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Time Inc.'s 10 NYC Startups to Watch - 2012

  • A marketplace for discovering everyday design. Fab’s website and mobile apps offer exclusive access to daily curated design sales featuring emerging designers and venerated design brands.

  • A community marketplace where people can discover, book and host unique experiences and activities. Whether it's racing down the U.S. Luge track with a former Olympic medalist or learning the art of graffiti with an aerosol artist, SideTour's mission is to connect people with vibrant and creative hosts who want to share their talents and passion with others.

  • A new way to discover art, featuring work from leading galleries, museums and private collections around the world. Powered by The Art Genome Project and run by a team of art historians, Art.sy evaluates artworks across 800+ characteristics to create a powerful search experience.

  • A team of virtual personal assistants ready to work for you right now.

  • An online platform that allows users to create their own personal skincare blends. Through a unique online co-creation platform, customers select from premium, natural ingredients best suited to their needs - from Rosehip Oil and Ginseng Extract to Shea Butter and Lemon Peel Powder.

  • The easiest way to advertise and increase engagement across all social networks. Adaptly's technology enables brands and agencies to easily create, execute and analyze advertising campaigns that take advantage of the unique value of each social platform including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and more.

  • The Divide platform by Enterproid allows companies to embrace the "bring your own device" phenomenon. Enterproid has created a user experience that allows IT to manage the work persona without compromising an employee’s privacy - so employees can use one device for all their work and personal needs.

  • Loosecubes is a peer-to-peer office sharing community.

  • A social platform that allows friends to put their stamp of approval on what they like best - restaurants, books, music, movies and more.

  • A fun, interactive and easy way to learn code. Since the company's launch in August of 2011, more than one million people all around the world have begun learning to code on Codecademy, including NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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April 25, 2012

Time Inc. today unveiled its second annual list of the 10 NYC Startups to Watch for 2012. The startups will be recognized at a special event on Wednesday, May 16th, as part of Internet Week New York 2012.

Editors from Time Inc. brands, including TIME, FORTUNE, CNNMoney.com, PEOPLE, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, and InStyle, scoured New York's thriving technology scene to uncover the ten most promising startups this year. The diverse list spotlights New York City-based startups with the potential to reshape areas from social media and entertainment to commerce and art.

The list made its debut during Internet Week New York 2011 with a selection of startups that have experienced significant growth and success over the past year including GroupMe, the group messaging app, which was later bought by Skype for a rumored $85 million, and online eyewear designer and retailer Warby Parker, which has grown 500% over the past year. The event itself has quickly become one of the flagship events of Internet Week New York, bringing together the most buzz-worthy innovators and entrepreneurs driving New York City's digital renaissance.

"Whether as journalists on the lookout for the next big thing, or as a publishing company pursuing growth in a rapidly evolving environment, Time Inc. is constantly searching for the kind of digital innovation that changes behavior in the simplest and most profound ways," said Mark Golin, Digital Editorial Director for Time Inc.'s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle Groups. "And, given the increasingly hot startup scene here in New York City…we don't have to look too far to find that innovation."