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Startup News: Let’s Launch the Summer with a New York Tech Meetup and Loads of New Features

6637954211 2e6ae2e73c Startup News: Lets Launch the Summer with a New York Tech Meetup and Loads of New Features

At the Meetup. (flickr.com/alextorrenegra)

MEET ‘N GREET Monday, June 5, is this month’s New York Tech Meetup. Presenters range from Fitocracy to Loosecubes. If you haven’t bought tickets, you’ve got one more chance: There’s one batch left, and they go on sale Friday.

MORNING, SUNSHINE News.me has just revamped its morning email, ramping up the “daily briefing” angle. Not only has the company redesigned the whole thing, News.me’s editor will be pick three big stories to summarize every morning. Also added: stuff you missed and an image. Because images are snazzy.

SALE SALE SALE For all the pinatics out there: social commerce platform Lyst has debuted a tool that’ll allow you to receive an instant sale alert whenever something on your Pinterest boards goes on sale. In addition, Lyst will notify users who pin an item from a store whether that item can be had elsewhere.

GROWING UP We hear that NYC’s Lean Startup Meetup just shot past 2,500 members.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER The Startup Genome, a.k.a. the source of those crazy stats regarding New York’s high rate of female founders, has launched the Investor Compass, a dashboard allowing users to centralize data about the startups they’re working with. It’s designed to help investors, advisors, and other interested parties make better decisions, leveraging the 17,000-startup database the organization has already built. For more details, check the company blog.

MOVING ON UP On the heels of launching their new search platform for homebuyers, RealDirect.com is moving into its own new home. The online real estate brokerage is settling into new digs on 21st St. Presumably the new office has plenty of space for all the planned hires: The company just hired three new agents and plans to staff up further, with new people to cover new areas in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

SUNSHINE AND SHOPPING The folks at Tip or Skip, an app billed as enabling “window shopping from anywhere,” are organizing a “Tip Crawl” on June 3 at the Brooklyn Flea. Attendees will use the app to snap pics of their best finds.

DIGITAL ATTIC Persnickety about your private pics? None too sure about Facebook’s ever-shifting settings? Last week you got a new storage option. That would be miLifemap, a digital storage locker designed to offer families a private place to keep everything important. Though we must confess, we are of the generation that thinks half the fun of having fun is showing off.

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