Doccaster Debuts A Platform For Location-Based File Sharing And Discussion


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There have been many discussions about geocacheing and locating more than a parcel to dig up. There are a number of apps around or in development that allow you to leave a voicer message that is geotagged for people to find, an example is oral history about the location which is a cool idea. This looks to be a step further which could be very interesting for location based tourism and location based education. 

 

Doccaster wants to disrupt document-sharing, but it’s attacking the space from a new angle: it’s not just about storing files in the “cloud,” it’s about tying files to a location.

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TechCrunch | Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led By Charles River Ventures


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A lot of developers have not yet understood the importance of gameification. This is one of the key building blocks of mobile applications for pretty much anything. Whether its getting a mobile workforce to complete their paperwork or helping a tourist appreciate all the locations you want them to see in your city or area. 

 

Part of the problem may be that the concept of game puts people off. But if you have a location based app that isn’t being picked up and you think it is an amazing app, maybe this is something you should be thinking about.

 

SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars Albright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding.

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Study: Our Smartphones Are Turning Us Into “Real-Time Information Seekers And Problem Solvers”


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We have been predicting this for so long, now people are just doing it.

 

Do you regularly use your cell phone to coordinate meetings, solve an unexpected problem, decide which restaurant to eat at, look up the score of a sporting event, check traffic, call help in an emergency situation or find information to help…

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ChowNow Launches As A Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants On Facebook And iOS


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More and more companies seem to be hitting on the model of giving tablets or mobile devices to retailers to engage with customers. Not a bad way of pushing them gently, but they still have to want to move. Older established businesses in hospitality could be wondering what happened if they are not careful as young folk set up in business or take more control of their family business. Remember that the volume groups of people with the most mobility and money to spend are connected and tech savvy. Old school is great if you have a huge loyal following or large market in a big city, but if it’s a competitive market and times are tough, you need to look at what you need to change if you want to stay ahead, or even just stay in business. The good news is people have to eat and drink:)

 

There are plenty of companies and startups that want to disrupt the food ordering space including Seamless, GrubHub and others. A new competitor is entering the space today.

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