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Informal Study: California, Home of Social Media Narcissism

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

While reality TV often portrays California as a state rampant with narcissists, there hasn’t ever really been any proof of this in any kind of concrete sense. Now, though, it seems we’ve got some data to back that back – at least, according to…

Business

Stop Renting. Just Give Up. There’s an Airbnb for Airbnb.

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Like, what even? Why do we even bother to live anywhere permanently anymore, guys? We can totally just live off each other for the rest of eternity. Can I Stay with You While I Rent My Place on Airbnb? is a new site that allows…

Android

This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search platform, the additional feature allows users…

iPad

Want to Know What’s Trending Nearby Right at This Moment? Use Zoom Social

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

With so many apps being developed every day to make life easy, it sometimes becomes difficult to sift out the tremendous ones from the mediocre. However, the simplest way is to ask what this app can do for me. Since social media has dramatically…

Location Based Services

Austin

‘Avoid Humans’ App Will Help You Avoid People in Your Hometown This Winter Holiday Season

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The winter holidays are wonderful…beautiful…cheerful; the winter holidays are terrible…stressful…awful. No matter who you are, this time of year often represents some of the best and the worst of what this life has to offer. Sure, many of us get to go back to…

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DC

D.C. Loves Java: District Beans Launches Monthly Coffee Subscription Service

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

Washington, D.C. is the 11th most caffeinated city in the United States – at least, according to data compiled by The Daily Beast utilizing sources like market research firm NPD Group and personal finances service Mint.com. Looking at the number of coffee shops per…

Android

18 Best Winter Weather Survival Apps

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

Do we really need winter weather survival apps? I mean, if winter continues to go on the way it’s been going (e.g. temperatures in the mid-40s in New York City), is there really a demand? Well, depending on where you are in the U.S., your…

Business

Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel…

Business

Boxbee Raises $5M Series A for On-Demand Valet Storage Solution

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Boxbee, the New York, NY-based provider of on-demand valet storage for those who live in the urban jungles of NYC and San Francisco, announced this morning that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures. Other participants in this…

Location Based Services

Life: There’s an App to Automate That

By | Dec 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The world of technology has brought huge innovations and developments in the last twenty to thirty years, making several tasks much easier to perform – if not automate completely. Relying on some online or physical service to perform our tasks is what we have pretty…

Communication

YOPP: From Arlington Small Business Day to an App That Connects You Directly to Small Businesses

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This past Saturday, President Obama was spotted at local bookstore Politics & Prose – undoubtedly a renowned institution in Washington, D.C. – supporting the small business economy by purchasing 17 books from the shop. In recent years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as “Small Business…

Advertising

Proximity Based Marketing by a Global Team

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

bfonics, Inc. enables businesses of all sizes to leverage ibeacon technology for proximity-based marketing. With 90% of retail sales still occurring in physical locations and 65% of consumers using mobile devices when they shop, retailers and brands are actively looking for ways to engage…

Android

Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to…

Acquisition

DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology…

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