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5 Must-Have Apps for First Time International Travelers

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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

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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 »





Can Cloud Computing Take Your Startup to the Next Level?

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When used effectively, cloud computing can help take any business to a new level and help deliver a fresh competitive advantage. Here’s a look at some of the key benefits of cloud computing solutions: Improved security Let’s start by addressing the security concerns that many businesses have long held with regard to cloud computing. The fact… Read more »


Co-working Spaces – Are They Right for Your Startup?

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Tired of working alone at the local coffee shop? Maybe it’s time to rent a co-working space. It’s a great way to meet fellow freelancers, entrepreneurs and other solo workers. According to Forbes, The Bureau of Labor “estimates that by 2020, about 65 million Americans will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs, making up… Read more »


Is RideScout Necessary for Developing Smart Cities?

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RideScout has had a really good week. The DC-based startup, which aims to make ground transportation smarter and easier for people, offers a free mobile application that aggregates real-time data on all the available public, private, and social modes of ground transportation for users, giving them access to the cheapest or shortest travel options. In the… Read more »


Freebie and Dryv Win Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

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Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Chicago Mixer and Startup Showcase at 1871.  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. Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Reader’s Choice Freebie - For brands: Freebie… Read more »


5 Aromatherapy Tools to Ease Startup Stress

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It’s no secret that working on a startup can be extremely stressful and take a toll on your health. There’s also no shortage of advice on how to deal with it. However, one area that’s normally overlooked is the power of scent, or aromas. It may sound odd, but research has shown how various aromas can reduce… Read more »



How to Choose the Best Web Hosting Provider

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A 2012 study showed that 53 percent of companies can’t offer a clear reason why they choose one hosting provider over another. In addition, 27 percent chose their current provider after a word-of-mouth recommendation. Much of this can be attributed to a widespread lack of understanding about what to look for in a potential hosting… Read more »




3 Tech Startups Prove Miami is Not All Play

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As a Miami resident, there is nothing more upsetting than watching footage of Miami as portrayed on TV. Reel after reel of pretentious cars, fake tans, and string bikinis can really tarnish the image of this growing city. It truly devalues the Miami that locals grow to love. Last week, this misconception surfaced once again… Read more »


This Robot is Trying to Humanize Your Telecommuting Experience

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It’s quite ironic, really, to claim that a robot could help “humanize” anything. This presupposes, of course, the notion that robots – made of metal and lacking consciousness – represent a kind of anti-human. Nevertheless, KUBI by Revolve Robotics aims to humanize your telecommuting experience by giving you the opportunity to feel as if you’re actually in… Read more »