Rise Conference:
Talk Civic Tech and Innovation at Rise, a new event brought to you by Technical.ly, Oct. 22-24

Mar. 23, 2011 10:16 am

Startup Roundup: Blow up Jamestown

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

startup

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Final Form Games has posted the trailer for Jamestown, the company’s old-school pixel pusher. Uhm, watch it.

[tech]gk7UERiO3t4[/tech]

A report from the Wall Street Journal says that Visa is planning on allowing customers to send money to other cardholders by entering in the 16-digit Visa account number, a notably valuable service which could hurt third-party payment services like PayPal, and Philly’s SMS payment service Venmo.

GIVE A GLANCE

BusinessInsider has a SEO-driven slideshow about Google acquisitions and what they’re up to, like Center City’s Invite Media; not much, the story would have you believe. There’s no meat in the story. Except, the Inky’s Joe DiStefano has the local scoop, noting that after the acquisition, the company moved from Chestnut Street to nicer offices on Market. Hurrah.

Neat Company has released a new version of Neatworks for Mac with new tax functions, better exporting, improved OCR and more, free to current owners.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Newsworks covers DuckDuckGo.

Select Greater Philadelphia says Philly is showing steady but moderate economic recovery. Keep at it, kids.

RJMetrics has a piece about the success of Instagram, a photo sharing service, which analyzed data from Instagram’s API through the RJMetrics Dashboard, making for some interesting data reading.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

-30-
Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

Advertisement