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Analytics startup Parse.ly, a graduate of DreamIt Ventures and New York City-based startup, just announced a new product, here by popular demand. Dash is a tool that lets publishers more finely follow the performance of their own content (and individual authors) as well as track trending and flagging topics across the web. These are the kinds of tools and tricks being developed in-house at media (tech?) companies like Gawker, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post; now we can all take our writing assignments from the machines.
There were a few factors that made hackNY’s fourth intercollegiate hackathon the one to beat.
First, the much-loved local fellowship program got ambassadors from the likes of Pivotal Labs, Foursquare, Code Academy, Twilio and Google (“But I’m not here officially,” said the rep who shall not be named) to hold office hours during the hackathon. They were on hand to help bleary-eyed hackers running on
In the first hour alone, we learned about a stealth New York startup with some big name clients and an upcoming Turntable.fm party. Add in some humorous contestants (“It’s its like Chatroulette, but without the dicks!” was one memorable tagline) and some familiar judges (David Tisch, Chris Dixon, Charlie O’Donnell, Khoi Vinh) and it made Betabeat wish we’d stayed up all night too. Well, not really, but close enough.