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Homesnap Uses Big Data and New Snap Feature to Build a Mobile Real Estate Platform


Washington, DC-based Homesnap is set to unveil a powerful new mobile real estate platform at SXSW Interactive. The company, which was formerly Sawbuck, is calling itself the first real estate platform built specifically for the mobile era. This launch integrates big data, mobile-friendly home search, and a built-in social graph – called “Snap” – which… Read more »

Meet Friends of Friends on Dating App Hinge


Ever catch yourself looking at a friend’s friends on Facebook or social media? Of course you have! We’ve all done it, but meeting someone through a friend means  – gasp – you actually have to ask for an introduction. Or worse: a friend attempts to sell you on an intro! Well now there’s Hinge, a new social… Read more »

TeamBuildr: Creating a Cyber Locker Room for Sports Team Success


One of the most important aspects in creating a successful sports team is consistency. That’s why TeamBuildr, an online strength and conditioning tool, plays an important role in helping team members make steady progress towards goals. TeamBuildr was conceived when its founders, Hewitt Tomlin and James Peters, experienced challenges in the off-season of their collegiate… Read more »

Improv Comedy Meets Instagram With SnapDash


You’re hiding from your ex at the bar.  Okay, not really.  But pretend like you were- after all, it’s being documented. This is the premise behind SnapDash, a new app for iOS (Android coming soon) that prompts subjects with humorous scenarios to be acted out under a 5-second camera timer.  The result is a quasi-Whose Line… Read more »

CNC Strategy Cloud Solutions: Developing simplified cloud-based business strategies for complicated problems


When a business grows too large, it sometimes starts to lose focus. Top tier executives may share a strong vision with their teams, but others in the company may end up clouding the overall company vision and execution. You’ve likely experienced the verbal game of “Telephone” where a message is passed from one to another… Read more »

Traffic App: Finding the right places – Where to eat and where to go from the people you trust


Recently, I’ve been looking in the cities around me for the best and most interesting places to eat. Looking through Yelp and Google Local is helpful, but these sites seem to fall on two sides of the spectrum: hot or not. Typically, the reviews are raving fans or raging disbelievers. Facebook’s sporadic profile status reviews are… Read more »

Restaurant Websites Faster Than You Can Say Bon Appetit


4.5 out of 5 stars with 620 reviews? Great. Open until 11pm and takes reservations? Even better. When hunger strikes, finding restaurants closeby is usually done on the go, but navigating mobile websites can make you feel like Odysseus, being tossed back and forth by a sea of page redirects and poorly sized images.  Fear… Read more »

Single and dating? An app for dating, flirting, and meeting new friends: partyline

partyline app

Sometimes the Internet can feel like a lonely place. Sure, there countless conversations that go on all around the net, but how many of those are interesting, and actually care about you from a relationship perspective? Don’t even bother using Facebook (aka Stalkerbook) or dating sites (everyone knows the pictures and descriptions are drastically misleading)…. Read more »

Life’s Scribe: Features Like Dictation Software Make Journaling Easy


Whether it’s celebrating getting your product to market, winning your first round of venture capital, or even getting your startup promoted through Tech Cocktail, being an entrepreneur means you’re going to create treasured memories. But as every entrepreneur knows, it’s often difficult to find time to capture those special moments in writing. That’s why Life’s… Read more »

Happiness: Battling Sadness, One Finger Swipe at a Time

Happiness app

Am I happy? It’s a question that surely lingers interminably on our minds. However, the bigger question is: why am I happy? That’s where the Happiness app comes in to help. Happiness is an iOS journal app with the primary goal of helping the user become more self-aware and thus “make better decisions [in life].”… Read more »

Lisnr Selected to Work with Trident Gum


Cincinnati-based Lisnr is on a roll with a recent achievement that promises to amp up the hype around this unique mobile app. Founded on Startup Bus last year, Lisnr is a mobile application that unlocks hidden rewards in your music. By “listening” to your music choices and sending you exclusive content, it triggers fan and… Read more »

HEX3: Augmented reality first person shooter and pinpoint accurate digital drawing


You’re no stranger to digital peripherals. You’ve likely used a mouse, keyboard, touchpad, or touchscreen plenty of times. You’ve also likely played at least one mobile game or tried to draw something digitally. But did you ever feel limited in your interactions? Maybe mobile gaming or digital drawing just didn’t really emulate the accuracy in real life, but what if it… Read more »

Pakistan’s Olaround Offers Location-Based Deals and Loyalty Rewards


Daily deal sites aren’t hard to come by these days, but what makes Olaround different is that it’s based in a part of the world not well known for its startup scene. Olaround is Pakistan’s first location-based loyalty application that works on iPhone and Android-powered smartphones. The app was launched in September 2011 by Bramerz,… Read more »

oneLIVE: Real online casino gambling at your fingertips


Have you ever spent time visiting nearby attractions instead of sitting at the casino table? I know I have, especially in Las Vegas. Not limited to the grand musical shows by the Blue Man Group, the dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment of Cirque du Soleil, the magnificence of Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef,… Read more »