This week was stacked with fun announcements and events in the world of tech and Buddytruk. From the net-neutrality vote to Driver Appreciation Day there are some fantastic topics from this week to share.
1. Buddytruk featured on ROC Blog.
The Los Angeles Buddytruk offices are located in the beautiful city of Santa Monica at the Real Office Centers a.k.a. ROC. One of the best things about ROC is that we are constantly surrounded by so many terrific entrepreneurs and startups. In addition, the ROC staff is so amazingly supportive of everyone. In fact, they were kind enough to write a blog post about us. They really understand our message! Check out an excerpt:
BuddyTruk is a company devoted to making the local moving and delivery process friendly, simple, and community-oriented. At its core, Buddytruk believes in people from the neighborhood helping others in their community. The Buddytruk mobile application connects people that have a local hauling or delivery need with another person in the community who has a vehicle that can do the job. Check out the rest of their blog post here.
2. Buddytruk celebrates Driver Appreciation Day.
Last weekend, Buddytruk celebrated our fine roster of Buddytruk drivers for Buddytruk Driver Appreciation Day! It was a beautiful day in sunny California when #TeamBuddytruk hit the sandy beaches of Santa Monica. If you want to read more about it, visit our Buddytruk Driver Appreciation Day blog post. Chief Marketing Buddy, Tim Kolenut also shot a fun a video and photos for you to check out.
3. Buddytruk Founder, Brian Foley hosts “Free Lunch Friday”.
On Friday, Buddytruk Founder and Chief Executive Buddy, Brian Foley will be spoke at the ROC. The event had a great turnout and in case you’re unable to attend we will be taking plenty of videos and photos for you. Interested in finding out more about Mr. Foley? Check him out on Entrepreneur’s 4 Startup Founder Under 30 to Keep an Eye On.
4. Net Neutrality vote comes down.
In case you missed the big news, the Federal Communications Commission voted to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally. This historic vote on the proposal, pitched by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, received cheers from a wide array of technology companies and consumer groups while receiving not so happy responses from Internet service providers. The controversial proceedings that led up to the vote generated heated lobbying in Washington and public clamor on social media, all in efforts to steer the future direction of the rules that guide Internet traffic.
USA Today reports, “The Internet is too important to allow broadband providers to make the rules,” said Wheeler to applause from the standing room-only crowd gathered before the FCC panel.
Interested to find out more of the reactions to the FCC decision? Check it out here.
5. Google makes “mobile-friendliness” & indexed mobile apps rank higher.
Our pals at TechCrunch reports that Google made two epic changes that will affect the rankings of search results for users accessing Google search on mobile devices. Google will now take into consideration a site’s mobile-friendliness as one of its ranking signals. In addition, information from indexed mobile applications will also begin to influence ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed on their smartphone. Google is stepping it up! Read more on TechCrunch.
Speaking of Google…
6. Google invests $300 mill in Solar City Green Energy Project.
Mashable reports that Google invested $300 million into the SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider. This investment is a part of a $750 million SolarCity fund meant to encourage solar energy in homes in the U.S. The fund covers the cost of solar panel creation and installation so homeowners will have no upfront costs to dissuade them from “going green”. Read more here on Mashable.
7. ABC hit, Modern Family films an entire episode with Apple products.
There was this amazingly inventive episode of Modern Family that aired that featured the entire cast communicating the entire episode by simply using apple products. It was impressive to say the least and so awesome that I had to mention it in our roundup. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the desktop and all of the apps such as FaceTime and Facebook were created with motion graphics, and the camera shots of the actors were photographed entirely with Apple iPhones, iPads and a Macbook Pro. Find out more about what they used to make these visual techniques on The Hollywood Reporter.
8. Buddytruk heads to Austin, Texas!
Next week, #TeamBuddytruk will be heading down to Texas to start setting up shop for a new location. Our goal is to expand to several major cities by the end of this year and right now we are moving at a sizzling pace. While we’re out there we’ll be taking in the beautiful city of Austin. We’ll make sure to get some fun videos/photos to show all of you. If you have any ideas of any places we should visit, feel free to send us your recommendations on Facebook and Twitter.
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