Archive for October, 2010

Hundreds To Attend Boxee Box Launch Party

In keeping with Boxee tradition, a launch party will uh, launch at Irving Plaza on November 10 to celebrate Boxee’s soon-to-be consummated partnership with DLink. The red hot event will also showcase a demo of the Boxee Box on Boxee 1.0—its newest software—to entice those attending what a great buy Boxee is. Adding to the good news, Boxee [...]

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Union Square Ventures Really Likes New York City

USV likes the Big Apple so much in fact, that three of the six investments they’ve sourced in Europe have relocated here. Rather surprisingly, the opposite is the gist of Fred Wilson’s short piece recently featured on Business Insider. Originally published at the A VC blog, the article (titled “Some Thoughts On Geography”) makes a case for [...]

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NY Tech Startups Setting Up Shop In SoHo

No place in the Big Apple is safe from trailblazing innovation, apparently SoHo, the age-hold hub for bohemian haunts, fashion, and culture already sports a co-working space called SoHo Haven along 447 Broadway. Founded by Chris Dicksen and Erik NyGren, SoHo Haven charge entrepreneur-friendly rates between $450 to $850 a month for work space. Since opening [...]

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TechStars Want To Cultivate HackStars

Are you: A Java, Ruby, .NET, UI/UX/Javascript expert? Eager to learn about startups and earn the necessary experience points? Want to become part of a dynamic tech scene? Live in a TechStars city (or at least willing to relocate)? If your answer to all four questions is a resounding yes, then go ahead and sign [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-25

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-18: ChubbyBrain Creates Program That Helps You Pitch To VCs: A great leap forwa… http://bit.ly/9hlaLA # New York Startups On Fire: Third Quarter VC Funding Hits $335 Million: It’s official, ladies and gentlemen: New Yo… http://bit.ly/dx3P1F #

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ChubbyBrain Ranks Top Early Stage VCs

ChubbyBrain has once again gone the distance to help entrepreneurs navigate the treacherous startup waters. This time they’ve released a helpful chart that ranks who’s shelling out the most investments for internet and mobile startups in the NYC tech scene. This bit of news seems to be riding on the coattails of the glowing article [...]

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Foursquare Keeps Growing And Growing And Growing

By the time you read this, Foursquare user numbers have expanded by a few thousand since the startup’s big announcement last Saturday: On October 16th the site processed its 4 millionth user, a dude from Indonesia apparently. In a very exuberant blog post released on the same day, the author opened with a slight jab at [...]

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Microsoft And Mayor Bloomberg Cook Up Juicy Software Deal

No less than Mayor Bloomberg declared “This is about making the city government work better” during a Wednesday press con at City Hall. The event sealed the $100 million software deal that will provide a whole range of MS Office Tools for the Big Apple’s 100,000 city employees. Microsoft’s head honcho Steve Balmer and Mayor [...]

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Yipit Co-Founder Shares Wisdom, Experience

One half of the founding tandem behind Yipit—a deal aggregator along the lines of Groupon—was gracious enough to enumerate those crucial factors that gave their startup the edge (and $1.3 million in funding) in a recent article. Vinicius Vacanti begins the rather lengthy piece by admitting that when he and his partner Jim Moran quit their Wall [...]

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New York Startups On Fire: Third Quarter VC Funding Hits $335 Million

It’s official, ladies and gentlemen: New York is a hotbed of tech startups. Of the $335 million in investments during the third quarter, $87.1 million has gone directly to emerging software companies. These figures come from a joint report circulated last Friday by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Despite the encouraging [...]

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