Silicon Valley Welcomes First of its Kind Minority Accelerator

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Silicon Valley welcomed the first ever technology accelerator for minority-led start-ups, NewME Accelerator. NewME’s select participants commenced their first class on June 16 and will participate in this program throughout the summer.  The start-up founders are based in a shared house in Mountain View, Calif. and are utilizing co-working space at Citizen Space in San Francisco.

This program gives the founders a unique opportunity to learn from key industry leaders during private [...]

What’s new with TriOut and the Robert Scoble SXSW video interview with a sneak peak at TriOut v3

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How time flies in the location space. Just one year ago, Lawrence Ingram and myself held a TriOut launch party at the Research Triangle Park HQ and launched At the launch party we announced our first hyper local check in deals contest. Since then a lot has changed. TriOut has added a sales manager Gregg Morris and anther iPhone developer, Josh Johnson.

Over the past year, team TriOut had an amazing opportunity to participate at various location based conference such as geom with some of the other location-based services like foursquare, [...]

I’m joining Tech Media as Director of Digital and what it means for TriOut

It was announced earlier today that I have a new position with Tech Media. as their new Director of Digital. What does this mean for TriOut? As a cofounder of TriOut day to day responsibilities will be shifted to TriOut's other cofounder Lawrence Ingraham and sales manager/advisor Gregg Morris but I'll still be involved in major decision making. Below is the press release from

With over 10 years experience in technology and the social media sector Sutton, helps individuals, startups and businesses succeed in understanding how to communicate online via brand [...]

Featured in the January edition of Black Enterprise Magazine with 50Cent about TriOut & QR Codes

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to having a successful 2011, and there's nothing like starting off the year with a little media attention/press. A few months ago I was interviewed by Marcia Talbert (@newsgyrl), TechWatch Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine, about TriOut and QR Codes for the January edition with Curtis Jackson aka @50Cent on the cover. So... I'm not technically with 50Cent, just in the same magazine. Gotcha!

In the article I talked about how we built a QR Code reader into TriOut and how businesses can use TriOut and QR Codes to engage with their customers. Pick up a [...]

location-based applications – deals, check-ins and demographics – infographic

During the month of December I conducted a location-based marketing/applications survey from the readers of and The Location Based Marketing Association. My thanks to the 81 of you who responded to my LBS survey request going into the holidays. Here's the breakdown of your responses.

via and The Location Based Marketing Association

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Other data not shown in the location infographic:

Favorite location-based marketing promotion of 2010:

Foursquare and [...]

How to use QR Codes to check-in with Facebook, Foursquare and Gowalla at the same time.

As you know I’m a huge advocate of QR Codes. I believe that between QR Codes, RFID tags and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, QR Codes will have the largest impact, making it easier for people to check-in using location-based services. At least I’m betting on it. While working on TriOut version two (aka world edition), Lawrence Ingraham and I decided to build a QR Code Reader into the app, but that’s just one part of the QR Code implementation. The second part of incorporating QR Codes with TriOut was adding a custom check-in QR Code generator to the analytics section of [...]

Top 143 Location-Based Articles from 2010

It's that time of the year again. Time to take a look back at the year that defined mobile marketing and location-based apps. You could almost call 2010 the year of the check-in or the year that checkins went mainstream. Regardless the 2009 technology predictions were true. 2010 was all about location, location, location. Here's a look back a the top 143 location articles from 2010.