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  • Scout helps take the pain out of recruiting

    Scout helps take the pain out of recruiting

    New York-based Scout wants to take the pain out of hiring, by automating search and outreach for companies. The company is able to reduce friction associated with recruiting by presenting hiring managers with qualified candidates and making it easier to reach them. The company was founded to help simplify the process of finding and recruiting top talent. That’s something founder and… Read More

  • Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

    Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

    I’m really digging Scout’s install-it-yourself home alarm. It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. Today, Scout gets even better — and so, so much smarter. Thanks to a brand new IFTTT channel, it can now interact with everything from your phone to your Jawbone Up, and from Google Docs to Facebook. Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The New Grown-Up

    A Gift Guide For The New Grown-Up

    I’ve dressed as Peter Pan for more Halloweens than I can count, but no matter my opposition, I can’t help but to enjoy living in a clean, decorated apartment, where the fridge is full and the alarm system is engaged. It’s easy to want to shirk certain responsibilities, but luckily various startups that have sprouted up over the past few years are ready to help with any… Read More

  • Telenav Takes On Google With New OpenStreetMap-Based Offline Navigation SDK

    Telenav Takes On Google With New OpenStreetMap-Based Offline Navigation SDK

    Telenav has made a large investment in the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) project and currently employs the project’s founder Steve Coast. With the help of this, the company hopes to take on Google’s mapping services for both mainstream users and developers. Telenav’s involvement has given the OSM project quite a boost, and so it’s not a major surprise that the… Read More

  • OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    Along with Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the flagship crowdsourcing projects on the Internet, but unless you are watching this space closely, it may come as a surprise that Steve Coast, the founder of OSM, worked at Microsoft for the last three years. Today, in the shadow of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Coast announced that he is moving to Telenav to work on OSM and to… Read More

  • T3 Reveals Scout, A Mobile “Context Engine” That Knows Where You Are & What You’re Doing, To Personalize Apps & Sites

    T3 Reveals Scout, A Mobile “Context Engine” That Knows Where You Are & What You’re Doing, To Personalize Apps & Sites

    Digital marketing and advertising firm T3 (The Think Tank) is today launching a new platform for mobile application and website developers called Scout, which will allow brands to customize a native application or website’s experience to individual users by tapping into the sensors’ on users’ smartphones, and connecting to back-end enterprise systems. This platform, which T3… Read More

  • Telenav Updates Its Scout iPhone Navigation App, Now Lets You Share Arrival Times And Locations

    Telenav Updates Its Scout iPhone Navigation App, Now Lets You Share Arrival Times And Locations

    Telenav’s Scout for iPhone is a pretty capable personal navigator that gives you voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, access to local information and all the other features you expect from a GPS app. Today, the company is launching a major update to the app that focuses on bringing more social features to Scout. Read More

  • Scout Can Wirelessly Protect Your Groovy, Wood-Panelled Bachelor Pad

    Scout Can Wirelessly Protect Your Groovy, Wood-Panelled Bachelor Pad

    Scout is a wireless security system that starts at $120 and is completely removable. The handsomely-designed units can protect windows and doors in your home and you can program reactions to various events including and up to calling the police. I’ve seen a number of home alarm systems come and go over the years and this one, at least, has that Nest quality that we all know and love. Read More

  • Just what TF2 needed: a female Scout and building disguises for the Spy

    Team Fortress 2 has a huge following. And it should. It rocks. But it might be getting a tad stale to those that play it hours everyday. (me) That’s why developers crank out killer mods like these two. The video above (might be NSFW – lots of up-skirt, panty shots) shows a nearly completed female Scout mod that will soon have everything from custom taunts to an appropriate voice. Read More

  • Ooma to Land Tomorrow: Peer-to-Peer VoIP in a Pretty Package

    While we’re spending our time pushing our Destroy Your Landline Contest, wherein you the readers are implored to destroy your traditional landline phones, something comes up that makes us want to perhaps hold on to ours. Ooma is a new Vonage-like VoIP service that tweaks the formula just enough to perhaps survive where companies like SunRocket have failed. The VoIP ideal has been around… Read More

  • Hey, You Three! Disney Mobile Is Rolling Out New Features!

    Good news for the few Disney Mobile subscribers out there. Looks like you’ll be getting some new features later this year. Some sound pretty useful actually, like a unique calendaring service that will allow parents to keep a web-based calendar that can push event alerts to family phones via SMS. Another service called Scout will also be debuting this year on Disney Mobile. Scout will… Read More