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WHO’S GETTING BUZZ
Curalate [find our previous coverage here]: The Pinterest analytics firm is in the running for Philebrity’s “Business of the Year” award, and psst, so are we (Technically Media is our parent company). We won’t try to sway you… In other Curalate news, CEO Apu Gupta was quoted in a Digital Trends story about the Pinterest and Instagram economy. Digital Trends predicts we’ll be seeing Curalate for Instagram soon.
ElectNext [find our previous coverage here]: The New York City and Philly-based politics startup’s CEO Keya Dannenbaum spoke at TedxWomen on a panel of women who are “using technology to transform democracy.”
SnipSnap [find our previous coverage here]: The Callowhill-based couponing app gets featured in the Washington Post’s TechBits column.
WHO’S MAKING MOVES
Kembrel [find our previous coverage here]: The ecommerce startup that also has two Philly brick and mortar storefronts is opening another store in Wayne, Pa., according to Patch and Kembrel’s Facebook.
ThingWorx [find our previous coverage here]: The Exton, Pa.-based company that focuses on the “Internet of things” was chosen to work with State College, Pa. traffic safety company All Traffic Systems to develop applications that allow law enforcement agencies to remotely monitor and interact with traffic safety signs, according to a release.
DuckDuckGo [find our previous coverage here]: Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the Paoli, Pa.-based search engine, said that Google is unfairly using its power in the market to hurt competition, according to Reuters. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating similar complaints from Google critics, the article said.
Firefly [find our previous coverage here]: The screen-sharing startup run by three Penn undergrads raised $20,0o0 in its first round of funding from First Round Capital‘s student-run Dorm Room Fund, we reported yesterday.