Disruptive Cloud Startups – Part 1: NimbusDB

written by melissaburnell on May 9, 2011 in Cloud and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Chirag Mehta, cloud computing blogger and software vetaran, has begun a blog series based on Under The Radar startups and we’re happy to feature his cloud-focused blog posts on our blog. His first installment is about NimbusDB, who walked away Read the Rest…


UTR alum HipChat and their HipBillboard

written by melissaburnell on May 6, 2011 in Cloud and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Startups typically engage in some pretty cool marketing tactics. Often founded by young entrepreneurs who were raised with computers in their cribs, most of their marketing efforts are web-based with clever graphics. Of course, we all love when the efforts Read the Rest…


Steal the Deal… Cardnap Today

written by Clare Ryan on April 19, 2011 in Startup News with no comments

In this age of Groupon crazes, it’s rare to come across an idea that feels original. But surprisingly, a new Australian/UK based startup launching yesterday called, “Cardnap,” has come up with something pretty clever. The 16 and 22 year old co-founders (if Read the Rest…


Is iTunes Outdated? 10 Startups that prove it's true

written by Clare Ryan on March 29, 2011 in Startup News with 4 comments

There’s been a lot of talk about music apps lately… One of my favorite bloggers, Louis Gray wrote an article yesterday titled, “What iTunes Needs to Take on Spotify, Rdio & Google.” He starts, “Ever since I gained early access Read the Rest…


Killer Coupons (Literally)

written by Clare Ryan on March 23, 2011 in Startup News with one Comment

Image from: DonkeeHouse Before my brother goes shopping for anything, he goes to look for a coupon. He frequently uses a site called, “RetailMeNot,” that allows him to search for coupons for specific products or brands, but he will also Read the Rest…


Jewpon: Groupon for Jews, and other targeted deals

written by Clare Ryan on March 10, 2011 in Startup News with one Comment

Back in July of last year, I pulled together a list of over 60 group buying sites that had sprung up in the wake of Groupon.  Now, that list has increased by huge factor, and the trend just keeps spiraling Read the Rest…


Hey, there's money in my money!

written by melissaburnell on March 2, 2011 in Startup News with one Comment

If you were at the Kabuki Hotel in SF’s Japantown Monday, you were certainly engulfed in the future of financial services and technology – or “Fintech!” Look mom, new buzzword! With an impressive panel of financial experts, technologists from financial Read the Rest…


Sex sells…and sometimes even rents

written by melissaburnell on February 22, 2011 in Startup News with no comments

We may have found a new home for Craigslist’s adult services… A new startup, Frently.com, is offering a space for people to “rent friends” anywhere in the world. Ideally, you can hire a “friend” to help move, do yard work, Read the Rest…


How to Innovate

written by admin on February 11, 2011 in Social Media and Startup News with 2 comments

I work in one of the world’s most innovative hubs: Silicon Valley…. I count myself among many lucky people to be surrounded by brainy creatives day in and day out… These people introduced me to the culture of transparency that Read the Rest…


I am forcing you to relax

written by Clare Ryan on February 1, 2011 in Startup News with 2 comments

UPDATE: New York Times wrote an article about donothingfor2minutes today just a day after we published ours.  We think they have some interesting resources, even if they did copy us (Just kidding!)  Check them out HERE. We are constantly looking Read the Rest…