Archive for March, 2012

KeyWifi Seeks $20,000 To Develop UI

Your Internet connection at home is not utilized 100%, unless you’re up all night or you do heavy torrenting 24/7. Compounded with the millions of Internet users all around the world, if you come to think of it, it’s simply a terrible waste of resource. KeyWifi is looking to change all that by making it [...]

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Pinterest-like SparkRebel Launches Beta Site

New York-based fashion and shopping website SparkRebel launched its beta website recently. SparkRebel is a one-stop site for the chic and devilishly stylish where they can “spark” anything that inspires them like products, blogs, pictures and various other content from the web. SparkRebel borrows heavily on the similarly themed social site Pinterest. With SparkRebel, users [...]

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From San Francisco, Branch Goes Back To NYC

Branch, makers of an all-new conversation platform, will be heading back to New York along with a new team member, Obvious Corporation’s Jason Goldman, after spending some time in San Francisco. Branch aims to turn monologues into dialogues and improve the way netizens exchange ideas online. The company, founded only six months ago in New [...]

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Colourlovers Acquires Forrst For An Undisclosed Sum

Forrst announced recently that the company has been acquired by Colourlovers’ parent company, ChromaOm. “Can’t disclose how much it was for, but everyone is happy with the outcome,” said Forrst Founder Kyle Bragger in an interview with Betabeat. Forrst is widely known among developers and designers who are very much eager to improve their creative skills. The [...]

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With FiftyOne’s Help, J.Crew Now Has 107 International Markets

J.Crew’s international markets jumped from 29 to 107 countries overnight with the help of e-commerce solutions provider FiftyOne. Since 1999, FiftyOne has been helping companies and retailers scale their businesses internationally, to more than 90 countries worldwide. FirstOne’s clients include brands such as Overstock.com, Brookstone, drugstore.com, The Buckle, Anne Geddes, Belisi, Chefs Catalog, and Johnson [...]

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OMGPOP’s Smash Hit Game “Draw Something” Gives Their Investors A 10X Return

Zynga recently acquired game developer and publisher OMGPOP for $180M, securing a whopping 10x return for its investors. With this megadeal, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter was announced as the new VP and general manager of Zynga New York. “On March 21, 2012, we acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of OMGPOP, Inc., a provider of [...]

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CityMaps’ Heavy Use Of Social Media A Boon

In its Series A round, New York startup CityMaps recently received $2.5 million financed by Dave Leyrer and 360i.com president Dave Levin. CityMaps is a mobile and desktop app similar to Google Maps in functionality, but offers more features, relying heavily on the use of social media. The app gathers information on businesses from social [...]

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An Interview With Arum Kang, Co-Founder at Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is a new social dating application that makes meeting quality singles in New York easy and fast. Everyday at noon, they introduce quality singles to each other whom they share mutual friends with. The company is still in private beta buy they are inviting you to become an early member. Use access code [...]

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An Interview With James Wolff, Founder/Director, Buildatron Systems

Buildatron Systems is  a consumer desktop rapid-prototyping company focusing on the research and development of RepRap (REPlicating RAPid-prototyping) technology. They currently offer a Buildatron Series 2 3D printer based on the generation 3 Prusa Mendel RepRap architecture. The company’s product line offers an unmatched resolution of 75 Microns, with unique features such as an aluminum magnetic [...]

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From Four Guys Watching Asian TV Shows, DramaFever gets $4.5M in Series B

Four guys in an apartment who loved watching Japanese soap operas and Korean dramas turned their favorite past time into a big business. It all started when they officially launched DramaFever in August 2009. Soon after, it became the leading source of international videos in the US. The videos they stream are licensed from media [...]

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