errands

errands

Telenav opens up Scout for Apps, the HTML5 GPS navigation service, to all interested devs

www.engadget.com
At the end of last year, Telenav revealed its browser-based HTML5 turn-by-turn navigation system and made it available to a select few devs to put it to good use. For an encore, it unveiled its personalized GPS service, Scout, at CES. Now, the company has created Scout for Apps...
Telenav opens up Scout for Apps, the HTML5 GPS navigation service, to all interested devs

Walk Score Places a Value on How Easy It Is to Navigate a Neighborhood (Video)

allthingsd.com
When looking for a new house or apartment, ever wonder what the commute will be like or how far away the grocery store or coffee shop is? Seattle-based Walk Score has created an easy way to evaluate how walkable and public-transportation-friendly a neighborhood is on a scale from one to...
Walk Score Places a Value on How Easy It Is to Navigate a Neighborhood (Video)

This Is The Most Underrated App Already On Your iPhone (AAPL)

www.businessinsider.com
The Reminders app that comes on your iPhone can make your daily errands and tasks a bit less tedious, so why aren't you using it? It's free, works as well (if not better) than most of its third party competitors, and ties in perfectly with Siri if you have...
This Is The Most Underrated App Already On Your iPhone (AAPL)

Slealth-mode app TimeRazor helps you find time for your favorite events, raises $3.4M

venturebeat.com
Launching sometime in March, TimeRazor is an app that will help you find events and offers near you, so you don’t miss out. The company announced today it has raised $3.4 million from private investors. TimeRazor is tackling the “fear of missing out” or FOMO as the company calls it....
Slealth-mode app TimeRazor helps you find time for your favorite events, raises $3.4M
TaskRabbit Talks International Growth: London, Vancouver “On The Horizon” [TCTV]

Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks

thenextweb.com
We first told you about Justin Kan’s new errand running service for professionals called Exec last month, and the feedback it has gotten in San Francisco so far has led it to create company accounts. The service, which has a flat $25/hour fee for errands of all types, promises to...
Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks

Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

thenextweb.com
We’ve told you about San Francisco based company Exec before and how its CEO, Justin Kan, is dedicated to providing an easy tool to get jobs, tasks and errands done in a snap. I sat down with Kan this week and we discussed Exec’s latest promotion, the ability to hire...
Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

Need Some Extra Cash? Here Are A Few Super Useful Apps You Should Download Now (AAPL, GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
There's a better way to make a buck. Startups like TaskRabbit and Zaarly are here to help you make some money while helping people out with tasks ranging from housework to simply walking a dog. And they aren't the only ones. Plenty of other companies operate on a similar idea,...
Need Some Extra Cash? Here Are A Few Super Useful Apps You Should Download Now (AAPL, GOOG)
Fancy Hands brings personal assistants to the masses with $1 million in new funding

Exec, The YC-Backed Mobile App For Instantly Doing Your Errands, Raises $3.3M

techcrunch.com
Exec, a mobile app that instantly gets people to do your errands, has raised $3.3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company’s co-founder Justin Kan, who is also behind Justin.tv, Twitch.tv and SocialCam, is getting back to us on who invested in this round. What’s Exec? It’s kind of...
Exec, The YC-Backed Mobile App For Instantly Doing Your Errands, Raises $3.3M

Join us for Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event at noon EST

www.engadget.com
Okay, guys. Time to finish up those Sunday errands, because we have quite the prime time lineup planned, and you're not going to want to go anywhere (Oscars, schmoscars, right?). Coming up at noon EST Sony is delivering its first press conference since breaking up with Ericsson and rebranding...
Join us for Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event at noon EST

This Video Shows You Just How Ridiculous Google Glass Is When Used By Normal People (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Take a look at this video from Google. It shows how a mother and her baby interact using Google Glass. The baby looks terrified of the futuristic glasses at several points throughout the video. The the mom also looks ridiculous wearing them as she runs her errands. We hope that...
This Video Shows You Just How Ridiculous Google Glass Is When Used By Normal People (GOOG)

TaskRabbit Shuffle: 9 Months After Giving Up Her CEO Title, Leah Busque Is Back In The Driver Seat

www.businessinsider.com
Nine months ago, TaskRabbit's Leah Busque gave up her CEO title to focus on the product. Hotwire's Eric Grosse took her place. TaskRabbit is a community network that lets users pay neighbors to run their errands. Now Busque has resumed her CEO title, TechCrunch reports. Grosse will remain an advisor...
TaskRabbit Shuffle: 9 Months After Giving Up Her CEO Title, Leah Busque Is Back In The Driver Seat

What Humans Want: More Domestic Robots [STUDY]

mashable.com
People would like to have their own Rosie the Robot — think The Jetsons — and would even borrow money to buy a robot that could complete domestic chores. A survey from the marketing analytics firm Persuadable Research shows that 68% of people surveyed would like to use a...
What Humans Want: More Domestic Robots [STUDY]
Startups: Sidecar Brings the Airbnb Approach to Your Car

PSA: Facebook Timeline absolutely cannot be undone, don’t be fooled

www.slashgear.com
The scammers are coming out on Facebook in force this month, right from the start, to get you Timeline haters in their web and snare not just your Facebook account, but your computer’s contents as well. This is a public service announcement for you dreamers hoping to de-authorize Timeline from...
PSA: Facebook Timeline absolutely cannot be undone, don’t be fooled

Four Squared Signs You Are a Foursquare Addict

blog.louisgray.com
For the last two months, I've been openly discussing my experimentation with Foursquare, logging my location at all sorts of places throughout my travels, and - gasp - even discussing the fact I cheat, while noting others may not be cheating, but they sure are leaving a lot of stops...
Four Squared Signs You Are a Foursquare Addict

What Humans Want: More Domestic Robots [STUDY]

mashable.com
People would like to have their own Rosie the Robot — think The Jetsons — and would even borrow money to buy a robot that could complete domestic chores. A survey from the marketing analytics firm Persuadable Research shows that 68% of people surveyed would like to use a...
What Humans Want: More Domestic Robots [STUDY]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?