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Startup News: Sailthru Sails On, Quincy Gets Cash and Gamers Gather

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Instapaper proper Good news, Android users: No more workarounds for you. You can finally have for-real Instapaper, rather than the next best thing. The reading app is now available for the platform that’s not iOS. (That is, unless you’re unwilling to cough up the $2.99.)

Ever better Meanwhile, Sailthru is iterating all up in here. They’ve added new features including zip code radius, so users can now find subscribers within a certain geographical area. Plus you can now label templates with custom tags (simplifying search) and include data feeds in transactional emails.

Gamify your life The NYC Gaming Meetup is moving on uptown. The gathering has outgrown GA, so next Monday, June 11th, will be the first demo night at Microsoft’s offices, their new home. RSVPs due tomorrow, June 7th; holler at the organizers if you’ve got something you’d like to show off.

Gathering in Gotham Heads up for later in the month: The Gotham Ruby Conference is June 23. Here’s the speaker lineup for all you curious hackers. Also, we should probably mention that a yacht party is included in the cost of admission.

Just for me Quincy reportedly just closed a $950,000 seed round, led by Great Oaks Venture Capital. The company aims to offer better-fitting women’s clothing at a non-couture price point. Here’s how: Ditching the traditional S/M/L categories but eschewing the ultra-tailored approach, Quincy has developed its own, more customizable sizing system based on length, bust and cup size.

It’s a Jersey thing The deadline approacheth for applications to the first class of TechLaunch, New Jersey’s very own tech accelerator. So if you live across the Hudson and you’d like to stay there (with a little assist from New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority), June 8 is your cutoff.

Devotion rewarded The newest comer to the NYC startup scene: Loyalblocks, which just launched what’s billed as an automatic, walk-in loyalty app here in the city. Users don’t even have to open the app or check in, which is certainly simpler than the old punch card. Probably not for the ultra privacy-sensitive, but for what it’s worth, we do see that our favorite burger joint is involved. Plus the team tells us they’ll be doing special summer promotions, which everyone loves.

Now hiring We hear that SNAP Interactive needs a Senior PHP developer and a QA engineer; 1stdibs needs a Java developer and a marketing operations associate; and B-Reel needs a mobile/iPhone developer. Also, if you aren’t already on the Inside Startups jobs mailer, we don’t know what to tell you.

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