Archive for November, 2010

Dogpatch Labs Hosts Insightful PR Event For Startups

At some point in the odyssey of an entrepreneur working insane hours to get a startup off the ground, he/she must have contemplated the existential question: “How do I sell my company to the press?” To alleviate the strain of such profound self-questioning, Dogpatch Labs organized an event-cum-panel discussion earlier this week whose sole aim [...]

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Location Based Social Networking Is Going To Be Huge

The problem is the trend hasn’t caught on with the vast majority of American internet users. A recent Pew Research Center report indicated that only 4% of the demographic bother with sites like Foursquare and its competitors. While the numbers are indeed unflattering, those dedicated to the cause of location based networking may deem this [...]

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Ad Enablers Are Becoming A Powerful Force In NY Tech

Simply put, Ad enablers are businesses that gauge how appropriate certain websites are for a specific company’s ads. They can also be called the new gatekeepers into the evolving post-recession world of online advertising. The thing is the ad enabler scene covers a broad spectrum of services dedicated to letting their clients reach prospective customers. [...]

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Synthesio CEO Shares Bootstrapping Yarn

Loic Moisand is a busy man, which is probably the reason why he preferred a Twitter interview with Business Insider this week. Synthesio, the company he launched four years ago, focuses on “social media monitoring.” Its goal is to provide clients the means to keep tab on theirreviewing work products in the social media sphere so [...]

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The People Working At Hashable Must Be Very Happy Right Now

Especially after they scored $4 million from Union Square Ventures this week. (Don’t let the picture at the left fool you though) Light on its feet and quick to reinvent itself according to the needs of the times, those unfamiliar with Hashable lore should know that founder and CEO Michael Yavonditte re-launched the company that [...]

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Scoop St. Co-Founder Explains His Company’s Success

Beyond the prevalence of social media, Scoop St.co-founder David Ambrose admits that there are a few tricks up his company’s sleeve that keeps it competitive in the group buying scene. In case you’ve never heard of Scoop St. before, the site is in the same league as Groupon when it comes to introducing users to juicy [...]

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Postling CEO Shares Valuable Insight On NY Tech

As a small business owner, do you feel spread thin across different social media accounts? Perhaps it’s time you heard about Postling, a year-old startup that aggregates your social media commitments. With Postling, there’s no more time-wasting log ins and multiple tabs to keeps matters under control on Twitter, Facebook, your own blog, etc. Having made [...]

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Tech Startups Are A Bubble? Uh Oh.

Rest assured it’s more thoughtful speculation than reality. Speculation on Fred Wilson’s part, to be exact. In a recent blog post, he observed: “I think the competition for ‘hot’ deals is making people crazy and I am seeing many more unnatural acts from investors happening. If it were just valuations rising quickly, I’d be a [...]

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Nathan Folkman Acq-hired By Facebook

If someone was keeping score this time, would it be Facebook 1 and Foursquare 0? Call it strategic smarts or sweet revenge (especially since Foursquare is way cooler than Facebook Places), but the growing location-based check-in site has just lost a valuable member of its team to the leading social network in the world. Foursquare [...]

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Meghan Casserly: NYC Tech Is Unstoppable

As if a string of recent posts here about the NYC tech scene’s rise weren’t enough, Forbes blogger Meghan Casserly has just written a journalistic ode to the burgeoning movement. Weaving together bits of interviews with startup troopers slugging it out at the frontlines, Ms. Cassserly’s reporting on the entrepreneurial environment is spot on. In [...]

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