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Zumbl Makes Online Chatting Safer


Heard about anonymous chat sites to talk with strangers? Sounds creepy? Zumbl was launched a few months ago to let users engage in meaningful conversations with strangers while maintaining anonymity. Just in time for Americans to alleviate some of the prying eyes of the NSA electronic snoops. Zumbl recently introduced a feature to talk about… Read more »

Up Your Virtual Presence With Crackpot.Cube


Would you believe me if I told you that your virtual presence is synonymous with your actual, physical presence? Think about that for a minute, and consider that a large portion of who you are and what you stand for is presented to the world via social media. However, all of our current platforms operate… Read more »

Push Back Against Bad Brands, Products and Customer Service with Blacklist


Remember those summer camp or backyard tent ghost stories of your childhood? Of course you do! Those ghouls and goblins scared us under the covers of our sleeping bags. But these horror tales pale in comparison to the horror stories of adulthood: bad products, diasappointing brands, and lousy customer service. A helpless and infuriating feeling comes with customer… Read more »

Splash: Broadcast Event Photos from Attendees in Real-Time


Ben Hindman, former director of events for Thrillist, found that his day-to-day, repetitive event management work – like invitations, guest list management, and post-event recaps – was difficult enough without having to create a dedicated, online presence for his events. To adapt a solution to his need, Hindman and Brett Boskoff cofounded Splash, a New York… Read more »

Meet and Treat New Connections with myTreat


In recent years, online meeting sites and applications have focused on bringing the online connection offline for in-person meetings. The only problem is, these online sites are primarily focused on dating. Eric Lai and Ben Tao saw this as an opportunity to build a solution for users who want to make real-world connections online, but… Read more »

Betterific Is Collecting Entrepreneurial Ideas


On Betterific, people post ideas starting with “Wouldn’t it be better if…?” Here are a few clever ones from over 5,700 posted on the public beta site: Wouldn’t it be better if your car sent you a text message instead of/in addition to your car alarm going off? Wouldn’t it be better if there was a… Read more »

Plotter: The Social Network for Maps


Tom Nolan was prepping for a conference in a city he had never visited. After hours of research on the best restaurants, sightseeing opportunities, and optimal travel routes, he was ready to go. However, he soon found the map technology available to him to be lacking. Aggregating the myriad locations he had discovered onto one… Read more »