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To quote the great philosopher, Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
As fast as life moves, technology moves even faster. It only took Facebook eight years to land a billion users. Twitter hit the five hundred million mark in just six years. Apple’s App Store launched in 2008 and is already closing in on 50 billion downloads.

Summer is almost upon us and traveling somewhere new is always exciting. What new cultures are there to see? Where to eat? What attractions are there to view? What kind of events are there to attend? Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. With tens of thousands of apps available for helping you travel, costs can range from free to up to $9.99.

Back in December, I informed you of the awesome capabilities of Younity and how utilizing its services can make your digital life easier. Younity, in case you missed the previous article, is a service much like Dropbox but removes the requirement of needing to place your personal data on a third party server. Well today, Younity strikes back with an update that provides plethora of useful new features to help you access, maintain and share your data.

amSTATZ is an online community that brings fitness professionals, athletes and fitness events together into one place. The fitness professional network develops business tools that make it easier for fitness professionals to run their businesses and keep their clients engaged between training sessions.

OMG. It is times like these that I wish I was a developer. This weekend March 23-24, Friskies Cat Food is hosting a “Games for Cats Hackathon” with a $15,000 dollar cash prize going to the developer who comes up with the winning app or cat game. Yes, using colors, swipes, animation and a scratch-resistant iPad, there is no telling how many hours of fun can be created for cats.

This weekend, February 22-24th, will be your chance to attend UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 42 hour Developers Contest, hosted at ROC in Santa Monica. UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! and more to bring a true hack-a-thon to Silicon Beach, helping substantiate Southern California’s thriving Tech Community.

Ever wondered what else is in the city besides the same old restaurant and typical tourist attraction? Is there something new and unique to explore within the city boundaries? Well, the developers at Crashworks, Inc. thought the same thing and decided to bring the curious individuals an app that gives a unique look in your city. Crash, released for iOS platforms, is the third eye for those looking for something different in their travels.

This is an interview with Lars Perkins, as he talks about his new app and the new features in the works! Relive is a smart photo-sharing app that allows users to easily share photos privately, amongst close friends and family. Founded by Larks Perkins, a serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, inventor and avid photographer, Relive hopes to solve the problem of privacy in the social photo sharing space.

Mobile first is becoming an important part of our daily lives. We interact with the world through our mobile devices, and they are quickly becoming our main vehicles for accessing and sharing information.
While great strides have been made in the mobile economy, there are still many challenges and opportunities to consider, and much we can learn from the market frontrunners.

ParkMe todayannounced that it has raised a new round of investment from LA based private equity firm Angeleno Group in a move that will fuel its expansion.

ParkeMe is a comprehensive database and analytics software solution for on-street and off-street parking locations and availability and is a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data, analytics and services.