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Las Vegas

Zappos Pop-Up Shop is First-of-its-Kind Experience Opening this Weekend

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

In a pairing that represents a shift in the retail world, Zappos has announced the Zappos Pop-Up Shop powered by ShopWithMe. In Downtown Las Vegas, The Western Hotel has once again been transformed by Tony Hsieh, this time to create a shopping experience that’s magical in…

Acquisition

John Ramey Announces iSocket Acquired by Rubicon Project

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 6:16 am

John Ramey and iSocket have come a long way since The Combine conference back in 2010, when he offered the following entrepreneurship advice:   “At the end of the day, you need to be stubborn and stupid. A logical and sane person would have…

Announcements

Selfies Stored in Twitpic Receive Second Life from Twitter

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Utilizing cloud storage and other consumer options for accessing and archiving your files is obviously a cheap, convenient, and simple way to access anything from travel documents and receipts to fun photos that you want always at-the-ready. But what happens when that site shuts…

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Las Vegas

Rolltech Bowling Adds PBA Partnership, Reflects on Las Vegas Tech Scene

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This weekend, Las Vegas plays host to the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling at the SouthPoint Hotel & Casino. And for one Las Vegas startup, this event is marked with a wildly celebratory announcement as well. Rolltech Bowling was created when Rich Belsky…

Breaking News

With a Major Update and New Seed Funding, DormChat Hopes to Take on Yik Yak

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

Anonymity is the new black. Or the new red. Or…what colors are in right now – metallics? I’m pretty sure I read that somewhere – Pinterest, maybe. Whatever. When it comes to the world off online communication, it seems that more and more people…

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What Are YOU Doing with iOS 8 Autocomplete? This Guy Made a Song.

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

If you’ve cleared up space on your iPhone to install iOS 8, you probably now fall into two categories: “Wow, look at all this thing can do!” or “Nooo! Don’t do it! It’s a TRAP!” (These are actual quotes I have read or heard…

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Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Is this the Future of Money?

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

There was a time when watches were for telling the time, phones were for making a call, and wallets were carried in pockets. The future could become as cashless as the Stone Age albeit with payment terminals and machines galore. The apparent push into mobile wallets aims to…

Announcements

DEANA Fit: Personal Trainer App Launches Today on Kickstarter

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

D.E.A.N.A Fit is a personal trainer in the palm of your hand – you can access more than 250 unique exercises, nutrition plans, and ultimately reach a new level of fitness. D.E.A.N.A (or “Digital Exercise and Nutrition Advisor) uses innovative AI technology to serve…

Acquisition

Las Vegas

Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available…

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Las Vegas

This is the World’s First Functioning, 3D Printed Car

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

After some initial buzz in June, Local Motors has officially completed – or should I say printed – the world’s first 3D printed, drivable vehicle. The Strati, as it’s been named, was built by Local Motors alongside Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and…

Announcements

But First Let Me Take a Selfie

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 10:30 am

From Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie to the hit song “#Selfie” by the Chainsmokers, the selfie has become a part of both pop culture and everyday life. However, a few years ago that wasn’t the case – people barely knew what the word meant. However,…

Apple

Apple Event: iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, Apple Watch

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The world as we know it seemed to stop today as ravenous tech junkies watched Tim Cook’s announcements at the Apple Event. After months of waiting, Apple has just announced the release of two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Prices for…

Breaking News

Celebrities don’t have to be hacked (and neither do you)

By | Sep 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You’ve likely already heard the news: more than 100 young female celebrities had racy personal photos stolen from private cloud storage accounts, and the criminals who  committed the crimes are actively attempting to sell the stolen property for personal profit. Were it not for the…

Acquisition

Amazon Acquires Video Site Twitch for USD $970M in Cash

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Amazon just announced that it has agreed to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming service for videogame players, for  $970 million in cash.  According to The Wall Street Journal and The Information, the deal closes during the second half of this year. Google and Yahoo were previously…

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DC

DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device;…

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DC

Obama Visited DC’s 1776 Today [PHOTOS]

By | Jul 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

President Obama spent this morning at DC startup campus 1776, meeting entrepreneurs and giving a talk about jobs and growing the economy. His visit comes the day before the 4th of July and also the day that the June jobs report was released. 1776 is an…

Acquisition

Box Acquires Y-Combinator-Backed Startup Streem

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Cloud-based file management service Box announced today that it has acquired Streem, a Y Combinator startup that allows customers to stream files to their desktop environments. Box declined to share terms of the agreement, but according to Tech Crunch the company mentioned that it bought the company…