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Editor's Pick Trending in more ways than one, eBay announced it would be the latest Silicon Valley tech giant to expand to New York to explore new opportunities in Big Data.
As the world’s biggest ticket search engine, New York based SeatGeek has built the mother lode of data about live events, everything from sports to concerts. Today it’s announcing the launch of a SeatGeek developer platform that will allow anyone to tap into that information and, more importantly, collect affiliate fees for any ticket sales that happen through their website or app.
For Shane Rahmani, who spent the past four years working on digital strategy and operations at MTV, moving to Thrillist, a lifestyle company aimed at hip, young men, wasn’t too bad of an adjustment.
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Airbnb, a marketplace for living spaces, has a New York footprint so large that there’s at least one Airbnb rental on every city block, co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich Monday.
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Sports analytics startup NumberFire has raised $650,000 in a seed round that will help it expand its fast-moving (and popular) venture, the company revealed today.
London commuters have something new to cheer now that their city is the latest to get a free route-planner iPhone app from Pandav. The app, called Ride London Tube, lets users plan trips on mass transit with a deceptively simple touch interface.
Startup RentAStudent has a lofty goal: to be a Craigslist-like service that connects startups and small businesses with talented students for one-time projects.
Twitter officially opened the doors of its New York office today, and even New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg showed up.
Popular blogging startup Tumblr is close to raising between $75 and $100 million, with an incredible $800 million valuation, says the Wall Street Journal.
Google Offers, the mega search company’s Groupon competitor, launched in beta last month in Portland, and we knew it was only a matter of time before it started offering daily deals to the rest of the U.S. Today, Google is touting deals to prospective customers in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
VentureBeat will be in New York City one week from today — on Wednesday, May 11, we’ll be throwing a party at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery at Rivington).
If you’re based in New York and have the next big disruptive tech company, you’ll want to apply for a special session we’re hosting next month with one of New York’s most respected venture capital groups, RRE Ventures.
Clearwire has been methodically building up its 4G wireless networking service around the country, starting with small markets and moving to big ones. Today, the companyannounced that it will launch in the big cities: New York on Nov. 1, Los Angeles on Dec. 1, and San Francisco in late December.
As the New York tech scene has flourished in the past few years, a number of so-called ‘super angel’ funds have been formed to fund the city’s fledgling startups. Now another angel is ready to spread his wings with Josh Kushner announcing his new $10 million seed fund Thrive Capital.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a surprise guest at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this morning, and he didn’t waste any time in promoting the city as the perfect spot for emerging startups.
(UPDATE: Minor editing.) Massachusetts may soon be the next state to offer direct support for stem-cell research and related biotechnology developments. Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday proposed a $1 billion, 10 year life-sciences initiative that would provide a variety of direct grants and subsidies aimed at promoting both academic research and commercial development of new medical therapies.