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Tuition.io Uses Technology to Help People Manage Their College Loans

Paying for college is increasingly difficult as the price for higher education continues to rise.  Large student loans are now commonplace for college attendees and graduates and in many cases, students take out more than one loan in order to pay for their schooling.  Unfortunately, people in their late teens and early twenties are usually unexperienced at handling debt to multiple organizations.  This situation leads to students often making mistakes or mismanaging the payment of their loans.  Cool product Tuition.io wants to help these students and college graduates by providing them an online platform where they can visualize and manage all their student loan payments in one place.  Students who receive money from banks, the government, and charity organizations can organize their payments to all of them through Tuition.io.  This cool product provides students with a dashboard that combines the data regarding all their loans, preventing students from having to guess or calculate their debt situation on their own.  Any users who have trouble importing their data into Tuition.io will have to contact an online computer support company in order to address the problem. Read more »



Ben Kaufman Founded Quirky to Crowdsource Ideas for New Inventions

Many people have ideas for inventions that they don’t have the time or resources to pursue on their own.  It takes a significant amount of money, free time and access to specific tools and materials in order to bring an invention from pure concept to physical reality.  Cool person in technology Ben Kaufman founded Quirky to help people without the extra time and resources to turn their invention ideas into reality.  Kaufman’s website lets people share their ideas, concepts, and even fully formed plans for new inventions as well as upgrades to items that already exist. These ideas can be for any type of invention, whether it’s a new computer repair tool, kitchen appliance or smartphone accessory.  Kaufman also helps to turn the ideas with the most traction on his website into actual products that make money for their creators. Read more »



Storefront Helps Sellers Find Retail Locations for Rent

Many independent crafters, artists, clothing designers and inventors desire a physical retail location to sell their artwork or products.  Unfortunately, finding affordable and reasonably located retail space is not as easy as it sounds.  Cool product Storefront is an online space that aims to make the process of finding store locations easier for smaller retailers and artists who want to sell their goods.  Users simply log on to the Storefront website and browse detailed listings in multiple cities for different storefront locations.  Read more »



Everett Steele Has Been Crowdsourcing Delivery with Kanga

Shipping costs can be problematic for many individuals and small businesses. Transporting very large items can even be cost prohibitive in some cases.  However, cool person in technology Everett Steele has founded Kanga in order to make delivering items less costly.  To accomplish this task, Steele has started using a model that has seen great success in other areas of the tech industry—crowdsourcing.  Companies like AirBnB and Uber have shown that having customers provide services to each other can actually be a viable business model if a company facilitates the exchange properly.  Kanga uses crowdsourcing by allowing people to request delivery services from anyone who has access to the proper transportation.  Once users find others able and willing to transport what they need moved, they can book the drivers to make deliveries through Kanga. Drivers on Kanga can charge less than large shipping companies, making the process far easier on people’s wallets.  Steele’s company takes a small cut of each payment for making each delivery possible.  Anyone who has technical difficulty while trying to schedule deliveries through Kanga should contact a computer support service for immediate assistance. Read more »



Jim Brady Founded Earthcomber to Help People Find What They Need Around Them

For many people, one of the greatest advantages of mobile technology is the ability to find whatever they need when they are out in the physical world.  The ability to look up the closest gas station when someone’s car is running low or finding the nearest ATM when a person’s wallet is thin are some of the greatest advantages of mobile computing.  Cool person in technology Jim Brady founded Earthcomber to push these advantages even further and make it even easier for people to find what they need with their smartphones and tablets.  Earthcomber finds the services and locations that users want to know about automatically.  Brady’s technology uses GPS to detect where people are when using their phones.  Earthcomber then finds the places closest to a user that will be most helpful to them based on their profile.  If users indicate they like to know where the nearest banks are whenever traveling, Earthcomber will automatically find them without them having to search for it.  Users can also set the app to detect things like restaurants, gas stations, hotels or even locations with free Wi-Fi.  If Earthcomber isn’t detecting locations properly for a user, that person should consult a smartphone computer repair professional about the phone’s GPS. Read more »



New Fixtion Wants to Bring Back the Radio Drama Using the Internet

Radio dramas were once a major part of pop culture.  Countless people tuned in weekly to hear episodic audio performances ranging in genre from crime fiction to sci-fi to romance.  Then, of course, technology moved forward and radio dramas became part of the past. Television became the primary form of entertainment for most people.  In an ironic twist, cool product New Fixtion is bringing back the format of the radio drama, but doing so by using the advantages of the technology that is quickly upending television as the primary form of entertainment in pop culture—the Internet.  New Fixtion hosts a large set of serial audiobooks that feature performances from multiple voice actors.  While a single performer usually reads many audiobooks aloud, New Fixtion provides users with stories performed by actors to create a feel similar to old radio dramas.  New Fixtion wants to bring back the serial audio drama by using the Internet and making these performances available for streaming or download whenever people want.  Anyone who experiences streaming issues while using New Fixtion should seek out a computer tech support service to get help. Read more »



Clutch CEO Ned Moore His App to Turn Smartphones into Digital Wallets

There are many apps that look to replace the use of loyalty and rewards cards in retail stores in restaurants.  A growing number tech companies are also looking to make smartphones into a way to make everyday payments in the physical world as well.  Other apps exist to help customers gain rewards for spending their money as part of a new marketing model powered by mobile technology.  However, cool person in technology Ned Moore didn’t found his startup Clutch to do just one of these things but all of them.  Clutch is an app for both Android and Apple mobile devices that aims to replace users’ physical wallets altogether.  On Clutch, people can add all the physical cards they would normally keep in their wallets, such as store loyalty cards or gift cards, so they can shop directly from the app.  Moore also lets users add credit cards to the app along with store cards and gift cards.  Moore even lets people add coupons for one-time deals when shopping with the app.  Users who have trouble downloading the app or adding any type of card to it need to find a smartphone tech support service to help them. Read more »



Zelo Lets People Leave Video Messages for Website Owners

When trying to engage customers, sometimes it’s just as important to let them engage you.  Cool product Zelo offers businesses a unique and interesting way for their customers to interact with them.  Zelo provides a cloud based platform for users to record video messages on a website and have those messages directly delivered to the site’s owner.  Rather than a typical comments section or impersonal email form for users to fill out, Zelo gives customers a chance to express their feelings on camera.  This concept is about as close as most users on the web can get to an in-person customer service experience and could very likely make people feel better about getting their voice heard.  Zelo delivers all video messages recorded with Zelo on the website directly to any inbox that a site owner dictates.  Owners can review all the recorded messages at their leisure.  Any customers who have problems recording video on a site using Zelo should investigate to see if their webcams need PC repair. Read more »



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