St. Patrick's Day is a popular day for "celebrations" and realizing that, Boost Mobile has those who want to party covered. According to the company, it will offer the #TAXI feature on all Boost Mobile phones free of charge on St. Patrick's Day. Upon dialing #-8-2-9-4, Boost Mobile users will be connected automatically to the first available cab company in their area. The feature will work in over 2,000 Boost Mobile network coverage areas. The service will only be free Tuesday.
Diddit, a site that allows users to share life experiences with others, announced Friday that its "diddits" and "wanna dos" can now be shared with other social networks. Users will be able to deploy new Diddit widgets, showing their lists of what they've done ("diddits") and would like to do ("wanna dos") on their blogs or personal Web sites. With the help of Twitter integration, Diddit users will be able to automatically tweet any of their "diddits" to their followers. Users will also be able to sign in through … Read more
A new social site for music discovery called WorldSings has launched and to celebrate that, it has also announced that it will award $1 million in prizes to users who participate in its World's Best Song Competition.
According to the company, WorldSings will combine artists and music fans to create an environment where they can interact with each other and share music. The site is open to any musician or band performing original music and fans can vote for their favorite songs. The bands who recorded the top 20 most popular songs will be sent to Las Vegas to … Read more
Outright, an online service that allows self-employed individuals to manage their bookkeeping, has inked a deal with FreshBooks, an online invoicing and time tracking service, that will allow Outright users to import invoices and payments from FreshBooks. Once users signs up, they can set up automatic syncing between the applications and all income and expense information will be downloaded immediately to Outright. The feature is available now and requires registration for both services.
Social tool Radar.net has added support for Flickr on all its mobile applications, including the iPhone. Radar users who are also Flickr users can plug-in their account credentials and get the latest photos from their contacts filtered into Radar's activity feed. Likewise, if one of your Radar.net friends has a Flickr account their Flickr photos will begin to show up too.
At first glance, the iPhone version of Radar's app for photo viewing is not quite as good Flickr's mobile page, but it packs a punch. You can take a photo with your phone and … Read more
MogoTXT, a company that wants to become the place for celebrities and sports superstars to connect with each other, announced Tuesday that it has launched a new microblogging tool. According to the company, five players have already signed up for the service including Shane Battier, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jordan Farmar, Eric Gordon, and Spencer Hawes. The real attraction for celebrities, the company's CEO says, is that MogoTXT allows the stars to share in the revenues of their following. In other words, the more users they can attract to the service to follow their micro-blog updates, the more money they can … Read more
TOKYO--Toyota Motor Corp. is adding two safety technologies to luxury sedans in Japan and likely will use them next on Lexus models.
One is a radar system that detects probable front and side collisions and warns the driver.
The other is a rear seat that prepares passengers for accidents by automatically adjusting to a more impact-cushioning position, Toyota said in a release.
Toyota said the features will appear soon on a Japan-market vehicle. The company did not name the vehicle, but local media say it may be a redesigned Crown Majesta, due late this month.
Toyota says the technology is … Read more
AOL-owned social network Bebo announced Monday that it has launched a U.S. site for Latinos. According to the company executives, they decided to open a version of its site catering to the Latino community after enjoying success in offering a similar experience to those in the U.K., Ireland, Poland, and elsewhere.
Along with the launch of the new site, Bebo also announced that it has partnered with Hearst Magazines Digital Media and AOL Latino to incorporate offerings from both companies into Bebo. Hearst will be providing interactive content syndicated from its MisQuince Magazine, and AOL Latino will give … Read more
The Washington Post and job search engine Simply Hired announced Friday that they have inked a deal that will allow Washingtonpost.com users to access Simply Hired's database of listings on the publication's site. According to the companies, Simply Hired's listings will be placed in widgets on news story pages. Most of the listings will be in Washington, D.C., but there will be some national listings, too.
Real estate search site Trulia released a survey Thursday showing that the "American Dream" of owning a home is still alive even as the recession continues to plague the world. According to the company, more than 75 percent of Americans still consider owning a home as part of achieving their personal dreams, but only 5 percent of respondents say they believe that President Obama's plan to increase home ownership incentives will do any good "to restore faith in the American Dream of home ownership." In fact, 53 percent of those surveyed believe that creating jobs … Read more