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Tony Bacigalupo of New Work City on the Disruptive Rise of Coworking

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The model of salaried employees working in offices is slowly shifting, says Tony Bacigalupo. And he’s accelerating that shift as mayor of New Work City, a coworking space in (you guessed it) New York City. When he’s not coworking, Bacigalupo is out and about in…

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Hard-Hitting Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop Says “Make Love Not Porn”

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Cindy Gallop is older, female, and working on a startup related to sex – not the greatest combination for finding venture capital, she says. But with her sharp independence and honest vivacity, she sure makes for an inspiring entrepreneur. Gallop launched Make Love Not…

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Tom Pace of Gust: Is Crowdfunding Too Hyped? and Other Insights

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Sites like AngelList help startups and investors meet, but where do they go from there? Gust is a platform that goes beyond connection to help them manage the relationship: investors can browse opportunities, share deals with other VCs, and communicate with their portfolio, while…

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Shane Green from Personal: “It’s All About the People”

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Shane Green wants you to have control over your data – not the data that apps or social networks are quietly monitoring, but the bits of messy, sticky-noted data you’re constantly looking up. Green is the CEO of Personal, which lets you create shareable…

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Marci Harris of POPVOX: “Just Do It. It Will Never Be Unscary”

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Marci Harris has seen both worlds. As a congressional staffer, she participated in the “zero-sum game” of politics, where the goal is often to beat your opponent or not get dragged down into a scandal. As an entrepreneur – cofounder and CEO of POPVOX…

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The Top 4 Takeaways From A SXSW Virgin

By | Mar 18, 2012 at 4:00 am

I have a confession.  I lost my virginity last weekend. My SXSW virginity, that is. As someone who’s been looking forward to the SXSW insanity for three years now (last year I was hiking, and the year before I was just flat out poor), I…

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Ben Milne’s Journey from College Dropout to Payment Innovator

By | Mar 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Struggling against government regulations and the dominance of credit cards, Ben Milne still manages to put the user first. In 2008 he founded Dwolla, a payment platform that lets you transfer money to friends or merchants (covered here), and he and his team have…

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Ami Ben-David is Trying to Beat Google in Mobile Search

By | Mar 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I tend to think entrepreneurs are crazy if they’re trying to build a new social network. So Ami Ben-David and co. must be really crazy – they’re trying to beat Google at search. Everything.me, or “The Everything Project,” is a mobile search engine that…

Interviews

San Francisco

An Interview with Paul Davison, CEO And Founder of Highlight

By | Mar 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Who won SXSW?  The question is almost as silly as it is inevitable.  Every year, we use the Austin-based technology conference to gauge what the next big thing is going to be. If forced to choose who won SXSW 2012, however, undoubtedly Highlight would have…

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Jared Malan of We&Co Wants You to Thank Your Favorite Barista

By | Mar 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Do you notice the salespeople you interact with every day? Jared Malan did, and he wants us all to – so he cofounded We&Co, a social commerce platform to thank great baristas, waiters, and bartenders while earning rewards. Sporting an orange bandana, Malan –…

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Intel’s Ekaterina Walter: Fail Your Way to Amazing Things

By | Mar 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

As you’ll see in the video below, Intel social media strategist Ekaterina Walter is excited by the power of social media to connect us and help us “co-create” the products we buy from brands. A self-proclaimed “restless soul” with a passion for transcending cultural…

Android

DC

Personal, Your Private Network and Central Data Vault

By | Mar 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

Society is becoming ever more transparent.  What we’re doing, who we’re doing it with, and where we’re doing it is now being broadcast for any and all who wants to see.  Not all information is meant to be shared openly and freely however.  Your…

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Sara Morgan from Tailored: How We Overcame the “Trough of Sorrow”

By | Mar 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

Planning a wedding can be a lot like building a startup – it’s an emotional roller coaster with loads to do, and not enough time, and sleepless nights. But every struggle just makes Sara Morgan understand her customers better: she’s the founder of Tailored,…

Announcements

Stitch Labs, FitOrbit, SpotFlux, Homesnap and Peekseed Awarded At SXSW

By | Mar 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

With the buzz of SXSW in full effect this past Saturday at Tech Cocktail’s #Startuplife Celebration presented by .CO we showcased 33 startups from across the country, with 13 states and 5 countries represented. We had a solid set of judges come through and…

Android

San Francisco

Glancee, The Dark Horse of Social Discovery Apps, Interview with Co-Founder Alberto Tretti

By | Mar 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the trend for this year’s SXSW interactive was undoubtedly social discovery.  There are an influx of mobile apps trying to connect you with those nearby based on mutual friends and interests.  In five years, going…

Business

Trends at SXSW: The Hottest Startup, Social Network, and More

By | Mar 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

Buzz, buzz, buzz: That’s the sound of SXSWers frenetically typing on their mobile phones and clogging up social networks with their thoughts on this week’s event. And they’ve been collectively anointing the most popular startup there, which – according to social analytics platform AddThis…

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NYT Bestselling Author Charles Duhigg: Build a Better Startup by Changing Your Habits

By | Mar 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

Charles Duhigg was inspired by the story of an army major who prevented a riot in Iraq simply by moving away some food vendors. So began a decade-long interest in habits, culminating in the bestselling The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We…