by Juilana Reyes via Technically Philly
It could take two whole weeks for a doctor to administer an STD test, ship off the samples, alert the patient of the results and get him back in for treatment.Biomeme wants to speed that process up.
The team behind the pocket-sized genetic test says it can process STD test results in under an hour, meaning that patients who need treatment could get it almost immediately, said Biomeme cofounder Jesse vanWestrienen. The tests are currently being piloted at Drexel and Penn.
by Claudia Thompson via Starticulate
There are a lot of things in life on a daily basis that can cause us to think ‘If only this had that then it would be perfect!’ But, who has the time to write to companies with suggestions on improvements for their products and services? What we could do with is a very cool online suggestion box for our thoughts.
A place has been created where it’s possible to put ideas forward that could make things that little better and more terrific – or as they call it - Betterific.
It’s a user-generated forum that allows people to share ideas about what they think could improve.. well, anything!
Wouldn’t it be great if…
by Katie Roof via Forbes
Black Friday sales began on Thanksgiving this year, giving ambitious shoppers a head start on holiday deals. Taking advantage of discounts has become an American tradition, with a record-setting 247 million people participating in Black Friday weekend last year. Cyber Monday also saw a record, with $1.5 billion in sales.
Yet with long lines and an inbox overloaded with discounts, it can be difficult to determine where to shop. Now the digitally savvy are in luck. There are countless smartphone apps that can help navigate the best deals in-store and online. These apps are also time-savers, so once you’ve wrapped your presents, you can sit back and enjoy some latkes and eggnog.
by Kevin Chen via Daily Finance
The holiday season is more than two months away, but retailers are already vying for your pocketbooks. And because the holiday shopping season accounts for roughly 20% of all annual activity, you can be sure that retailers are looking for ways to get you to spend more than you’d like to — some stores already have their Christmas displays up!
Luckily, there are ways for you to fight back using the Web and smartphone apps.
Whether you’re looking to get your shopping done early or save on a big-ticket item or two, here are three tech-savvy ways to save on holiday shopping.
by Lauren Johnson via Mobile Commerce Daily
Mobile ticketing aggregator SeatGeek is leveraging mobile advertising to retarget consumers that have downloaded the company’s application to drive repeat traffic and sales.
The company began testing mobile retargeting initiatives in October and within the past two weeks is now running a full-blown mobile advertising campaign. SeatGeek is working with Urx on this retargeting campaign.
“Ticketing is an area that hasn’t seen a lot of innovation in the mobile app marketplace,” said Russ D’Souza, founder of SeatGeek, New York.
Press Release via TicketNews
SeatGeek, the leading ticket search engine, today announced the release of its very first Android application, complementing the company’s previously release mobile applications for iPhone and iPad.
“With the addition of our very first native Android app, we’re thrilled that we can now serve the vast majority of mobile users with a native SeatGeek experience tailored to their device” said Russ D’Souza, co-Founder of SeatGeek. “We’ve seen Android traffic to SeatGeek.com grow by 50% in just a matter of 3 months, so it’s exciting to finally offer up a best-in-class product to help Android users discover the absolute best deals on event tickets.”
by Robert Ambrogi via LawSites
A little over a year ago, wireLawyer launched in beta as an online community exclusively for lawyers. At the time, I wasn’t kind to it. Iexpressed skepticism about the likelihood of success of a legal-vertical professional network and I called out the site’s founders for claiming to be the “first online professional network for the legal community,” which was not so — although Matthew Tollin, wireLawyer’s cofounder and CEO, disagreed with me.
I had not checked in on the site since then, so I was glad on Friday to have an opportunity to catch up by phone with Tollin to find out what is happening with the site, which is still in beta.
The major news is that wireLawyer recently launched a lawyer-to-lawyer referral feature. Building up this referral network will now be the primary focus of wireLawyer, Tollin told me.
by Richard Springer via IndiaWest
Philadelphia, Pa.-based Cloudamize, a start-up providing tools to plan capacity for cloud infrastructure, has received $1.2 million in seed funding led from MissionOG and Gabriel Investments. It will be used to hire developers and sale personnel, the Philadelphia Daily News said. The company — incubated in Philadelphia’s Dreamit Ventures accelerator program — was founded by CEO Khushboo Shah, 36, who has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC and worked in Silicon Valley and Princeton, N.J. “We help companies that use Amazon Web Services to optimize their performance on the cloud,” Shah said.
by Cameron Summerson via Android Police
“Everyone loves live events, be it concerts, sporting events, plays, or some other thing that I can’t think of. As people, we love to watch other people do things. Sometimes we even like to watch other people while they watch other people. We’re weird.
Anyway, if live events are your thing, SeatGeek just released an app that’s going to make life a lot easier. If you’re not familiar with SeatGeek and the service it provides, here’s the gist: it crawls the web to find tickets to events that you want to go to…”
by Daniel Bader via Mobile Syrup
SeatGeek, a service that offers the best deals for many concerts and sports events by aggregating available tickets from a number of sources, has released an Android app.
Previously available on the web and iOS, the Android app works much like Hipmunk does for for air tickets: it aggregates available tickets based on location and price and outlines the best value, not just the cheapest or closest to the stage…