MapMuse Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Development of Pizza Review Aggregator iPhone App

Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Top Pizza Places, an iPhone app that aggregates published reviews of pizza restaurants to help consumers choose where to eat, today announced the launch of a Indiegogo campaign to help fund its development. The month-long campaign aims to raise $ 5,000 to help pay for database creation, programming, hosting, and marketing.

Top Pizza Places will be the first published food review aggregator app of its kind on the market, says Mike Pilon, founder of MapMuse, the company behind Top Pizza Places. “When people want to find good pizza that’s been given the stamp of approval by trusted, impartial food critics, we’re hoping they’ll turn to us.” If the Indiegogo campaign is successful, MapMuses staff will scour hundreds of national, regional, and local newspapers, as well as magazines and reputable bogs, for pizza reviews. An overwhelmingly positive review qualifies the restaurant for a spot in the app.

Structurally, Top Pizza Paces will be built on an interactive map pinned with locations of qualifying pizza places. Each restaurant will have a detailed profile that supplies users with review excerpts, contact information, web links, and photos. The app will take full advantage of mobile capabilities, including GPS navigation and a one-touch dialing feature that enables users to make reservations from their iPhone. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for hungry people to find great pizza, says Pilon with a smile.

The greatest obstacle to the apps development lies in developing its massive database. In addition to aggregating thousands of reviews from food critics, MapMuse will be culling granular data such as oven type, cooking temperature, and pizza styles for each restaurant. Users will be able to search the map for restaurants serving the exact type of pie theyre hungry for. Although gathering the data is a giant, highly nuanced task, MapMuse is confident in its ability to achieve success. “Data is what we do,” says Pilon. “Eating great pizza comes in a close second.”

MapMuse is an internet and app development company based in Reston, Virginia. Theyve developed dozens of data-driven mobile apps over the past half-decade, and are confident in their ability to deliver Top Pizza Places to the satisfaction of their Indiegogo backers. To donate or learn more about the app, please visit their Indiegogo information page.

NCUA: First Quarter 2013 State Data Show Growth in Loans, Assets and Membership

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

A new analysis of state-level data for federally insured credit unions finds loans, assets and membership grew in the year ending March 31, 2013, according to the National Credit Union Administration.

The NCUA Quarterly U.S. Map Review, available here, looks at key state-level indicators, including unemployment rates and home price changes, for federally insured credit unions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Total loans outstanding grew 4.9 percent in the year ending in the first quarter of 2013 after rising 2.2 percent during the previous year. Forty-nine of the 54 states and territories included in the report showed loan growth, with Idaho (12.4 percent) and Oklahoma (12.2 percent) posting the fastest growth rates. Loans declined in four states and the Virgin Islands, led by Nevada, which fell 8.8 percent.

Every state except Nevada showed asset growth during this 12-month period ending March 31, 2013. Total assets grew by 5.4 percent compared to 6.7 percent the previous year. Iowa (10.4 percent) had the highest rate of growth. Nevada credit union assets declined 3.2 percent.

Nationally, annualized return on average assets (ROAA) at federally insured credit unions was 83 basis points in the first quarter of 2013, down slightly from 85 basis points in the first quarter of 2012. ROAA rose in 12 states and in Guam and Puerto Rico. Utah had the highest ROAA (155 basis points) while Delaware had the lowest (26 basis points).

Nationally, 71 percent of federally insured credit unions had positive ROAA in the first quarter of 2013, down slightly from 74 percent the year prior. The share of credit unions with positive ROAA rose in 13 states and Washington, D.C., and remained unchanged in Guam and the Virgin Islands. Maine (93 percent) had the highest share of federally insured credit unions with positive ROAA among the states, while Hawaii (58 percent) had the lowest. All credit unions in Guam had positive ROAA in the first quarter.

NCUAs Office of the Chief Economist prepares and issues the quarterly map review, which includes other state-level credit union data and maps on essential metrics, such as:

Adrian and The Sickness Live in Concert – ROT Biker Rally

Adrian and The Sickness Live in Concert – ROT Biker Rally
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DATE June 14, 2013
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Adrian & The Sickness will be Live in Concert at the Paradise Bar in Austin, Texas on Friday June 14th, 2013 for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally!

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Adrian and the Sickness is an undeniable front of infectious pop concoction wrapped around electric, bombastic rock and roll. They have been wowing live audiences with sweet melody and sheer sonic power since their debut in February 2004. Guitarist Adrian Conner also plays lead in Hell's Belles, an AC/DC tribute band so fearsome that Angus Young is a devoted fan. She's a deft soloist and a sure hand with a stinging riff, and she's demonstrated her talents in front of demanding AC/DC fans all over the world. But she's also a formidable pop-rock songwriter, penning honest, forthright songs spiked with catchy, irresistible hooks. Her original music has been called "exciting, rambunctious and kinda scary" in Guitar Player Magazine (2007).

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BigContacts Announces Next Generation Web Based CRM Software

Duluth, GA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

BigContacts, a leading provider of small business web based CRM software, announces the launch of their next generation CRM Software – BigContacts 2.0. This new platform offers an entire suite of tools to help small businesses work smarter and get more done all without hiring more people. Each feature serves an important role in assisting small businesses to improve client retention and increase prospect conversion.

Of the many features offered within the new BigContacts 2.0, highlighted today are the redesigned contact dashboard and email functionality.

The contact dashboard is unique in the CRM software space. It allows businesses to organize important information, manage notes, calls, meetings, sales opportunities and capture all email communication for a contact in one easy to manage dashboard. This dashboard allows you to view and manage an entire customer or prospect relationship all from a single screen!

The contact record is a core element of the dashboard and is where all core information for a given contact is stored. The enhancements to this section of the dashboard include a re-organization of the data within the record to provide an even more user friendly experience. The contact record also includes social media and Google maps integration for each specific customer or prospect.

The contact dashboard is organized for the most efficient communication with your customers and prospects. The history and notes for each contact is kept within quick access of the record, to allow for optimal customer service and to help maximize prospecting opportunities.

Email is an important tool used by most small businesses to stay in front of their customer and prospects. BigContacts 2.0 provides many options for sending, tracking and receiving emails. Sending and receiving emails directly through the CRM software allows for easily accessible email history attached directly to each contact record. The email dropbox features makes it simple to send and log emails outside of BigContacts as well as record incoming emails from customers and prospects. Sending group emails and creating automated email drip campaigns are just a few of the additional email features in this next generation CRM tool.

Bob Walton, founder and CEO of BigContacts, states, Over the past 6 years, my company has had the opportunity to assist over 10,000 small businesses in implementing CRM software and we have received an incredible amount of feedback from real users in the process. We studied all this input and decided to invest the last 18 months of our lives building our next generation web based CRM software. Walton continues, Thanks to the invaluable insights of everyday users, were confident that this new platform will become THE web based CRM Software of choice for small businesses.

Bob uses his 20 years of business experience to help small businesses better evaluate how they are managing the customer lifecycle today and then shows them how they can leverage CRM technology to get a handle on the entire customer experience.

For more information about BigContacts please visit or call 1-888-286-6578.

About BigContacts:

BigContacts is a software company that was founded in 2006 with a singular focus on delivering cost-effective and user-friendly CRM Software to help small businesses manage their prospect and customer relationships.

BigContacts is now a leading web based CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solution designed for small businesses that have outgrown basic solutions like Outlook, Excel or ACT but don’t want the cost and complexity of CRM solutions like Salesforce.

REMI Announces Top 3 Online Solutions for Realtors

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

Tobias Nergarden of the Real Estate Marketing Insider, today announced REMIs weekly Top 3 feature. The REMI Top 3 details three strategies or suggestions for improving real estate business. This weeks Top 3 examined three online tools that are available to realtors for free, that can help streamline a real estate practice.

This weeks Top 3 was inspired by a report in PR Newswire that Sequent Systems, a real estate transaction management company, was announcing major upgrades to their landmark software EZ Coordinator. The EZ Coordinator software is a full-service platform designed specifically for agents and realty firms, offering them a digital workstation for transaction management. Sequent Systems is currently demoing products at San Franciscos RealTech conference, and they announced that the next version of EZ Coordinator would integrate with Google Calendar and Contacts, Mailchimp (an email marketing software), and Infusionsoft, a social marketing platform designed for small businesses.

As real estate moves further online, this kind of integration across products will hopefully gain traction on newer platforms. However, a smart realtor doesnt need an expensive do-all software platform to make the internet work for them. In fact, some of the best real estate marketing strategies revolve around the internets multiple offerings. Here are REMIs top 3 free software options for realtors: