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Nulu: A Fresh Take on Learning Languages

By | Sep 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

When we last covered San Diego startup Nulu, the application was pre-launch, and the team was readying to revolutionize foreign language instruction. Today, Nulu has been incorporated into the curriculum of well over one hundred universities, closed a seed funding round, got accepted into the…

Health

San Diego

Get Your Personal Allergy Forecast on the Good Days App

By | Sep 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

Weather.com may have its pollen forecast, but what about your personal allergy forecast? Your good days – and bad days – might not be the same as everyone else’s. The Good Days app, in beta for iPhone and Android, tracks not just pollen but…

Events

Tech Cocktail’s 6th Birthday: 132 Amazing Event Photos & Celebrity Bingo

By | Jul 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

You can find us in the club, bottle full of bub… Oh, hi. It was this same day in 2006 when Tech Cocktail hosted its very first mixer in Lincoln Park, Chicago.  More than 200 local tech enthusiasts packed STATE to do what they…

Android

San Diego

Got Plans Tonight? saambaa Can Help Round Up The Gang

By | Dec 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

Bye bye, boredom: new mobile app saambaa is ensuring that making plans with friends is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Say you want to grab a few drinks at that new bar downtown tonight. With saambaa, you can set the destination and time,…

Events

San Diego

Finding the Underlying Gems in User-Generated Content with 451 Degrees

By | Dec 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We all know that content is “king.” Thoughtful, meaningful, original online content garners high SEO results – true back in the early days of search engines, and still true now. However, if content is king, then smart and thoughtful user-generated content about your company…

Events

San Diego

Social Marketing Through Photos Made Easy by Former Sony Employees

By | Dec 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

If you’re not creatively marketing your company on social media with photos and videos, you might as well not be using Facebook or Twitter at all.  Make it a lot easier on yourself using a very interesting photo advertising tool developed by 3 former…

Events

San Diego

Nulu’s Personalized Twist on Learning a New Language

By | Dec 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Immersion is the way to go in learning a new language – but if you’re past the period of being an exchange student or can’t pick up and leave your life for months at a time to live in another country, you’ll need to…

Events

San Diego

Get the Latest in Footwear Technology with DAMPS Boots

By | Dec 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Technology is everywhere.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the recent level of advancements in our shoes.  Yes, shoes. Whether it be the rise in popularity of Vibram FiveFingers, Reebok’s new ZigZag technology, or the increasing trend toward hiking huaraches, the competition for more ergonomically…

Events

San Diego

Can an Online Assessment Help Strengthen Your Relationship?

By | Dec 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Judging by the user feedback at SoulSynch, the answer the above question appears to be yes. This San Diego-based startup developed a self-service, personalized online solution to help people improve the way they think and talk about their relationship. “I have many friends and…

Events

San Diego

Meet The Teams Behind 9 Innovative Startups At Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Winter Mixer

By | Dec 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

We are wrapping up our tour down the California coast with Tech Cocktail’s San Diego mixer tonight, where you’ll get to mingle with tech enthusiasts and meet the teams behind 9 innovative startups.  The products and services they will be demoing tonight run the…

Android

San Diego

StockTwits: Lessons from a Thriving Twitter-Based Startup

By | Dec 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

Since it was founded in 2008, the financial discussion network StockTwits has attracted 150,000 users who post over 10,000 messages a day. These messages reach 40 million readers through streams licensed to CNN Money, Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, and others. Almost 200 public companies have…

Events

San Diego

MeetingSamurai Wants to Make Meetings a Little Less Miserable

By | Dec 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

We all know meetings can be long, boring, and unproductive, but San Diego-based startup Human Potential Tools cites some stomach-turning research: According to Forrester Market Research, over 25 million meetings take place every day in the United States alone. In a recent survey of…

Events

San Diego

Meet 8 Great Startups at Tech Cocktail San Diego Tonight

By | May 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We are very excited to be hosting Tech Cocktail San Diego tonight as we kick off our West Coast tour, especially with so many interesting startups to showcase.   Many thanks to title sponsor SONY and community sponsor Jones Lang LaSalle for making it happen!…

Startup

San Diego

Find a Personal Trainer with TownFit, Just in Time for Bathing Suit Season

By | May 16, 2011 at 10:25 am

Have trouble squeezing in a workout during a busy workweek?  Being held accountable to someone else might help, which is where San Diego-based TownFit comes in.  They provide an online portal to help you find a fitness trainer based on specialty, location, and time…

Business

San Diego

Watch First-Run Movies At Home With PRIMA Cinema

By | May 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Imagine having the ability to view a movie at home the same night it opens at the box office.  PRIMA Cinema is making the dream a reality, but this dream will come with a hefty price tag. PRIMA Cinema is a premium service delivering…

iPhone

San Diego

Twitter Meets Craigslist for Mobile at Antengo

By | May 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

Just as Twitter took online conversations to the micro level, Antengo is taking online classifieds to the mobile microlistings level with its free mobile app. A microlisting offer or request on Antengo is 140 characters or less, geo-tagged, and enables secure, real-time chat between…

Startup

San Diego

Send Real-Time Promotions for Your Restaurant with TipCity

By | May 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Daily deals might be fun, but highly targeted marketing is a better way to reach new and repeat customers. San Diego-based TipCity has recognized this truth and created a self-service marketing platform that allows restaurants to send real-time promotions to targeted consumers. Restaurants currently…