8 Great Apps For Local Recommendations While Traveling

  • May 23, 2014

Eight of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs share their favorite apps for local recommendations when traveling. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, when I’m in a new place I make it my duty to try the best foods and venues that the local community has to offer. Over time, I’ve found that the most…


6 Apps To Help You Monitor Your Online Reputation

  • September 4, 2013

Reputation management still remains the domain of companies that provide in-house services to monitor and manage the reputation of businesses and individuals. Companies like offer free and premium services to monitor what’s being said on the web, protect your privacy, and remove inaccurate…


11 Ideas To Boost Your Location-Based Marketing Efforts

  • May 28, 2013

Using location-based apps such as Foursquare and Yelp are convenient to find places to go, based on tastes or favorites. But how do you decide? Specials always convince one to go somewhere for a discount or incentive. Many offers encourage repeat visits to either become Mayor or win a prize, like how…


8 Ways To Integrate Mobile Into Your Marketing Strategy

  • November 13, 2012

I have had great success combining physical flyers with QR codes which drive traffic to mobile-friendly landing pages or solicit mobile-friendly actions. Use a QR code plus to generate an instant tweet from someone holding your flyer. This works great with Facebook Check-ins and Likes…


Tips To Increase Your Visibility Online

  • September 13, 2012

You’re sitting on a killer idea. No, scratch that … you’re not sitting on anything. You’re spending hours upon hours cranking on your killer idea. You throw up a landing page (LaunchRock is so easy, right?), then put your head down again and keep building. There’s just one problem: How can you be sure


SocialStock Wants To Commodify Your Social Worth

  • June 18, 2012

For the fourteenth season of the animated series South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone played with the idea of ‘friend stock’ in an episode titled, “You Have 0 Friends.” In it, Kyle befriends an especially unpopular boy on Facebook out of pity. This act eventually leads to Kyle’s Facebook account being labeled ‘bad friend stock’ by Cartman, on his show Mad Friends, itself a parody of Jim Cramer’s zany financial advice show, Mad Money.

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  • June 14, 2012

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t see myself ever growing comfortable with the idea of being video-taped all the time. Maybe it’s because I have a cat, and, although we’ve been together for a number of years, her ever-watchful gaze has conditioned me to feel constant fear instead of mutual ease.

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Consolidate Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare & Instagram With

  • June 7, 2012

Android and iPhone users alike all struggle with one problem, how to juggle all 50+ apps on one phone. You want to “check in,” but first have to tweet, but you want to post a status on Facebook too. Thanks to Damien Patton, the creator of Banjo, you can consolidate Twitter, Facebook, foursquare, picture taking and see where your friends are located all on one app.

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The Russian Exit: Why Yuri Milner Walked Away From

  • May 23, 2012
When Yuri Milner stepped down as Chairman and Board of Directors of, the world’s fifth largest Internet business, it was hardly a shock. Why? Well, for starters, he’s trying raise a cool $1 billion fund for his company Digital Sky Technologies and this, of course, requires one’s full attention. So, who exactly is Yuri Milner, why does he want $1 billion, and how exactly is he going to spend it?

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Highlight Mobile App – Electronic Coincidence May Find Your Cinderella

  • April 18, 2012

It’s a Friday night, you are bored to tears again. How could this happen?!

Where is everyone?


You stroll through your Facebook chat. Nada. You call your friend, but then realize that they just left for the weekend to see family. What will possibly save you from this dull and embarrassing misery? None other than Paul Davison and his nifty new lifesaver of an app, Highlight.

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More – Check Into Sites Instead Of Places

  • March 23, 2012

Chkin.atBy now, we’re all used to the concept of checking into Foursquare whenever we are at any kind of venue. It takes only a second, and it lets all the people in our lives know where to find us if they need us. Which is just great. But there’s more to the concept of using check-ins, as this new startup proves. lets you check into sites instead of places. When using, you can tell everybody that you’re currently on Facebook, going through the latest stories that your friends have posted. Or that you’re reading the latest posts to have been published on your favorite technology blogs.

Just like Foursquare, lets you earn points and prizes for all your activity. The more active you are, then the most respected you’ll be by other users of the site.

Unlike Foursquare, though, is not a mobile app. No, it’s an extension that you install on your browser, and that lets you check into sites right as you’re visiting them.

All in all, a very novel and intelligent service. Check it out – both Firefox and Chrome are already fully supported.

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More – Remember What You Did

  • December 23, 2011

Timehop.comTimehop is a service that will help you make your New Year resolutions in half the time it would took you otherwise. This service will go back one full year for you, and bring to mind all the things that have taken place in that time. First and foremost, Timehop works with Facebook. You’re asked to log in with your Facebook username and password, and just by submitting that information once you’ll start receiving a daily email reminding you about the things that had happened to you a year to this date.

And there’s more to Timehop that just going through your Facebook account in order to look for past news. Timehop can actually fetch all your past tweets and have them delivered in a slick email.

What? Need even more? OK, you’ve got it. Timehop can also go through your past Foursquare check-ins and all the images you’ve uploaded to Instagram, and have it all sent to your inbox. There, if all that information and data fails to bring back all you’ve done over the course of the last year then I don’t know what will. A time machine, maybe?

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More – Create A Better Foursquare Map

  • November 26, 2011

WanderMapper.comWander Mapper is a new service that lets you take your Foursquare neighborhood and create an illustrated version of it. This service is available for free. All you have to do is to give Wander Mapper your Foursquare ID for a map where everything’s clearer (and also where everything looks much better) to be generated at once. And in addition to illustrating your neighborhood for you, Wander Mapper will also given you a rating based on how active you really are on Foursquare.

You can be rated in any of four different levels. Level 0 is for those who haven’t really used Foursquare that much ever since they’ve created their accounts. Level 1 is for people who are using the service, but in a moderate way. Level 2 is for those who keep checking in and out of places. And Level 3 is for those who know where they live so well that they could work as guides, and show their neighborhoods around to others.

So, what will it be for you? Level 1? Level 2? Level 3, maybe? Find it out now by connecting your Fousquare account to Wander Mapper, and get to know how do you rank in your city, in a way that’s more visual than any other you might have ever known before.

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More – Automatic Foursquare Check Ins

  • October 28, 2011

Auto4Sq.comSuppose you always check-in with Foursquare at the very same places day after day. Wouldn’t it make sense being able to automate such a process, and be checked-in there without having to do anything? It’s not that you would save a lot of time or effort, but having these small things out of your mind in the end can let you focus on what really matters better. So, an application like the one I’m going to review now can turn to be more useful than what you might think at first.

Using Auto4Sq, you’ll be able to schedule automatic check-ins for any place that you find yourself visiting day after day. You simply authenticate who you are using your Foursquare account, pick the place you want to be automatically checked-in to every day, and that’ll be the end of it. You’re going to be checked-in to that place until you instruct the service to stop doing that.

Of course, if you are up for a bit of mischief you can always use this service to check at places you’ve never been to (and never will) in your whole life. You can effectively clone yourself, and be in several places at the same time. I don’t know if that’s what the creators of Auto4Sq had in mind when they came up with this site, but, hey it lends itself to this kind of use too.

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More – Voicemail For Places

  • September 28, 2011

Voxora.comVoxora is a web service for recording messages at specific places. Powered by Foursquare, it lets you leave a message at any place that you ever visit, and all the people who come behind you will be able to listen to this message when they are at the place you originally recorded it. Of course, as a user of the service you’re also allowed to listen to what other people have recorded yourself.

A platform like this one is great for knowing what people who have attended the very same event you have attended have to say about it. And you can also turn to something like Voxora when you need directions – if your luck is in, chances are someone will provide you with the information you’re after within minutes of you having recorded and left your message.

Voxora is free to use, and you can start recording and listening to messages just by authenticating who you are via Foursquare. No personally-identifiable information has to be supplied, and whether you disclose any of that when recording the actual message it’s an entirely different matter.

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