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DC

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers…

Business

Boston

Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the …

Android

Toronto

This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search …

iPad

Want to Know What’s Trending Nearby Right at This Moment? Use Zoom Social

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

With so many apps being developed every day to make life easy, it sometimes becomes difficult to sift out the tremendous ones from the mediocre. However, the simplest way is to ask what this app can do for me. Since social media has dramatically…

Location Based Services

Austin

‘Avoid Humans’ App Will Help You Avoid People in Your Hometown This Winter Holiday Season

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The winter holidays are wonderful…beautiful…cheerful; the winter holidays are terrible…stressful…awful. No matter who you are, this time of year often represents some of the best and the worst of what this life has to offer. Sure, many of us get to go …

Location Based Services

DC

D.C. Loves Java: District Beans Launches Monthly Coffee Subscription Service

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

Washington, D.C. is the 11th most caffeinated city in the United States – at least, according to data compiled by The Daily Beast utilizing sources like market research firm NPD Group and personal finances service Mint.com. Looking at the number of coffee shops per…

Android

18 Best Winter Weather Survival Apps

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

Do we really need winter weather survival apps? I mean, if winter continues to go on the way it’s been going (e.g. temperatures in the mid-40s in New York City), is there really a demand? Well, depending on where you are in the U.S., your…

Business

Montreal

Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an …

Business

NYC

Boxbee Raises $5M Series A for On-Demand Valet Storage Solution

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Boxbee, the New York, NY-based provider of on-demand valet storage for those who live in the urban jungles of NYC and San Francisco, announced this morning that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures. Other participants in this…

Communication

DC

YOPP: From Arlington Small Business Day to an App That Connects You Directly to Small Businesses

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This past Saturday, President Obama was spotted at local bookstore Politics & Prose – undoubtedly a renowned institution in Washington, D.C. – supporting the small business economy by purchasing 17 books from the shop. In recent years, the Saturday after …

Advertising

Little Rock

Proximity Based Marketing by a Global Team

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

bfonics, Inc. enables businesses of all sizes to leverage ibeacon technology for proximity-based marketing. With 90% of retail sales still occurring in physical locations and 65% of consumers using mobile devices when they shop, retailers and brands are actively looking for ways …

Android

Baltimore

Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which …

Acquisition

DC

DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success …

Gear & Gadgets

Pittsburgh

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…