Original Article: "Turner Media Camp Demo Day Highlights Five New Startups," from TechCrunch.
Right as Rupert Murdoch raises his skull-and-bones flag and sets full-sails ahead on a Time Warner acquisition, five startups made their own humble pitch[...]
Self-awareness is a beneficial quality in many circumstances: Working under pressure. Identifying personal weakness. Inspiring humor. And for startup success, according to Founder Collective Partner Micah Rosenbloom, a founder's self-awareness ca[...]
Justin Zhen and Gregory Ugwi, co-founders of Thinknum, want to bring financial modeling tools to the world outside Wall Street -- and they've got the analytical chops to back up their grand vision.
"The way to learn finance is to look at the best [...]
Charlie Schrem (pictured above, left), 24-year-old CEO of BitInstant, was arrested Monday morning in NYC's John F. Kennedy Airport, accused of orchestrating a money-laundering scheme via the Silk Road online marketplace, according to Time.
As we rep[...]
Date Night Is..., a New York City-based service connecting couples with date night ideas, has been steadily garnering customers over the past several months, and CEO/co-founder Danny Nathan says the company is intent on differentiating from other dat[...]
According to BetaBeat, Facebook has acquired New York City-based 'online conversation' startup Branch Media for $15 million.
Branch CEO Josh Miller is a 23-year-old Princeton dropout who describes himself as "kind of a political buff." Indeed, Mil[...]
MongoDB has raised a $150 million funding round led by Fidelity Investments, according to Bloomberg, and is now perched as NYC's most valuable startup, with a $1.2 billion valuation.
MongoDB's $5,000/year subscription software has become a leading[...]
The New York Times style magazine, T Magazine, ran a profile on Tumblr founder David Karp earlier this week. The assignment which quickly evolved into an essay on East Coast vs. West Coast design aesthetic, business sense and personal taste.
Zypsee, a NYC-based black car service, has raised $1.4 million in a funding round led by ff Venture Capital, according to PandoDaily, and isn't fazed by the competition of Uber, Lyft, Hailo, and GetTaxi.
But maybe they should be.
Zypsee was fou[...]
According to TechCrunch, the Bay Area pays the nation's highest median tech wage of $123,497.
The data was crunched by tax-planning startup Good April, and the results are probably not surprising; what is surprising is the pure disparity between S[...]
According to a recent blog post from Brad Feld, the official results are in for "entrepreneurial density" in American communities -- and his stomping ground of Boulder, Colorado is pretty close to the top.
Compiled by Richard Florida at The Atlant[...]
Jonathan Oringer, 39, has become the first billionaire of Silicon Alley, according to Bloomberg.
Silicon Alley -- for those new to the clubby terminology of tech journalism -- refers to the New York City tech community as a whole.