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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,…

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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…


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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…


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…



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…

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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…