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#Sandy Shuts Down Foursquare’s NY Office

#Sandy Shuts Down Foursquare's NY Office

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley told Kara Swisher of All Things Dthat his company is without power and most of his employees are working in Brooklyn due to Hurricane Sandy. In a candlelit interview, he said their SoHo offices are inaccessible and the building is locked and the elevators aren’t [Full Story…]

Crowley Passes on Foursquare Acquisition

Crowley Passes on Foursquare Acquisition

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley has always passed on acquisition offers. In the past he may have "looked back" but doesn't now. At last night's PandoMonthly NY Event, Crowley said Foursquare has evolved into the best local search tool—and it’s happened in the last six months. Instead of checking [Full Story…]

NY SMBs Debate Pros and Cons of Yelp

NY SMBs Debate Pros and Cons of Yelp

Yesterday, the Online Marketing Conference in NY set out to educate local businesses about online marketing. According to Street Fight Mag, some of the owners spoke of their issues with finding viable marketing options and also their experiences with Yelp. Laurie Nicholson, co-founder of Raising [Full Story…]

New #FourSquare Feature May Revamp App

New #FourSquare Feature May Revamp App

Foursquare recently launched its newest feature a few months ago, called Explore, which gives users location-based recommendations and attempts to create a game atmosphere for the app. More recently, according to MediaPost, the company has been facing criticism from some who have said the app lacks [Full Story…]

LoyalBlocks Sends Deals Directly to Customer Smartphones

LoyalBlocks Sends Deals Directly to Customer Smartphones

NY-based startup LoyalBlocks gives customers deals directly to their smartphones the moment they walk in a businesses' doors. The startup's pilot program launched earlier this year and has already made its way to more than 300 small businesses throughout the city, according to the NY Daily News. [Full Story…]

NY Deal Sites Go Hyper Local

NY Deal Sites Go Hyper Local

The success of such deal sites as Groupon, Google Offers, and LivingSocial has led to new apps targeting small businesses and hyper local deals. Deal site Leloca, based in Manhattan, lets users find nearby restaurants offering deals to fill empty tables. It offers two features to help merchants make [Full Story…]

NYU Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Split $200,000

NYU Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Split $200,000

NYU has held the Entrepreneurs Challenge, a marathon competition for students, faculty and alums, for over a dozen years. The awards go to the three best startup ideas and has a total of $200,000 for award money. The challenge has had contestants like Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Dodgeball and [Full Story…]

IOC Launches #Olympics Social Media Campaign

IOC Launches #Olympics Social Media Campaign

The International Olympic Committee has launched various social network projects for the 2012 London Olympics. paidContent compiled a list of what fans should be tuning into and some of them include: Athletes Hub: this site has already launched and aggregates the 2,000 authorized Olympian's [Full Story…]

Foursquare Launches First Revenue Generating Feature With Promoted Updates

Foursquare Launches First Revenue Generating Feature With Promoted Updates

Foursquare has announced today the pilot launch of its "promoted updates" feature, which allows companies to put out messages about deals or available products to Foursquare users. The companies first money-making feature has two different forms, a promoted update and a promoted special. The [Full Story…]

Foursquare Releases “Updates” for Businesses

Foursquare Releases "Updates" for Businesses

Foursquare introduced a new feature recently, called "Updates," which lets businesses publish content for free to nearby users who have used it in the past. According to Street Fight Mag, these updates will appear in the friends tabs, as sponsored stories, and under the business listings section of [Full Story…]

Startup Tripl Puts Social Into Travel Planning

Startup Tripl Puts Social Into Travel Planning

Tripl, the New York start-up which is part of the latest DreamIt Ventures’ accelerator class has built a personalized filtering service that integrates friends’ Facebook and Foursquare feeds and organizes their travel data into stories on a timeline. With its new refocused social effort, their [Full Story…]

#IWNY – Three Trends and Takeaways

#IWNY - Three Trends and Takeaways

Following the end of last month's Internet Week NY,  Simon Dolsten, a contributor at Business2Community detailed the trends and takeaways from the week's activities.  Some of them include: 1. Proximity Based Social Media- This is a new concept that connects social media users to nearby locations [Full Story…]

Foursquare Sets A Date for All New App

Foursquare Sets A Date for All New App

As NY startup Foursquare has been leaking photos via Twitter the past week of its new app, it seems that many have been wondering when the app will be launching. According to WebProNews,  Foursquare has now made clear that it will be launching its new app this Thursday, June 7. The new app will [Full Story…]

#TCDisrupt – Are NY Engineers More Attracted to Finance Industry?

#TCDisrupt - Are NY Engineers More Attracted to Finance Industry?

A panel including Foursquare's Henry Heyman, spoke about engineers in the city and the potential allure of the finance industry yesterday at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC conference.  According to BetaBeat, the sought after engineers could be courted by the larger checkbook and "glam" offered by the [Full Story…]

#FacebookIPO Aftermath: Can The Alley Catch Up to The Valley?

#FacebookIPO Aftermath: Can The Alley Catch Up to The Valley?

With Facebook going public, Silicon Valley has bolstered its title as the U.S.' economic tech giant.  According to Greg David in his Crain's New York Business Column, the Bay Area's 12 percent tech representation in the regional job market gives them "an outsize economic edge."  Which has David [Full Story…]