Startups & Apps

YouRoam: Make and Receive Calls Without a Username

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

It’s almost time for SXSW Interactive! Are you ready to meet some startups? On Sunday, March 15 Tech.Co will once again present Tech Cocktail’s Startup Celebration at SXSWi where more than two dozen startups will showcase their product and deliver their pitch in hopes of…

Marketplace

NYC

Tidal Marketplace: Producing Organic Content Creations

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

Everybody has a story to tell, and Tidal has long been dedicated to helping companies and entrepreneurs tell theirs. They help them grow their audience by connecting creators with brands, agencies, and publishers via the Tidal suite, which combines influencer identification, insights, and campaign…

Coding

Miami

Wyncode Joins NESTA Launch in Support of White House Tech Hire Initiative

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Wyncode joins nationwide tech education companies to announce the creation of a new trade organization with the mission to establish best practices and create accountability for coding schools. The Miami-based coding school joins App Academy, Dev Bootcamp, Flatiron School, General Assembly, Galvanize, Hackbright Academy, Hack…

Hardware

San Francisco

Switchmate: Update Boring Light Switches into Smart Home Lights

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

As the smart home trend continues to be adopted into the mainstream, we’re going to see a lot of companies like Switchmate startup. They’re a hardware startup dedicated to producing the simplest possible smart home products, the first of which is their Switchmate smart…

Accelerator

Peter Thiel Joins Y Combinator as a Partner

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

Last night, Y Combinator president Sam Altman announced in a blog post that PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel would be joining the team as a part-time partner. Thiel, who was the first outside investor in Facebook and also cofounded Palantir, is known lately for creating…

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Accelerator

DC

Dcode42: Making Government Markets Attractive for Startups

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite its size and high demand for new technology solutions, most entrepreneurs don’t consider the government an attractive market. Dcode42, a Washington DC based company, wants to change that mindset though, and they recently launched a new program to help private sector startups and…

Web

How MPLS Works to Make VPN Safe and Scalable

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

VPN, short for Virtual Private Network, is a technology that is based on nothing more than using a public network like the Internet to create a private and secure network. Despite this, some people still look at VPNs as something bad, probably due to…

Productivity

San Francisco

You Can’t Achieve a Goal You Don’t Know About

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The folks over at Workboard know that managing a team can be harder than it needs to be. It’s why they recently introduced a new component into their leadership and management productivity platform; the team rolled out a goals and metrics app that lets managers…

Ecommerce

Succeeding in Ecommerce in 2015

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s a lot of money to be made in ecommerce. It’s forecasted that ecommerce spending in the United States will increase from 177 billion dollars in 2010 to 379 billion dollars in 2015. In 2012, shoppers spent a record breaking amount online: more than…

Art

Berlin

edgee: The Playground for Curious People

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Recently Markus Maier launched his platform edgee on Product Hunt instead of accepting his place in Harvard’s Business School. He truly believed that the world needed a new way to experience and interact with ideas, and in only a short time he’s amassed thousands of…

Startups & Apps

Blendoor Assists Tech Companies to Create Diversity on Purpose

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

On Sunday, March 15 Tech.Co will once again present Tech Cocktail’s Startup Celebration at SXSWi where more than two dozen startups will showcase their product and deliver their pitch in hopes of winning prizes, glory, and a spot at the Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference as…

Sharing Economy

5 International Startups Shaking up Crowdsourced Shipping

By | Mar 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From crowdfunding platforms to ridesharing apps, the Sharing Economy is thriving. Almost every major sector has been affected by the P2P phenomenon, with collaborative consumption posing a serious alternative to more traditional business models. Crowdsourced shipping – where travelers bring items to people along…

Startups & Apps

RIDERS is a Trick Database for Action Sports

By | Mar 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Continuing on the path of learning about movers and shakers in the action sports industry, I had the pleasure to interview RIDERS about their mobile app. They offer an iOS and Android application that allows users to learn and share tricks in action sports such…

Communication

Concerned About Privacy? Send Messages with Quickie

By | Mar 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

Privacy is an important issue for everyone – even the VIPs from Hollywood like to have their private stronghold, so it comes as no surprise that the regular Joe likes to keep some things secret as well. And if some decades ago that was somewhat easy…

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