Social Media

Private Clubs Have Their Own Private Social Network with Clubster

By | May 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

There already exists a slew of private social networks, but William King believes that private clubs require a different kind of social network. “Private member clubs and organizations have been demanding a way to utilize social media tools to best engage their members, while still…

Politics/Government

How PolicyPulse Deals with Apathy, a Problem for all Political Startups

By | May 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

What do you do if you’re solving a problem that few people know is a problem? Is that a problem? Dallas-based startup PolicyPulse, part of the latest Tech Wildcatters class, has a big vision to bring citizens together with city governments, nonprofits, and advocacy…

iPhone

Blurtt: iPhone Photo Sharing App Worth +1,000 Words; Interview with CEO Jeanette Cajide

By | May 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

If you’ve ever sent or received a text message, then there’s a 99.99% chance that some (or all) of your intended meaning was lost in translation.  Without body language, tone-of-voice, or any other non-verbal cue that we would otherwise pick up on during a…

Android

Give Up Little Luxuries and Make Micro-Donations to Charity with Instead

By | May 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

If charity is all about sacrificing for others, Instead makes that sacrifice visible. Its cute interface lets you select what you’re giving up – like coffee, beer, or a movie – then make a micro-donation. You can choose from around 200 charities, including the…

Gear & Gadgets

Former Fossil Execs Bring High Fashion to the Smartwatch with Meta Watch

By | May 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Pebble smartwatch has set a Kickstarter record, raising over $10 million before the campaign finally closes tonight. But Pebble isn’t the first smartphone-connected watch out there. The Meta Watch, which works with Android phones, was already created by former Fossil employees and spun…

iPhone

Powerful Social Networks Become Powerful Selling Networks with Qwiqq

By | May 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

Social networking sites like Pinterest prove the value of image-driven communication for businesses. After all, you can write a thousand words describing your product and its benefits, but you know what they say about a picture. Qwiqq is driving social commerce with an app…

Events

Meet 13 Eclectic Startups at Tonight’s Tech Cocktail Dallas Mixer

By | May 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

We are really looking forward to showcasing 13 startups at tonight’s first ever Tech Cocktail Dallas mixer as we partner with Startup Texas, part of the Startup America Partnership.  Enjoy an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, investors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs.  Thanks…

Events

Dallas-Based Fancorps Rewards Your Fans’ Word-of-Mouth Recommendations

By | May 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Who’s your favorite band on earth?  Nickelback?  Just go with it.  You love Nickleback so much, that you can’t help but sing their praises at every available opportunity (both literally and figuratively).  You share all their videos on Facebook.  You email all your friends…

iPhone

Channel Your Inner Social Poet with Haiku Brew

By | May 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Born at the 2012 App Olympics in Dallas, Haiku Brew is an iPhone app that lets you collaborate with your friends in haiku about shared experiences and interests. Haiku Brew helps you channel your inner “social poet” through a simple, collaborative process: (1) snap…

Gear & Gadgets

ClimaPak’s Portable Insulin Case Helps Diabetics Get Out More, and Worry Less

By | May 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

When Mike Wilkinson was attending a boat show, he made sure to book a hotel room with a refrigerator. Wilkinson is a type 2 diabetic, and he needed to keep his insulin cool to preserve it. But when he arrived at the hotel, all…

iPad

Give Your Kids On The Go Educational Programming with Mobile MUM

By | May 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

If you have kids, or spend any significant time around them, you may have noticed their affinity for the iPad. They love it, and they seem to understand intuitively the tap and swipe motions, as well as how to find their favorite reading and…

Health

Coming Soon: myVisionTrack Helps Monitor Patients with Macular Degeneration

By | May 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

“Almost everyone has some older relative or friend who is afflicted with AMD [age-related macular degeneration],” says Mike Bartlett, president of Vital Art and Science Inc. “In my case it was my father-in-law who went blind because of AMD.  I saw first-hand that he…

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