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What Barriers Stand in the Way of NY Tech?

What Barriers Stand in the Way of NY Tech?

Though the technology scene in NY is 0n the rise, Fortune Magazine points out three factors holding it back. The first is money. Though there are a growing number of angel and early stage investors in NY, later stage investments funds are still hard to find. Another factor holding back the NY tech [Full Story…]

A Look at the 11 Most Valuable NY Startups

A Look at the 11 Most Valuable NY Startups

Four years ago there was only one NY startup with a valuation about $500 million - Kayak. Today at least 10 others are currently worth more than $500 million and a few have even topped the $1 billion valuation. According to Business Insider, three startups had $100 million+ exits this year, [Full Story…]

Salesforce.com Acquires NY’s Buddy Media

Salesforce.com Acquires NY's Buddy Media

This morning Salesforce.com confirmed last week's rumors and officially announced that it will acquire the NY-based social media/Facebook marketing company Buddy Media. Under the terms of the deal, Salesforce will pay a total of $689 million for Buddy Media, made up of $467 million in cash, [Full Story…]

City Announces Official Social Media Pages #SMWNY

City Announces Official Social Media Pages  #SMWNY

In a speech at Tumblr's  headquarters yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city would streamline efforts with four new central channels on Facebook and Twitter--as well as NY-based Tumblr and Foursquare--all under NYCGov. The Mayor said that in era where so many people get their news from [Full Story…]

NY Moves Ahead With Road Map for the Digital City

NY Moves Ahead With Road Map for the Digital City

NY's chief digital officer Rachel Sterne, along with Mayor Bloomberg, have created the Road Map for the Digital City. Split into four strategic categories, the road map focuses on: Access to Technology, Open Government, Engagement and Industry. Access has been strengthened by providing Wi-Fi [Full Story…]

Buddy Media Records Huge Growth in 2011

Buddy Media Records Huge Growth in 2011

Buddy Media, a Ny-based provider of Facebook marketing platforms for eight out of ten of the biggest advertisers, had a big year in 2011. Its revenue increased by 2.5X, while its monthly software licensing fees increased by 250 percent on average for their top 20 customers and it expanded their [Full Story…]

Why Wall Street’s Loss Is NY Tech’s Gain

Why Wall Street's Loss Is NY Tech's Gain

Dinesh Moorjani, the founder and CEO of Hatch Labs, recently wrote an editorial in the Huffington Post about how the NY tech sector is flourishing in large part because of Wall Street's struggles. Moorjani explained that in the past, America's brightest minds looked to use their skills on Wall [Full Story…]

Namely Raises $1 Million to Help Ad Agencies Retain Key Employees

Namely Raises $1 Million to Help Ad Agencies Retain Key Employees

“Retaining top folks is always a problem for agencies,” digital media agency veteran Matt Straz, told VentureBeat. “Battling for talent with tech startups and that has added a whole new dimension to the talent crunch." Straz responded to the huge turnover problem by creating Namely. The NY-based [Full Story…]

NY Drops to Third in 4Q VC Funding Behind Mass.

NY Drops to Third in 4Q VC Funding Behind Mass.

Venture capital deals in NY fell to third place, behind California and Massachussets, in the final quarter of 2011. The state ranked No. 2 in the third quarter, which Anand Sanwal of CB Insights described as “an anomaly.” “Massachusetts was consistently No, 2 in the market, so this is a return to [Full Story…]

City to Re-launch NYC.gov in 2012

City to Re-launch NYC.gov in 2012

In 2012, the city will re-launch its website, NYC.gov.  Expect to see an increased social media presence with a new or improved Foursquare badges, Facebook page and @nycgov Twitter feed, according to Govfresh. According to Rachel Sterne, NY's chief digital officer, the city’s approach to [Full Story…]

Demand for Talent at Silicon Alley Job Fair

Demand for Talent at Silicon Alley Job Fair

Last Friday, the Silicon Alley Talent Fair took place in Chelsea, where around 100 city-based technology, Internet commerce and social media firms sought out future employees, according to the New York Post. While most job fairs consist of eager 20 somethings flashing their resumes at anyone who [Full Story…]

Buddy Media Receives $54 Million in New Financing Round

Buddy Media Receives $54 Million in New Financing Round

NY's Buddy Media, which helps advertisers manage their presence on Facebook and other social networks has announced that it has closed a $54 million financing round.  The company is now worth close to $500 million and plans to use its most recent financing round for expansion into Europe and to [Full Story…]

Ferenci Talks About Spinback Being Aquired by Buddy Media

Ferenci Talks About Spinback Being Aquired by Buddy Media

Andrew Ferenci, CEO/co-founder of Spinback, a NY-based  social commerce platform, talks about being acquired by Buddy Media with We are NY Tech. The continuation of the product was one of the main reasons they decided to be acquired. "We wanted to continue building the product and also join a [Full Story…]

Buddy Media Makes “Sapplets” For Hearst’s Magazines

Buddy Media Makes "Sapplets" For Hearst's Magazines

Since Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced their new partnership with NY-based social media application manager Buddy Media, Beta Beat took a closer look at the startup's unique "sapplet" (social applets) feature.  The "sapplets" introduce game-like aspects into a company's Facebook page and [Full Story…]

Hearst Announces New Online Features to Create “Shoppable Experience”

Hearst Announces New Online Features to Create "Shoppable Experience"

Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced two new features for its online publications, making it easier for readers to buy products seen on the website.  The company has partnered with Pixazza, a company making images interactive, to allow readers to click on photos and get information about the [Full Story…]