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Tony Bacigalupo of New Work City on the Disruptive Rise of Coworking

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The model of salaried employees working in offices is slowly shifting, says Tony Bacigalupo. And he’s accelerating that shift as mayor of New Work City, a coworking space in (you guessed it) New York City. When he’s not coworking, Bacigalupo is out and about in…

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Zeel Founder Samer Hamadeh on Pivoting and Sitting on Both Sides of the Table

By | Mar 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

If you are still recovering from SXSW (some people – I won’t name names – had more fun than others), you are probably staying away from alcohol, eating better, getting a full night’s sleep, and maybe detoxing with exercise and a massage now that…

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Couple Street: A Social Network for Two

By | Mar 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Last week at the Launch Festival, NYC-based Couple Street (Couple St.) unveiled the first social network for only two people. Couple Street allows couples to stay connected, organize their common life, and enjoy private and intimate communication. “Facebook is for friends, LinkedIn for business…

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Sonar CEO Brett Martin: “I Do the Exact Opposite of What I Did on Wall Street”

By | Mar 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Ice breaker app Sonar is propelling forward: since their launch in May 2011, they’ve quadrupled their employees, ran a partnership with Wired, and started the SonarU program on college campuses. Available on iOS and in beta on Android (with a new version released this…

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Spotflux: Aiming to Become Synonymous with Online Security and Privacy

By | Mar 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

It is safe to say that the Internet is the most incredible informational tool ever – and one that we rely on so much, I sometimes wonder how we survived without it. As it has evolved and grown exponentially, we have learned to take…

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Data Transparency Weekend Code-A-Thon Coming Up in NYC

By | Mar 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You probably never thought you’d hear code-a-thon and the Wall Street Journal uttered in the same sentence, did you?  Well, the WSJ and Personal, a private personal network and data vault that lets you manage and control access to your digital information, are co-sponsoring…

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#Linsanity Meets Instagram with Linstagr.am

By | Feb 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave last month, you’ve heard probably heard of the legend that is Jeremy Lin.  At the very least, you’ve heard of the global Internet meme he’s spurred- Linsanity. Lin, an Asian-American point guard for the New York Knicks…

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With Gorgeous Photos and Design, Fathom Inspires You to Travel

By | Feb 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

While hopping around Asia for 6 months, I’ve collected vivid memories of the cities I visited: the tropical heat and crowds of Hong Kong, the sensory overload of loud hawkers and stinky tofu in China, and the bright neon dance costumes at a parade…

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Easily Discover and Share New Music Based on Who You Know at Splash.fm

By | Feb 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

If you love music, you need to know about Splash.fm, a social discovery music site that is currently in private beta with 3,000 testers who are, in the words of co-founder Alex Gatof, “obsessed with it.” Gatof and co-founder Jason Fiedler are friends from…

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Going to SXSW? Hop Aboard the StartupBus And Hack Your Way Down

By | Feb 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

It’s finally here! The first StartupBus will be leaving Washington, D.C. during the first week of March and will head down to SXSW with about 25 lucky “buspreneurs,” hackers, hipsters, and of course hustlers! “StartupBus is an invitation-only community of hackers, hustlers and hipsters passionate about…

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StyleMusee Pairs Social Discovery with Fashion

By | Feb 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, much like Clothia, new startup StyleMusee is helping men and women discover fashion inspiration that matches their personal styles.  The NYC-based company is setting out to be the fashion industry’s hub on Facebook, bringing the social offline shopping…

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4 Questions for Lauren Leto of Texts From Last Night and Banters

By | Jan 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

The entrepreneur that brought you a wealth of hilarious and embarrassing text messages is now devoting her time to Banters, a platform for sharing quotes. Cofounder Lauren Leto started the site, then called Bnter, in 2010. It recently changed its name to Banters and…

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Converse Directly With Your Website’s Visitors With Chat&

By | Jan 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Conversion is king, at least in the land of online sales.  You can run all the multivariate and A/B testing in the world, but when it comes to turning a prospect into a customer, there’s no replacement for a salesperson’s ability to overcome a…

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This Should Blow Your Mind: Meet Fluidinfo, The Most Disruptive Startup You Haven’t Heard Of

By | Jan 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

Last March at SXSW, Tim O’Reilly called Fluidinfo his favorite startup. Three years earlier, Robert Scoble said it was “unfundable” but “world-changing” – yet Fluidinfo has since raised $1.3 million from investors including Esther Dyson and O’Reilly himself. Why is Fluidinfo garnering such praise,…

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Safely Document Protests and Human Rights Abuses with ObscuraCam

By | Jan 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

WITNESS, a nonprofit focused on documenting human rights abuses, has long been distributing cameras and training citizens to use them. But with cameras now available as software on smartphones, WITNESS has an opportunity to create a camera specifically designed to capture photos of human…

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MyCityWay: 3 Ex-Wall Street Techies Went from Idea to $6M in Funding

By | Jan 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

In late 2009, Sonpreet Bhatia, Puneet Mehta, and Archana Patchirajan had a moment of inspiration – create a useful tool for discovering New York City.  It was the dream of creating this tool that led all three of them to leave their VP-level technology…

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Remixt.us: An Unassuming Image-Collage Site with Curious Potential

By | Dec 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

When I first checked out Remixt.us’s beta, I was a bit skeptical: it looked like a bunch of nice image collages, but I wasn’t sure why users would create them. But talking to cofounder Angela Min, I began to see how it could be…