Justin is the product evangelist for AddThis. Previously, he ran marketing at Tech Cocktail, online marketing at HelloWallet, and marketing at Clearspring. He lives in St Louis, MO.

 

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Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

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In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations…

Foursquare Integrates GrubHub & Seamless Into Their Mobile App

Yesterday, Foursquare announced they’ve integrated GrubHub and Seamless directly into their mobile apps. Now when you’re looking for food in Foursquare, if either service is possible for that particular establishment, you’ll be presented with GrubHub or Seamless as an option. One click and you can…

CoFoundersLab Acquires NY-Based Stealth Competitor Wonpy

TechCrunch reported yesterday that DC-based founder matchmaking startup CoFoundersLab has acquired one of their competitors, stealth New York-based Wonpy. As part of the deal, Wonpy co-founder Erick Brimen will come over to CoFoundersLab as COO & VP of Finance. Wonpy’s other co-founder Luis Pallares will not be…

LivingSocial To Close 918 F St. Facility & Stop Producing Live Events

The Washington Post’s Steven Overly is reporting that Washington DC-based LivingSocial is going to close their 918 F. St NW class & events facility, as well as cease production of all live events as of this spring. Additionally, as part of the Amazon.com’s regulatory…

Vox Media Nabs Ex-WaPo Columnist Ezra Klein to Launch a News Site

DC-based Vox Media has nabbed popular ex-Washington Post (WaPo) columnist Ezra Klein to launch a new news site. Klein, who departed from WaPo in early January, wrote on The Verge that he was frustrated with the constraints of working at a traditional media company and…

Vegas Co-Working Space /usr/lib Closes on January 30th

Downtown Las Vegas-based co-working space /usr/lib is set to close on Thursday, January 30th. Located above The Beat Coffeeshop (at the corner of 6th and Fremont), the space is currently run by Downtown Project’s Work In Progress, which operates two other co-working spaces nearby. Back in…

Progression Labs Unveils Its Second Class of Companies

The downtown Las Vegas-based “accelerator like” program Progression Labs just unveiled their second class of companies that’ll participate in its 3-month residential immersion program running through April 4th. It’s funded by Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund and run by Laura Berk. Macho (http://www.travelmacho.com/) – Your Northeast Door-to-Door Travel Companion Maidly (http://maid.ly/)…

CapitolHop Launches Their Beautiful DC Public Transit Navigation App

Last night at the DC Tech Meetup, the team behind CapitolHop demoed their recently launched, and very beautiful, public transit navigation app that services the Washington, DC metro area. With the app, you can get real-time metro (subway) and bus departure schedules. While this isn’t…

Zirtual Launches Their Virtual Assistant Service

VegasTechFund portfolio company Zirtual officially launched their virtual assistant service this week to the general public. With plans ranging from $199 to $1199, you can get your own dedicated US-based “Zirtual Assistant” you can use to help offload tasks in order to make your life easier. They…

Two Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Announce They’ll Accept Bitcoin

Not all the innovation in downtown Las Vegas is happening in the Fremont East neighborhood. On Tuesday, The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino (both part of the historic Fremont Experience) announced they’ll be accepting bitcoin as payment. Patrons can use…

Neil Kataria’s Blue Tiger Labs Releases Mobile Price Comparison App PriceSpotting

Elevation DC recently reported that DC-based Blue Tiger Labs just released a mobile comparison app called PriceSpotting. Soft-launched during CES, PriceSpotting reports the prices of products at local stores that have been scanned and contributed back-up into the greater PriceSpotting system. They claim that their community…

5 Things Blackboard’s Michael Chasen Learned Building a $2B Company

Last Thursday at Tech Cocktail Week, Blackboard founder and former CEO, and Social Radar founder and CEO, Michael Chasen, shared some insight gleaned from his rich entrepreneurial experience. Here are five pieces of unconventional wisdom he learned while building Blackboard to become a company…