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Friends Don’t Let Friends Dial Drunk — There’s a ‘Mode’ for That

Rick Robinson

Friends Don’t Let Friends Dial Drunk — There’s a ‘Mode’ for That

Drunk Mode is an app that helps users navigate their inebriation — and avoid making embarrassing calls at 2 am. (I’m looking at you every 22-year-old.) CEO Josh Anton, who will be speaking at Street Fight Summit, developed his suite of location-based apps after getting one of those late-night phone calls from a friend.

If the Gym Fits, Reserve It — Startup Makes It Easy to Never Miss a Workout

Rick Robinson

If the Gym Fits, Reserve It — Startup Makes It Easy to Never Miss a Workout

A bloom of new companies are aggregating gyms and offering single subscriptions to all of them with one “membership.” FitReserve saw the simplicity and convenience in such a program back in 2015 when three co-founders launched to fill what CEO and co-founder Megan Smyth calls a void in the market.

Google Analytics for Brick-and-Mortar? Spatially Targets Where to Set Up Shop

Rick Robinson

Google Analytics for Brick-and-Mortar? Spatially Targets Where to Set Up Shop

Hillit Meidar-Alfi, the company’s founder and CEO says the service “is building the most powerful platform for location search and analytics with applications for small and medium businesses, marketing technologies, ecommerce, real estate, and more. Businesses using location analytics will have a significant competitive advantage over those that do not.”

App Connects Travelers With Revelers, Parties Ensue

Rick Robinson

App Connects Travelers With Revelers, Parties Ensue

Thanks to the recently refreshed Party With a Local app, this lonely planet of ours may become just a bit less so — or a least more social. “The idea … came from my own experiences of finding that a night out anywhere is better with a local, but it’s not always easy to meet locals,” CEO Dan Fennessy said of the service.

Local Loyalty: Klosebuy Plans to Bring Powerful Marketing to Main Street

Rick Robinson

Local Loyalty: Klosebuy Plans to Bring Powerful Marketing to Main Street

New loyalty entrants are looking to make life simpler for the thrifty with suites of services that stretch from the marketer all the way to a consumer’s wallet. And some of those, like Klosebuy, are focusing local — targeting the SMB by giving them the power over loyalty programs once reserved for the big guys.

Picking the Locksmiths: Bizyhood Unlocks the ‘Ghosts in the Data’ Problem

Rick Robinson

Picking the Locksmiths: Bizyhood Unlocks the ‘Ghosts in the Data’ Problem

What would you do if you wanted to game Google into thinking you’ve got a vast network of local shops servicing area customers based on their search queries? According to a recent New York Times article, some lead gen companies are creating thousands of ghost listings to achieve just this. Bizyhood is trying to combat the practice.

Will an ‘Internet of People’ Threaten the On-Demand Heavies and Give Power to SMBs?

Rick Robinson

Will an ‘Internet of People’ Threaten the On-Demand Heavies and Give Power to SMBs?

Fermat wants to allow customers and small businesses (or people offering services) to talk directly to one another and pay for services using the likes of Bitcoin. As founder Luis Molina says: “Fermat aims to replace the ‘Sharing Economy,’ where powerful intermediaries extract significant value and information from every exchange.”