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Innovation is in Demand and Uncle Sam Needs You!

By | May 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A groundswell of emerging opportunities exists for innovative technologists and companies interested in doing business with the federal government. At the 2013* (really 2014) GEOINT Symposium held April 14 – 17 in Tampa, FL, several speakers threw out names like “GEOINT Solutions Marketplace,” “DIA Open Innovation Gateway,” “NeedipeDIA”…


Find the Hottest Events Nearby with Now

By | Apr 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

The Now app – which founder Ben Cera calls “a living map, like the Marauder’s map in Harry Potter” – is launching its third version today. Now is positioning itself as the event discovery component of picture sharing, using the popularity of a picture…


The Meaning of Independence: 13 Entrepreneurs Pay Tribute

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

For the last 236 years, the fine citizens of the USA have joined together in celebration of our nation’s first and greatest accomplishment – freedom. In honor of Independence Day, Tech Cocktail reached out to a group of successful entrepreneurs to share what independence means to…


4 iPhone Apps for Discovering Local Events

By | Jul 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Living in a city is fun (source: science).  Whether you know it or not, there is  something going on in your vicinity.  Just a decade ago, finding these events required such archaic tactics as reading the local newspaper or talking to people.  Thankfully, with the…


Now: iPhone App Pulls Instagram Photos to Find Trending Local Events

By | May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Event discovery is still a wide-open ballgame.  There’s been a variety of approaches toward capturing this market – ranging from when an event is happening (Time to Enjoy, Sharewhere, Forecast), to where you are at a given moment (RAVN, Foursquare), to what your city may have to offer (Thrillist,…