Food

Startups and Famous Chefs Come Together for the Very First Silicon Alley Supper Club

By | Aug 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

Last Tuesday night, various members from New York’s tech community gathered for the first Silicon Alley Supper Club. Aimed at bringing together NYC startups through a love of good food, the August 5th event was headlined by former Top Chef contestant Lee Anne Wong….

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DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

By | Aug 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round…

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Rhapsody Acquires Music Discovery Startups SoundTracking and Ex.fm

By | Aug 4, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Rhapsody, the Seattle-based online subscription music service, announced today that it has acquired the NYC-based music discovery startup Ex.fm, as well as the Bay Area-based Schematic Labs, which created the music moment sharing platform SoundTracking. No amount was disclosed for either acquisition. Building the world’s best music service requires…

Business

AddThis’s Peggy Fry to Join Wedding Startup Loverly as President and COO

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Loverly, the wedding startup that offers brides an online platform to plan every aspect of their wedding, announced today that Peggy Fry will join the team and take on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. First reported by TechCrunch, founder and CEO Kellee Khalil…

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SocialRank 2.0 Launches as a Simple, Free Platform for Brands to Learn About and Manage Followers

By | Jul 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

In a crowded market replete with social media platforms that aim to tell brands what their followers or fans are talking about, one comes in with the goal of telling brands who their followers are – to learn more about them – and of…

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Spinnakr Cofounder’s New Project Can Improve Your Twitter Click-Through Rate by Nearly 20x

By | Jul 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

I don’t think I have to raise the argument that social media has become one of the most prominent and indeed even identifying features of this generation. At a time when most conversations take place in the digital space, social media platforms like Facebook…

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Silk.co has Started an Interactive Database to Track the Number of Women Engineers in Tech

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Silk, a platform that allows anyone to transform their content in an easily readable and more engaging format, has recently started compiling data on the women engineers in tech. With recent attempts by large tech companies like Google and Facebook to increase transparency about the…

Business

Now You Can Sound Drunk When You’re Actually Sober

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

When I first heard about Drunk Post translator, a hack created by Zantherus Community that translates otherwise sober-sounding text into drunk-sounding text, I really didn’t get the point. We want technology to help us NOT text when we are drunk, not the other way around. But I…

Android

Lingua.ly Launches iPhone App for Natural Language Learning

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Lingua.ly, the digital language learning platform that utilizes content that users engage with on the web to create personalized learning experiences, is now available on iOS. Earlier this year, the company released its Android app, followed by the launch of its web app. “The…

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Restaurants and Grocers Now Have Easier Access to Locally-Grown Food

By | Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Everyone (or, at least, most people) wants local food – there’s no denying that. From our local grocery stores and Trader Joe’s, to farmers markets and even our very own gardens, we consumers have grown to associate “local” with freshness, health, sustainability, and community…

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Macaw Releases Version 1.5 of Its Code-Savvy Web Design Tool, Offers it at Half-Price

By | Jul 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Macaw, the DC-based company that offers a platform for code-savvy Web design, released version 1.5 of their highly popular tool and for a limited time (read: two days) you can get it for half its regular selling price. Back in February, Macaw won “Best…

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ParkWhiz Raises $10M Series B for Prepaid Parking Service

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

ParkWhiz announced this morning that it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding for its prepaid parking service. The round was led by Jump Capital. Other participants include current investors Hyde Park Venture Partners, Alexis Ohanian, Amreesh Modi, Henry Feinberg, and…

Mobile

20 Apps for Writing a College Paper

By | Jul 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

You will hardly find a student who enjoys writing a college paper. Among all the other tasks they get assigned in college, paper writing is one of the most difficult assignments. Students run into several problems: lack of ideas problems understanding the paper’s topic problems with…

Business

DC-Based Employee Perks Startup, Aspire, Raises $400K Seed Round

By | Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Aspire, a DC-based startup that gives employees the ability to choose their own company perks and benefits, has raised $400,000 in seed funding. According to the report by The Washington Post, participants in the round included K Street Capital, Acceleprise, and other New York-based…

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Montreal’s Busbud Raises $9M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Jul 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

The bus booking platform Busbud announced this morning that it has closed a $9 million Series A round of funding. The round was co-led by Revolution Ventures and OMERS Ventures. Other participants in the round included iNovia Capital and Real Ventures, both of which led…

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PictureLife Aims to Replace Native Photos App and Become the Smart Home for Photos

By | Jul 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

If you’re familiar with the native Photos app in iOS, then you know that in terms of photo management and storage, it’s pretty standard fare: you can sort pictures you’ve taken into albums (but, I mean, you won’t/don’t – but you can, if you…

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All-Female Decorist Team Launches Personalized Digital Interior Design Service

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

Decorist is a startup aiming to re-imagine the way we approach interior design and make the design process accessible to everyone. It’s not just about pretty little things, though. Decorist was developed by a team that features the former head of product development at…