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Prefering the Rush of NY Over San Francisco

Prefering the Rush of NY Over San Francisco

Branch is moving back to NY.  The small startup had its beginnings in Lower Manhattan, but moved to San Francisco in January to work with Evan Williams, Biz Stone (both of Twitter fame) and Jason Goldman at the Obvious Corporation. Goldman is also re-locating with the Branch team. Josh Miller, [Full Story…]

NY Becoming a Magnet for Startups From Elsewhere

NY Becoming a Magnet for Startups From Elsewhere

In the last couple of months NY has become a magnet for some startups who are moving here from other places, a GigaOm article said, often passing on Silicon Valley.  Some examples: San Francisco startup Qwiki, PlaceIQ from Colorado and recent 500 Startups graduate Snapette all recently moved to NY. [Full Story…]

NY Is More Fun And Less Pretentious Than Silicon Valley, Says Lynley

NY Is More Fun And Less Pretentious Than Silicon Valley, Says Lynley

Matt Lynley says in Business Insider says that NY is much better than San Francisco or Silicon Valley. Lynley, who used to write for VentureBeat, has lived here three months and finds NYers much less pretentious and snotty than the West Coast. “If you aren’t among the elite in Google, Twitter or [Full Story…]

TaskRabbit Acquries NY Startup SkillSlate

TaskRabbit Acquries NY Startup SkillSlate

This week, the San Francisco-based social service/errand site TaskRabbit announced that it has acquired the NY startup SkillSlate. Skillslate, co-founded by former UBS investment banker Bartek Ringwelski and former Yahoo manager Brian Rothenberg, is a service marketplace that recently closed a $1.2 [Full Story…]

New Year’s Eve: LevelUp Offers Free Pizza in Times Square #NYE

New Year's Eve: LevelUp Offers Free Pizza in Times Square  #NYE

LevelUp, a deal/mobile payments startup funded by Google Ventures, is offering free pizza to anyone using its m-payment system at the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. App or mobile web users providing a unique 2D code at checkout will get $10 worth of free food.The [Full Story…]

Three New Investors for Collaborative Fund Help Expand Presence in NY

Three New Investors for Collaborative Fund Help Expand Presence in NY

LA-based Collaborative Fund, the socially-minded seed stage fund, has been expanding its presence to NY. The fund is announcing three new investors, including Meetup’s CEO Scott Heiferman and RecycleBank co-founder Ron Gronen in NY, as well as OpenTable co-founder Chuck Templeton in San Francisco, [Full Story…]

Zaarly’s Digital Marketplace Focuses on Buyers

Zaarly's Digital Marketplace Focuses on Buyers

Bo Fishback, founder of the NY startup Zaarly, had a vision: to launch a marketplace where the buyers, not the sellers, set the prices. “I kind of made it up,” Fishback told Crain's New York Business.  Zaarly, which operates a digital marketplace, enables potential buyers of everything from used [Full Story…]

NY and Silicon Valley – Which is the Place to be for a Startup?

NY and Silicon Valley - Which is the Place to be for a Startup?

For some time now, it seems that many people (and media outlets) have been comparing Silicon Valley and NY's Silicon Alley to see not only which one is the most entrepreneurial and tech-savvy, but which is the place to be if you are a startup.  The latest take on this comes from the BBC News, who [Full Story…]

CityMaps Helps NY Brokerage Firms Monitor Storefront Businesses

CityMaps Helps NY Brokerage Firms Monitor Storefront Businesses

NY-based online service CityMaps helps brokerage firms monitor fast-changing storefront businesses by providing maps of Manhattan and Brooklyn that show which businesses are on each block. “It’s a tool that I would have to say I use pretty much on a day-to-day basis,” Jill Lovatt, a director of [Full Story…]

NY’s Buddy Media Faces Emerging Rivals

NY's Buddy Media Faces Emerging Rivals

Buddy Media recently celebrated its fourth anniversary at its NY headquarters, and this past year gave the company a lot to celebrate about. According to Adweek, Buddy Media won a TechCrunch “Crunchie” award for Best Enterprise software. It gained its first acquisition and opened offices in both San [Full Story…]

NY Winners of Foursquare’s First Hackathon Announced

NY Winners of Foursquare's First Hackathon Announced

Recently NY startup Foursquare hosted a global hackathon, bringing together developers from five official sites around the world: NY at General Assembly, San Francisco at Foursquare, Denver, CO at Closely, Tokyo at GaiaX and Paris at Le Camping. Though global winners have yet to be announced, [Full Story…]

Technology and Art Intersect in NY

Technology and Art Intersect in NY

NY was home to an unusual event last Wednesday, where technology and art integrated in a synergistic configuration.  Hosted by Google and Leaders in Software and Art, a society that hosts monthly “salon” events on software art, the event displayed abstract, user-based animation, and flexible fonts [Full Story…]

Web-based Services Lighten Staff Load for Startups

Web-based Services Lighten Staff Load for Startups

Startups in NY such as Bitehunter are getting started with half as many workers as a they did ten years ago, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. With the emergence and constantly evolving spread of online tools, new businesses are able to perform faster and more efficiently with less [Full Story…]

Liquid Fare Launches “Smartphone Wingman” App

Liquid Fare Launches "Smartphone Wingman" App

  Bar hopping is getting a little easier.  Liquid Fare, Inc, a NY-based mobile app development company, has nationally launched its first app of the same name.  Dubbed the "smartphone wingman," the app allows users to rate local bars, lounges and clubs based on the age, style and [Full Story…]

Less Expensive to Operate a Business in SF Than NY, Says Focus

Less Expensive to Operate a Business in SF Than NY, Says Focus

A recent report from Focus reveals that while NY is a growing hub for startups, it is less expensive to operate a business in San Francisco.  Business owners in Silicon Alley on average paid more for personal income taxes, utilities and office space.  For employees, the average annual salary of [Full Story…]