Archive for February, 2011

Will Google Buy SinglePlatform?

The only clue so far is an unnamed source claimed that SinglePlatform and Google were having “numerous talks back and forth.” Aside from this, there’s little else to go on except speculation. Still, the mere hint of a possible acquisition confirms Google’s drive to have a good chunk of the technology being developed here at the Big [...]

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Mean People Suck And Other Distinctions At Suxorz Awards

An evening of laughs transpired at the Gershwin hotel on February 15 where panelists and participants alike weighed in on a year’s worth of bad social media. Considering the very medium is driving the local startup boom and transforming the American consumer’s habits, an event like the Suxorz Award could not have come at a [...]

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Lots Of Weird Apps Demoed At Music Hackday

While the rest of the world was engrossed with the happenings at this year’s Grammys, some 300 warm bodies flocked to General Assembly HQ (who were among the sponsors) and demoed several dozen hacks for Music Hackday. The avid participants broke a new record, making what transpired last weekend the biggest Hackday ever. A fact [...]

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An Interview With Doug Petkanics, Co-Founder of Hyperpublic

Doug Petkanics is the co-founder of Hyperpublic, a web utility to discover the people, places and things in a person’s hyper-location. Hyperpublic is building a structured dataset for the user’s local world.  Not only is it a web portal for a user to upload/discover their local environment, it’s also a platform and data provider for [...]

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An Interview With Eliot Yaxley, CEO & Founder of GuestVessel

Eliot Yaxley is the founder and CEO of GuestVessel. GuestVessel lets people in trusted networks (Alumni Associations/Companies/Universities etc.) to safely and securely trade their available accommodations for tokens, which they can then redeem for accommodation space when and where they need it.  The GuestVessel team is currently looking to partner with networks to bring GuestVessel [...]

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An Interview With Shawn Pelsinger, President for Business Development of imup4

Shawn Pelsinger is President for Business Development of imup4, a social network that radically simplifies the way friends make plans. Users simply tell the system what they are up for — for example, “drinks tomorrow night” — and the system will alert them about which of their friends are up for the same thing. Users [...]

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An Interview With Dmitry Pakhomkin, CEO & Co-Founder of Goodzer

Dmitry Pakhomkin is the co-founder and CEO of Goodzer. Goodzer offers consumers a comprehensive local product search service, making it easier for them to find the items they want at the best price in real-time and, most importantly, closest to them. Goodzer’s beta version covers NYC’s brick-and-mortar retail stores of all sizes, from mom-n-pop shops [...]

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An Interview With Ryan O’Donnell, CEO & Co-Founder of Let’s Gift It

Ryan O’Donnell is the co-founder and CEO of Let’s Gift It, an easy, fun and social way for groups to contribute towards purchasing a gift for someone special. Let’s Gift It was created to provide an alternative payment solution for online merchants while enriching the giving experience within a social graph. The Let’s Gift It team are looking [...]

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GroupMe Is More Than Ready For SxSW

They might still be sharing office space with the Jumo guys and only have 13 warm bodies to run everything, but GroupMe is in fighting mood behind the smiles. (The Business Insider article via the source link does convey a profound sense of fun at the work place though.) GroupMe’s latest coup is still a [...]

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Rumor: Apple Store To Rise In Grand Central

Rumor has just broken out that Apple are planning on opening a store at Grand Central Station. Problem is everyone and anyone who can shed light on the matter is keeping mum. Apple hardly needs to make its presence felt at the Big Apple–its glass encased ‘temple’ at Fifth Avenue is already well known and [...]

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