July 29, 2007
Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It's basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.
Echo, best known for its online commenting tools, recently launched an ambitious service called StreamServer to aid brands in creating their own "white label" social media sites. Media brands like ESPN and Newsweek want to capitalize on the investment in their content. The problem is that the attention of consumers and lucrative revenue streams are focused on on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Echo StreamServer API aims to tip the balance in favor of brands by offering the tools to forge scalable near real-time social sites of their own.
Taplister, assisting craft beer connoisseurs find beer nearby since 2009, announced "its new nationwide craft beer discovery platform that helps bars and restaurants promote and socialize their beer selection across digital outlets with one update." The platform allows restaurants to update their beer menus in a single location and have the latest version published across its web properties (e.g. website, Twitter, Facebook, digital signage, etc.).