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YellowPepper to Launch Yepex, “Smart Wallet” for Latin America

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Miami-based startup YellowPepper announced today that they are rolling out a Smart Wallet in Latin America called Yepex. Yepex allows customers the ability to make online payments safer and fasters, by transforming smartphones into Smart Wallet.  It will also allow users to pre-order at various venues and have access to reward programs. Latin America turns out to be a… Read more »


Android Apps for Mobile Payments Will Make Processing Simpler for Your Business

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The mobile internet has exploded exponentially since smartphones went mainstream. People want to do everything with their mobile devices now, including paying for their groceries and other services. If you are a merchant, you want to cater to as many customers as possible with mobile payments. Here are some of the best payment processor apps available… Read more »


The Sickest Drums in Metal is This Guy on His iPad [Video]

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Who needs a drumset when you can learn how to play a killer drum set on your iPad? Technology is making it easier for people not only to learn unique skills on-the-go, but also save on space and money. Watch this guy killing it on his digital drums.


Top Christmas Shopping Apps for iPhone/Android Users

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Christmas is right around the corner and now is the time to start Christmas shopping for presents. This is also the time when retailers provide huge discounts for various goods. But shopping during Christmas is no piece of cake. There is a lot of rush in all the stores and it often happens that the… Read more »


Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

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Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago office. “It’s the giving season!” said Fooda COO Jason Stulberg. “We… Read more »


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

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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 Saturday”, all in an effort to drive sales at small businesses… Read more »


3 Ways To Get Your App Featured On The App Store

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The value of becoming featured on the App Store cannot be understated. For a startup company that is developing a smartphone or tablet app, receiving this kind of support from Apple is essentially the Holy Grail. It puts your product on the front page of the store and brings it to the attention of millions… Read more »



The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »


The Best Apps for Older People

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Be thankful that your parents need your help updating their smartphones, installing their printers, and hooking up Netflix. This gives you a constructive way to spend time together, and don’t you feel useful afterward? I’m about to serve you some knowledge, with the help of Trevor Lucy from Home Care Technologies. He put together an… Read more »



This is How You Should Market your App

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This summer it was announced that in the iTunes App Store alone, there are over 1.2 million apps available for downloading. If you plan to launch an app, it’s not enough to have the most beautiful interface and innovative product. If no one knows about it, you’re just another one of the 1.2 million, a number that’s… Read more »


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

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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 attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »


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

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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 for smartphone apps. As a result of this acquisition, SocialRadar can further… Read more »