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Startup News: Gojee Gets a Mobile App; Thrillist Gets a General Manager from Maxim

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Yes, please. (Image courtesy of Gojee)

Hungry? The good folks at Gojee are launching a new mobile app, designed to replicate the aesthetic experience of the slick recipe site. It’s now available for download on Android, iPad and iPhone; if you’re a cautious downloader, check this demo first. The site now boasts more than 500,000 members and was a finalist for a 2012 Crunchie Award in Design–alongside Path and Pinterest.

Bro Down We’re not sure what we could add to make this more perfect: Thrillist has hired Gene Newman, Maxim‘s digital editorial director, to serve as general manager, overseeing all web and mobile content. Let’s hope the lad mags are paying attention, lest Thrillist drink their milkshake on the sly. 

Material Girl We first introduced you to Material Wrld–a fashion-forward online marketplace that aims to provide a non-hideous alternative to Ebay, back in March. After testing their concept with online pop-up stores in the spring, the founders have finally launched a beta version of the site. The announcement promises that “Material Wrld fills the gap between content discovery sites and online marketplaces.” All sellers will be “screened and curated,” meaning the wares look like this lovely dress, rather than this affront to good taste.

Heavenly Creatures Speaking of staffing up: We hear that AngelHack is looking for a (paid!) New York City organizer to TCB locally. The next hackathon takes place November 17 – 18; hit them up if you’ve got a taste for the role of impresario.

Watching the Watchers DailyMotion has introduced two brand-new ways to see the site: Mosaic mode, which you might recognize as basically Pinterest; and Feed mode, which–no great surprise, considering that name–looks more like the Facebook newsfeed. Perhaps best of all for all the commercial-haters out there (i.e., most of us), for now, during the beta stage, neither format will include pre-roll advertising. Not that we’ve got anything against adorable ads for Velveeta before our Nicki Minaj vids or anything.

Back to School Yesterday New York-based ecommerce company Quincy Apparel–which aims to offer customizable clothes at off-the-rack prices–debuted its first full collection, as well as a complete redesign of the website. Fortunately for our wallets, the company missed payday.

Get Schooled Timed to the thematically appropriate holiday of Labor Day, the Young Entrepreneur’s Council debuted #StartupLab, which is described as “a free virtual mentorship program that will deploy America’s top young startup founders to help retool and train the current workforce into a more entrepreneurial one.” Featured mentors for the year include Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Fleiss and Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin. It’s probably not time for the presidential candidates to quit worrying about their job programs, though.

Fashionable Streaming IMG Fashion has teamed up with Rightster and YouTube to offer live-stream and video on demand content from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The partnership allows press to access and easily embed videos directly from one streamlined site.

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