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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.
DailyWorth, the New York City-based startup that offers financial advice for women and whose CEO lives in Mt. Airy, gets 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.
Months after funding pledges for underrepresented founders, Philly startups start to see results
City gov is pumping half a million dollars into diversifying Philly’s tech talent
Startup Bucks is launching a yearlong accelerator and has thousands to invest
Juno Capital will host a February pitch competition for the chance to join its portfolio
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