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DC-Area Startup Avizia Closes Funding Round for Telemedicine Solutions

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This morning, the Reston, Virginia-based telemedicine company Avizia announced that they have closed a round of equity financing. The round was led by NextGen Angels and included participation from Blue Venture Investors and Middleland Capital. The company did not disclose the amount of money raised. As part of this round, the company will bring on Edward Kennedy, CEO… Read more »


Do People Care About Wireless Charging?

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Recently we ran an article going over the pros, cons, and speculations on Starbucks new wireless charging plan. And it seems that Starbucks isn’t slowing down despite its drawbacks. I’m sure Starbucks has done their own market research, but Kwikboost just conducted a survey in which they asked over 5,000 people to list ten smartphone features in order of… Read more »



JetSmarter Is Uber for Affordable Private Jets

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Feeling so fly like a G6 is now as easy as tapping on your smartphone. The Boca Raton-based startup JetSmarter recently launched a new app that allows flyers to book a seat on a private jet from their smartphones. Just like using Uber to get a ride, but on a private plane. Now, you (well, probably your… Read more »


Mass Mosaic Hosts a Hit Festival in the Bronx

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Mass Mosaic is “a website that lets you exchange with your friends, groups, and community in real time.” Essentially, users can get anything they want “on demand” through various ways of exchange. Here’s a quick overview of how Mass Mosaic works: Users can exchange in all ways that are possible for two or more people  – “This includes gift, borrow, share,… Read more »


How Workload Automation can Benefit Small Businesses

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Being a small business competing against much larger corporations–a small fish in a very big pond, if you will–is no easy thing. Large businesses simply have the resources and capabilities to tackle big problems at a more efficient rate than their smaller competitors. One place where large businesses have excelled is in automation, more specifically… Read more »


Top Tech Companies Are Now Using Ruby on Rails

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Tech professionals have hailed the Ruby on Rails framework as the future of web application design. There are no limits to who can use it; it is flexible (while remaining a powerful platform) and simple to use (while not compromising on key functions). Some think it is mostly suitable for small to medium enterprises, but… Read more »


4 Killer Tools Mobile App Development Teams Should Use

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We as a mobile app development team would like to update ourselves with the latest things coming in the market. Thus, knowing about some great tools that help you to develop more polished apps with modern technologies would make more happy. Each mobile app development project has a purpose, such as monetization or user engagement. In… Read more »


4 Ways Wearable Tech Could Change Your Marketing Strategy

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Anyone would be hard-pressed to find a more bipolar consumer market than wearable technology. Devices like Google Glass and smartwatches tap into the most idealistic parts of our imagination when it comes to picturing impossible technologies that resemble blockbuster sci-fi films. Yet, much like hovercars or personal jetpacks, the final products tend to be met… Read more »


Why Is Candy Crush So Addictive?

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Candy Crush Saga has created madness among users. It is still one of the most popular mobile games and it’s believed to earn over $600,000 per day for its makers, King. This game’s level of popularity has beaten almost all records. Users have actually crossed the limits of addiction. Candy Crush makes you feel relieved and carefree; there is… Read more »


Can Happy Seed Standardize the Way We Build Apps?

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Independent of the programming language, developing web and mobile apps is a huge commitment – a lot of time and necessary patience goes into building something that often becomes the product focus for many startups. Because of the reliance on such apps, developers must try to build them in a timely manner to match the company’s… Read more »


It’s Been Confirmed, Learner Nation Co-founders Chosen as Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs

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You heard it here first! Yesterday Tech Cocktail posted a story about Learner Nation joining Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs based on a picture on Facebook. It is confirmed that this is true! Michael McCord and Michael Laas, co-founders of LearnerNation, were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs during Endeavor Global’s 54th International Selection Panel held in New York City…. Read more »


Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

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Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors Kaedan Capital, AfterDox, and Gigi Levy. New investment comes from OurCrowd… Read more »