Hottest Showcasing Startup

Pittsburgh

Seekahoo Inc., StreamMe, and Srvd Win over Pittsburgh

By | May 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Tech Cocktail’s Startup Competition headed to Pittsburgh last night where 11 of the hottest startups  showcased and competed in a pitch competition. Our ambassador, Kit Mueller, took the stage emceeing and announcing each startup for their 60 seconds to share who they are. With…

Lifestyle

Sao Paolo

Yeah!Places Crowdsources the Best Spots to Check Out

By | May 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, if you’re anything like me (but hopefully not too much like me), you probably prefer checking out new places over going to the same restaurants and bars over and over again. Variety is the spice of life and…

Sharing Economy

San Francisco

This is What Happens When you Crowdsource LEGO Designs

By | May 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

Ranan Lachman had one goal in mind when he first set out to build Pley: give people the opportunity to rent LEGO sets like they would with Netflix DVDs. I spoke with him not long ago, and when we talked he mentioned that he…

Entertainment

Los Angeles

MediaHound: The Kayak for Entertainment

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

A few years back Addison McCaleb was flipping through his on-demand streaming platforms looking for the ever-loved movie Elf, but the only place that had it was Amazon. What he was seeing was a fragmentation of digital distribution between a lot of different sources:…

Data

San Francisco

What Makes Microsoft’s #HowOldRobot Tick?

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

As I’m sure you’re aware, the second day of the Build Developer Conference is winding down There’s been a tremendous amount of hype, demonstration, and showcasing up to this point, but through all that noise today cut one clear chord – Microsoft. They showed…

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Accelerator

Austin

Seed Sumo Announces New Startup Accelerator Class

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Startup accelerator, Seed Sumo, announced the eight participating companies in its second annual year. The founders will participate in the three-month program starting May 20, which includes intensive mentoring, business model design, and a twist on demo day for investors.  “We really had a…

Travel

San Diego

Contactless Payment System Wins Big at London Awards Show

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This past March Cubic Transportation Systems announced a global partnership with MasterCard at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Together they promised to help solve problems for the millions of daily commuters around the world, effectively making their experience faster and more convenient…

3D Printing

Kwambio’s Unique One is One Sexy 3D Printer

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

Is “sexy” usually a word to describe 3D printers? Okay, I suppose in some circles it might be, but it’s not usually the first descriptor that pops in my head when I see them. However, it is definitely a word I would use to…

Hackathon

Chicago

$18,000 Up for Grabs at This Weekend’s Chicago INTXHACK

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This weekend, the Internet & Television Expo will hold the very first INTXHACK, a 24-hour hackathon focused on rethinking the future of digital entertainment. At stake is a total of $18,000 available to winning ideas. “Thousands of industry leaders are coming to Chicago for…

Social Good

Facebook, Twitter, Apple Appeal to Users to Contribute to Nepal Earthquake Relief

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Facebook pledges to donate up to $2 million to the victims of Nepal earthquake, for which the social network appealed its users to contribute to this relief effort. Anyone logging into Facebook today will see a message at the top of their news feed…

Social Good

Social Litigation to Produce Societal Change

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

“We’re not anti-police, we’re anti-police brutality,” said Reverend Al Sharpton; right at the center of the social litigation debate and one of the most gripping debates in the country today: the role of police in society.  The technology world is wading into the battle:…

Cannabis

San Francisco

GreenRush Optimizes Platform for Cannabis Dispensaries and Patients

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the wake of Eaze getting $10 million in funding, we’ve seen a lot of legal cannabis delivery companies come out of the woodwork to claim their own place in the spotlight. Today GreenRush, an on-demand medicinal cannabis marketing and tech platform, announced the…

3D Printing

Hot off the Press: 3 Printers to Watch in 2015

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Although it seems that nearly everything is going digital in this day and age, the printing business isn’t prepared to cut its losses just yet. From innovations in packaging design capabilities to printing breakthroughs in biotech and philanthropic advancements, we’re now in an era…

Communication

CallerSmart: The “Google for Phone Numbers”

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Have you experienced that awkward moment when — after turning your “Do Not Disturb” message off — you had a missed call from an unfamiliar number? If so, you know that it’s a pain to figure out who owns that number so that you…

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