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Circa News is Shutting Down Operations

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

In a Medium post written earlier today, Circa News cofounder and CEO Matt Galligan announced that it the company would be winding down operations for the mobile-first news app. The news comes just a week after the company had reportedly been in talks with…

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Silk Road Creator Sentenced to Life in Prison

By | May 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Prosecutors referred to Ross Ulbricht as “the kingpin of a worldwide digital drug-trafficking enterprise.” The judge handing down the life sentence described Ulbricht’s actions in creating the Silk Road as “terribly destructive to our social fabric.” Initially conceived as an online libertarian marketplace where transactions by…

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San Francisco

Fitbit Files for $100M IPO

By | May 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

The San Francisco, CA-based fitness tracking company Fitbit has filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company disclosed an SEC filing today with a $100 million placeholder – meaning the company aims…

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SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg Passed Away Last Night

By | May 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Re/code is reporting that SurveyMonkey CEO – and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg – David Goldberg passed away suddenly last night. The cause of death has not been disclosed. In a Facebook post written by his brother, Robert Goldberg, earlier today, Robert writes:…

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No More Secret App For Online Haters

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

No one in the tech community is happy to see a startup fail. It’s an emotional ordeal where jobs are lost and lives are disrupted suddenly. So when news broke that anonymous sharing app Secret shut down, there was disappointment. Secret’s founder David Byttow wrote a…

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San Francisco

Imgur Embed Will Tell you Where I Found This Cute Puppy Photo

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Imgur has been rolling out some epic new features over the last few months, and they’ve just announced yet another new innovation on their image viewing platform. Today Imgur announced a new embed unit designed to make it easy for publishers, bloggers, and journalists –…

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Miami

Now You Can Rent a Place in Cuba Through Airbnb

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re planning to travel to Cuba, you can rent a room or apartment in Cuba through Airbnb. The Airbnb announcement is the latest in a series business expansions into Cuba by American companies. Netflix and MasterCard recently made their services in Cuba available to both travelers and Cuban…

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FCC Vote on Net Neutrality: “This Decision is Pro Competition”

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to ‘yes’ for tougher net neutrality regulations for online traffic. The proposal was put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and it prohibits broadband service providers from charging websites for faster internet. It also means that the FCC…

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NYC

Is Web Hosting a Crime? Silk Road Founder Convicted

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm

It’s a question that has a lot of individuals, legislators, and web site operates scratching their heads as a Manhattan courthouse today found Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht guilty on all charges. If you’re unfamiliar with Silk Road, here’s a bit of background. It was…

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San Diego

MakerBot Successfully 3D Prints Cartilage for Tracheal Repair

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It was recently announced that investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Specifically they have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair. The results were reported at the 51st Annual Meeting…

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Uber to Build Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Looks like Uber always has another surprise under its hood.  According to TechCrunch, Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to  “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development.” The app-based transportation company confirmed that they are hiring fifty senior scientists from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute,…

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DC

Data Transparency: What Can It Do For Us?

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Professionals from the tech, business, and government industries will convene on January 23rd and 24th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC for Collaborate, an event aimed at educating participants on the implications of open data. Among those attending…

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San Francisco

Tesla Stock Price Plummets

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 11:00 pm

If you prefer to buy low, it could be a great time to grab some stock in Tesla Motors. The Huffington Post reported today that Tesla Motors‘ stock plummeted nearly 7 percent on Wednesday after CEO Elon Musk disclosed that the electric car maker “won’t…

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Mathew Carpenter Caves, Shuts Down Glitter Operations

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s over guys. No mas. Pas plus. Your dreams of sending hate-glitter to your frenemies are looking like they’ll have to remain just that: dreams. Mathew Carpenter released this tweet earlier today, confirming he wants out of the Ship Your Enemies Glitter game: ShipYourEnemiesGlitter…

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DC

Congrats to the Winners of the Tech Cocktail DC All-Star 2014 Awards!

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

There’s no better way to end the year than with a great holiday party, so we would like to thank the DC Tech community for celebrating with us in this major way. We gathered together with our friends at Vornado and Disruption Corporation in the home…

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Foto Master Brings Augmented Reality to Trade Shows and Events

By | Dec 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Recent developments in the augmented reality field did not skip the event attraction industry. Planners & exhibitors today work hard to provide new ways to deliver brand messaging in new and exciting ways. Spearheading this field is Foto Master, a promising company with an already…

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Las Vegas

Preview the Zappos Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Las Vegas

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

If you could step inside the internet, which website would you jump into first? If you are a shopping fanatic, you might choose to go inside Zappos.com. Beginning today, and running every day 24/7 until December 31, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day,…