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Mugshot Junkie: See Mugs, Arrests, Read Stories, and Socialize

By | Jul 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

Is social media, good or bad when it comes to public records? Your opinion could quickly change depending on what story is going viral. Meet Mugshot Junkie, and you’ll quickly be laughing or relieved to see people arrested around the US. From speeding tickets…



Smurks Launches Mobile App to Help Anyone, Including Children with Autism, Express Emotions

By | May 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Chicago-based Iconicast has launched Smurks, a new app to help anyone, including children with autism, accurately express their emotions online.  Available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, users can easily communicate their feelings via digital communications. It’s a very clever app, actually: it…

Startups & Apps


Getting Married? Hitch’d is Poised to Make Wedding Planning Easier

By | May 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Set to launch this summer, Tokyo-based startup Hitch’d will help you curate, create, and discover fabulous wedding-related stuff online—from ideas for bridesmaid dresses to place settings—that you can easily share with your friends and family. Currently in alpha, Hitch’d is accepting applications for private…

Startups & Apps


Forget the Pets! Travel with RowdDog Instead

By | May 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Phoenix-based startup RowdDog, which is in alpha, allows you to research and plan travel the way you want. Part social networking site, collaborative planning tool, travel and local deal resource, RowdDog already does a good job at providing a travel mashup tool. With options…



Helping To Unleash The Inner Social Animal With Tagged

By | May 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Tagged is a San Francisco based social network focused on social discovery. They want to help people to meet and socialize with new people. So it was no surprise when they offered free rides from the airport for people while at South by Southwest….



Facilitating Improved Mobile Social Interactions with Holler Founder Nick O’Neill

By | May 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

There are a number of social media and location based services in the market today, but Nick O’Neill, entrepreneur and founder of, has been working on a new startup, Holler, which looks to improve the interactions we have between friends. In essence, Holler…


San Diego

Twitter Meets Craigslist for Mobile at Antengo

By | May 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

Just as Twitter took online conversations to the micro level, Antengo is taking online classifieds to the mobile microlistings level with its free mobile app. A microlisting offer or request on Antengo is 140 characters or less, geo-tagged, and enables secure, real-time chat between…


San Diego

Send Real-Time Promotions for Your Restaurant with TipCity

By | May 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Daily deals might be fun, but highly targeted marketing is a better way to reach new and repeat customers. San Diego-based TipCity has recognized this truth and created a self-service marketing platform that allows restaurants to send real-time promotions to targeted consumers. Restaurants currently…

Social Media

San Diego

Record and Share Your Opinions with DJs and Friends via Zambig

By | May 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

If you often find yourself shouting at the radio, a pioneering new startup out of San Diego is the answer to your hoarse voice.  Zambig is an audio platform that allows users to verbally interact with celebrities, bands, and athletes and express opinions about…


Fundamentals vs. Fun Stuff

By | May 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

If you are like me, once you have a grasp on how to leverage social media, and the narrative is set for whatever your objective, you start to run wild with different ideas. There’s something about having some success thinking outside the box that makes you want to…

Social Media

iMeet – Your Virtual Meeting Room

By | May 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

With the news this week of Microsoft’s purchase of Skype, the conversation around video conferencing and its business applications is now focused on what’s next. How is the space evolving and changing to meet an increasing demand of online collaboration? How are companies maximizing…


Los Angeles

Retrollect Brings View-Master Style Discs Together with Social Media

By | May 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

If you are a child of the ‘80s, you no doubt remember View-Masters, those bulky contraptions that looked like a cross between a camera and binoculars that allowed you to view tiny little slides that came on a disc. Fun when we were in…


Los Angeles

Forget Boring Old Status Updates! Share Videos Recorded on Your Smart Phone with Viddy

By | May 9, 2011 at 11:30 am

Before we went away for spring break last month, my husband attempted to buy a Flip even though Cisco had just announced they were shutting down that division.  Attempts to buy one failed, so what did we do on vacation?  We recorded videos on…


What a Tech-Loving Mom Wants for Mother’s Day

By | May 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have to be perfectly honest with you: what I really want for Mother’s Day is to sleep in (til 7:30 would be nice), get a 90 minute massage, have someone else (like my husband and kids) cook and clean up, and just hang…



Engage Your Customers With LocalResponse

By | May 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

An abundance of conversation is happening out there on the web, and chances are, some of that conversation is about your business.  People are checking in on multiple platforms, such as Foursquare and Gowalla, but who has time to respond to every customer? LocalResponse…


San Francisco

Feedly Launches iPad and Android Apps

By | May 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

Feedly, a customizable reader that aggregates content from your favorite feeds, blogs, websites, released iPad and Android apps yesterday, joining an app for the iPhone and browser versions for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and iOS, all of which you can download from their website….

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Artisanal Food Purveyor Trisse to Launch May 16

By | May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

There must be something in the air this spring, because we’ve been writing a lot about food-related startups recently.  In fact, I just published FoodCircles this morning and Bite to Meet yesterday, and more will be coming later this week. Trisse is a brand…