Archive for January, 2012

Boxee Live TV Dongle Now On Sale

Boxee is quietly changing TV for everyone. They first offered a free, social media player that plays both online and locally saved media when installed on a computer. The next step was to then actually sell a device that does just that, simplifying everything for users. Now, they’re offering the Boxee Live TV Dongle, which [...]

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Visual Revenue Predicts Your Future Pageviews

Visual Revenue has a very compelling offer. What if you could predict how a certain news article would perform 15 minutes in the future? That’s precisely the question they want to answer for you. Whether you’re a newsroom that wants to serve the most relevant article on your front page or a media company that [...]

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Social Media Archiver Timehop Gets $1.1M In Funding

Timehop, a service that archives your past, present and future activity on Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and Instagram, just landed $1.1 million in funding, thanks to O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital and Techstars. If the premise sounds familiar, that’s because the site was born out of a Foursquare hackathon last year at General Assembly as 4 Square [...]

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Tumblr Reaches 120M Users Per Month

Tumblr, that infamous microblogging site, is now visited by 120 million people every month. This was announced by none other than CEO and Founder David Karp in Munich earlier this week. On top of that, the social network slash blogging site also grabs 15 billion page views monthly. Some other stats gathered in the site’s About [...]

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NY Metro Companies Receive $2.72B In VC Money

According to the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, a total of 379 firms received a total of $2.72 billion dollars in investment. From the same report, the fourth quarter last year found 82 firms receiving $545.1 million in VC funding. One of the more heavily invested sectors in the NY venture market is media and entertainment, [...]

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Schoology Teams Up With Palo Alto Schools

Schoology, an NY-based startup which offers a SaaS solution for course management in K-12 and higher ed schools, recently partnered with the Palo Alto Unified School District to help manage its classroom work and schools communications. It’s another win for the growing influence of tech on education, as we’ve seen in previous coverage in NYTB. But why [...]

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iPad POS Company ShopKeep Gets Series A

ShopKeep, a cloud-based iPad POS system, announced that it had closed a Series A round with New York’s Tribeca Venture Partners and Contour Venture Partners, as well as with TTV Capital from Atlanta. The fresh influx of cash will help ShopKeep’s expansion efforts of converting POS into the tablet era. For just $50 a month, [...]

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Charlie O’Donnell Builds Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

One of the best VCs in New York tech is starting his own fund right at the heart of Brooklyn. Charlie O’Donnell, former founder and CEO of Path 101, is raising $7 to $10 million for his new firm Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, which they’ll use to help get early and seed stage tech companies get off the [...]

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NYC Getting A Software Engineering High School This Fall

On top of gathering steam on the tech university space, New York will also be getting a software engineering school soon. The Academy for Software Engineering will be the city’s first public high school especially geared towards teaching software development. Getting kids started with programming early was what gave rise to many of the most [...]

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TinyProj Closing Shop, Hands Keys To GroupTalent

TinyProj is a site where you can get your short projects done. Well, it was a site that did that, but it seems that its founder, Kyle Bragger, is closing it down. But fear not, your projects are in good hands since he’s passing the torch to GroupTalent, another great site for finding developers and [...]

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