Marketing & Social Media

Leveraging Digital Intelligence for Competitive Insight

By | Oct 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Digital intelligence often gets mentioned for how it’s used (and possibly abused) by advertisers or governmental agencies, but what you may not know is that it can be a valuable tool for keeping an online eye on your competition. How can you leverage the…

New Media

7 Ways Web Animation Will Spruce Up Your Site

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of the most effective ways to take a bland website and transform it into something beautiful, fresh, and appealing is to use animation. Unfortunately, back in the days when Shockwave and Flash were prominent, using animation and visual effects often meant bogging down…



DADA to Launch Online Drawing Platform at the DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Unless you’ve been living under a bridge (or, I guess, in this case: in case you don’t live under the bridge), the DUMBO Arts Festival is happening this weekend – a three-day celebratory event that will showcase local, national, and international works from more than 400…



Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really…

Social Media

5 Online Marketing Trends of 2014

By | Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Some online marketing trends are going to take years to die, and some come-and-go within a matter of months. We are well in to the year 2014, so here are some of the most prevalent trends of the year. Images are still becoming more…



No More Yellow Pages: Getting Your Law Firm Online

By | Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Research shows that as many as 90 percent  of consumers begin their hunt for any kind of service through search engine exploration and 70 percent of them do not even go past the first page of the results. While these statistics apply to almost all…



TrackMaven Adds Google+ and Tumblr Support to Its Marketing Intelligence Platform

By | Sep 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, will now provide support for Google+ and Tumblr. The social networks join others, like Facebook and LinkedIn, as the newest data sources for the competitive intelligence platform….


Get Google’s Targeted Ads out of your G-Mail

By | Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Advertisements at Gmail A long-time user of the email services offered by Google is used to the many kinds of advertisements that keep being shown to them. These are what the Google calls tailored advertising. They are sent to the user on the basis of…



DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete…



Online College Peer Networking Startup GetSet Raises $2.5M Seed Round

By | Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Crain’s Chicago Business reported that GetSet raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week led by KGC Capital. Other participants in the round include Chicago Ventures, the Social+Capital Partnership, Howard Tullman’s G2T3V fund, as well as the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass, and Flutter. The news comes at…

Tips & How To’s

How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Cloud Storage

By | Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Cloud storage options are quickly emerging as one of the most popular, and efficient methods of storing important data that you simply couldn’t bear to lose. Even though the concept of cloud storage has been around for a significant period of time now, many…



Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…


Top Tech Companies Are Now Using Ruby on Rails

By | Aug 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Tech professionals have hailed the Ruby on Rails framework as the future of web application design. There are no limits to who can use it; it is flexible (while remaining a powerful platform) and simple to use (while not compromising on key functions). Some…



Startups and Famous Chefs Come Together for the Very First Silicon Alley Supper Club

By | Aug 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

Last Tuesday night, various members from New York’s tech community gathered for the first Silicon Alley Supper Club. Aimed at bringing together NYC startups through a love of good food, the August 5th event was headlined by former Top Chef contestant Lee Anne Wong….



DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

By | Aug 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round…


Rhapsody Acquires Music Discovery Startups SoundTracking and

By | Aug 4, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Rhapsody, the Seattle-based online subscription music service, announced today that it has acquired the NYC-based music discovery startup, as well as the Bay Area-based Schematic Labs, which created the music moment sharing platform SoundTracking. No amount was disclosed for either acquisition. Building the world’s best music service requires…



AddThis’s Peggy Fry to Join Wedding Startup Loverly as President and COO

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Loverly, the wedding startup that offers brides an online platform to plan every aspect of their wedding, announced today that Peggy Fry will join the team and take on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. First reported by TechCrunch, founder and CEO Kellee Khalil…