CLBR Annual Thanksgiving Edition
We bring back our panel of experts to talk about what websites or Apps or even people they are thankful on the web., which may include some of the items below that have been generating a lot of buzz.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIST
San Francisco, CA
I. Business Apps and Websites
Akamai monitors global Internet conditions around the clock. With this real-time data we identify the global regions with the greatest attack traffic, cities with the slowest Web connections (latency), and geographic areas with the most Web traffic.
AIG developed the CyberEdge Mobile App for iPad in response to the clear demand for information about cyber risk and how to help mitigate and respond to it. And now we’ve refined it. With a sleek, new look and many features now globalized, our app remains the first-of-its-kind to put the cyber information users want at their fingertips.
Say goodbye to plastic cards, ATM fees, hidden charges and fine print. – Send/receive money to/from your friends via Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, or SMS. – Use Dwolla’s Spots and Proxi features to locate merchants around you who accept Dwolla and pay them without a credit card.
HootSuite is a social media management tool that helps you manage multiple Social Media accounts on the go. HootSuite supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare plus many other social networks. With HootSuite you can instantly send messages to all of your followers on Twitter, check in on Foursquare, monitor and manage your Facebook Pages, and view your LinkedIn connections wherever you are. Upload photos, receive notifications, view click stats, and more. Simple, elegant, and powerful, HootSuite allows you to schedule or instantly share Twitter updates and Facebook status updates from anywhere.
Founded in 2005, Netvibes pioneered the first personalized dashboard publishing platform for the Web. For consumers,Netvibes.com is the most awarded startpage where millions of people around the world personalize and publish all aspects of their daily digital lives.
The world’s most popular internet speed test – Over 5 million tests per day. Global coverage – Test from more than 2,500 servers worldwide.
Listen to news, websites, and documents with SoundGecko
Accept credit cards and run your business anywhere it takes you with Square Register. Process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, pay just 2.75% per swipe, and access your funds in 1-2 business days. No monthly fees, commitments, or surprises.
Tempo Smart Calendar is the only calendar app that intelligently finds and neatly organizes everything you need for each meeting. You save time and eliminate the hassle of hunting down what you need to be prepared.
2. TRAVEL APPS AND WEBSITES
Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb iPhone App! Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and is the simplest way to earn money from your extra space. With over 450,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you.
Gas prices can vary by up to 20 cents per gallon or more. GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices with one tap. Submitting gas prices helps everyone save money on gas. FEATURES: – Find cheapest gas near you – Find cheapest gas by city/zip/postal code – Report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas – Chance of winning $250 gas every week – Earn points for reporting gas prices – Earn awards for posting gas prices – Save money every time you fill up at the cheapest stations
Book awesome last-minute hotel rooms at incredible rates in 12 countries and 150 destinations. We’re working nonstop to bring you more cities and hotels everywhere! FEATURES ✔ Exclusive, astonishingly LOW PRICES on incredible hotels we personally vet. ✔ Same-day, FAST AND EASY bookings until 2am! ✔ GREAT DEALS each night in a growing list of cities. ✔ Book for MULTIPLE NIGHTS ✔ We limit the deal selection so we can negotiate with hotels to get you the BEST RATES possible. ✔ Best rate GUARANTEE ✔ 24/7 real-person customer support via phone or email.
Book same-night hotel stays for up to 60% off with Jetsetter Now, only on the iPhone. You’ll also find all our curated trips here, from weekend breaks to bucket list
extravaganzas, at members-only rates.
Nara analyzes millions of reviews and descriptions to create a neural network of restaurants and hotels.
Uber is your private driver in more than 50 cities and 20 countries. – Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines. – Compare rates for different vehicles and get fare quotes in the app. Pay with Google Wallet or PayPal, or add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand – Easily set your pickup location on the map, even if you don’t know the exact address. Get connected to your personal driver and check the progress of your car at any time. – Sit back, relax, and go anywhere you want. We’ll email you a receipt when you arrive at your destination.
3. MUSIC, WEB 2.0 AND OTHERS
Slow Shutter Cam brings new life into your device’s photo toolbox by letting you capture a variety of amazing slow shutter speed effects that you only thought you could get with a DSLR
Songkick tracks your favorite bands so you never miss them live. Instantly create a personalized concert calendar based on your bands and your location by scanning your music library, your Google Music account, or your Last.fm app. See why millions of fans worldwide use Songkick to track their favorite bands.
With the Spotify app and a Spotify Premium subscription you can listen to unlimited music on your mobile. Try it free for 48 hours
TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your Android phone or tablet, all for free.
Create & share beautiful looping videos.
4. PEOPLE, EVENTS & MISC.
I’m thankful for:
- our renowned and dedicated producer – the legendary Brasco who recently celebrated his birthday.
- Thanksgiving traditions like high school football. I will not be back east tomorrow but I will check in to see how the 85th annual La Salle – East Providence football game turns out. The oldest rivalry in the country is between Norwich Free Academy and New London High School in Connecticut.
- Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder;
- “Popi Fields”
I’M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR THE EFFORTS OF OUR PUBLIC INTEREST AND NON-PROFIT GUESTS AND HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER THEM IN YOUR YEAR END GENEROSITY.
University of Toronto