New Media

DC

Random Nerds Offers Tip System to Niche Writers

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Random Nerds has a different take on what a media company ought to be. The media site is relaunching today with a zero pay-per-click revenue stream. That means that the content published doesn’t include pop-up ads, sponsored articles, and meaningless content created solely to increase traffic to…

New Media

The State of the Union Written in Emoji

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Last night, President Obama made his 2015 Presidential State of the Union. While the State of the Union has increasingly developed into just another medium through which the President of the United States can reaffirm the citizens of his commitment to the values, issues, and platform…

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Business

The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition: How to Leverage Twitter

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Austen Allred, Co-founder of Grasswire, recently shared a marketing information guide on /r/Startups because “most of the marketing information out there is very high-level and mostly BS.” He calls it The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition, and various acquisition channels are broken down, step-by-step….

Inspiration

Miami

Political Activism and Storytelling in the Tech Era

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 In order to understand what political activism is today, let’s compare it to political activism in its pre-digital form — pounding the pavement to distribute printed handouts, door-to-door networking, and participating in telephone trees. Today,…

Business

5 Ways to Leverage Google AdWords to Reach Holiday Shoppers

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

If you run a small business, what are your working hours? Consumers seem to be always-on, especially in the retail industry. Shoppers love to browse for purchases between 10 PM and 4 AM. You’re probably always thinking about ways to improve your business and…

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Marketing

5 Questions That Will Save Your Business from an Online Disaster

By | Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

If you are the owner of a business, you are certainly bombarded with online marketing propositions. These could be coming through your LinkedIn profile, Gmail, or social networks. If you’ve taken the time to listen to the sales spiels, the message is usually just…

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…

Dev & Design

Photo Editing Options in the SnapChat World

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

We can all see that visual media is storming our world, especially through the rise of social media giants like SnapChat, Pinterest, and Instagram. As we become drawn towards communicating through photos, check out the newest photo editing programs to keep ahead of the photo…

Advertising

San Francisco

Toronto Startup Uplette Demos at 500 Startups Demo Day

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Today is Demo Day for Batch 10 of 500 Startups, and after having trended on Product Hunt, mobile marketing solution Uplette should be riding high on a cloud. Amanda Parker, cofounder and CEO, says that her time spent in the 500 Startups program has…

Business

Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different…

New Media

7 Ways Web Animation Will Spruce Up Your Site

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of the most effective ways to take a bland website and transform it into something beautiful, fresh, and appealing is to use animation. Unfortunately, back in the days when Shockwave and Flash were prominent, using animation and visual effects often meant bogging down…

Entertainment Industry

Screen-Bridge Launches Fast Lane Membership Program

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Screen-Bridge announced the launch of their Fast Lane Membership Program, which will connect industry professionals and provide resources that offer opportunities with new media and social technology. “This program looks to collectively to push the entertainment industry into the digital space, by unifying television…