Business

Beauty and Cosmetics Data Startup Poshly Partners with People Magazine on New Digital Platform

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

Poshly, the New York City-based startup that leverages consumer enthusiasm for giveaways into valuable data for the beauty and cosmetics industry, has announced a partnership with People, the premier resource for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. The beauty startup and entertainment publication are…

Web

How to Fine Tune Your Ecommerce Store For Slick Conversions

By | Dec 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The biggest danger we all face is the act of doing nothing. Whether you are talking about the US National Security, as Erskine Bowles points out, and the risk of consuming every dollar of the federal budget, or your ecommerce website – the threat…

Ecommerce

Global E-Marketing Teams are Using WhatsApp for Communication and Organization

By | Dec 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

App developers understand the need for communication in our lives, and that’s why every day we discover a new messaging app on different app stores. The most popular of them all is WhatsApp, an application that is becoming more popular by the day. According to…

Announcements

Moboom Serves Small Businesses With Truly Free Website Builder, SiteKit

By | Nov 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Moboom, a San Francisco-based web technology company, has released a new website builder for small business, called SiteKit. SiteKit is the first platform to offer a fully-featured website without limits or a monthly fee. In a space where most platforms provide very limited options on…

Announcements

Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS…

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Worldwide Meteor Day Unites Developers in Over 40 Countries

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The entire international Meteor community is hosting simultaneous meetups on Thursday, November 6. Worldwide Meteor Day is not a gathering of like-minded stargazers. This event will be hosted by software developers in 127 cities across the globe who are interested in Meteor, an open-source platform for building modern web…

Business

Contactually Raises Additional $2M in Seed Round for Its CRM Platform

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Contactually, the Washington, D.C.-based startup whose relationship management tool allows you to maintain professional relationships by recommending when to follow up with contacts, announced this morning that it has raised $2 million in additional seed funding. This funding brings the total funding for its…

Business

Namely Raises $12M Series B for Cloud-Based HR Platform

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

This morning, the Cloud-based human resources platform Namely announced that it has closed a $12 million round of Series B funding led by Matrix Partners. This brings the company’s total amount of funding to $22 million. Other participants in this round of financing include True Ventures,…

Announcements

Israeli Startup Hola Helps Users Say Hello to Open Internet

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Recently, VPN proxy service Hola has surpassed 30 million users, providing people all over the planet with a “freedom of information” from the open internet that they’ve never had before. The concept behind Hola is simple – provide internet users everywhere with a faster, more accessible and safer…

Business

Thoughts on Disrupting the Mortgage Lending Industry from 500 Startups Alum Lenda

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

“At Lenda, our sole mission is to bring back the American Dream. But, this time, to do it in a way that doesn’t end up like the American Nightmare.” Jason van den Brand is the cofounder and CEO of Lenda, a startup that has…

Acquisition

Wix.com Acquires OpenRest to Expand Online and Mobile Ordering to Restaurants

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Cloud-based web development platform, Wix.com, has announced this morning that it has acquired OpenRest, a startup that gives restaurant owners the ability to easily create online ordering and mobile ordering solutions. The acquisition allows Wix to further expand into other industry verticals while expanding the…

B2B

How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts…

Business

Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice…

Events

All Batch 10 Companies in 500 Startups Demo Day is Now on One Product Hunt List

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Today is 500 Startups Demo Day for all the companies that participated in Batch 10 of the Silicon Valley-based accelerator founded by Dave McClure. While we’ve covered a handful of them here on Tech Cocktail (from the likes of Silkroad Images, which offers an online…

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