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Now: iPhone App Pulls Instagram Photos to Find Trending Local Events

By | May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Event discovery is still a wide-open ballgame.  There’s been a variety of approaches toward capturing this market – ranging from when an event is happening (Time to Enjoy, Sharewhere, Forecast), to where you are at a given moment (RAVN, Foursquare), to what your city may have to offer (Thrillist,…

Location Based Services

San Francisco

9 Apps for Meeting People and Hanging Out with Friends

By | Apr 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Now that we’re all addicted to Facebook, a bunch of new apps want us to step out into the real world and (gasp) meet people in-person. One of the newest is GiddyUp, launching today. GiddyUp helps you plan meetups with your phone contacts. If…

iPhone

Des Moines

The Future of Future Check-Ins and Starting Up in Des Moines, ShareWhere Founder Dylan Hamilton Shares Insights

By | Mar 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

“What are you doing?”  This was the simple question posed by Twitter back in its early days.  Now with a roughly $8 billion valuation, turns out that was a very valuable question.  There stands reason to believe that there is gold buried in the…

Announcements

33 Startups Showcasing At Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Event – Vote For Your Favorite

By | Feb 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce the participating startups for Tech Cocktail’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event: #Startuplife Celebration presented by .CO. It was one of the toughest group of startups we’ve ever had to sort through, and in all honesty, we wish we had…

Android

Austin

Once a Foursquare Competitor, Forecast Innovates Beyond Just Check-Ins

By | Feb 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

When I covered Forecast after their beta launch last July, their position seemed precarious. The Austin-based startup was doing future check-ins: input the place and time you’ll be somewhere, then check in with one click when you arrive – features that Foursquare could easily…

Location Based Services

Austin

Forecast: Check In Now for Fun Later

By | Jul 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

Foursquare announced 10 million users in June with an amusing infographic. It also boasted a 6:1 ratio of “Yay!”s to “Ugh!”s in Foursquare check-ins, making their users “very happy people.” But one thing Foursquare users might be less happy about is that check-ins are…