Archive for August, 2010

Wanted: College Students for CollegeOnly

“I like your mom, but why is she poking me?” If you’ve ever asked this question to your college roommate whose mom is your FaceBook contact, then you’ll be glad to hear that CollegeOnly will be free from poking moms. NYC-based CollegeOnly is a social network that works like FaceBook only, as its name suggests, [...]

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Foursquare Gets Exposure with Enormous Times Square Ad

Foursquare has recently grabbed the largest digital billboard in Times Square for their large-scale advertisement. The billboard display features multi-level and multi-angle screens that exhibit what users can do with Foursquare: “Check in, find your friends, unlock your city.” Although Foursquare is very well-funded by many angel investors and supporting companies, it has never been [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-30

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-23: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-16: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-0… http://bit.ly/9MgtVo #

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NYC’s Foodspotting Funded, $750K Richer

Did you ever have a friend who insists on taking pictures of your food before you take a bite and eat away the presentation on the plate with your fork? Then he’s probably a member of Foodspotting, the startup that lets people take pictures of food and share it with anyone. Whether you like it [...]

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Tumbler Crosses Billion-Posts Mark

If you’re still doubting the success that is called Tumblr, then doubt no more: Tumblr has just broken the record with more than a billion posts, and still going for more. Before crossing over the billions-posts mark, the microblogging (they prefer the term tumblelogging) site has already been piling up huge numbers: over 6 million [...]

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Art Levitt is New AnyClip CEO

NYC-based AnyClip has recently experienced a change in leadership as former CEO Aaron Cohen is now replaced by Art Levitt. Art Levitt was the former CEO of Fandango, a company that gives moviegoers easier access to the movies they want. He has also been the CEO of Menupages.com. In 2009, Cohen became part of AnyClip, [...]

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New Yorkers Cool Off in Dumpster Pools

In an effort to make the city greener, Park Avenue became the temporary homes for 3 Dumpster Pools of the Macro Sea. As stated in the name, the Dumpster Pools were made from unused dumpsters during the Summer Streets Fair in the NYC early this August. The Dumpster Pools made its quiet appearance last year [...]

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One Bryant Park is LEED Platinum Certified

One Bryant Park has been known as the greenest skyscraper since last year, and recently it has added another award to put on its Wall of Fame: One Bryant Park is now LEED Platinum certified. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification system that stamps an A+ grade for buildings or communities [...]

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Event Re-Cap: NY Tech Mixer – Demos & Drinks, August 19th

Hi all, Thanks for coming out to the NY Tech Mixer last Thursday, August 19th at Crimson. We had a HUGE turnout with over 500 attendees! That’s right – 500 attendees – our events have now eclipsed even the NY Tech Meetup! Thanks to Khari Parson, we’ve got some photos of the event to share [...]

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Partnership of Zagat and Foodspotting Leads to Good Eats

Food lovers and techie junkies will definitely have a bite out of the new iPhone app that Foodspotting and Zagat Survey has in store for your eating pleasure. Zagat has already linked with Foodspotting before. Using the Foodspotting API, Zagat developed an app where Zagat users can have unprecedented access to countless Foodspotting photos and [...]

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