Archive for July, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-19

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-12: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-05: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-2… http://bit.ly/9Xz7st # Google Secretly Investing In Zynga?: This has certainly been a quiet investment for Google, to say the least. Sour… http://bit.ly/91pjlE # Check out my new photos on #Yext http://bit.ly/cwRbVg # A Tour of The Manhattan Studios of Howcast: [...]

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Squarespace Gets First Round of Outside Funding From Index Ventures and Accel Partners

Website and blog hosting company Squarespace just got its first outside capital from venture firms Accel Partners and Index Ventures. The deal puts three new members into the board of the NY-based company: Andrew Braccia of Accel, Dominique Vidal of Index Ventures and Jonathan Klein, the CEO of Getty Images. The company was founded by [...]

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Bronx Getting Wireless Meters To Track Water Usage, Entire City Fitted By 2012

If the summer heat has made you think about taking more showers, this news might make you do otherwise. Mayor Bloomberg has just announced that the city will be installing wireless water monitors around the Bronx and customers in the borough can expect to be able to access their water usage data online by mid-September. [...]

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Open Hardware Summit Coming To The World Fair Grounds

While many of you folks might be familiar with open source software, the hardware version hasn’t gotten as much attention as its digital counterpart. The Open Hardware Summit aims to change all that.  This first Summit will be held at the New York Hall of Science at The World Fair Grounds on the 23rd of [...]

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A Tour of The Manhattan Studios of Howcast

Business Insider went over to the studios to check out the how-to behind the how-to video startup Howcast. In essence, Howcast creates and aggregates instructional videos from all over the web and monetizes it through ad partners. They argue that these videos are a natural answer to many search queries and are a good way [...]

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Interview with Jesse Sommer, Co-founder and COO of CabCorner.com

Jesse Sommer is the co-founder of CabCorner.com, a web-based, mobile-accessible platform designed to facilitate “cab-sharing” among commuters in urban environments.  The prototype launched in May 2009 with widespread media acclaim, and this partially enabled the company to acquire the nascent online cab-sharing industry’s two biggest players: Hitchsters.com and CabEasy.com.  After a year of refinement and [...]

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Google Secretly Investing In Zynga?

This has certainly been a quiet investment for Google, to say the least. Sources are saying that the investment was made by the big G itself and not their investing arm. Furthermore, it looks like that the company that made Farmville will be the base of Google’s future gaming venture. Zynga is reported to have [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-12

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-05: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-28: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-2… http://bit.ly/aODL2Y # Highlights From NYTM’s July Event: If you’ve been around the startup block in NYC, you already know about the New … http://bit.ly/9lCGnu # Get Around The City With NYCmate: Smartphone owners rejoice! No longer will you be lost [...]

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Get Around The City With NYCmate

Smartphone owners rejoice! No longer will you be lost in the maze that is Empire City! Densebrain together with Episode 6 just released the free app NYCmate that gives you official MTA maps right on your iPhone or Android phone. The app is built upon Densebrain’s JustTheMap white label software which powers other map applications [...]

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Highlights From NYTM’s July Event

If you’ve been around the startup block in NYC, you already know about the New York Tech Meetup. It’s a local mini conference of sorts, founded by Scott Heiferman, serial entrepreneur of Meetup fame, in 2004. Last July 6, a few interesting demos were presented in front of a packed audience. One promising venture was [...]

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