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With tech companies popping up in new offices faster than tweets on our Twitter feed, it never occured to us it’s actually not easy for them to find space.
But many landlords in the city were burned when the last tech boom went bust and dozens of tenants couldn’t pay Read More
Angel investor Ashton Kutcher, wife Demi Moore and the simian Beanie Baby she calls Pursemonkey had a latenight run-in with members of team GroupMe late last night at South By Southwest.
Pursemonkey was on the way back from hanging backstage with Diplo, who was playing at the well-documented Vimeo and NIKON party at Read More
“I AM STUCK IN A FUCKING ELEVATOR,” Jumo office manager Tyler Coates wrote on Twitter today at 2:24 p.m., at the beginning of what would become a half hour-long saga. He had stepped into the elevator at 113 Spring–the office Jumo shares with GroupMe and Buzzfeed–on his way back to his desk on the Read More
Employees at New York’s buzzmagnet start-up GroupMe are masters of discipline! The company pushed major updates this morning exactly when they said they would, along with a new website that’s straight from the computers on the spaceships of the future.
First, the app. What was yesterday a group text messaging and conference call Read More
GroupMe has it way too easy. The startup is announcing its second round of first-class hires in 2011, and it’s only February. While other tech companies drop hints on Quora and leave their “We’re hiring!” pages up for months, GroupMe plucked designer Kevin David Crowe from CollegeHumor and picked up former Gilt Groupe Read More
Which startup will rule the 2011 South By Southwest Interactive Festival?
New York’s own darling, Foursquare, was declared the breakout app in 2009. Twitter won hearts at the festival in 2007. This year, several New York startups are in the running.
Speculation has begun on Quora that SMS-based apps will probably make a big splash, and Read More
Oh, the lives of the Internet famous. Facebook progeny Jumo and investor darling GroupMe pushed their Macs to the wall for a post-holiday party at 113 Spring Wednesday night, and everyone you follow on Twitter was there.
Entrepreneurs, hackers, investors and media players hung their jackets on hooks and availed themselves of booze. Brooklyn Read More
Red-hot NYC startup GroupMe has raised $10.6 million in its second round of funding. The investment was led by Khosla Ventures whose partner David Wieden joined GroupMe’s board.
New York VCs also got in on the deal: Lerer Ventures, Betaworks and First Round Capital all participated.
The service, which lets users create text messaging Read More
New York-based analytics startup Pepetually has a lookback at some of the big redesigns of 2010 and includes six New York-based companies that reworked their landing pages.
We’d say Foursquare was Most Improved, replacing a boring image of phones with a splashy branded banner and the taglines “check-in, find your friends, unlock your city” in Read More