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1 Million Users in 9 Months: The 3 Keys to Banjo’s Early Success

By | Apr 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

The last time we featured Banjo and their founder and CEO Damien Patton, social discovery was the next big thing.  Earlier this week, the Redwood City-based startup passed the one million user mark – in nine months.   Social discovery is mainstream, and it looks…

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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…


Highlight vs. Banjo: 2 Approaches to Social Discovery

By | Mar 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Social discovery – finding people nearby whom you might want to meet – is shaping up to be a startup trend this year. And what better way to test drive this new crop of apps than at SXSW, an over 15,000-person event where everyone…


Gauss Wants to be the People Magnet For Your Pocket

By | Mar 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

Social bridging: a mobile application built to bridge the gap between on and offline social interaction based upon proximity, mutual friends and interests – is a term I just made up to describe a trend to look for at this year’s SXSWi.  It’s clear…