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…

Business

Twitter Rolls Out New Recap Feature to Compete with Facebook

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

Twitter doesn’t want users to miss a thing. That’s why the company started rolling out the “while you were away” feature, which highlights at the top of timeline what Twitter thinks are the best tweets users may have missed since their last visit. It’s very…

Advertising

How Google Changed the SEO Market

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm

In today’s global and very competitive market, brands need to appear when users search for them in Google or mention them in social networks. Why? Because appearing can generate a boost in sales and revenue, as these two statistics show: 80% of users search…

Entertainment

Upgrade Your Selfies With These Apps

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm

2014 was the year of selfies; from Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded Oscar selfie to President Obama’s selfie with Vice President Biden, everyone has taken a selfie this year. And this trend will definitely continue in 2015.   So we’ve created a list of apps and…

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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Google

Gmail Innovations Since its Inception: How Google Changed eMail

By | Dec 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Gmail is a comprehensive, powerful e-mail program that all of us use almost everyday, every minute. But indeed it can be confusing for even those who have been using it since the launch and inception in Beta since 2004. That’s because Google prefers to…

Business

DC

TrackMaven Closes $14M Series B Round of Financing

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

This morning, Washington, D.C.-based TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, announced the closing of a Series B round of financing. According to a blog post penned by founder and CEO Allen Gannett, the $14…

Entertainment

Send Holiday Cheer Through a Video Greeting with Congrats

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to share what you’re thankful for, and spread love and cheer to loved ones near and far. This year, technology is giving us new ways to connect virtually, including new apps such as Congrats and social media platforms…

iPhone

NYC

Piximity: A Young Developer Creates a Location-Based Photo-Sharing App

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Daniel Shaffer made his first app and released it on Apple’s App Store the day the platform launched in 2008. At the time, there were only 500 apps listed, and his simple illusions contribution didn’t make a huge splash. Today, at 22, he’s lived his entire…

Ecommerce

Montreal

Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

When it comes to Canadian tech startups, Toronto gets all the attention. And that’s for a reason. After all, Toronto’s startups are solving some very real issues, churning out innovative startups like Sojourn Labs’ electric car-bike vehicle and Spinesonics Medical’s ultrasound device for spinal…

Android

Baltimore

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…

.CO

Tsu is the Only Social Platform Where You Actually Own and Monetize Your Content

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

Despite all the previous media attention that highlights the issues surrounding intellectual property rights on such platforms like Facebook and Twitter, I’m sure that a vast majority of users on either network cannot say with 100 percent certainty whether they actually hold full ownership of the…

Acquisition

DC

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…

Business

The Biggest Security Concerns with Social Media You Need to Know About

By | Nov 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Even the most effective and useful tools can present dangers for your company. Take social media, for example. Businesses can now connect with and reach out to their customers in a manner never before imagined a couple decades ago. This open line of communication…

Android

NYC

What the Heck is MeowChat and How Did It Just Raise $8M?

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Minus, Inc., the New York-based company responsible for creating the MeowChat app, has announced that it has raised $8 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Social Starts, IDG-Accel, and SIG. That’s a pretty sizable amount of funding considering that MeowChat hasn’t been covered much in…

Business

Gremln Raises $500K for Social Media Compliance

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

This week Cultivation Capital, a leading St. Louis based early-stage VC firm, announced that they have funded Gremln to the tune of $500,000. Gremln has built a comprehensive set of tools designed to give companies peace of mind by ensuring that their social media…

Business

DC

Contactually Raises Additional $2M in Seed Round for Its CRM Platform

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Contactually, the Washington, D.C.-based startup whose relationship management tool allows you to maintain professional relationships by recommending when to follow up with contacts, announced this morning that it has raised $2 million in additional seed funding. This funding brings the total funding for its…