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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Los Angeles

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…


A Unique Social Media Aggregator: Organize Your Digital Information with Scruddle

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Due to the sheer volume of information available on the Web, our social media streams can easily get muddled. Simply, your stream turns into the only reality where Britney Spears brushes shoulders with Syria and BuzzFeed’s “21 Cats More Constipated Than You” (not an…


“Quora with a Business Model”: Clarity Launches Clarity Answers

By | Sep 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Today, Clarity Answers launched to allow entrepreneurs to get answers to their pressing business questions. In the same vein as Quora, Clarity Answers lets you ask a question and wait for answers from experts. The idea is to drive usage of the paid Clarity…

Entertainment, Online Streaming, and the Changing Landscape of Cable

By | Sep 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

In February of this year, Nielsen – the company that measures consumer TV viewership (among other things) – announced that it would begin initiating new plans to measure consumers who watch online television, by 2014. It made several major headlines – and rightly so. As…

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Look Out LinkedIn! Who@ Has a Better Idea

By | Sep 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

The reason I love LinkedIn is my ability to reach out to just about anyone. It is digital networking at its best. In theory, if I can get in front of someone that needs my product or service, hopefully I can sell them a…

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Lean In Circles Debut on Mightybell

By | Aug 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Lean In, the movement spearheaded by Sheryl Sandberg to help women pursue their ambitions, has found a home on Mightybell. Over 7,000 circles have been created on the community platform, where Lean In supporters can share and discuss content, organize meetups, and send private…

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Tengrade Wants to Be the Review Site to Rule Them All

By | Aug 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Today, Tengrade launched in public beta at the SXSW V2V festival in Las Vegas. Tengrade is aiming to be the one review site to rule them all – the place to go to find out what the world thinks about anything. To rate something,…

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Get Your Online House in Order With MyWebRoom

By | Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

Your room is a private place of sanctuary: a secure environment where you can store your personal belongings, or an artistic explosion meant to be seen by the world. A bedroom serves many functions for us on a day-to-day basis, but the one thread…


Jeff O’Hara and Edmodo: Build Tools That Support the Needs of Your Users

By | Aug 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

By the end of the following school year, all students in the United States must meet the “proficient” level or above on state standardized tests per the requirements under No Child Left Behind. You read that correctly: ALL students. One hundred percent of American students must…


1Mind Launches Today with the Support of MC Hammer

By | Aug 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

Derek and Darren Dodge, cofounders of About Last Night and sons of Google’s Don Dodge, today launched social discovery app 1Mind with the endorsement of MC Hammer. 1Mind helps you make new friends by matching you up based on interests and personality. “Now more…


Social2Step and The Importance of Rewarding Employees

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The success or failure of a company can sometimes come down to the culture of the company itself. Oftentimes, this culture is molded largely by how a company recognizes and rewards its employees. I once worked for a company that rewarded us with a day…

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Coffee Meets Bagel Finds that Big Ten Rivalry Affects Chicago Dating Scene [Infographic]

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Here on the East Coast, there’s a faint hint of fall in the air. Or, maybe it’s just that temperatures have dipped to below sweltering for a few days that autumn seems to be on the horizon. I swear I stepped on a crunchy leaf…