Facebook’s Anonymous App Could Kill Trolls With Secret Identity

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Description: Facebook’s new app is promising to help ward off spammers and internet “trolls”. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 10, 2014 Wack-a-mole. That’s what it’s usually like fighting trolls, bullies, and spammers in anonymous communities. Ban them and they just start new accounts. That’s why the fact that Facebook knows who you really are could be… Read more »

Bacon-Scented Alarm App Gives iPhones a Meaty Overhaul

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Description: Bacon is being served up every morning courtesy of Oscar Mayer in this new iOS app and headphone jack plug. Unfortunately they aren’t for sale- you’ll have to win one. Source: Mashable Date: March 6, 2014 Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon… Read more »

Three Essential Tools for Collaborating with Clients Remotely

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Description: If you’re working with clients remotely, you need to use the tools available to help make sure that you are properly servicing the client. The only way to do this is with the appropriate technology. Source: TechVibes Date: March 7, 2014 Convenient, simple and easy. That’s what every single client wants from a service provider in… Read more »

GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Loyalty Platform

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Description: GuestDriven, a Montreal based start-up, hopes to bring back real-time customer-employee interaction throughout the hotel industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2014  These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and this generally happens in… Read more »

Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network

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Description: As Facebook acquires Whatsapp, it’s a clear sign that mobile messaging apps are the real form of communication between friends who regularly chat, and that’s where the money is…for now. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21, 2014  Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones…. Read more »

Facebook Hits a Milestone

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Description: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its origins, and take a look forward at the future of the company and what it will look like. Source: CNET Date: February 3, 2014  The social network that turned the word “friend” into a verb and popularized the “like button” is turning… Read more »

Are Mobile Apps Now a Requirement for Businesses?

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Description: Mobile Apps are they way of the future for almost all businesses. They encourage impulse purchases and without one, your business may be losing out on  potential sales. Source: Techvibes Date: February 6, 2014   How’s your business’s mobile app doing? Don’t have one? Turns out you could be leaving significant money on the table. Customers now… Read more »

Rovio Denies Providing Angry Birds User Data To The NSA, Points Finger At Third-Party Ad Networks

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Description: Rovio is being accused of allowing third party snooping agents to tap into their gaming user’s data. Rovio denies co-operation with any government surveillance. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 28, 2014  A new report originating from the ongoing Snowden document trove presents the terrifying possibility that our casual gaming habits offer government surveillance agencies a look at some key… Read more »

A Room with a SKU: SuiteQ Lets You Design a Room and Buy the Contents

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Description: A new app, SuiteQ allows you to set up a room with furniture to your liking – and then buy the products. Source: Techvibes Date: January 24, 2014   Every so often, I see start-up companies rehashing an idea that’s been done to death many, many times before, either because they haven’t done their market… Read more »

A Shift in Dating App Technology Protects User Privacy

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Description: ‘SinglesAroundMe’ has taken location privacy into consideration with their new feature allowing users to “shift” their location appearance to other unfamiliar users. Source: Mashable Date: January 16, 2014  Privacy is a slippery slope — the more we engage with and utilize the technology at hand, the more we compromise our privacy. The dating app ‘SinglesAroundMe’ offers an answer to… Read more »