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Rumors & Acquisitions: Quickly Now

rumormonger4 Rumors & Acquisitions: Quickly NowOur hero is on deadline, so here’s a quick rumor roundup.

RUMORS OF THE DIRECTORY’S DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED. That $5 paid directory Tumblr rolled out and then abruptly pulled? They’re revamping it. The directory sold out too quickly, for one thing, said CEO David Karp, so the next iteration will have a bidding component and more niche categories. “It was incredibly rudimentary the first time around,” he said. He predicts the new directory will be out within a month. [Tumbeast joke here.]

SOME CEOS IN NEW YORK DID THESE THINGS WRONG ACCORDING TO THIS ANONYMOUS SURVEY. Recognize anyone?

TRUE LOVE: We’re getting another dating site! Miral Sattar is seeking a developer with dating site experience.

RECRUITING: An amusing review of the 2nd Annual NYC Startup Job Fair comes to us from the New York Tech Meetup email list: “So they started off not very organized, by the time I got there they had devised some kind of system for letting people on in groups, kind of like an amusement park ride, but I heard that in the beginning it was just a madhouse free for all and they were just letting people up.  Oh, and, it was in a HALLWAY of AOL. A hallway,” attendee Amanda Prinzo wrote. Also, all the start-ups were really only looking for engineers, she complained, even during the hours of the fair that were designated for non-engineer recruiting!

VACANCY?: The CollabraCode continuing hacker education effort is subscribed to oversubscribed, but it has no home. “Intake went extremely well–and might even take on more than we anticipated. Because of that, we are looking for a better space–and I have no contacts to places like Google’s venue across from their offices or the AOL Ventures space,” wrote founder Sanford Dickert.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Blogger Julia Allison is in town this week to promote her column.
PROM IS COMING: The Small Girls PR/Styleite/Tumblr/Tiza prom is on the 21st at Le Bain. Charlotte Ronson is coming, and Lorenzo Martone and Rebecca Minkoff, and someone told us those are famous designers/fashionistas.
START-UP RAP: Courtesy Tech@NYU.
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