In the past few months, The Observer and the rest of the online community has witnessed a whirlwind rise in popularity of mobile, app-based deal companies. Well, here is yet another one claiming to offer you a good deal.
New York has now been “Poggled.”
Though the brainchild of the Groupon family, Read More
Thomas Monson, the founder of Bookabottle, met The Observer at midnight on a corner of Union Square in a black two-door BMW. He leaned a dress sneaker against the door, drumming his fingers on his knee and listened to opera by the blue light of a third-party stereo system. This was actually very Read More
THERE HAVE BEEN MANY HAPPY BOYS who have found their perfect matches on Grindr, the social network for single gay men, but founder Joel Simkhai has a favorite.
“There was a serviceman in the Air Force, stationed in Baghdad and Kuwait,” Mr. Simkhai said on the phone from Los Angeles, where he lives. “He used Read More
I wrote this week about tech start-ups in the art world and there was too much to include in just one article. Everyday last week another e-mail would arrive announcing a new iPhone app, an art discovery site or a place to buy art online. One notable name that did not make Read More
Carter Cleveland, the fresh-faced 24-year-old founder of Art.sy, a start-up that bills itself as the “Pandora for art,” was talking about the art world’s past attempts at embracing technology.
“It’s like being in a movie,” he said. “The knight is walking into the dragon’s lair and seeing the corpses of all the other Read More
3-2-1…blastoff? After months of anticipation (fed by Tweets, postings on Facebook, entries on the site’s blog) a new something called Virb is set to launch today.
It’s actually a new iteration of of Virb°, which was previously a social networking site (somewhere along the way it seems to Read More
In this week’s BusinessWeek profile of Henry Blodget, we get a look inside his Business Insider.
There are no bellowing editors, no reporters with phones up to their ears. In fact, reporters on each “vertical” (the site is divided into several silos focused on technology and finance) share one phone, which would seem Read More