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An iPhone App for Long Distance Techie Couples

  • April 25th, 2012 by Damian Davila
Nowadays, social media and email make it so easy to keep in touch (or get back in touch) with people that it is not a surprise that more and more relationships are being maintained over the Internet. Techie couples maintaining long distance relationships are not shy to share their feelings over social media. Still, while Facebook makes it easy to… Read more

Using Social Media For Reputation Management

  • April 16th, 2012 by Damian Davila
Many businesses go online and find out their reputations are being muddied by a few vindictive customers and some competitors running negative ad campaigns (that’s right, it’s not just for politics). There are any number of reasons why your company brand may receive negative attention in the news that can multiply exponentially and create trouble. Here are a few ways… Read more

Zynga’s Plans to Become the Next Big Gaming PaaS

  • March 29th, 2012 by Damian Davila
The Zynga.com Crew
Zynga is used to pulling off big stunts such as the time Snoop Dogg blew up the Mafia Wars truck. However, Zynga is now ready to pull the biggest stun of its life. Back in 2010, Zynga suddenly halted all game development and focused in a single goal: developing a self-hosted online gaming site in case the… Read more

Brogramming: Raging on the Codebase

  • March 29th, 2012 by Damian Davila
If you’re a coder and you carry your nerd card loud and proud, you need to Get with the Brogram. The term brogrammer is the mix of “bro” and “programmer” and is reaching new heights of popularity as the Get with the Brogram Facebook page has over 21,000 likes, the  thread on Quora called “How does a programmer become a… Read more

And a 1, 2, 3, StageIt!

  • March 22nd, 2012 by Damian Davila
Some of the artists that have performed on Stageit.com.
StageIt is the response from musician Evan Lowenstein (best known for his and his brother’s hit, Crazy for This Girl from the TV drama Dawson’s Creek, which landed No. 15 on the Billobard’s Hot 100) to the industry’s inability to catch up with the social media revolution.

How It Started

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Zoosk Wants to Be With You Forever

  • March 21st, 2012 by Damian Davila
Love is hard business. Literally. Think about it: every time that a matching service like EHarmony successfully matches a couple, it loses 2 customers. “We’re done with you, now move on, there’s nothing here for you”, described Zoosk founder Shayan Zadeh to Bloomberg Businessweek back in February 2012 as the main problem with the mentality of matching sites such as… Read more

How Pongr Challenges QR Codes

  • February 16th, 2012 by Damian Davila
“Brands are like 11-year old boys: They want girls to talk to them, but they don’t really know what to say back.” This statement describes quite well the current state of the QR industry as people are interested in finding out what’s behind a QR code and only get the full blown website on their phones. Pongr is a startup… Read more

Mapping What Google Maps Can’t Map (Yet)

  • February 15th, 2012 by Damian Davila
Pictured above is the Ala Moana Shopping Center, which is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii, the 15th largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world. With over 300 stores and over 56 million visitors per year, heading to this shopping center may actually require a map. This need for internal maps… Read more

Facebook Giving Away Bug Bounty Visa Cards

  • February 13th, 2012 by Damian Davila
Back in late July 2011, Facebook launched a bounty program that has paid out $190,000 to “white hat” hackers, who have reported bugs in Facebook’s software. The complete list of Facebook’s bug hunters is disclosed at http://www.facebook.com/whitehat/, however not all of them have received the bounty. According to Bloomberg Businessweek in an article dated January 2012, Tal Be’ery reported a… Read more

Plan Your Next Social Media Strategy With Siri in Mind

  • February 8th, 2012 by Damian Davila
When it comes to sexy new mobile technology, nothing beats Siri. She may not have the prettiest voice, and appears uncultured due to her unwillingness to work with non-English speakers, but the iPhone’s inaugural personal assistant app maintains her attractiveness through the technological breakthrough she represents. Since the beginning of the Internet, information searches have exclusively been conducted through the… Read more