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Top Tech Execs Ponder Trends at #BusinessInsider NY Conference

Top Tech Execs Ponder Trends at #BusinessInsider NY Conference

Tech giants discussed the difficulty of being in the spotlight at the Business Insider Ignition Conference in NY this week. AOL founder Steve Case said, "One day you're the smartest guy in the world, the next day you're the dumbest. It goes with the territory." According to Variety, Case fell from [Full Story…]

Crain’s David Warns of NY Tech Bubble

Crain's David Warns of NY Tech Bubble

Crain's NY Business columist Greg David is warning of the possibility of an emerging NY tech bubble. David cited a Wall Street Journal piece that announced Gilt Groupe's removal of Kevin Ryan as CEO. The company stated that they were looking for someone who could make their site profitable. Earlier [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…]

NYers Take a Look at Digital Small Business Loyalty Perks

NYers Take a Look at Digital Small Business Loyalty Perks

For customers sick of stuffing their wallets with 'buy ten get one free' cards, new tech startups have created a digital and more personalized version. Belly just entered NY and creates customized rewards for participating merchants. One example is an app version of the typical rewards card, where [Full Story…]

Groupon Buys NY Based Startup Breadcrumb

Groupon Buys NY Based Startup Breadcrumb

This week Groupon acquired Breadcrumb, a NY-based point of sale startup that works with restaurants and hospitality companies. The amount of the deal was not released, but according to Reuters, Groupon's VP of mobile, Mihir Shah, wrote that the company is excited to help “build affordable and [Full Story…]

Return Path Acquires OtherInbox

 Return Path Acquires OtherInbox

NY-based Return Path, a company that focuses on email delivery, recently acquired OtherInbox, a startup that offers an email management service, according to Statesman.com. OtherInbox will be a wholly-owned subsidiary and remain in its original Austin,TX location, where Return Path plans to expand [Full Story…]

Deloitte Event Discusses Outlook for Tech Startups in 2012

Deloitte Event Discusses Outlook for Tech Startups in 2012

At the NY offices of accounting and consulting firm Deloitte, investments bankers and entrepreneurs gathered together for a panel recently on the financing outlook for technology startups in 2012, according to Xconomy. Moderated by Dennis Kneale, senior media and technology correspondent for Fox [Full Story…]

New ‘Rewards’ Feature Boosts Thrillist

New 'Rewards' Feature Boosts Thrillist

NY-based Thrillist initially was merely a witty email city guide when Ben Lerer first had the idea. In the past year, however, a subset of its business, Thrillist Rewards, has grown rapidly, according to Business Insider. Thrillist Rewards finds local deals for members that can be purchased, similar [Full Story…]

Design Sale Site Fab Gains Large Traction Since June Debut

Design Sale Site Fab Gains Large Traction Since June Debut

When Fab founder Jason Goldberg realized that his idea for a "gay social network mashed with a gay Groupon," wasn't gaining traction, he decided to transform the company into a home decor and design sale site. The website's current version, which was relaunched in June, took off almost immediately, [Full Story…]

SecondMarket Raises $15 million

SecondMarket Raises $15 million

NY-based online marketplace for private technology companies, SecondMarket has raised $15 million  from a venture fund started by former Facebook vice president Chamath Palihapitiya. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is now valued at $200 million -- up from a valuation of about $150 [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Entrepreneur Gives Insights on Online Daily Deals

Brooklyn Entrepreneur Gives Insights on Online Daily Deals

Daily deals has become a new found phenomenon in the online world, yet its core concepts aretraditional as Crain's New York Business explains, "Daily deal marketing is simply a high-tech spin on the age-old idea of the loss leader: An executive is willing to pay to acquire a new customer." Zalmi [Full Story…]

ThinkNear Launches Daily Deal Site: Is the Market Ready for Another?

ThinkNear Launches Daily Deal Site: Is the Market Ready for Another?

NY-based ThinkNear has launched a daily deal business that, according to Crain's New York Business, that is backed by IA Ventures, Google and Qualcomm with $1.6 million in funding. Given the consumer and merchant fatigue coupled with the troubles of industry leader Groupon and other daily deal [Full Story…]

Daily Deal Promotions Pose Risk for Merchants, Says Study

Daily Deal Promotions Pose Risk for Merchants, Says Study

Not too long ago daily deal coupons excited both consumers and merchants who hoped to attract new customers. Groupon, the largest deal maker of all, was estimating its self-worth to be $30 billion, after snubbing an offer from Google for $6 billion. Now, The New York Times reports, the coupon rush [Full Story…]

Getting the Most Out of NY Daily Deals

Getting the Most Out of NY Daily Deals

Consumers considering deals offered by the likes of Groupon, LivingSocial, GiltCity and others should read the fine print. The New York Daily News talked to Cheryl Yeoh of CityPockets for advice on not paying more than you bargained for. If a deal doesn’t offer specifics about what kind of wine [Full Story…]

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

    8coupons, a NY-based startup specializing in daily deals, relaunched its site this week with a new online map.  According to information received by NY Convergence, the company, which started as a mobile coupons play back in 2007, is "the largest source for all local deals" that [Full Story…]