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Startup News: Size That Matters and a New Mobile Music Concierge

 Startup News: Size That Matters and a New Mobile Music Concierge

Quincy cofounders Christina Wallace and Alex Nelson via Quincy

WAITING ROOM. ZocDoc just became active in Austin, the company’s 16th market. Available to over one-third of the U.S. population, ZocDoc is continuing its mission to make scheduling doctor’s appointments really fucking easy with well over one million unique visitors each month.

DINERO. Integrate, a New York-based company that helps businesses “plan, execute, track, analyze and optimize their multi-channel marketing strategy” just raised $11 million in Series B funding. Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global joined Foundry Group, a repeat investor.

VERTICAL BUZZ. Last week BuzzFeed launched two new verticals—Sports with Jack Moore and Kevin Lincoln and Shift, aimed at female readers, with Amy Odell of New York Magazine.

MEASURE UP. Harvard Business School bffs Christina Wallace and Alex Nelson are tall girls who were looking for tall girl pants. Enter their new fashion startup, Quincy, which rethinks women’s apparel sizing by assigning sizes based on bust and height. The site launched yesterday with a collection of five blazers, and will roll out more highly-tailored items over the coming months.

FLEXIBLE. The new DUMBO Startup Lab at 68 Jay St. is giving membership to those who qualify. Members can choose to  lay down a “stationary” workspace starting at $400 per month. “Portable” work space is $200 per month and everyone has 24-hour access to conference space, mentorship and advice from DUMBO Startup Lab pros.

SHOPTIME STORIES. In January, we told you about an as-yet-unnamed store in Chelsea that was selling online goods from startups like Birchbox, Artspace and Quirky offline for limited time. Well, founder and merchandising whiz Rachel Shechtman who likes to call her company, “a retail space that has the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store,” has given her shop a name, Story. Starting yesterday, Story opened its doors for its second “issue,” and startups are once again on display. This time the theme revolves around color with items from BaubleBar, CHROMATICgallerie, StyleMint (the Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen brand), and more and will be open daily until Tuesday, May 22nd.

DJ DROID. Last week Songza, the company behind the mobile app that helps users find and make playlists based on mood, time of day and other variables, released an iOS app update, adding to their new Music Concierge feature. The update is designed to help users find the tunes they’re in the mood for easily and faster. With no fees, limits or commercials, it looks like healthy competition for Pandora and Spotify.

BREAKAWAY. Startup Hockey is tonight at 95 5th Ave. on the fifth floor. Leave your skates at home though, all you need is your thumbs. The organizers also made “a half-hearted promise to schedule these further in advance.”

HACKING? Hacker office hours are tomorrow night at 6 p.m. Go to 71 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn for all your programming questions.

GET TOGETHER. The inaugural NY Tech Day is on April 19th. Free registration is now open but hurry up because nothing’s infinite, right?

ONLINE DATING—IN REAL LIFE. Uncubed, formerly the Silicon Alley Talent Fair, is now open for registration. If you’re looking for a job, go here. Hiring companies, register here and use code “EB11″ to get  15 percent off. You’ll be among 80+ NYC companies and 500+ people hungry to work. Drinks, music and ping-pong will round out the event on April 26th.

CANDLE WIX. Wix is a site building tool “for the code inept.” Earlier this week, Wix unveiled its HTML5 product, adding new functionality to the formerly flash-only platform. In addition to their web products, the Israel-based company also has the Wix Lounge in Union Square, a workspace for creatives. There’s one in San Francisco, too.

WHISTLE WHILE YOU… Lot18 has openings for an account management intern, acquisition manager, marketing coordinator, user experience designer, director of engineering, front end developer and softwae engineer. Check out job descriptions here2tor is looking for a staff accountant with more than two years of experience and a strong basis in MS Office. They also need a tech intern and have many other NYC based jobs on their websiteChallengePost needs a UX/product lead who will say “I don’t know” before giving a bullshit answer. Don’t lie here.

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