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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011.

Kira has been published in the Huffington Post, Social Media Monthly, The New Individualist, and American.com. She previously worked as an editor at the American Enterprise Institute in DC.

In college, Kira spent a semester in Paris, where she nurtured her love of the French language and baguettes. When she’s not discussing ideas over coffee, Kira can also be found swing dancing.

You can contact Kira at kira [at] tech [dot] co or @kiramnewman.

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GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC...

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10 Things You Might Not Know about Kara Swisher 

The incredibly intelligent and witty Kara Swisher, the former co-executive editor of AllThingsD and now co-executive editor of Re/code, joined us for a fireside chat at TCWEEK last night. She had lots of advice and perspective to offer about the future of technology and ...

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#GIRLBOSS: If You’re a Badass and You Know It

Sophia Amoruso only got a real job so she could use the health insurance to fix a hernia. The first thing she ever sold online was stolen. And her 7th grade report card is littered with the comment “Chooses to disturb others.” “I looked...

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Tune in Friday to See Dallas’s iLumi on Shark Tank

This Friday at 9 pm, Dallas startup iLumi will reach national audiences on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. The episode has already been filmed, but cofounder Corey Egan's lips are sealed. “Filming for the show was a surreal experience,” says Egan. “There were...

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3 Yoga Poses for Busy Entrepreneurs 

In April, Boston startup Happier launched a $20 course called Yoga to Go, which is like bite-sized yoga for very busy people (or beginners). If a one-hour class (and the requisite yoga pants) intimidates you, Yoga to Go is a way to get your...