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Up Your Virtual Presence With Crackpot.Cube

By | Jul 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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…

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Blurtopia Sparks Passionate Conversation on its Social Media Platform

By | Jun 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

What is our purpose in life? Are there inherent flaws with bipartisan politics? What shoes go well with this killer outfit I want to buy? These are life’s burning questions – well not the last one so much – and the Internet never fails…

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Babblr Brings New Life to Tumblr With Instant Messaging Platform

By | Jun 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Did anybody else use AOL Instant Messenger religiously? I remember all the cool features from the glory days: the sound of that door as it opened and closed, annoying jingles, designing the perfect profile, creative away messages, and horrific text color schemes that no…

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

By | Jun 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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,…

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Twicsy Collects Twitter Trend Photos, from Earthquakes to Bieber Sightings

By | May 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Last June here in Melbourne, we had an earthquake – which is completely unheard of for Australia. The room shook, and I was not quite sure what to make of it…was it an earthquake? Knowing that the national news would take some time to…

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Increase Social Media Influence by Swapping Social Posts with postSwap

By | May 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Besides posting about lunch, sharing content is one of our main activities on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. Articles (like this one) are adorned with a smorgasbord of share buttons. You can even re-share other people’s Facebook posts by clicking share, liking…

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Splash: Broadcast Event Photos from Attendees in Real-Time

By | May 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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