Mark Bebawy is a Washington, D.C. metro native with a passion for all things web, social media, and startup related. Mark has an extensive background in technology, having worked in the field running his own IT consulting company that catered to small business and currently as an IT systems specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Mark has been a Community Manager since 2008. You can find Mark’s articles on Tech Cocktail – articles by Mark Bebawy.

You can contact Mark by email at: mark [at] techcocktail dot com

 

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Restaurant Registry Site Foodie Registry Expands to NYC

Foodie Registry

Foodie Registry, the service that allows couples to register for dining at upscale restaurants rather than traditional wedding items, has expanded to the ultimate dining city in the world, New York City. We’ve covered Foodie Registry in the past.  The service was founded in…

Stay On Top of Assignments With Remind101

Keeping up with assignments, projects, and tests can be difficult.  Many students put important dates and deadlines listed in the class syllabus in their planner or calendar.  This can be time consuming, and if you forget to check your calendar regularly, there is a chance you could…

Get Your Drink On With Daily Deal Site My Drink On

Going out for a night on the town can be expensive, especially if you live in a big city.  If you go out two or three nights a week, it can add up fast.  Beside trying to make friends with the bartender there really…

Build Relationships with GitBax

We’ve all been there. You’re out at a networking event, and you end up meeting tons of cool new people.  These new people could lead to opportunities like jobs, funding, or even a great friendship.   Often times meeting the person is not the hard…

Oculis Labs Seeks To Secure Your Screen From Prying Eyes

OculisLabs

An enormous amount of time and money has gone into securing computers from hackers and other threats. Everything from virus and malware scanners to firewalls help to keep our data safe online. Despite these efforts, sometimes the real threat to your data security may…

Netflix to Launch Streaming Only Plan

If you’re like me, the Watch It Now feature that Netflix offers has become the primary way to consume content from the service.  I rarely ever get disks in the mail.  The quality content offered has explored over the past couple months.  Plus with…

Find My iPhone Now Free to All iOS Device Owners

One of the best features that came with Apple’s MobileMe service was its Find My iPhone feature.   Not only did it allow users to locate their iPhone on a map , but it also gave users the ability to display a message or play…

Give the Perfect Gift Every Time with Present Bee

Gift giving can be a challenge sometimes.   It can be hard to find the right gift for that person. Or you may have the perfect gift picked out but you run the risk that they already have it.  But Present Bee may have the…

A Space Apart: Commerce Meets Location Based Services

As we’ve covered in the past, Location Based Services are becoming quite popular.  And since there is a lot of competition, it can be hard for new services in the space to differentiate themselves. But Chicago based A Space Apart brings some interesting features…

Bare Deal: A Twist On The Daily Deal Model

Daily deals are a wildly popular space right now; there is a lot of competition. We’ve covered the leaders of the pack here before like LivingSocial and Groupon, but with such a crowded space it can be hard for companies to stand out to…

Qrank: Location Based Service Meets Trivia

Location based services are all the rage these days. One of the most popular of them, Foursquare, adds a gaming element with points, badges, and mayorships to keep users engaged and coming back. These game mechanics have proven to be extremely popular and helped…

SocialSmack: Social Consumer Reviews With a Gaming Twist

Social media tools have given us the power to share comments and thoughts on whatever we like, and often times those comments are directed at brands and companies with which we interact. These comments, positive or negative, can be a great resource for someone…

Generate Word of Mouth Instantly With Spreadable

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to get business or hits to your site for two reasons: It’s free It has better conversion rates than other forms of marketing But word of mouth can also be one of the most difficult…

Gamers Portal Seeks To Unite Online Gamers

Video games have been a popular medium for quite some time.  I’ve been playing them ever since I can remember; first on my 386 PC and then on my Nintendo and I’ve been hooked ever since. Video games have been evolving at a rapid…

iZup: Keep Your Eyes on the Road & Off Your Phone

Distracted driving due to texting or talking on a cell phone is a growing problem.  As we’ve covered in the past, its a problem that many startups are trying to tackle in different ways.  One of these companies that has come up with a…