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CONVERSOCIAL
#NYCTech - Let’s do the math: the faster you can address customer service issues, the better. And what’s more immediate than social? That’s the $5 million question, which is how much Conversocial just raised in its latest funding round led...
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AlleyTalk - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We are introducing this new column to keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this...
TRADEBLOCK
AlleyTalk - Need to know something – or everything – about Bitcoin? TradeBlock is pretty much becoming the go-to site for all things bitcoin, and a globally-recognized source of digital currency analysis, covering all industry topics...
BUTTON
AlleyTalk - With the growing popularity of on-demand services like Uber, Instacart and HandyBook, Button is launching the acquisition and retention platform built for the mobile economy. And the company is poised to help propel these businesses...
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AlleyTalk -     How many times have you gone out to eat, all good, and then you waited forever for the waiter to come around with the check? Good news! Cover is a mobile payments startup that allows restaurant patrons to pay...
CROWDTWIST
AlleyTalk - Ask CrowdTwist founder Irving Fain what led StarVest Partners, with investment from earlier backers, including Fairhaven Capital and SoftBank Capital, to write the check, and he gives his team a lot of the credit. Background:...
MAKERS_KIT
Accelerators - Leave it to two guys in the Maker Movement to graduate from the Techstars program just under a month ago, and then announce that they’ve raised a $1.5 million seed round, led by Tribeca Venture Partners and supported by Bertelsmann...
ONE_MONTH
Accelerators - The company is called One Month, investors include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and the crowdfunding platform WeFunder,...
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Advice - False starts, bad timing, wrong co-founder, no technical co-founder. Jason Nadaf could have written the book on what can and will go wrong when you’re starting a company.  Oh, and make sure that no accelerator will accept you, no...
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AlleyTalk - The web is very much a visual medium, and professional photographers have literally billions of high-quality images laying dormant on their hard drives. Add to the equation the fact that agencies, publishers, brands, well, just about...
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AlleyTalk - The company is Lua and they’re changing the way modern workforces collaborate – and of course that means mobile. Companies can reach individuals, entire department or custom groups in seconds. Which means real-time communications...
PEOPLE DOC
AlleyTalk - Here’s how PeopleDoc did it: 1. They became a pioneer in HR digitization - and the fast-growing global leader in cloud-based document and employee relationship management systems. 2. They make it much easier to access, share...
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AlleyTalk - First, GIFs may have been around seemingly forever, but giphy makes them searchable. And shareable. And discoverable. Of course, it also helps to be part of betaworks. Next, it’s also very cool when you can put a new spin on an...
JIBE
AlleyTalk - Jibe knows something about attracting some of the best talent on the planet. A leading recruitment technology platform, the company just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series C financing round led by new investor, SAP...
HOPSCOTCH
AlleyTalk - A winner is a winner and teaching kids to code without having to type, well, that’s a winner. Hopscotch is a colorful drag-and-drop tool that not only teaches kids how to code – they’re building their own fun projects. Think of...
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Advertising - It seems like it was just last month that we told you about SocialRank and how they help brands to find and reward their best followers. Oh, wait. It was. That was then, this is now. The news this month: not only did the company just...

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