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

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

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

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…

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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

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

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…

Business

The Age of the Social Media Copycat

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

There has been a trend of late among the leading social media platforms that I find to be concerning: Copycatting. Twitter, perhaps the worst offender, has recently redesigned its user profile pages in a way that is unmistakably Facebook-esque. There are also rumors it…

Business

Building Trust in the Sharing Economy

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

What is the first thing you do when you meet someone new online?  Like any rational 21st century dweller, you check them out on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. to figure out what kind of person they are.  This was the exact situation Juan Cartagena wanted to…

Business

3 Ways Growth Hacking Can Boost Your Business

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Business

Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice…

Gear & Gadgets

Video: The Electronic Afterlife – Where do Your Gadgets Go?

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Alex Gorosh is a filmmaker with a lot of gadgets. He wondered one day: truly, where do these gadgets go to die? Is there really an electronic afterlife? Here is what happened when Gorosh decided to follow his gadgets all the way to Agbogbloshie, Ghana,…