Trusted Places

  • Startups flex their apps as iPhone launches

    UK startups appear to be getting ready to take advantage of that big wide iPhone screen as the Jesus phone launches today. Local review social network Trusted Places is among the first to take the opportunity to roll out an optimised version of its site for the iPhone at trustedplaces.com/iphone. It makes sense as a strategy since people often want information about a bar or restaurant via… Read More

  • TrustedPlaces switches on LastFM model

    TrustedPlaces has decided to take a leaf out of the likes of LastFM‘s playbook and rolled out a new version based on ‘learning’ users preferences for good restaurants and venues. Instead of having to do the heavy lifting on plugging in their preferences, members can now discover new and hard-to-find lifestyle locations through like-minded TrustedPlaces reviewers and via… Read More

  • Tipped seeks funds after public launch

    Tipped is looking for venture funding both in the US and Europe following its full launch out of a three month public beta. Founder Joel Brazil, until the end of last year the head of mobile for Microsoft UK’s Online Services Group, is right now in the US at meetings about the social mobile startup which combines Tipped.co.uk with a mobile version at Tipped.mobi. The Ruby on Rails… Read More

  • WAYN heralds the new wave of location

    With the news that Wayn.com has secured $11 million from British VC fund Esprit Capital Partners to fuel its expansion, it appears “location” is the new wave in social in networking. We’ve seen it invade the verticals of music (MySpace), eateries (Yelp) and shopping (Crowdstorm). Now, where you are and who you are is as important as what you like. They will also be looking at… Read More

  • TrustedPlaces is a rewarding experience.

    TrustedPlaces is a “word of mouth” social network where people can review, rate and recommend places they know for their friends or just use the site to (re)search places for their own benefit. TrustedPlaces is a project that Walid Al Saqqaf and Sokratis Papafloratos have been passionately working on since the beginning of the year with consultancy help from Peter Nixey. Read More