apps in the Apple store, but not all of them are successful. The reasons vary, but it’s often because developers try to simulate some brick-and-mortar experience in a digital format. If we look at the various app store statistics, we find that the Apple Store has more mobile apps. App store sales hit a… Read more »


What Startups Can Learn from The Wizard of Oz

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of “The Wizard of Oz,” a movie that captured my youthful imagination (along with millions of others’) whenever it was shown during the holidays on network TV. In addition to being a huge fan, I also have a visceral connection to this cinematic classic due to playing… Read more »





TheRapTest Brings Rapper RiFF RAFF Into the Fold

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Since starting out, TheRapTest has been making big headlines via partnerships and syndicated videos. Recently they added yet another test partnership to their platform with rapper RiFF RAFF and his label Mad Decent, who released his debut album on June 24. TheRapTest, started by Danny Friday, is an objective, comprehensive set of rap knowledge quizzes… Read more »


Phone Sex Gets Literal with OhMiBod’s New Remote Vibrator App

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It all starts with tell me what you’re wearing right now, and next thing you know the phone conversation gets naughtier. Thanks to technology, your phone sex is about to get a lot more interactive. If you are in a long-distance relationship, looking to spice things up with your current partner, or even trying to change how you play solo,… Read more »


Shirterate: Queer Eye for the Straight Startup Bro

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As a gay man working in the startup space, sometimes it just gets to be a little too much of the same thing – the same guys wearing the same old stuff: the startup t-shirts, the untucked button-downs paired with jeans, and the innumerable variations on your standard plaid. (Although, to be honest, I myself… Read more »



Simplify Human Management with Namely

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When it comes to managing human capital, organizations want a platform that’s easy to use, can accommodate the global workplace, and can be quickly implemented. Namely, a leading cloud-based human capital management platform, enables companies to manage their human resources in a single, cloud-based platform. Namely’s end-to-end platform integrates every element of HR, from payroll… Read more »




Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

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Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. Dupri, as founder of social media platform Global14, had a lot to say about the convergence of music… Read more »