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Michael Bloomberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Charles Schumer at Facebook NYC

Facebook announced Friday it will establish engineering operations in New York City in 2012. This will be the social networking company’s first engineering office outside of the west coast. “We want the next Facebook to start here in New York City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Read more »

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Sean Aggarwal, Trulia's new CFO

Trulia, the San Francisco-based real estate search company, has added two new executives with public company experience as it moves toward an initial public offering of its own. Trulia has named former PayPal exec Sean Aggarwal as its first-ever CFO, and Scott Darling as general counsel. Read more »

awe.sm

Awe.sm has secured $4 million in Series A funding. Awe.sm is probably best known to most people for its URL shortening service, but the San Francisco-based startup says it’s actually rooted in a deeper software platform attached to those shortened links that provides analytics tools. Read more »

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Facebook is said to be making concrete steps toward its planned initial public offering, talking to bankers and getting regulatory filings in order for a spring 2012 IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal. This news is in line with previous reports about Facebook’s IPO plans. Read more »

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Infochimps, the two-year-old company that runs a “data marketplace” where owners of datasets can charge for their usage, is swapping CEOs. Co-founder Nick Ducoff has stepped down from the CEO role, and the company is looking for a “seasoned executive” to take his place. Read more »

HotelTonight

Hotel Tonight, the app that lets you book last minute hotel rooms for discounted rates, is currently raising a $9.1 million funding round, according to documents filed with the SEC Wednesday. The company has raised $8.65 million in the round so far, the filings show. Read more »

get satisfaction mobile

Get Satisfaction, the company that makes online customer support tools, has finally gone mobile. On Wednesday, the company announced the public beta launch of its first customer-facing mobile app, built with HTML5 and running entirely on the mobile web browser. Read more »

tomconradpandora

It’s understandable for people to think that Spotify, the popular new kid on the online music industry block, as a competitor to Internet radio pioneer Pandora. But according to Pandora’s CTO and executive vice president of product Tom Conrad, the companies are actually friends, not foes. Read more »

inklingfeaturechef

Inkling, the startup that develops iPad versions of college textbooks, made its first foray into the general consumer market last month with the launch of The Professional Chef, a textbook for pro chefs. Smart move: The title just became the third highest-grossing iPad app worldwide. Read more »

foodilyiphonefeature

Foodily, the website that lets you find recipes and share them with your Facebook friends, has launched a superslick offering for the iPhone. A big benefit that’s new to the iPhone app is that users can post personal photos of their latest culinary creations. Read more »

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