Archive for April, 2012

New Startup Assignmint Helps Freelancers Organize

New startup Assignmint aims to revolutionize the freelance writing industry. Now that’s a big claim but New York Press and Forbes former editor Jeff Koyen bets Assignmint might just do the trick. It offers a pitch-to-payment cloud workflow system for freelancers and employers It manages work assignments, editorial calendars, invoices, pitches, expenses, contract information, and payment. [...]

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Demo Day Startups, One Year After

Last year, the Roundtable Accelerator’s Demo Day launched several ingenious apps. Now, they’re back and  let’s see how they turned out. Appy Couple Appy Couple lets you quickly and easily share all the wedding happiness with all your guests. The Appy platform populates a mobile app in real-time, and includes features like picture uploads, virtual champagne, [...]

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Skillcrush Offers Tech Help to Guys Too

New startup  Skillcrush may look a little girly, but it offers help for men too. The site may be a bit pink and has topics like “beautify your blog”, but it also offers general help for the non-techie who wants to make the internet her (or his) second home. Other tutorials teach to how to put up [...]

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Online News Video Startup Planet Daily Raises $5M

New video startup Planet Daily was announced a few weeks ago by Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer and former CEO Eric Hippeau. It has already raised $5 million from investors according to a Form D filed in the SEC. The form doesn’t disclose investors but included  Fred Harman of Oak Investment Partners; Brian Bedol, founder of [...]

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CrowdControl Harnesses the Power of Collective Thinking

CrowdControl is a New York startup that claims it is the “Human Powered Computer”. It is a software that  breaks a big task into chunks and distributes these to microtask workers around the world. This might sound familiar because Amazon has done it through its Mechanical Turk. Crowd Control, in fact, partnered with Amazon to add [...]

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NimbleTV Allows to You “Bring” Your Cable TV Anywhere

New York startup NimbleTV allows you to watch TV anywhere, anytime–even for the away-from-home couch potatoes. The service works with your current TV subscription and allows you to watch all you TV channels online. “We’ve all heard about TV Everywhere for a long time. One of the questions that’s bothered me is, why is it [...]

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Need Something? Maybe a “Crounty” Can Help You Find It!

Crounty is a startup launched last Wednesday from Fast Company CTO Matt Mankins. It’s names comes from the words “crowd” and “bounty” : it lets you get help from a crowd to find what you are looking for, of course with promised bounty in return. Mankins got the idea from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Red Balloon Challenge. DARPA [...]

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New Social Travel Startup CasaHop Offers Free Home Swapping

New social travel start-up CasaHop has emerged strong and might be a serious threat to existing players such as Airbnb. CasaHop was developed by no less than Huffington Post’s past employees and developers headed by ex-CTO Paul Berry. Berry got the idea for CasaHop from his own home swaps. He and his family has done it 15 times and [...]

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Here are the Winners of NYC BigApps 3.0

Congratulations to the winners of the NYC BigApps 3.0 competition! We’ve already written about them before but to recap, this app making contest was sponsored by New York City to find the best startups that use city data in the most unique ways. Out of the 96 entries, eleven startups were bagged the top awards. The Grand [...]

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NY Tech Day: It’s a Wrap!

The all day start-up expo NY Tech Day just concluded at the Lexington Armory. More than 160 companies participated in it including Birchbox, Boxee, Chartbeat, Meetup, SecondMarket, Tumblr, Uber, ZocDoc, General Assembly, Aside from those, new names such as Nappkin and MatchPuppy (a dog’s version of Match.com) were also there. All 160 booths were busy as 3,500 attendees [...]

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