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  • Flavorpill GEL Is An Event-Planning Service That Lets You Rally Your Friends To Fun

    Flavorpill GEL Is An Event-Planning Service That Lets You Rally Your Friends To Fun

    Humans, like the bonobos monkey or the blesmol, are social animals and, as such, they enjoy occasionally gathering for festive activities, such as sexually variant group mating, tunnel debris removal, and Matmos concerts. Now these three species of fauna can plan their nights out with something called Flavorpill GEL, a DIY event-planning service that allows you to create “playlists”… Read More

  • Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

    Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

    Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a fraction of Facebook’s current market cap,” said founder and former… Read More

  • With A Site Revamp, Plancast Invites Social Event Discovery To The Party

    With A Site Revamp, Plancast Invites Social Event Discovery To The Party

    At launch, all startups need a direction. At the same time, those most open to tweaking that direction as a service grows often have a better chance at finding a path to success. Some may call this a “pivot”, but sometimes it’s less of a change than that. Sometimes it’s just focusing more on certain aspects of your service rather than others based on how users are… Read More

  • Fyesta launches as a European Plancast, aims to tap the "intention web"

    Fyesta launches as a European Plancast, aims to tap the "intention web"

    Starting with the simple question “What are you doing next?“, the newly launched Fyesta.com, developed by Germany’s Blue Oceans Labs, lets users share their upcoming travel and event plans with select friends or to make them even more public so that they can be discovered further afield. The service hopes to tap into a sentiment its founders are calling the… Read More

  • Plancast Schedules A New iPhone App, Eventbrite Integration, And Local Events

    Plancast Schedules A New iPhone App, Eventbrite Integration, And Local Events

    Back in March, on the eve of SXSW, Plancast got an iPhone app out just in time. Now, with more time to work, they’ve perfected it with the launch of version 2. And that’s not all they’ve been working on. Over the past couple of weeks, Plancast has rolled out a new site design, a new plan social invitation system, and Eventbrite integration. On top of that, they’re… Read More

  • Plancast Plans To Spread Throughout The Web With An API And Widgets

    Plancast Plans To Spread Throughout The Web With An API And Widgets

    Plancast, the social planning service created by TechCrunch alum Mark Hendrickson, is rich with data. It knows not only what you’re planning to do in the foreseeable future, but what your friends are planning, and what their friends are planning. But all of this data has been trapped inside of Plancast. Not anymore. Today, the service is announcing its API. This gives developers the… Read More

  • Location 2012: Death Of The Information Silos

    Location 2012: Death Of The Information Silos

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest post written by Robert Scoble, who travels the world for Rackspace interviewing tech geeks for building43.com. He’s one of the most popular (stalked) users of location-based services and has 8,215 friends on Foursquare. Here he writes about what the location-based world could look like in 2012 and what might keep it from… Read More

  • Check-In Fatigue. Or, Why I'm Rooting For An All-Out Location War.

    Check-In Fatigue. Or, Why I'm Rooting For An All-Out Location War.

    I didn’t have the same problems at SXSW this year that some people did. Was it too crowded at some events? Sure. But there were plenty of alternative things to do. Did some of the keynotes bomb? Yes. But there were plenty of other things to listen to. Did AT&T fail? No. Actually, they did an awesome job keeping the network up. Instead, I had a problem of a different kind… Read More

  • On The Eve Of SXSW's Location War, Plancast Gets An iPhone App

    On The Eve Of SXSW's Location War, Plancast Gets An iPhone App

    It’s getting tough to keep up with all of the location-related developments leading up to this year’s SXSW, and they just keep coming. Tonight, on the eve of the event, Plancast has just had its iPhone application approved. The service, which we’ve previously described as a ‘Foursquare for the future’, allows you to tell your friends where you’re planning to… Read More

  • In The SXSW Location War, Loopt Hopes The Correct Weapon Is Events

    In The SXSW Location War, Loopt Hopes The Correct Weapon Is Events

    With SXSW starting Friday in Austin, Texas, every location-based service out there is right now finalizing updates that they hope will be the one that gets them used more than all the others. Loopt, is betting on events integration. The latest version of the app, due to hit the App Store tomorrow will feature a new Pulse tab. Here you’ll find events populated from a ton of sources… Read More

  • Go Tribal Wants To Help Women Coordinate Social Plans

    Go Tribal Wants To Help Women Coordinate Social Plans


    We’ve written about Plancast, a “Foursquare For The Future,” that essentially broadcasts your plans to your online social circle. We’re big fans of the startup, which just raised seed funding from an impressive group of investors. Startup Go Tribal is rolling out a different take on the social planning application, launching a site for a more targeted audience… Read More

  • Investors Say "Count Me In" To Plancast

    Investors Say "Count Me In" To Plancast

    When Plancast launched last November, it immediately put other sites like Upcoming, Dopplr, and every single e-vite service on notice. The “Foursquare for the future” has a simplicity that leads to a lot of social activity as we’ve seen over the past few months. And now that vision will get to flourish further with some seed funding. The $800,000 seed round (which… Read More

  • Location Will Be This Year's Twitter At SXSW

    Location Will Be This Year's Twitter At SXSW

    We’re two weeks away from the SXSW Interactive, a drinking festival with a side of tech that takes place each year in Austin, Texas (before the larger SXSW film and music portions). While the conference itself is interesting, more interesting is usually the “next big thing” that comes out of it. And I think I already know what it will be this year. Three years ago… Read More

  • Pownce Founder Leah Culver Leaves Six Apart

    Pownce Founder Leah Culver Leaves Six Apart

    In December 2008, Six Apart acquired Pownce, a microblogging service that never managed to attract a large following. Pownce was shuttered after the acquisition, but its two-person team joined Six Apart to help integrate the technology into Six Apart’s blogging services. Today Pownce founder Leah Culver has written on her blog that she’s leaving Six Apart, where she spent the… Read More

  • Plancast Makes Arrangements With Search, Facebook Event Importing, And User Tagging

    Plancast Makes Arrangements With Search, Facebook Event Importing, And User Tagging

    Back in November, we wrote about the launch of Plancast, a new service by TechCrunch alum Mark Hendrickson that’s perhaps best described as “Foursquare for the future.” Since that time, the service has gotten much more useful as it now has a bunch of active users. And with things stable, the team is ready to roll out three of the most requested new features: User tagging… Read More

  • Plancast Is Foursquare… For The Future

    Plancast Is Foursquare… For The Future

    If you’re going to leave your job at TechCrunch, you better have a good reason. I think Mark Hendrickson actually may have had one. Hendrickson left TechCrunch in March. After about two years of writing and doing development for TC, he got the startup itch. He formed a company, Worldly Developments, and along with co-founder Jay Marcyes is now ready to unveil their project: Plancast. As… Read More