Archive for June, 2012

Mystery Ad Seeks Hackers, Sources Think Its Grouper

“Hackers seek hackers in NYC for absurdly fun + challenging startup” That’s the title of the very peculiar ad posted by an unknown company. It is said that they are funded by “some of the best investors in the world” and are looking for “social hackers.” Who can these guys be? Well, they left a trail [...]

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Sexy Fashion Site “The Cools” Just Launched

All you fashionistas can move out of eBay, a sexier online fashion store has arrived! The Cools combines the exciting bidding on eBay and the stylish template on Tumblr to produce a site that allows users to express themselves and sell their fashion pieces. The Cools launched a few days ago with $2.5 million in funding. [...]

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New York City Gets .NYC Domain

The application periods for new domains for .com and .org closed last May. But there’s good news for New York City. The .nyc domain (which nobody else applied to) will soon be given to the municipal IT department. While other domains are have fierce competitions:  with 13 applications for .app, 10 for .art and 11 for [...]

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Google Looks For New Space in NYC

Google Inc is on the lookout for a new office. After spending $2billion for their Manhattan office, the company is not scouting for an extension space since the company is growing and some of the Manhattan tenants can’t be kicked out, says sources. Google bought the 17-story, 2.9 million square foot Manhattan office for $1.8 [...]

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Facebook Opens New York Office

Facebook New York may be new in town, but Engineering Boss Serkan Piantino bets that it’s the best place to be a Facebook employee—even calling the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley a bit of a Snoozeville. Piantino brags that people tend to stay in New York because has everything, compared to Silicon Valley which only [...]

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DramaFever Raises $1.5M, Details Expansion Plans

More drama as DramaFever receives another $1.5 million worth of funding from AMC Networks, NALA Investments, Bertelsmann Digital Media, and others. Their initial round of funding last March raised $4.5 million by MK Capital. DramaFever is a Web and Mobile portal that distributes TV shows and movies in a global scale. The startup provides mostly free [...]

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Kickstarter and @radical.media “Made It” in NYC

@radical.media, a media production company and Kickstarter, the crowd sourced financing website, was one of the awardees honored in the Made in NY awards last Monday. the people and companies were honored for “making it” in NYC. The event took place at Gracie Manson On its 7th year, the Made in NY Awards was an [...]

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Airtime’s Rough NYC Launch

Airtime the new networking service offered by Napster is supposed to help users branch out from your Facebook friends while still making it easier to share content with current friends. The company planned the launch in New York, but co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning didn’t expect what happened. The company wants to offer seamless chat [...]

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HopStop’s Journey To Success

HopStopwas a brainchild of then new-comer from Nigeria, Chinedu Echeruo. He came up with the idea back in 2005 because he got lost on his way to a business meeting. Now, 7 years after, HopStop has come a long way with former eBay executive Joe Meyer expanding the company as CEO and 78 major metropolitan [...]

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Zimbio Uses New Funds To Open Up NYC Office

Zimbio, the parent company of fashion and entertainments sites Zimbio and Stylebistro  has just landed $8.9 million earlier this month in a second-round financing session. It’s already on the move spending its new cash. First order of business: Open up an office in NYC. Investors include Menlo Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Fenwick + West Investments, [...]

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