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How to Bring your App to Market


You wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in a cold sweat. Shakily, you grab a pad and paper and jot down the ideas that are swimming in your head. Overcome by exhaustion, your head falls back to the pillow and you fall back asleep. The next morning, you wake up and read the notepad… Read more »

How to Level the Playing Field Using a Startup’s Advantages


In any field, starting up a new business while surrounded by established giants can be a daunting task. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of software development, where—in today’s modern information age—you are essentially trying to set up shop right next door to the existing, well-established alternatives. Your physical location, as a software… Read more »

Looking for Love: 6 Apps to Help You Find a Date Tonight


Around 44 percent of American adults are single, so there are more than 100 million potential Mr. or Ms. Rights in this country alone. You probably won’t meet them knocking back beers, as only 9 percent of men and 2 percent of women have started a relationship at a bar or club. In the digital age, you’re… Read more »

JobHive and Push Genius Win Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup

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Last night was Tech Cocktail Week’s Mixer and Startup Showcase at The Gold Spike.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Your winners are below. Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Reader’s… Read more »

2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger


Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals. Awareness and confidence in the legal startup arena is growing.  This is in part… Read more »

7 New Orleans Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail is more region specific than ever. Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web. It’s cool – we agree, but this is only the beginning. Stay tuned for much more to… Read more »

Aviary Cofounder Launches to Simplify the Way We Create Calendar Events launched on Monday, a free calendaring tool that sifts through your email conversation and automatically creates events in your calendar. Rather than wasting time to manually create calendar events, the service automates the process and allows users to make edits at a later period. The product is the latest project from Michael Galpert, a veteran… Read more »

5 Must-Have Apps for First Time International Travelers


Sipping wine in a Tuscan vineyard, eating crepes along the Seine, diving on the Barrier Reef, and photographing wildlife in the Serengeti have all played out in the realm of your daydreams. Now that it’s time to make your dreams reality, the thought of planning your first international trip may feel overwhelming. Don’t get lost… Read more »

Under New CEO, DC-Based AddThis Launches AddThis Pro


Today, DC-based AddThis launched AddThis Pro to help publishers drive more traffic and engagement on their websites. AddThis is a content engagement platform that lets publishers add sharing and following widgets. You’ve probably come across them – they reach over 97 percent of the online population in the United States (in fact, you can see… Read more »