startup rundown

Startup Rundown: Find Your Tech Soulmate Over Muffins, and Then Invite Them to Your Nextdoor Network

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Nextdoor moves to Android town Remember Nextdoor, the super fun app that lets you connect with the people who live in your area, because getting to know your neighbors is something you definitely, totally want to do? Today, TechCrunch reported that the app is now available for Android users, meaning that Nextdoor is now available to 91 percent of all American smartphone users. Also meaning that hardly anyone will miss out on the next screaming 4 a.m. Amber Alert. 

Usablenet is on a roll A little over a year ago, we were asking why nobody’s heard of Usablenet—a leading technology company that helps businesses create mobile experiences for their customers. Today, it looks like people are taking serious notice. This week, Usablenet announced it’s grown 30 percent year over year since 2009, and that it earned a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Usablenet CMO Carin van Vuuren directly attributes the growth to the company’s “technology, innovation and strategic client partnerships…Usablenet’s strength continues to be our unmatched ability to create mobile experiences that achieve user and client goals.” Read More

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

New York City Hooks Up With Nextdoor, a Social Network For Neighborhoods


The Bloomberg administration has found yet another platform on which to holla at New Yorkers.

Today the city announced a big partnership with Nextdoor, a Silicon Valley-based social network for neighborhoods. (Because come on, you want some way to vet those randos before you interact with them IRL.) It’s a new channel for the city to get very granular information–whether emergency alerts or announcements about street fairs–to people more quickly. Read More