Archive for December, 2011

As 2011 Ends, GovFresh Lauds NYC

It’s the last day of the year! What a wild 2011 it has been. NY Tech Blog is proud of the tech scene it so unerringly scrutinizes. From the glory of SXSW to the explosion of Canvas, from incubators to summer programs, from Foursquare to TechStars reality shows—it all got covered. To the readers who’ve [...]

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Founders Go Political, Buzz Builds Around Mysterious Viral Media Startup

Not sure if it’s going to be a tool for fomenting revolution in different countries, but the trio behind a yet-to-be-announced viral media startup sure have grand plans. At least this is what a leading UK paper suggests. Apparently Facebook veteran Chris Hughes, Eli Pariser, and former the Onion Peter Koechley are in cahoots for…a [...]

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Woman Innovative Mobile Creates Space For Female Founders

Since the mobile market is exploding like a super nova, a new accelerator program geared toward females wants to enliven the space with fresh talent. Not that there are too few such platforms that could give women founders a leg up (Women 2.0?), but what sets Women Innovative Mobile apart is its mobile focus. Mobile [...]

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CyberCoders Releases List Of Hottest Tech Jobs

CyberCoders? It’s a  ‘staffing company’ based in the West Coast. The main office is still there, but a new one just opened here in NY. In no time CyberCoders officially released a list of highest paying tech jobs. An excerpt from the statement read: “New York City is one of the fastest growing technology markets [...]

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The Cornell-Technion Connection Finally Explained

When the massive news broke out last week, everyone was surprised that the tech campus winner wasn’t solo. In fact, Cornell is going to ‘share’ its new branch on Roosevelt Island with a venerable Israeli institution renowned for its world-class engineers. So how did that happen? Turns out both parties had already been in talks [...]

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Tracks Gets A Million Bucks In Seed Money

Hardly six months old, Tracks are proof that the art of photo-sharing is far from has-been status. After-relaunching at the onset of the ‘ber months, Tracks are now the recipients of a generous seed round shared between VC firms and a whole bunch of angels. These include General Catalyst, Eniac ventures, and the glowing patronage [...]

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BestVendor Lands Generous $3M Series A Round

Some people got their Christmas boost earlier than usual, assuming of course, that the guys over at bestVendor are flushed with a warm feeling after a succesful funding round transpired this week. Turns out BestVendor, a platform for inter-company app-sharing via recommendations, got a generous Series A boost from RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Old Willow [...]

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After Success Of TechStars Reality Series, New Series Planned For LA

 To be honest, watching entrepreneurs go down the reality TV route isn’t very appealing. But in the media world, everything is a story and why should Bloomberg pass up a chance to put a reality show spin on a trend happening right under its nose? Thus explains TechStars’ headlong rush and subsequent triumph in the [...]

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Qwiki Does New York

It seems another startup from San Francisco has upped and moved. Not to sound like a nuanced and carefully worded pitch, but to describe Qwiki requires an emphasis on its unique take on curating user queries. See,  Qwiki is a mobile/web search results aggregator that creates a feed to organize the inevitable glut of info [...]

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The NY Tech Campus Saga: Cornell And Israeli Partner Wins

That partner being the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Stanford? Too bad. The revered West Coast institutions that incubated Silicon valley’s iconic companies (like HP, for example) pulled out of the competition late last week. The reasons were a bit vague, though an inability to meet eye-to-eye with NY officials was cited a s a reason. [...]

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