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How Runtastic Used Social Media to Encourage Users

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

Just a few months before Adidas acquired Runtastic last summer for the mind-blowing amount of $240 million, cofounder and CEO Florian Gschwandtner sat down with us at SXSW to talk about how he took his startup from a software company to one that develops hardware,…

Marketing

5 Ways to Integrate Social Media Into Your Website

By | Nov 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Most companies are now leveraging the power of social media in their marketing campaigns. However, many aren’t fully exploiting social media on their company website. Social media and your website can blend together seamlessly to promote your brand and increase your online presence. Take a look at these five…

Social Media

Las Vegas

Increase Social Media Influence by Swapping Social Posts with postSwap

By | May 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Besides posting about lunch, sharing content is one of our main activities on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. Articles (like this one) are adorned with a smorgasbord of share buttons. You can even re-share other people’s Facebook posts by clicking share, liking…

Social Media

Boulder

The Startup Revolution Hub, Brad Feld’s Crack at Hacker News-Like Social News Site

By | Dec 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Starting a startup community revolution ain’t easy.  It would take something along the lines of -say- a five book series and a dedicated online venue to host this community. As it happens, Brad Feld is the man for the job, and is doing just…

Mobile

Seattle

Jumyo: From Social Media Chaos to Meaningful, Connected Experiences

By | Nov 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

Jumyo CEO Joe Egan is working to bring order to the chaos of social media communications. His app looks to replace the scattered, one-off communications that dominate social networking sites with connected, meaningful moments that become our social stories. I asked Egan for a…

Entrepreneur

4 Steps to Grow Your User Base

By | Aug 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

User growth requires a solid analytical approach and a creative mindset to mold and build captivating and stimulating messaging. The following four steps are core to growing a user base for companies with an online presence: 1. Optimize the landing page. Since the landing…

Social Media

Slideshows Go Social at Slide.ly

By | Jun 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Online photo albums are so 2011.  Social slideshows that let you share photos backed by music are very 2012. Bringing us into this year is Slide.ly, an instant slideshow creation tool that lets you take photos from all the popular sites like Facebook, Instagram,…

Business

DC

Clearspring Changes Its Name to AddThis and Launches New Social Tools

By | May 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

Clearspring, the company behind social sharing and analytics platform AddThis, will henceforth be known as AddThis. What’s more, the DC-based company released some powerful statistics: AddThis is now on 14 million sites, reaching 1.3 billion users every month. It powers those little sharing buttons…

iPhone

Boston

Springpad Launches 3.0 Today, Turning Social Discovery On Its Head

By | Apr 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

For my recent vacation in Hawaii (yes, it was awesome – yes, I suck), I carted along 5 books and 1 magazine the size of a phone book (and yes, I read them all).  I am a tactile person.  I like to hold stuff,…

Social Media

DC

RantRally: A New Way to Be Social and Share Your Message

By | Mar 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

Looking for a new way to communicate with your friends, family, and customers?  The just-launched DC-based startup RantRally is a social site that lets you record messages and quickly and easily share those messages with others. Your listeners will immediately know it’s you, providing…

Entrepreneur

DC

AddThis 2011 Social Sharing Trends [Infographic]

By | Dec 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

It’s official – we are hyper-connected. But you didn’t need me to tell you that.  One quick stroll down the sidewalk will reveal people intently focused on the 10 sq. inch screen in front of their face.  You’ve seen it for yourself.  Or maybe…

Events

Los Angeles

Video Meets Social Meets Travel with Chatterpop’s Easy-to-Use Video App

By | Dec 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

If you are an obsessive social media user with a sense of adventure, LA-based startup Chatterpop, which demo’d at our Tech Cocktail Los Angeles mixer last week, has developed an easy-to-use video app with a social learning underpinning. The vision behind Chatterpop is to…

Social Media

Prescreen: Indie Films Served Up in the Style of the Daily Deal

By | Nov 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Thousands of full-length films are made every year, yet a fraction get the exposure of the big screen. Prescreen aims to be that online venue that offers great, yet often undiscovered or underexposed movies to its audience of movie lovers. It does so in…

iPhone

San Francisco

Ness Brings Together Social, Search, and Recommendations in One App

By | Sep 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

Apps that are focused on social sharing, search, and recommendations, especially in the food and dining space, have been popping up left and right like crazy this year.  Ness brings all of those features together into one app for the iPhone and iPod Touch….

Social Media

NYC

Share and Communicate Around Subjects with Subjot

By | Sep 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

There are quite a few apps out there that refine the social sharing process. We’ve covered Foodily for sharing recipes, Highlighter for sharing digital content, and Photogram for sharing images, just to name a few. NYC-based Subjot is helping people share ideas and connect…

Startup

Los Angeles

NeighborGoods 2.0 Launches – Groups Added and Location Technology Updated

By | Jun 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

NeighborGoods, the social sharing service, has had a very busy spring.  First they were featured at our SXSW Accelerator Kickoff, where they won Best Bootstrapped Startup, and last week, they demo’d at Tech Cocktail Los Angeles. But that’s not all.  They were just featured…

Social Media

Spread Your Ideas with Bre.ad

By | May 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

In today’s connected world, personal recommendations mean everything. Bre.ad is a new way to share what you love and to get tips about what’s hot, according to your friends. The founders of Bre.ad believe that sharing recommendations for your favorite causes, brands, and interests…