Social Media

Kansas City

It’s Alive: Leap2 and the Finer Points of a Living Search Engine

By | May 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Web searches are a new chore in our world. Look this up, find out where we are going; what is the menu for that restaurant again? Sometimes you nail it, but other times you are left out in the cold with the worst Chinese…

Marketplace

Las Vegas

Sharetown: Rent from Your Neighbors and Reduce Your Consumption

By | May 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Think about your neighborhood (at home or work). How many people within an easily accessible radius have some kind of basic household, office, or event equipment that you need, but would rather not buy? Think about what you have on hand that’s really useful…

Social Media

San Francisco

Share Videos Like Never Before With Vilynx’s Video Social Network

By | May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

There are so many picture sharing services available that we tend to overlook the cousin to the digital picture: video. People use their camera phones for video recording every day, but seldom does an opportunity arise for organized and easily accessible video sharing. Juan…

Entertainment

Los Angeles

Meet and Treat New Connections with myTreat

By | Apr 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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…

Social Media

DC

Betterific Is Collecting Entrepreneurial Ideas

By | Apr 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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…

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Social Media

Cleveland

Plotter: The Social Network for Maps

By | Apr 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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…

Social Media

Las Vegas

WHO I CHOOSE: A Review Site for Businesses, No Negative Reviews Allowed

By | Apr 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon on Yelp; perhaps you’ve seen it? Some great restaurants end up with three stars – but when you take a look at the rating distribution, the majority of reviews are four stars. Negative reviews can, perhaps undeservedly, pull down…

Social Media

ReelGenie: The Power of Storytelling

By | Apr 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Not too long ago, my parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, and held a masquerade ball for friends and family. Leading up to the event, I wanted to put a slideshow together of photos of friends and family that told the story of their…

Social Media

Paul Singh Steps Down at 500 Startups to Launch His Own Venture: Dashboard.io

By | Mar 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Today, 500 Startups partner Paul Singh stepped down from his position and unveiled his new startup, Dashboard.io, which just raised around $250,000 from DC’s NextGenAngels.* Singh began working on the Dashboard.io technology before he even joined 500 Startups, but it became integral to the…

iPhone

DC

Meet Friends of Friends on Dating App Hinge

By | Mar 6, 2013 at 10:49 am

Ever catch yourself looking at a friend’s friends on Facebook or social media? Of course you have! We’ve all done it, but meeting someone through a friend means  – gasp – you actually have to ask for an introduction. Or worse: a friend attempts…

Social Media

oLyfe Reveals Social Media Sentiment around the Oscars

By | Feb 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

During the Super Bowl, there were 5,679,596 related tweets. Unfortunately, you mostly didn’t see the infographics with interesting social media insights on them until a few days later. With ten very interesting and different movies vying for Best Picture at the Oscars this year, the…

Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Where are you Gonnabe? Time to plan the future.

By | Feb 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Gonnabe is an app that aims to help you plan your future. Have you ever wondered what events friends, colleagues or industry leaders are doing this weekend? Gonnabe allows you to announce places that you will be in the future (can be marked public…

Android

San Francisco

Traffic App: Finding the right places – Where to eat and where to go from the people you trust

By | Feb 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

Recently, I’ve been looking in the cities around me for the best and most interesting places to eat. Looking through Yelp and Google Local is helpful, but these sites seem to fall on two sides of the spectrum: hot or not. Typically, the reviews are…

Social Media

Los Angeles

New Dating App Let’s Date Assumes You Don’t Know What You Want

By | Feb 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

How often have you shared your dating site profile on Instagram? I’m assuming never. And this is one of the most promising signs for Let’s Date, a new dating app that launched publicly today out of Science Inc.: users are sharing their profiles on…

Social Media

Family Apps Help You Get Closer

By | Jan 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Someday, maybe, doctors will study a condition called Facebook fatigue. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Symptoms include a sudden outburst of “What the heck am I doing?” after you’ve wasted 15 minutes reading about your ex-girlfriend’s brother’s latest trip to the gym. A wave…

Education

Baltimore

Personalized News App Offers Fun Games and Real World Rewards

By | Jan 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

The powerhouse team behind the upcoming news sensation NewsUp has put hours of effort towards changing the way Americans inform themselves. Through experiences at companies and corporations including ChangeUp Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, NASA, Connect AI, Aramak, Ignition 72, 4Ten Technologies, and Starwood Resorts,…

B2B

DC

Attentive.ly Helps Businesses Do Better Targeted Marketing

By | Jan 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Companies and nonprofits have invested years, and many thousands of dollars, proliferating their email lists, only to watch email open rates decline by almost 50 percent over the past decade, says Roz Lemieux, CEO of Attentive.ly. She’s seen people moving to social media for their…