Missed last night's New York Tech Meetup? Fear not. Here's a full recap of all the start-up goodness presented to an auditorium of over one thousand of New York's techiest techies.
EVENT: New York Tech Meetup
DATE: September 9th, 2010
gives users the power to search and explore news outlets without ever having to leave the page. All a user needs to do is highlight a phrase or keyword that he or she wants to know more about and Apture will return information on the term.
Apture seems like a cool way to read the news and go deeper into the story without the inconvenience of having to leave the page to look up topics you may not be familiar with. It also includes a nifty “Russian doll effect” so you can highlight terms within boxes you already have open.
delivers quality local news that is customized neighborhood by neighborhood and by a user’s specific interests. Nearsay also helps you connect to “insiders” who know about the topics you care about and the neighborhoods you live and work in.
Nearsay is a cool local news source for people looking for finely focused reviews and neighborhood goings-on. For the time being they are only serving downtown Manhattan but plan to expand to include the rest of the city as the site grows.
is a mobile dating site that takes the love game to a micro-local level. Meet Moi aims to take the hassle of searching out of the online dating game. All you have to do is fill out your profile and wait for the app to send you notifications when singles are nearby.
meetMoi might be a bit too up close and personal for those who like to take their time mulling over whether or not to contact a potential date but it would be great for people looking for more immediate interaction.
is a mobile visual search application. Out on the town and want to know a little more about a landmark nearby? Snap a picture of the building and Google Goggles will scan the image and return results based on the image.
Visual search technology is still in the early stages so it does not yet work very well for things like animals, plants, cars, etc. Google Goggles is currently only available for Android phones.
is a marriage of job search and social. Combining your Facebook friends and Linkedin connections, Jibe lets you easily organize your contacts based on industry. You can apply to jobs directly from the site and easily request references from people you already know at the company.
They also run a cool blog called The Hush Recruiter written by corporate recruiters who write anonymously and provide honest, sometimes brutal, truths about the job search.
offers courses and training in online platforms from the likes of Twitter to Facebook to Google Docs. Complete a course to find out things you never knew about your favorite services or start from scratch with a service you’ve never used before. When you’re done you can try for certification.
Grovo offers an easy way for employers to train employees in relevant tech fields and monitor performance on certification tests.
is an open source cloud developer created by 2 brothers looking to take the hassle out of development and give back to their community of fellow developers. Kodingen is totally free for developers, making it a pretty awesome resource.
lets users design their own dress shirts from start to finish: Fit and Style. Choose the pattern, choose the cuff, even choose the buttons. The site allows users to fully customize their product and provides many different ways to assess size, virtually guaranteeing a perfect fit.
Users can share their designs with others and receive a discount if someone else buys the shirt they designed.