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So You Have a Great App Idea ... Now What?

Scott Hirsch | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Scott Hirsch

It seems like the fast-paced world of mobile technology would make it difficult to "stop and look around once in a while" but several recent milestones are worthy of our attention.

Lessons Learned: 3 Requirements For Sustainable Civic Apps

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.16.2014 | Huffpost Code
Lisa Abeyta

Here is what I believe must happen if we, as a global community, want to effectively exploit the power of mobile apps to address the growing civic demand for access to information and communication via mobile.

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Top social and dating apps, including Instagram, OkCupid, GroupMe, and Grindr, could give hackers access to what users think are private messages, acc...

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

8 Tips to Finding a Good Restaurant While Traveling

Travelzoo | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Memorable meals can make a trip, but locating a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place can be tricky -- especially when hunger has already set in.

Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

My security concerns over our increasing use of mobile apps, for which we rarely read the permission settings or terms of service, were met with harsh criticism by some who said I was wearing a tinfoil hat and breeding paranoia.

Think Twice Before Using Your Smartphone

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

As smartphones are increasingly used for financial transactions, sharing sensitive personal and proprietary information, and for operating other devices (such as home security systems), the field for intruders grows and becomes increasingly attractive.

Open Data: Going Beyond Solving Problems to Making the Impossible Possible

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

For the past year and a half, my cofounders and team have focused on what it will take to use, interact and learn from data being produced within the civic sector.

10 Music Apps You Need To Download Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, most people have downloaded Spotify, Pandora and Shazam on their smartphones. They are the three basic apps needed to stay musically re...

The Apps We Use to Run Our Startup

Lauren Rotman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Lauren Rotman

We are happy to share our must-have apps below. We have no affiliation to these companies, no kickbacks, just our pure honest opinion on what we pay for and use on a monthly basis.

Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter's challenges and successes as a way to help other parents of autistic children.

The Right Digital-Marketing Partner in 5 Steps

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most small-medium businesses (SMBs) would rather pick potatoes than pick a digital-marketing partner. Digital marketing is filled with clutter and confusion. SMBs know digital can help but are unsure of where to start. Having a great partner helps, but finding a great partner can be expensive and counterproductive to your goals.

The Marketing Funnel: An Obituary

Puneet Mehta | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Puneet Mehta

As brands move on from the marketing funnel era, they need to keep the individual customer as the focus of every effort. Marketers can't promote a new product to the world and expect people to run out the door to pick it up.

Building a Mobile App for Future Funding Success

Martin Macmillan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Martin Macmillan

For developers, when there is often one chance for success, this idea of first impressions is critical.

How I Used Instragram to Buy a New Outfit

iJustine | Posted 09.15.2014 | Style
iJustine

Having a social following is great and I often look to you guys to help me make decisions.

Catch a Rising Star? 3 Things to Know Before Launching That Mobile App

Collinger | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Collinger

Three weeks into the experiment of Rising Star, ABC-TV execs are counting on the latest brand of live audience integration and mobile apps to pay off in brand awareness and loyalty. And they may be disappointed.

3 Reasons Why Open Data and Mobile Platforms Are Vital for Our Future

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

The demand for access to digital isn't just about making things more convenient. A study shows that access to technology and information changes behaviors in ways that help our environment and quality of life.

Why Are Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare Splitting Their Apps?

Noah Mallin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Noah Mallin

There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps out there for iOS and Android users but the reality is most people only ever use a handful regularly. So why are so many major apps literally tearing themselves apart, and forcing people to use two apps where one once sufficed?

Apps That (Continue) to Surprise and Delight

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting apps and their makers, both old and new, that have a compelling story. It's not only the apps that impress and inspire us, but the stories and the people behind them.

Why Developers Build Insecure Apps

Rohit Sethi | Posted 09.01.2014 | Home
Rohit Sethi

Insecure code continues to be a major cause of data breaches today. So why are so many talented developers writing "bad code"?

How to Boost Your Revenues With the Web's Hottest Partnership Programs

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Daniele Pelleri

The startup and innovation landscape provides a huge source of tools for SMEs: thanks to Dropbox small companies can store a huge amount of data in the cloud for free.

What Digital Marketing Tool to Use and When

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You don't unscrew a nail with a chainsaw (at least when you're sober). Below is what small businesses must understand about the key digital tools available.

'YO' I'm Not Impressed

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

Next time you're contemplating sending a "Yo" to a person in the hopes of a positive response, take a step back and consider what yo doing.

Get Organized... from the Road!

Lena L. West | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Lena L. West

When you're traveling and trying to nail down new business, you don't want to leave your current customers in the dust or feeling unappreciated. Taking your business to the next level might be easier than you think.