Archive for October, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-18

ChubbyBrain Creates Program That Helps You Pitch To VCs: A great leap forward has just been made in an era where s… http://bit.ly/bF9pF0 # Hundreds Gather For HackNY Weekend Hackathon: “The one thing judges don’t care about is whether or not a hack is c… http://bit.ly/9IAUhg #

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Fast Society Takes (Harmless) Potshot At GroupMe During NY Tech Meetup

In retrospect, it was inevitable. GroupMe being a hot startup that allows users to simultaneously conference call groups of friends and Fast Society offering the same even if it crashed the party much later. So when both were given back-to-back slots to demo their product during the recent New York Tech Meetup, the sheer proximity meant that a [...]

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Hashable Is Getting Hotter And Hotter

To think it hasn’t even hatched from its by-invitation beta cocoon yet. The VC-funded startup has already sucked in a veritable who’s who of the NY startup scene. Not surprising, since Hashable is a tailor made hub for introductions, where users “post meaningful connections with people and see who else in your community is connecting.” After [...]

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AdKeeper Launches Beta With Much Fanfare, Advertisers Thrilled

A storm is brewing in the New York startup scene and it may very well shake things in media quite a bit. From the same guy who brought the world About.com (that would be Scott Kurnit), AdKeeper has arrived to inject some life into online ads. Rather than let your desktop become cluttered with adverts [...]

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Hundreds Gather For HackNY Weekend Hackathon

“The one thing judges don’t care about is whether or not a hack is commercializable.” This was the criteria set by 1/3 of HackNY‘s founding trio Evan Korth (the other two are Chris Wiggins and bit.ly veteran Hilary Mason) to inspire those gathered for HackNY’s fall Hackathon. No surprise then that over 200 students from 33 [...]

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ChubbyBrain Creates Program That Helps You Pitch To VCs

A great leap forward has just been made in an era where startups are literally on fire (in the passionate sense of the word). The guys at ChubbyBrain, a NYC-based firm specializing in data-research, currently have a program called the Funding Recommendation Engine that allows you to match your company’s product to a suitable investor(s). Sounds [...]

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Facebook Gets Patent For Foursquare Innovation

Trouble seems to be on the horizon with news of a fresh patent grant to Facebook leaking across the blogosphere. The bone of contention seems to be the patent itself, “Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social networking members”, which is the technology behind Facebook’s newly launched Facebook Places. The problem is the software was [...]

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Office Space For Startups Are (Almost) Everywhere

Tired of working in your apartment? The Wall Street Journal recently listed several prime office spaces for rent that are best suited to startups. But keep in mind these places each have their own standards, quirks, perks and unique advantages. If you’re itching for a fast-paced change in scenery, here’s a short rundown: NYU Poly [...]

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Foursquare Bummed By 11-hour Shutdown

Foursquare‘s momentum as a growing portal for users to enjoy rediscovering their locales hit a snag recently. Things got a little stressful on October 4 as the energies of the social networking site’s 32 employees were consumed by a glitch that shut down operations for 11 hours. The cause of the shutdown is helpfully explained [...]

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BuzzFeed Boost Gives Viral Discounts on Ads

To give viral content the honor it’s due, a recent media startup called BuzzFeed can now track “the Web’s obsessions in real time” and features all content that can go viral, whether it’s a video clip, a juicy gossip, or other products that will your office buzzing the next day. Now, BuzzFeed has just added a [...]

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