What you missed around the web and on AlleyWatch last week – April 14 – April 20


It was another busy week in Silicon Alley and beyond.


Much of the past week was spent watching the latest activities in Boston stemming from the senseless act of terrorism on Monday afternoon.  While nothing positive ever arises from a grotesque act of this nature, it was nice to see the nation unite to support Boston.  In Boston and around the country this week, humanity prevailed.

Twitter forayed into the world of music discovery with a new offering.  Venture investment in NYC increased 8% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period from a year ago with a total of 98 closed funding rounds for an aggregate value of $576 million according to Crain’s.

Here is what you missed on AlleyWatch this past week:


Made in NY™ – Anthony Iacovone, Founder and CEO of AdTheorent
Let’s Order Now: an Online Delivery Service That’s Creating a New Social Order
Made in NY™ – Alex White, CEO and Co-Founder of Next Big Sound
Skinny Fat Ties or Skinny Fatties? – A Chat with Startup Founder Joshua Adam Brueckner
Made in NY™ – Gabriel Miller, General Manager and Partner at AMMIRATI 

The Watch:

The AlleyWatch Event Guide: April 22-26th
Lewis DVorkin: The Future of Journalism Is About Communicating with the Audience
Ultra Light Startups April’s Stellar Lineup – of Investors
Fintech in NYC: What You Need to Know
Ad Age’s 4th Viral Video Awards: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry [Video]
MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Presents: Women Entrepreneurship


Why Accelerate? Top Tips From Mentors and Graduates On Whether You Should Step On the Startup Gas
How to Screen Venture Capitalists
Songza Raises $3.8 Million


Entrepreneurs and Execution
5 Ways You Might Balance a Business and a Relationship
Why Do I Need a Board of Directors and How Does it Work?
Study: Automated Media Buying to Rise But Face Challenges
Even Virtual Startup Teams Must Work Closely
3 Key Lessons for Tech Founders


10 Things I Never Expected While Growing a Company
Web Analytics 10111 Tools To Help You Maintain a Work-Life Balance
How to Effectively Price Your Product or Service
15 Tips for Advertising on a Bootstrapper’s Budget
The “Friending” Process: Breaking Down Why We Add or Remove Facebook Friends [Infographic]
Wow, 71% of Companies Do Not Have a Mobile Customer Care Solution
Could Amazon’s Latest Patent Destroy the Media Industry?
The Rise of Social Advertising


In Boston, Humanity Prevails
AlleyShowdown: Warby Parker versus Google Glass
Pulse of the Alley – Sloane Barbour, Regional Director of Jobspring New York

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