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After multiple rejections from Apple, Trap Call launches petition to get app back in iTunes Store [Startup Roundup]

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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If […]

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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Trap Call, the Toms River, N.J. startup that unmasks blocked calls, is having issues getting its app back in the iTunes Store and asks that users sign a petition to try to get it back on the market. The blog post details the numerous rejections from Apple.

Philly-region startups got some love on TechCrunch this past week. The national tech blog profiled Houdini API, a Wilmington, Del. company whose cofounder lives in Philadelphia. Couponing app SnipSnap was also mentioned for its use of the Houdini API. A few days later, TechCrunch again featured SnipSnap in a piece about startups introducing integration with Apple’s new Passbook app.

GIVE A GLANCE

Quewey, the Rittenhouse Square startup that pivoted last month, is moving out of its office this month and selling its office furniture, PhillyTechNews reports, linking to the Craigslist posts. We haven’t heard back from co-founder David Luk on what this means for the company.

Cipher Prime wins “Best International Game” for Splice at the Freeplay Awards in Melbourne, Australia, the company reported on its blog. Check out the company’s acceptance video below.

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DailyWorth, the New York City-based startup that offers financial advice for women and whose CEO lives in Mt. Airygets featured in NYConvergence. The article notes that DailyWorth has “250,000 subscribers for a mass audience, 80,000 subscribers for higher earners, and 60,000 subscribers for entrepreneurs.” CEO Amanda Steinberg tells NYConvergence that she expects the company to be profitable by next month.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Cloudmine engineer Derek Mansen reflects on his experience at PennApps, or what he calls the “hackathon that changed everything” for him, on the Cloudmine blog. Cloudmine also sponsored San Francisco’s Startup Weekend, which took place last weekend. Co-founder Marc Weil is currently finishing up his business trip out there, as we reported last month.

Curalate gets featured in Mashable as a Pinterest analytic tool that will “supercharge your influence” and is also in a new book about Pinterest for businesses, per Curalate designer Melissa Morris Ivone’s tweet and photo.

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.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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