Archive for October, 2011

NY Tech Darlings Foursquare Moving To New Office

If you want to know where the hottest startups are, meaning those lucky few awash in so much funding, look no farther than 568 Broadway. That’s where Foursquare is moving after its extended stay at the East Village’s 6 Cooper shared space it shared with like-minded tenants. Turns out trail blazing medical mavericks ZocDoc are [...]

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Pivot And Grit Scores Scroll A Lot Of Money

Launched by two compulsive self-taught programmers, Scroll is an app dedicated to “promote informed and engaged communities.” That sounded a tad vague, so better just visit their home page for a first hand experience. The back story of Scroll is worth recounting though. Its core members are Cody Brown and Kate Ray, who still work [...]

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The Really Strange Implosion Of BuyWithMe

Given the fact that the tech scene is pretty young, case studies aren’t really called for. But wait, because the tragedy of BuyWithMe (hey that rhymed) should serve as a lesson for anyone in the trenches. In fact, it would make a pretty good case study. In an earlier post, BuyWithMe’s woes were recounted in [...]

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Programming Purveyors Codeacademy Get $2.5 Million In Series A

To make things fun, try to name/guess at least two VCs or VC firms who poured money into them. Yes, just two. Those involved are pretty familiar names in the scene anyway. The breaking news is Codeacademy are rolling in a generous Series A. As its name strongly suggests, anyone interested in learning how to [...]

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Google Guys Want Stanford In NYC

Stanford is really making a huge, titanic effort to ultimately claim a slice of local real estate for its tech campus. As part of this relentless drive, Stanford rallied its most stellar alumnal pair, none other than the Google guys themselves. That’s Larry Page and his buddy Sergey Brin, who were unreserved in their high [...]

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MediaMath Hungry For Funding Round

Specializing in ad space bids from media companies, MediaMath are reportedly on the verge of a large funding round. According to available sources, their current revenue is somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million, but it might be higher. Now if MediaMath’s reasonĀ for existence is still a bit mystifying, let CEO Joe Zawadzki’s words clarify [...]

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MakerBot Is Looking For A Few Good Geeks

“If you find 3D printing exciting, this is the place for you.” Thus goes MakerBot’s latest shout out to technicians who have what it takes. The company are currently accepting resume submissions (check source link below) for support agents. Support agents? The guys who troubleshoot their legendary DIY 3D printers. That’s them. MakerBot have always [...]

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Uh Oh, BuyWithMe Is Downsizing

Worse, the mass lay off that’s been confirmed by its CEO this week could be the final breath before the plunge. A well-known tech site first broke the news earlier (as in just a few days ago earlier) and since then the bad news has made the rounds. The problem seems to be a lack [...]

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TechStars Connected Blueprint Health Wants To Cultivate Talent

Okay, so healthcare doesn’t attract the same pizzazz as fashion or the fanboyish publicity often reserved for locations-based mobile apps. It is, however, one of the most fertile corners of the tech scene. If ZocDoc is anything to go by, there’s a huge market out there waiting for salvation. Thus, it comes as no surprise [...]

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The Tao Of Moot: 4Chan Founder Shares Wisdom At Web 2.0

If a meme ever brought a smile to your face, better thank Chris Poole for birthing 4Chan. Okay, so there’s porn galore and generally NSFW content down there (still is), as well as a shadow army of rabid hacktivists, but Chris has moved on to greater endeavors with Canv.as, which has received its fair share [...]

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