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Can Happy Seed Standardize the Way We Build Apps?

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Independent of the programming language, developing web and mobile apps is a huge commitment – a lot of time and necessary patience goes into building something that often becomes the product focus for many startups. Because of the reliance on such apps, developers must try to build them in a timely manner to match the company’s… Read more »


Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

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Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors Kaedan Capital, AfterDox, and Gigi Levy. New investment comes from OurCrowd… Read more »



How Farmigo Is Turning NYC into a Food Startup Hub

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Last month, more than 70 people assembled for the very first Food Hackers event. Located in a repurposed warehouse/garage space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the event spotlighted four NYC-based food entrepreneurs to share their experiences in the food industry. Using a format similar to The Moth, each told engaging stories on… Read more »



Who is New York City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Chicago to Miami, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 30 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our new national startup competition held in Downtown Vegas on… Read more »



New Foursquare Hits App Stores Tomorrow

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Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley just announced on Instagram that the company plans to launch the new version of Foursquare tomorrow. Since the company announced its strategy to separate utility between its new Swarm app and the traditional Foursquare app, many had been lost as to what direction they planned to take with the initial Foursquare product…. Read more »


Bypass Shady New York City Brokers with Circumrent

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Although I don’t live in New York, as someone who has considered moving to “The Big Apple,” I found it exhausting to even begin searching for places to live. For anyone who’s ever paid ridiculous broker fees, spent hours upon hours searching different sites to locate apartments for rent, or been scammed by shady landlords,… Read more »





Brooklyn’s Birdi Raises $700k Seed Funding for Smart Air Monitor

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Birdi, a Brooklyn, NY-based hardware startup that ‘s building a smart air monitor, announced this morning that it has raised $700,000 in seed funding. Participants in this round include Jason Calacanis and Kapor Capital (his AngelList syndicate), Eric Ries, and John Galbraith. Formerly known as Canary, the company recently relocated to San Francisco and changed… Read more »


NYC is a Step Closer to Turning Payphones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

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Earlier this week, bids were due to the City of New York for a city planning initiative that would turn 10,000 of NYC’s old payphones into free wireless Internet kiosks. According to the GigaOm, 60 companies participated in the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) planning meeting that happened in May. Google, Cisco Systems,… Read more »