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Blaq Twitter Client for the BlackBerry PlayBook Updated to 1.6 With Klout, Bug Fixes and More

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One of the best things about third party Twitter apps is that the developers take the time to put in features that may not appeal to the masses, but appeal to a small section of users and power users. It’s what makes these apps much more fun than the mainstream first party apps. For example, with Blaq, you can now check out someone’s Klout score. Or with UberSocial, you can create circles of people you want to follow more closely. With the latest update to Blaq, power users on Twitter are sure to have a lot more fun with their PlayBook.
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Soon You Will Discover All Your Apps Through Facebook

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There has been a long-standing issue with app discovery and that it has been relegated to some very basic features such as carousels/lists and categories. There are so many more effective ways that a person can discover an app and word-of-mouth is one of them. The problem is that word-of-mouth is difficult to track as it’s offline, but a recent facebook announcement points to the fact that the company will be owning the space entirely.
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Buzzd Pivots and Becomes LocalResponse for Location-Based Advertising

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Remember Buzzd? The company was particularly cool because it had a big presence on BlackBerry and was often featured by RIM. The company doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere and it looks like the initial funding is gone, but from that a new startup is out called LocalResponse. More after the jump.
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Free TweetCaster App Out of Beta and Available in App World

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Startup Showcase: Cheek’d is Online Dating Reversed #startupfest

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Cheek’d is a new take on online dating and it could turn out to be pretty popular. The concept is that rather than meet people online and then in real life, Cheek’d helps you meet people in real life, then connect online. This is why the Cheek’d tag line is “online dating reversed”. Here is how it works:

Because sometimes it’s better to let a card do the talking for you, Cheek’d provides members with a deck of 50 cards, each bearing a flirtatious comment to charm and pique the curiosity of your intended. Also on the card, is your unique code linked to a private online profile that you’ve created. With card in hand, the object of your affection can enter your unique code at CHEEKD.COM, learn more about you and send you a message. Privacy protected and missed connection averted.

The Cheek’d approach makes a lot of sense as it takes the “creep” factor about of online dating. Since you’ve met in person first, you know exactly what the person looks like and you can learn more about them from the comfort of your home computer.
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Startup Showcase: Urban Orca Connects People Around Activities #startupfest

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We’re here at the International Startup Festival in Montreal and we’re going to be posting about some of the startups and cool companies. The first on our list is Urban Orca based in Toronto, Canada. The idea behind Urban Orca is pretty simple: “UrbanOrca helps you meet people with shared interests and do more of the things you love. Finally, the virtual world supports the real world.”
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