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How to Find Your Target Users: Lessons from Crowdspoke

Crowdspoke

Crowdspoke launched to be the news site for every imaginable community, with curated content and tweets around everything from iPhone 4S reviews, to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, to even Tech Cocktail. But that vision has been replaced; here’s why. Warning Signs. Late last year, a handful of (competing) news apps launched, and Crowdspoke… Read more »




Get Paid to Pin to Pinterest with Pinbooster

pinbooster

Say that five times fast.   Answer: Nineteen million hours. Question: How much time is spent on Pinterest in the US per month? (For those who guessed “how long it’s been since the Cubs have won the World Series, let it be known that I hate you.) You don’t have to be a statistician to know… Read more »



Sofulo Mobile App Brings Latest Edition of Future Check-Ins

sofulo

Bio: Bryan Elwin, Sofulo’s co-Founder and CEO, is a Washington state native from Bellevue.  He graduated from the University of Washington in ’06 with a B.A. in Communications.  His brother and company co-founder, Michael also attended UW and got his J.D. at Northeastern University Law School in Boston.  Michael and Bryan are first-time entrepreneurs without… Read more »


Can Socialnate Re-Create Social Media?

socialnate

It’s a gutsy move to decide you’re going to re-create social media, but that is exactly what Socialnate was designed to do.  By socially donating your influence, you and your startup can share your impact on the world while simultaneously influencing others to create their own impact. Of course, it’s also a great way to… Read more »


Want to Grow Your Startup? Listen to Your Customers

powerinbox

One thing startup founders learn very quickly during beta is to listen to customer feedback.  You may think you know exactly what your customers want and need, but give them the chance to confirm your hunches if you want to deliberately grow your your startup into a successful one. This is the route PowerInbox has… Read more »



SXSW Social Winner Thirst Makes Twitter More Beautiful

twitter app

Is Twitter broken? Success seems to hinge on this question for Thirst, winner of the SXSW Accelerator in social media and social networking. Thirst uses natural language processing to group together tweets around specific topics – like the election or the Facebook IPO – and add photos. Important tweets won’t tumble unseen into Twitter’s black… Read more »



Private Clubs Have Their Own Private Social Network with Clubster

clubster

There already exists a slew of private social networks, but William King believes that private clubs require a different kind of social network. “Private member clubs and organizations have been demanding a way to utilize social media tools to best engage their members, while still maintaining the industry’s commitment to privacy,” says King, COO and partner… Read more »


Sell Your Items for Free on Pinterest in 2 Clicks

pin2Sell

Pinterest has millions of users, and some of them are looking to make a profit. Sellers routinely use it to showcase their own items: they set up an Etsy shop, for example, then “pin” their products. But a new service called Pin2Sell makes selling on Pinterest even quicker. Pin2Sell users just upload a photo of… Read more »