Social Media


The Craziness of Online Dating

By | Jun 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Online dating has never been more popular. In fact, according to a study done in 2013 by Pew Research Center, 10% of Americans aged 18-24 have used online dating sites or apps. It would not be surprising if that number were significantly higher today….



BrightTag Rebrands as Signal, Launches New Open Data Platform

By | Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

It was announced on Tuesday that Chicago-based BrightTag has changed its name to Signal. This news arrives just a few weeks after the company’s acquisition of the digital marketing software company bearing the same name. BrightTag is a cross-channel marketing technologies company, and has…

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Los Angeles

3 Reasons to Dump Rapportive for Connect6°’s New PeopleDiscovery Platform

By | May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re reading this, then I’m sure that you are at least familiar with Rapportive. Used as a tool for learning about and connecting with people through various social media, Rapportive is invaluable for people involved with or within the startup community, where new and…


What Does Your Social Media Profile Reveal About You?

By | May 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

In many respects, social media has made it easier for us to communicate with each other: We are able to keep in touch with friends from around the world, we can easily update family members about what’s going on in our lives, and we…

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Las Vegas

Exclusive: Vegas’s Wants to Compete with Upworthy 

By | May 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Last week, social media influencer Branden Hampton quietly launched, a site for positive viral content that aims to compete with the likes of Upworthy and Distractify.  “We’re taking the viralness of an Upworthy with the community aspect of Reddit,” Hampton says. Watch a…




DC-Based Pinbooster Relaunching as Loop88

By | May 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

DC-based Pinbooster, the leading marketing platform for Pinterest, has announced today that it will be relaunching as loop88. Loop88’s launch is accompanied by $500,000 in seed funding led by New Dominion Angels and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Founded a mere two years…



SocialRadar Launches Its Google Glass App

By | May 5, 2014 at 7:43 am

This morning, SocialRadar has announced the launch of its app for Google Glass. The app is free and available now to download for Glass users. Back in January, the DC-based company led by former Blackboard CEO and founder, Michael Chasen, launched its mobile app for iOS. Using geo-location data…

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San Diego

Entrepreneurial Life After College: Alumnify Proves It’s Viable

By | Apr 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

We learned recently of some initiatives by local, San Diego universities to foster the idea that entrepreneurial career tracks are viable right after, and sometimes even before, graduation. Specifically, the University of San Diego (USD) recently had its V2 Pitch Competition and formally announced…

Social Media is the LinkedIn for your Gift and Loyalty Card Programs

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Loyalty cards are a strong marketing tool that can encourage returning customers for retail businesses. Following their success, a number of other customer retainers like gift cards, prepaid cards, mileage programs, memberships, vouchers, rewards, and coupons, have been introduced by different businesses. Even though…



With Datelytics, Online Dating Can Actually Be Fun

By | Apr 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

We can all agree that online dating is the absolute worst, right? Sure, everything is fine and dandy when you’re chatting with the latest guy/girl with whom you were most recently matched on Tinder, or flirting with your soul mate (calm down, lunatic) on…



Now Faster, Bloop It Lets You Edit And Share YouTube Videos On The Go

By | Apr 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

We’ve all done it before, fast-forward a YouTube video to the punch line or shared a video with friends with the exact time on the video that made you laugh. We just want to get right to the point! Bloop it is the app…

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San Diego

Chef’s Roll: The LinkedIn for Chefs is Thriving in San Diego

By | Apr 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Chef’s Roll was founded by Thomas Keslinke and Frans van der Lee as the self-proclaimed LinkedIn for chefs. It’s marketed worldwide to chefs and culinary professionals as a way to tell their story, showcase their talent, and connect with anybody from potential customers to…


From Med School to Patient Care, Social Media is Changing Things Up in the Healthcare Industry

By | Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

With nearly 75 percent of American adults using at least one social network—half of whom belong to more than one—there is no doubt that social media has had a huge impact on society. In the medical profession, social media has traditionally been used on…

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From 10K to 20M Users, LockerDome is One of St. Louis’ Hottest Startups

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Before Gabe Lozano founded LockerDome in 2008, he had a simple idea: imagine a social media platform built around what you like versus who you know. That is, the current models Facebook and Twitter operate on connect you to other people, but what if…


How Mattr Can Help Brands Learn More About Their Target Audience [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! In a period when the majority of us spend hours online, platforms like Twitter or Facebook have…


San Francisco

SMPLE Is Like a Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

By | Mar 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Many years and hundreds of startups later, small businesses still seem to be struggling to get online. SMPLE is attempting to tackle this problem with a unique, DIY twist. The general challenge most local business owners face is figuring out how to get their…


The Value of a Secret: What Startups Can Learn from Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

By | Feb 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Arguably the birthplace of corporate openness and workplace diversity, Silicon Valley has recently been plagued by the whisperings of its startups’ dirty little secrets. Thanks to Secret, the app that allows for the anonymous sharing of messages to one’s networks, the startup world is recently…