The Start-Up Rundown
We Are NY Tech, the site that every day since November has featured a new profile of someone–developers, designers, founders and so on–is rolling out its branded jobs site in a week. Unprofitable start-ups can post for $25, profitable companies can post for $200, and “beyond profitable” banks can post for $10,000 (LOLz). The posts expire in a month.
Employers can submit listings now. “I’m working on compiling the listings now so the board launches with open jobs,” co-creator Matt Shampine said.
Summery/summary news from New York’s start-up scene.
OYSTER REVIVAL. Oyster.com, the start-up that flamed out after its model of sending reviewers to photograph and secret shop hotels one-by-one proved hellishly expensive and unscalable AND THEN recently bounced back with new funding and partnership with the Travel Channel, has launched the “first-ever photo-powered hotel search engine.” Oyster Shots “is a seamless way to explore Oyster.com’s quickly growing database of exclusive, high-resolution, undoctored photos of vacation destinations around the world.”
INAUGURAL EAST VILLAGE TECH MEETUP: Betabeat runs into founders and techies in the East Village on the regular and it’s arguably the neighborhood with the richest Foursquare data, so we’re surprised that this never existed before. So no surprised that 71 techies have RSVP’ed. Little worried about the capacity at d.b.a., where the meetup is happening Thursday at 6 p.m., though.
We Are NY Tech/Simande team
We Are NY Tech, the blog that has featured a profile of someone in the New York tech scene every day since November 13 and which was praised as “democratic, wonderful to look at and read, and is exactly the kind of service we need in NYC” by Fred Wilson, just hit 2,000 followers on Twitter.
Question: Is Q & A just a fad?
Answer: Not at all. Q & A sites are a kind of social network and a solution to problems with the Google’s decreasingly-useful search engine. It’s a crowded space—Tech Observer has receivered press releases this week from Ask.com, ChaCha and Answers.com, the last of Read More