Archive for May, 2011

Who Ever Thought Socks Had A Market?

Yes, socks. For Eli Mechlovitz it was a golden opportunity to render a genuine service. He and his partner Avi Marko launched KidsSocks.com on September last year to reach a market that most retailers never fully recognized. So far it’s been a success and Mechlovitz credits his daughters as much as his work ethic, which [...]

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Ad Placers Peer39 Raises A Mountain Of Cash

To date, Peer39 has already raised $27million to fund it’s ad placement operation. What Peer39 does is basically offer a means for advertisers to target their audience—nothing new here. Peer39 is different thanks to a novel approach of profiling users without the distasteful prospect of privacy invasion. Instead of analyzing internet user behavior, it scans [...]

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Forget The 4Chan Feud, Tumblr Is Growing Super-Fast!

An earlier post involving Tumblr (the home of 19 million or so blogs and counting) shone a spotlight on its long-running feud with hacker cove 4Chan. In fact, that post went: “Some sort of undeclared war flared up last week involving well known haunts of various internet lurkers. Meme giant 4Chan and Tumblr both went [...]

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MakerBot Gets The New York Times Treatment

Innovation is a many faceted thing and tends to grow in different directions. Take MakerBot, for example. The hardware side of the tech scene doesn’t get the coverage it deserves. A shame, really, since exciting new frontiers are being opened for a generation of creatives to discover and explore. The kings of this new movement [...]

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Why Lots Of People Know Who Jerry Colonna Is

It’s because the ex-VC reinvented himself as a business coach for the tech scene, with around 50 clients he meets with on some basis or other. According to Betabeat, which ran a profile on Mr. Colonna, the waiting list after the fortunate 50 is much longer. Though he’s far from a Silicon Alley equivalent of [...]

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Rachel Sterne Unveils Road Map To World Domination

Even if there’s a shortage of viable office real estate and a soon-to-be opened tech university is, well, soon-to-be opened at a far off date. (Stanford NY?) Rachel Sterne, the wonder woman pushing Mayor Bloomberg’s agenda to make the city a Technopolis, yesterday presented the results of a wide ranging city-wide review. She basically co-headlined [...]

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David Zucker Is The Marketing Iron Man At Gilt Groupe

In case you didn’t know, David Zucker is the CMO of Gilt Groupe. The marketing exec has his hands full nurturing the posh online retailer’s three million plus userbase, who are on track to earn Gilt Groupe some $400 million in revenues this year. This staggering amount is reached (and perhaps eventually surpassed) thanks to [...]

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Get To Know Startup Girl Amy Wu

No, she doesn’t work for a startup but her new gig at Insight Ventures Partners means she regularly rubs elbows with the people in the scene. Amy is an Oregon gal who relocated there from the place of her birth, Beijing. For the longest time she spent ’90 hours a week’ at a financial management [...]

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The Trouble With Foursquare

This post runs against the grain of the generally positive rap Foursquare receives from NY Tech Blog. After all, Foursquare has quite a product in its hands that’s injecting new life into small everyday transactions. What’s the problem? Blame it on Adrianne Jeffries who made a very good point about how small Foursquare is compared [...]

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Something Is Brewing Between Tumblr And 4Chan

Some sort of undeclared war flared up last week involving well known haunts of various internet lurkers. Meme giant 4Chan and Tumblr both went down and fingers were a-pointin’ that parties form both sides exchanged DDOS attacks. This isn’t the first reported case of retaliatory strikes though, as the hacker haven and hipster hideout have [...]

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