Archive for February, 2012

NY Tech Day Celebrates The Big Apple’s Tech Culture

NY Tech Day is a grand celebration of the Big Apple’s flourishing tech culture. This much-awaited tech event will be on April 19 at the Lexington Armory (68 Lexington Ave, NY). Registration is free, for now, but is limited to the first 1,000 people so you might want to sign-up this early. The organizers are [...]

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Big Names In Social Media Backs The Fancy

Word-of-mouth advertising reached a whole new level with online catalog “The Fancy”. This app lets you discover cool new stuff like food, places and many others, some of which you probably never knew existed. Using a very streamlined and simple interface, users are able to “Fancy” items and share their wish lists to friends via [...]

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Zipmark Launches New Developer Program and Biller API

New York-based Company Zipmark brought an alternative to mobile payment options by tapping the existing check processing infrastructure to allow its users to make payments simply and safely. Unlike other online payment companies, Zipmark allows users to link their checking accounts to the service thereby eliminating credit card fees. “Because it uses the check processing [...]

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The Top Ten NY Startups To Watch Out For This 2012

Needless to say, New York City is where the action is for tech startups. Keep your eye out for these top 10 that will surely make some noise this year. 1. Flow Flow Corporation was founded by Eric Alterman in 2010 and, since then, the company has raised $3.4M. Flow has been hyped as one of [...]

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Solvate Bids Adieu After $10.3M Funding

Solvate, famous for providing an online platform that easily connects freelancers and clients, will be ending its service on March 1, 2012. Launched in 2009, the New York-based company is a one-stop platform for businesses seeking freelancers and consultants, competing against oDesk and Elance for market share. The twitterverse went abuzz when news broke of [...]

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Groupon Buys NY Startup Hyperpublic For An Undisclosed Amount

Daily deals giant Groupon acquired two-year-old, New York based company Hyperpublic for a still undisclosed amount in a move to access the latter’s rich, publicly available social data that has to do with how consumers make commercial decisions. In a note posted on its website, Hyperpublic said, “We set out to change the way people [...]

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MightyMeeting Combines Several Productivity Apps And More

There are a lot of apps that increases productivity while using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Apps like Skype, Dropbox, Yammer and Salesforce Mobile are the indispensables when it comes to using mobile devices as your primary workhorse. Wouldn’t it be perfect if one app can do all that, and then some? New [...]

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Yext Shifts From Pay-Per-Call Advertising To PowerListings

Before Yext became “The Next Yellow Pages”, it was once offering pay-per-call online advertising for 15,000 advertisers with the company valued at around $200M. Last year, Yext made a surprising turn when the company shifted its focus to a product called “PowerListings”, a platform that syncs listings across vast networks so consumers can easily locate [...]

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Influence Analyzer Klout Teams Up With Badgerville

Klout, put simply, measures online influence. It allows users to track the reach of their social ripple, like opinions, links and recommendations by using data harvested from their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media accounts. Klout has teamed up with gamification company Badgeville which was announced recently thru an email to its members. Badgeville [...]

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Engagio: A Start-Up Conceived In Comment Boxes

Who would have thought that a funded start-up can come up between conversations in comment boxes? Engagio came into being just four months after Mr. William Mougayar, founder of Equentia, started posting on comment boxes on Mr. Fred Wilson’s blog regarding the “scattered comments” problem as comments feeds from the multitude of social networking sites [...]

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