What you missed around the web and on AlleyWatch this week – March 24 – March 30


It was another busy week in Silicon Alley and beyond.


Yahoo purchased Summly for a rumored $30 million from 17-year old founder Nick D’Aloisio. That’s right 17. Yahoo also shut the application down immediately and plans on integrating its technology into its mobile offering. Apple confirmed its purchase of mapping provider WiFiSlam and we are hopeful this will mean an improvement in the Maps apps.

If you are looking for some housing in the city, hedge fund tycoon, Steve Cohen put his duplex on sale in the Bloomberg Tower for a cool $115 million. Steve was busy this week as he also purchased a $60 million dollar home in the Hamptons. Let this serve as some extra motivation to build something great. Also in New York, the city has followed in the footsteps of other municipalities and now will require employers to pay employees for sick leave.

More importantly, here is what you missed on AlleyWatch this week:


Made in NY™ – Mark Cooper, Founder of Offerpop
Disrupting the Undisrupted with Vengo
Pulse of the Alley – Lior Gavra, Founder of BiteScore
Pulse of the Alley – Elissa Shevinsky, Founder and CEO of MakeOut Labs
Pulse of the Alley – Pep Gomez, CEO of Fever


5 Things to Do After You Raise Startup Capital
DecisionDesk Raises $1.7M to Continue Innovation of the Application Process
10 Pitch Deck Principles to Get Funded
A Chat with Raptor Ventures VC William Peng
Tech Stars NY Alum SideTour raises $2.5 million in Series A-1
Angel Profile – Michael Moriarty
NYC Announces Fourth BigApps Competition: $150k in prizes and over 1,000 New Raw Data Sets
Viggle Announces AppJam Challenge for TV Companion Apps

Strategy and Resources:

Revamp your Twitter Strategy in 2 minutes [Infographic]
3 Biggest Surprises in Transition from the Corporate to the Startup World
Even a Non-Profit Startup Needs a Revenue Model
The Role of a Startup CEO
5 Surprising Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs 
A Chat with Startup Mentor Beth Temple


Startup Institute Comes to New York City 
The AlleyWatch Event Guide: April 1-7
State of Tech in NYC: Hacking, Apping, Developing
AlleyShowdown – Birchbox vs ipsy
Startupfix Attempts Long-Form Demo Night


Unpacking Male Tech Privilege

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