Archive for March, 2010

NYC Tech Talks Meetup: Hot Potato & MongoDB, Tuesday 3/30

There is a NYC Tech Talks Meetup this Tuesday featuring Hot Potato and MongoDB.  While the RSVP count looks pretty low, it should be a good event to check out as these are both very promising VC-backed New York startups.  MongoDB is an open source document-oriented database and is founded by Dwight Merriman who was the [...]

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Interview with Shaun Terry, Co-Founder of Active Locations

Shaun Terry is a co-founder of Active Locations, LLC.  Active Locations is the creator of Trist, a mobile software application that automatically recognizes when you are at a venue, and configures itself to provide branded venue related services.  The company is currently looking for beta customers and seed investors. Shaun Terry will be presenting the [...]

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Interview with Reece Pacheco, Founder & CEO of TeamHomeField.com

Presenters for the April 29th NY Tech Mixer Meetup have just been announced.  We’ve decided to experiment with posting interviews with each of the presenters for the upcoming event to help the community get to know them a little bit better.  Below is the first interview with Reece Pacheco, founder and CEO of TeamHomeField.com.  Feel free [...]

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New York Representing at SXSW: foursquare, betaworks, AnyClip, Squarespace, and More!

The past few days at SXSW has been packed with top-notch panels, geek-celebrity keynotes, bubble-era startup parties, and never-ending, non-stop, hyper networking.  While I’ve been hopping around, it’s been great to see a strong showing by New York startups.  Foursquare and AnyClip both hosted jam packed parties, which had one-hour queues to get in and [...]

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Facebook to Launch Location Features Next Month

While rumors had been circulating for awhile, it’s finally been announced: Facebook will be launching location features next month. The gist of it is that they will allow users to share location with their friends, and offer a set of API’s to allow app developers to integrate location services. For Foursquare and Gowalla, this is [...]

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NY Times Article: The Growing NY Tech Industry

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a NY Times article on the NY tech scene that’s been causing some buzz in the community: http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/new-york-isnt-silicon-valley-thats-why-they-like-it/. It’s a short and sweet read that features many NY tech leaders including Fred Wilson, Charlie O’Donnell, Owen Davis, and Kevin Ryan. Whether the 2010 numbers will reflect the growing [...]

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Facebook to Hit $1B in 2010

Revenue stats for Facebook: $280-300 million in 2008, $600-700 million in 2009, $1 billion expected in 2010. What’s more interesting is their breakdown in terms of revenue sources: With brand advertising rapidly moving towards the social media space, I wouldn’t be surprised if these 2010 estimates are beat. Read more here: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/03/02/facebook-made-up-to-700-million-in-2009-on-track-towards-1-1-billion-in-2010/

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