‘News’ Archive

Friend-Recommendation Site Tout’d Raises $1.4M In Seed Round

When you’re stuck with a “which is better” scenario, who do you ask? There may be countless apps to choose from when you’re stumped on that, but New York based Tout’d thinks it has the upper hand. Instead of asking random strangers for advice, it uses feedback from people you trust: your friends. Tout’d raised $1.4 million [...]

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Carpooling Service Zimride Has Just Arrived

A new car sharing service has just hit New York City. Zimride has just launched in NYC and Washington D.C. last Wednesday. The carpooling service makes it easier for drivers who want to save a buck by sharing gas and passengers who dread the local transport system. The company adds a “new spin on ridesharing” by [...]

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Cater2.me Now In NYC!

Food startups like Cater2.me, Eat Club, and ZeroCater are known for delivering great food for the working folks in San Francisco. But one of them just made its way to the Big Apple. Cater2.me recently announced expansion in NYC. The company has served more than 800,000 meals to companies such as Apple, Dropbox and Square. [...]

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PrePlay Gains $3.1 M IN Venture Funding

Preplay Sports, “the world’s first, best predictive game studio”, has just snagged $3.1 M in a Series A funding round. The round is led by Gary Vaynerchuk, host of Wine Library TV, RSE Ventures CEO Matt Higgins and other angel investors. But even before this new cash, the company has been doing well. It has [...]

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Adstruc in Big Billboard Business

  Adstruc is a New York-based startup for buying and selling outdoor advertising. This is like AdWords in meatspace. The company has been named one of Betabeat’s 10 Disruptive New York Startups back in 2011. But the company has been quiet since then. But the company has been very busy. In fact it now books billboards nationwide for [...]

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Clothia Adapts “Clueless” Concept Of Online Closets

Clothia is the startup every Clueless (a ’90s film) fan has been waiting for (all these years!) Yes, Cher Horowitz’s digital closet is real and now you can own one too! Clothia enables users to build an online closet with the clothes they own or the clothes they want to have. This allows them to get advice on [...]

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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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