Archive for April, 2011

Kickstarter Startup Turf Is Becoming Well Known

Remember Turf? It’s the mobile game from the mind of Michael Tseng, ex-ad agency creative and current WeWork Labs resident. Since the exciting world of NY tech is an eco system teeming with different creatures, among which are the games segment, Michael thinks he’s got what it takes to unleash the next trend that’ll suck [...]

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iDeeli Has Got Lots Of Series C Cash

iDeeli just netted $41 million in series C round funding. That’s no small feat from an online hub for the “mass-affluent segment.” iDeeli is often perceived as a rival of Gilt Groupe, but the truth is it needs to expand badly so the VC cash couldn’t have come at a better time. Here’s the opening [...]

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LetsLunch, Meet New York

The name hardly leaves anything to the imagination. LetsLunch is perhaps what can be deemed a pure social networking portal. Forget hashcred and inane conversations on Bnter for a moment. Instead of inane friending, it’s a great tool for nailing reservations in a restaurant for a meal with [real] friends and business associates. This is [...]

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Exfm Scores $750,000 In Seed Round

There are so many different branches of the tech scene it’s sometimes hard to keep track on growth. Music based apps are pretty hot at the moment. Exfm are no exception. The startup’s product is hitched on the success of Google Chrome. What it doe is alert users of embedded mp3 files on a webpage [...]

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NYU-Poly Wants To Play A Greater Role In Tech

Apparently it has taken this long for the elite schools of New York to realize the vibrant tech scene’s potential. Ignoring the reckless VC spending on every half baked idea passing for a startup these days, New York’s schools do need to play a greater role in cultivating homegrown talent. At least this is what [...]

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Beer Gardens App Soaks The Big Apple

The Beer Gardens NYC app isn’t the freshest news, since it’s been around since last year. What is fresh though, is the app is now fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare check ins. The beer-centric iPhone/iPad app is currently available for just 99 cents, waiting for those who wish to find a nice place [...]

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Official Debriefing For Startup Weekend NYC

Last Sunday the latest Startup Weekend NYC concluded in a two hour frenzy of demos. Startup Weekend is a savage two day competition where teams of coders develop an app to snag top prizes. The prizes aren’t that cool—usually free stuff and some cash—but Startup Weekend often becomes the launch pad for new products and [...]

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Hunch Wants People To Find Their Taste

Wanting to be more than a recommendation hub for people out for kicks, Hunch recently unveiled a serious upgrade to their platform. A lengthy post over at the Hunch blog did the explaining much better, so here’s a helpful selection that begins with: “Starting today you’ll notice a new look to the activity feed on [...]

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Bnter Invades Android

Again, more news about the silliest corner of the social media buffet. Bnter aren’t exactly the hottest new live conversation outlet in the tech scene, neither do they have the sharpest people tweaking the product. What Bnter does have in abundance though, is creativity and a let-your-hair-down vibe that’s been attracting droves as of late. [...]

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Chris Dixon Is Selling His eBook Thru Amazon

Though ebooks are now more ubiquitous than ever compared to just a few years ago, striking it rich is still out of reach for independent ebook purveyors. But it is possible to rake in a decent sized profit from ebooks, especially when they’re sold in the right outlet like Amazon. Chris Dixon is going down [...]

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