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The Philadelphia Business Journal covers DreamIt Ventures’ Fall 2011 graduating class, which will show off their work this afternoon at the incubator’s demo day. TechCrunch has the full list of startups, including 5 minority led companies launching today. Included in the demos today will be Cloudmine, CirTouch, ElectNext, Flirq, Grassroots Unwired, Kwelia, Metalayer, OneAway, Qwite, SnipSnap, Spling, SupplyHog, ThaTrunk, and UXFlip.
New DreamIt Ventures startup Spling announced a $400,000 Series A investment yesterday led by Deep Fork Capital, TechCrunch reports. It’s a social sharing site, that appears to be a cross between a bookmarking service and social network. In related news, Lancaster-based appMobi, which is striving to create tools and resources for HTML5 development, was named ReadWriteWeb’s Most Promising Company for 2012.
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The Daily Pennsylvanian covers Newsance, the Philadelphia Startup Weekend news aggregator that competed last week in the global Startup Weekend battle. The service helps curate news but also puts users in the story, helping them find out which of their friends are close to or affected by news stories. “Imagine reading the New York Times and coming across an article about Morgan Stanley crossing $2.15 billion in profits. [Newsance] might churn up your uncle who works with Morgan Stanley, who you can now congratulate.”
CatBall Eats It All was officially released on iTunes last week, and is driving its fair share of positive reviews in the App Store.
Warby Parker made Goldman Sachs’ shortlist of about 30 startup companies that it thinks are likely to offer an IPO, TechCrunch reports.
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Duck Duck Go‘s Gabe Weinberg gets interviewed on Mixergy, the membership-based entrepreneur lessons website.
OpenDesks has launched new search filter functionality that makes it easier to find specific workplace offerings, according to an email newsletter.
No. Liberties development and e-commerce firm 03World launched a demo site to create “crappy gift” lists for the favorite people in your life. See ours for Technically Philly co-founder Sean Blanda, who’s the city’s most frustrated Eagles fan, here.
Former DreamIt Ventures company SeatGeek, which has since moved to New York, has created a compelling new event recommendation system called Columbus.
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