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NYC Media Lab Launches Program to Fund Notable Media Startups

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

NYC Media Lab, a consortium of New York City university and major media and tech companies, announced the launch of a new program called Combine – an initiative aimed at supporting and growing high-potential media startups from faculty and students at the city’s universities….



Top Tech and Innovation Events to Check Out in NYC This Fall

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fall in New York is great – the leaves changing in Central Park/Prospect Park/Washington Square Park, the warmth of comfy sweaters coming out from their hibernation, and the temporal peace that seems to emanate from all New Yorkers. The end of summer also brings…



DC’s NewBrand Added to Sprinklr’s 18-Month Acquisition Spree

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C.-based startup NewBrand was acquired by Sprinklr, the company currently valued at $1 billion and has been making acquisitions left and right in the past 18 months. The acquisition of NewBrand, whose analytics technology provides social business intelligent solutions to help…



A Founder’s Guide to the New York Startup Scene [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Whether you’re just about to start a company or you’re hoping to expand, setting up shop in New York City may be the best logical step for you and your company. Or, maybe, you’re at a point during which your location decision comes down…



Contactive, Maker of Klink, Acquired by ThinkingPhones

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

This morning, the Cambridge, MA-based ThinkingPhones, which specializes in Cloud-based communications, announced its acquisition of the New York, NY-based Contactive and its sales productivity platform Klink.  The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed. “The Contactive and Klink team has worked diligently for the…



Smart Home for Photos Picturelife Gets Acquired

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm

In an email sent out to users early this morning, Picturelife cofounder and CEO Nate Westheimer announced that the company had been acquired by StreamNation, the Cloud storage platform that allows people to securely store, stream, and share their media content online. According to…



NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York…



Warby Parker Lets You Make Your Own Annual Report…Except More Fun

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Warby Parker – the New York, NY-based eyeglasses startup that has every traditional, prescription eyeglass retailer fearing for survival – released its 2014 annual report yesterday, but in a way that’s a little more atypical from other companies. Rather than releasing a digital packet…



Actually Fashionable Wearable Tech: Cuff Wins Decoded Fashion NYC Startup Competition

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Today and yesterday, Decoded Fashion held its New York Summit in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, inviting leading startups and individuals from the worlds of fashion and technology to share their thoughts on such things as how fashion houses and retail chains are utilizing nascent technologies, as…



Online Payment Platform Zipmark Acquires WorkingPoint

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Zipmark, the online payment platform that lets businesses send and receive digital payments securely, announced that it has acquired WorkingPoint, which provides an online accounting and billing solution for small businesses. With this acquisition, Zipmark will move towards creating an all-in-one payment platform for small-…



DC’s Acquires Student Discount Platform Perkla

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm – the McLean, Virginia-based company whose digital verification services enable members of various groups to digitally verify their identification and affiliation – has announced the acquisition of student discount platform Perkla. The announcement was made earlier today at Fashion Digital NY, the two-day…



Lowering the Barriers to Tech: Why Digital.NYC Isn’t Just a Mere Website to Scoff At

By | Oct 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

At a press event yesterday in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, unveiled Digital.NYC, a one-stop digital platform where people can learn anything and everything about the NYC tech scene. But starting just minutes after the end of the event, I already heard and read…



Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really…



GLAMSQUAD and Uber Team Up to Offer $40 On-Demand Hair and Beauty Services for New York Fashion Week

By | Sep 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Nowadays it seems that Uber is literally everywhere and doing everything. This past weekend, the company partnered with Casper to deliver mattresses during one of the busiest moving seasons of the year. Now, Uber has partnered with New York’s GLAMSQUAD to bring on-demand combined hair…



Moving in This Weekend? Uber Partners with Casper to Deliver Mattresses in NYC

By | Aug 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If you’re not away at your Carolina lake house/Montauk beach house/Burning Man this weekend, then you’re likely some of the unlucky few who have to deal with trying to move all their sh*t into a new apartment. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest…



Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

By | Aug 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one…


Tech Cocktail Top Stories: Entrepreneurs Share Their Working Hours, Lies VCs Tell You, Tips for Managing a Remote Team

By | Aug 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…