Fashion

Fashom: Social Fashion Sharing for Everyday Fashionistas

By | Feb 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Famed Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada once said that “fashion is an instant language,” and Fashom founder Mitali Saxena couldn’t agree more. She started Fashom to give everyday fashionistas around the world a platform to post their favorite styles and be inspired by peers near…

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Under New CEO, DC-Based AddThis Launches AddThis Pro

By | Feb 12, 2014 at 8:45 am

Today, DC-based AddThis launched AddThis Pro to help publishers drive more traffic and engagement on their websites. AddThis is a content engagement platform that lets publishers add sharing and following widgets. You’ve probably come across them – they reach over 97 percent of the…

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Former Baltimore Raven Launches a Startup in Vegas

By | Feb 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

As an ex-NFL player, Gerome Sapp didn’t have trouble getting meetings to pitch his startup. But then he ran into another problem – what he calls “athlete syndrome.” Were people really interested in the idea, or did they just want to meet a former…

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DC’s SocialRadar Launches Its Mobile App for iOS

By | Jan 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

This morning, SocialRadar released its long-anticipated mobile app for iOS. SocialRadar is a DC-based startup led by Michael Chasen, which raised a $12.75 million Series A round last June. Utilizing social networks with geo-location data (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Google+), the SocialRadar app enables users to…

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Penned Provides a New Take on Cell Phone Novels

By | Dec 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Brian Sanders, the founder of Penned, opened my eyes to a whole new form of writing when we talked recently: cell phone novels. The first of these appeared in Japan in 2003 and were usually released in several installments of 70- to 100-word chapters….

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Atmosferiq and “Tradigital” Media: A Platform for Managing Old and New Media Marketing

By | Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

While many assert that traditional media is dead, the reality is that traditional media is still very much alive – especially in the world of marketing. From TV and radio to newspaper and direct mail, ads through such media are still very much prevalent…

Entertainment

8th Stage Aims to Bring Back Artist Development in the Music Industry

By | Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

“Artist development is dead,” as Marcus D. Cobbs – co-founder and CEO Of 8th Stage – bluntly puts it. Cobbs explains that, as recently as Justin Bieber, artists went through the funnel of artist development, wherein a record offers to develop a specific artist’s skills and…

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TweetWall Pro: The Tool You Should Be Using at Your Next Event

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to make use of what I think is one of the most reliable and promising Twitter visualization products on the market. I know what you’re thinking… Who needs another product that piggy-backs on Twitter, with the purpose of showing…

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Mark Doyle and Scruddle, A Portrait of Determination

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“Time has always been the biggest challenge, especially as a solo entrepreneur,” says Mark Doyle, founder and President of Scruddle. “I spent a lot of time trying to develop a business model, coding the entire website and underlying services, running my outside software contracting…

Ecommerce

F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce

By | Oct 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup – a DC-based…

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Shindig Goes Well with Any Drink

By | Oct 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

Harry Raymond always fancied himself a refined drinker of alcohol, but no matter how much wine he drank, he could never quite remember the details about it. What was the region it came from? What was the vintage? What were the tannins like? What…

Android

Why Inbox Could Topple WhatsApp’s Dominance in Mobile Messaging

By | Oct 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

Since its release in 2009, WhatsApp has dominated the OTT (over-the-top) mobile messaging industry both globally and within the United States. With the recent release delay of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for iOS and Android, the (once-)popular messaging service finally attempts a comeback in the US market – but is it…

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Tapshare Introduces Photo Broadcasting

By | Oct 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

When Myke Armstrong brought Tapshare into the mobile photo sharing world, he knew there would be some big time competition bearing down on him. Albumatic, Instagram, and Path already have a dominant share in the market, but he would not be deterred. The primary…

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Klinq is Growth Hacking Their Way to 500 Clients and Beyond

By | Sep 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm

When Klinq was in beta testing, they spent thousands on digital advertising, but the return on their investment was not there. You see, their margins were small, and spending $47 on Facebook mobile ads was not sustainable for their long-term success. So Robert Crawford…

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Make Your Event a Hole in One with myhub

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Eric Hubbell, CEO and founder of myhub, knew the path ahead of him would not be easy when transitioning from the golf industry into the world of tech startups. Nevertheless, he left his secure job with KBS Golf Shafts behind and made the big…

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Make Your Own Ads With Film This

By | Sep 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

“There is a move to the collaborative economy across various industries, and we see [it] in the creative spaces demonstrated by establishments like 99 Designs and Swiftly,” explains Ryan Budke, CEO of Film This. “When it comes to the video space, that collaborative economy…

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Bartering and Trading Brought Mainstream With My Trade Cart

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Every day you barter with people, even though you might not be aware of it. Every trade in your fantasy football league, those times when you bring beer to a party, and cooking your friends dinner so you can avoid doing the dishes: all…