Startup News: Tinyproj, Rolling.fm, Foursquare, New Work City and an Automattic Party

ROLLING ALONG. “We are excited to announce there has been over 1,000,000 friendships made on Rolling.FM since our launch a little over a month ago!  Our platform has definitely become the music AND social discovery platform,” writes cofounder Nhon Ma in an email. Rolling is launching more social features–like “buy a drink,” whereby which users will be able to buy old and new friends “drinks,” and the enhanced profile browser to “view others’ playlist, photos, etc.”

I LAUNCHED DIS. Meet Tinyproj, an experiment from the prolific Kyle Bragger. “Hello. Tinyproj connects talented developers, designers, illustrators, and copywriters with folks who need a hand with paid, short-term* projects.”

IGNITE IT AGAIN. “Ignite NYC’s on 10/10. We will be announcing speakers this week. We have a room of 1,600 to fill, the largest evaaarrr!”

THRILLIST IS SERIOUSLY HIRING. Seriously. Positions include Advertising Product ManagerVP of Business DevelopmentSenior Buyer – Men’s AccessoriesMarketing CoordinatorJunior RecruiterPHP Developer(s) and Director of Merchandising.

FOURSQUARE PUSHING PUSH API TODAY. Will they make it now that the heat is on? Stay tuned!

MOMS. CafeMom is now Mom.com, and hiring a PHP developer.

POSICORE PARTIES. Friday, New Work City with the Turntable.fms, three years, celebrate. “One year in our amazing new space. Three years of doing awesome things together. Hundreds of events hosted. Thousands of coworkers served. And we’re just getting started. Join us as we celebrate the past and chart the future. We’re changing the world, and we’re doing it together. Just like we always have. This event is a free event open to all.”

And, a WordPress party is an Automattic party. “Ranaan and Paul from WP.com VIP buying drinks for you in NYC.” Tomorrow night. Midtown.

BEST OF THE EMAIL PRESS RELEASE FACTORY: “Call for Entries for the 16thAnnual Webby Awards is now open! Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webbys celebrates the year’s best websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile and apps. The early entry deadline for is October 28, 2011. Nominees will be announced in April 2012, and the hallmark Webby ceremony will be held in Spring 2012.”

StartUp Health. “To date, more than 650 entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and organizations have joined the movement and taken The StartUp Health Pledge to support the ecosystem; more than 100 entrepreneurs have applied to participate in the StartUp Health Academy and already more than 50 startups have attended office hours receiving StartUp Health mentorship.”

Manilla, “the free personal account management service, unveiled today its first edition of mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms, providing customers with another element of convenience to stay organized. Manilla has also added new accounts including Netflix and popular daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial to provide customers with the option to track entertainment subscriptions and time-sensitive coupons.”

New York’s BuyWithMeappointed Gerry McGoldrick to the position of CMO, only weeks after appointing new CPO Charlie Gray.  A former GSI (a division of eBay) SVP of Marketing, McGoldrick’s focus in the new position will be on marketing initiatives directed to further accelerate the growth of BuyWithMe’s customer base.  Additionally, McGoldrick plans on developing strategies to perfect BuyWithMe’s brand message to partnering merchants, as the only merchant-centric daily deal site.  McGoldrick’s appointment is yet more evidence of BuyWithMe’s continuing momentum in the daily deals industry.”

AFTER GROUPON. “Harvard MBA friends Stuart Wall and John Buchanan launched Postabon in Dec. 2009 as a website to tell other New Yorkers where to find the best deals, sample sales and food & drink specials in NYC.  Once Groupon and its many clones had entered, they decided to shift gears and fulfill a need in the industry that was ignored. Enter Signpost.”

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Comments

  1. Sara Chipps says:

    Great update, I <3 your quick reads. Link to New Work City party here: http://plancast.com/p/6k28.