RJMetrics buzz, Quorum marks a year and PitchSwap debuts [Startup Roundup] - Technical.ly Philly

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May 23, 2012 10:01 am

RJMetrics buzz, Quorum marks a year and PitchSwap debuts [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 […]

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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

RJMetrics has received a friggin’ lot of buzz (search Twitter) over the past week for a study checking in on Google Plus engagement of 40,000 users. According to the report, the average post receives less than one +1, less than one reply and less than one re-share. BusinessWeek asks if Google Plus is a ghost town. Publishing these kinds of reports has been sound strategy for RJMetrics, delivering huge audiences direct to their doorstep. Our Entrance Exam with RJMetrics’ new chief marketer Ted Bockius, published yesterday.

It’s been a year since the University City Science Center opened its entrepreneur clubhouse Quorum. The organization is celebrating that its hosted 170 events and 8,000 attendees in that time.

The organizers of Philly Startup Weekend will be hosting a PitchSwap on June 14th: an event aimed at learning to pitch someone else’s business in order to learn from the process. RSVP here. They call it “karaoke for entrepreneurs.”

GIVE A GLANCE

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DuckDuckGo has a new Chrome extension that allows you to embed DuckDuckGo’s one-click search results directly in Google’s results. Cheeky. In related news, the company’s founder Gabe Weinberg is featured on PhillyMag’s PhillyPost.

As we reported yesterday, SnipSnap has raised $480,000 on an angel round. SnipSnap has been making the rounds on mobile app blogs like iMore and Simonblog.

Fast Company has a bigger profile on Daymon John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, mentioning his new role as brand ambassador to local startup TicketLeap. Its a good look at the rise of celebrity support of startups.

As we mentioned earlier this week, DreamIt Ventures is now accepting applications for its fall Philadelphia program.

On that note, Startup Beach House is now accepting applications as well.

LTLPrints is featured in a video series for CEO IntroNet, a members-only social network for CEOs.

Following last weeks report that PalmLing is headed to TechStars Boulder, co-founder Ryan Frankel tells us that they’re not tied down to Philadelphia and will be shopping around for potential locations after TechStars.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

VirtualPiggy, the safe commerce site for children and parents is continuing to grow its merchant roster, having announced 30 new additions.

Monetate‘s engineering blog has a report on web browser market share, analyzing data from a quarter-billion online shopping sessions over a 30-day period. Internet Explorer is still the champ.

PlaySay, the language-learning gamification company that split for Washington D.C. and then San Francisco, is the number one education app in Apple’s App Store.

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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