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GE, Gilt Groupe, Others Want to Advise NY Lawmakers on Tech Policies

An all-too-familiar refrain rings among certain politicians, who say they are not scientists or that they are neophytes when it comes to technology. The problem is the economy and future job growth are becoming inexorably tied to innovation—so if politicos don’t “get” tech, we may all be collectively screwed. Last week, business advocacy organization the […]

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Does Wall Street Combined With Silicon Alley Equal a “New” New York?

Where are we now, New York? Bracing for a tech bubble bursting? Blooming into maturity as a tech hub? Too busy working on code in the lobby of the Ace Hotel to really care? There are different views on where New York fits in the grander innovation landscape, from wannabe to the toast of the […]

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Shopping App Spring, Founded by Fab and Techstars Alums, Has Arrived

It may be the tail end of summer, but Spring has bloomed. The New York-based startup launched its shopping app late last week, giving consumers a mobile way to discover and buy products directly from brands and designers. Currently available for iOS devices, Spring is a bit different from other marketplaces that sell curated items, says […]

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Wide Open Spaces Creates Online Community for Anglers & Hunters

Denis O’Dwyer wants to bring the power of the Internet to the Great Outdoors. His startup, Wide Open Spaces, is designed as an online community targeting hunters and fishing enthusiasts, a one-stop shop to buy gear, research new techniques, and discover a new place to while away an afternoon. “This is participatory,” he says. “You’re […]

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Twitter Buys TapCommerce, Increases Its Strength in Mobile Adtech

[Updated 7/1/2014, 4:30pm. See below.] Twitter has snapped up a mobile ad retargeting startup from New York as it beefs up its digital advertising technology muscle. On Monday, news broke that the social media network acquired TapCommerce. Re/code reported the deal to be around $100 million; however, no official price has been given. This is […]

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$2B Wayfair Valuation a Big Statement in Winner-Take-All E-Commerce

Snow flurries are flying in the Northeast, but the competition in home furnishings e-commerce seems to be getting hotter by the moment—and Boston-based Wayfair is making a pretty convincing case to be the leader, even if you have to read between the lines to see it. Last week, San Francisco-based home-goods seller One Kings Lane […]

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Mobile Marketing Tech Player Appboy, Kevin Ryan’s Zola Nab Funding

A pair of funding deals hit New York this week in mobile marketing technology and online wedding gifting. On Wednesday, mobile relationship manager Appboy said it raised $7.6 million in a Series A round led by Icon Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included IDG Ventures, Blumberg Capital, T5 Capital, Bullpen Capital, Accelerator Ventures, […]

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Dallas Men’s E-Retailer Need Launches With “Curated” Collection

Dallas entrepreneur Matt Alexander wants to make it easier for men to shop better. So, he’s launched the e-retailer Need, which he says cuts through Web’s retail clutter and offers a “curated” selection of men’s clothing and accessories to appeal to a discerning customer. “There are hundreds of millions of dollars in the men’s wear […]

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CB Insights, Silicon Valley Bank, Others See Rise in NY Investments

Deals and venture capital investments in New York startups are on track to set a new five-year high, according to projections in a report released Thursday. Venture data firm CB Insights based in New York gathered the stats for the New York Venture Capital Almanac, sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and law firm Orrick, Herrington […]

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Yahoo Locks in $1.1B Deal for Tumblr, Promises Not to Screw Up

David Karp’s wallet just got a lot fatter. After a flurry of speculation over the weekend, Tumblr in New York is being acquired by Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo, in a deal announced early Monday at the previously reported price of $1.1 billion, mostly in cash. Yahoo put out a statement on the acquisition with a pledge to […]

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