Foursquare released a new iPhone app today for iOS7 with an updated design and push notifications that offer helpful information and tips for places near you.
What city books the most preventative appointments? What is the most popular time of day to book? Do men or women rate doctors more highly? ZocDoc has the answers.
DigitalOcean’s data center footprint is growing quickly.
Founded by the cofounder of popular Facebook dating app AYI, AllPaws wants to help millions of rescued pets get adopted.
How much would you spend to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, or go on a polar bear expedition on Manitoba?
Rukkus launched a ticket search engine for live events today, with tools for tracking your favorite performers, inviting friends to shows, and receiving personalized recommendations on upcoming events.
Vowch recently launched a social recommendation platform where people can share things that they to a community of friends and followers.
New York ad startup BiScience’s new product, AdClarity, monitors 5.1 million ads in over two million campaigns from over 300,000 advertisers on over 7,000 publishers’ sites.
Guest Post When I was a youngish “tech lawyer” in D.C., I discovered that every D.C. lawyer advocating for tech entrepreneurs thought they were full-blown tech lawyers. We were not. We were policy advocates. I learned this the hard way.
Blech, homework is the worst. Slader tries to make it a little more fun with a social network and virtual currency that rewards helping others.
The birds were chirping outside the New York Stock Exchange this morning, clearly aware of the second biggest Internet IPO in history. This intrepid reporter ventured downtown to bring you an inside look at the Twitter IPO.
Jukely launched its “concert matchmaking” service nationwide today, which recommends live shows for you to see based on your music preferences and those of your friends.
One person can change the world. That’s the message Vivienne Harr, the philanthropic nine-year old behind Make A Stand, relayed to VentureBeat Thursday morning, just minutes after she rang the NYSE opening bell that kicked off Twitter’s IPO.
Bringing new meaning to the term “good karma,” NYC startup Karma rewards you when you share Internet access from one of its hotspots.
Call it “reverse trick-or-treating.”
Things are changing over at Kickstarter.
Editor’s Pick The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data, but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine. Here are six promising startups we met at Strata.
Hackathon organizers, meet your savior.
Happify gives you activities and exercises people to hone your happiness skills.
Varonis Systems filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
The most popular crowdfunding platform just broke an industry record. Two, actually.
Developers love it when kids code games. That’s why Kik Messenger invited NYC Generation Tech to its mobile game jam this weekend.
Since a smartphone is such an attractor for thieves, what if you couldn’t sell a used one without proof of ownership? That’s the idea behind a new bill introduced Friday in the New York State Legislature.
Businesses sink or swim depending on the quality of their legal counsel, but despite these high stakes, the resources for finding good lawyers are shockingly limited. Priori connects small businesses with a curated, trusted community of lawyers, and the pricing is all up front.
Journeyman Leo was learning to code with the help of 23-year old software engineer Patrick McConlogue. The NYPD arrested him for trespassing yesterday morning, but the community outcry fueled a quick release.
Forget those clunky electric bike conversion kits — FlyKly’s new Smart Wheel is a simple (and stealthy) way to add some juice to your existing bike.
After dipping its toes into lock screen charity donations in August, Locket will now let its users choose the next few charities it will feature.
We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way.
Guest Post These five NYC startups are successfully challenging the way the real estate business is done.
As registered press, professionals, and fans entered New York Comic-Con Thursday, many began to praise the pop culture convention on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s easy to say “I could have done that” when you see the success of an app like Instagram or Twitter. But most of us don’t act on our “ingenious” business ideas simply because it’s freaking hard.
Gilt Groupe’s founder launches Zola, a ‘modern’ wedding registry to improve the process of listing and buying all the crap people think they need to get married.
Editor’s Pick Uncharted Play is the company behind SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates energy as you play.
Socratic is an online open community where teachers share educational video content. Anyone can add or suggest videos and the best videos for each topic rise to the top.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has hit Airbnb with a subpoena for data on its 225,000 New York users. This is the latest development in an ongoing legal battle Airbnb has faced in NYC.
Editor’s Pick NYC-based Melba is building a network of fine dining restaurants where diners pay for fixed price meals in advance online — no decision-making, waiting around, or transacting, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
Since 2010, General Assembly (GA) has counted itself as one of the many companies in New York City offering startups a place to learn, work, and connect.
Online database company MongoDB is now the top dog among New York City startups.
As Fab makes the journey toward profitability, it’s doing so without a big chunk of its employees.
Cover launched a mobile payments app today that lets you enjoy your meal without having to wait for or worry about the check. It also announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round of funding.