Startup News: Save Amit, and Hm, Not Too Many Launches Last Week

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CONQUER THE WORLD. Startup Weekend just closed a partnership with the Kauffman Foundation; now it’s announced a two-year agreement with Google. “Google is supporting Startup Weekend through a global sponsorship, which will not only allow for the expansion of current operations, but also enable the global roll-out of pre-Startup Weekend Google developer workshops and vertical specific initiatives in areas such as education and health.”

SAVE AMIT. Seth GodinMichael Galpert, and Jakob Lodwick have pledged $10,000 each for the first person whose marrow matches that of Amit Gupta, recently diagnosed with leukemia. Party and cheek swabbing session on Friday at New Work City.

CROWDED ROOM. “IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) announced Crowded Room, a new location-based service created to connect users who frequent similar places, have shared interests and mutual friends. The service makes socializing, networking and dating easier by digitally identifying common bonds and putting personality to the faces in a crowded room.”


HIRING. The New York Times needs a front end developer, a business intelligence lead for R&D; Y Charts, which just raised$3.25 million, wants a senior developer; Warby Parker needs an operations associate.

BETAS., for removing email subscriptions. GoalSay, a goal-tracking app., citizen journalism. AppQuu, Instapaper for apps.

SYNDICATES. “Any blogger can signup with to get more exposure for their posts by having them syndicated on top brands and publishers. We programatically pick the most influential bloggers and their best posts.” Tidal launches with Google/Zagat ( and Condé Nast (

POACHED! “NYC-based Adaptly has appointed Paul Turner as Adaptly’s new GM of EMEA to lead its expansion from New York to London. Paul comes to Adaptly from Google where he was head of EMEA for Invite Media (acquired by Google/Doubleclick last year).”

  Startup News: Save Amit, and Hm, Not Too Many Launches Last Week