DNAinfo’s NYC Schools Guide Shows Off ‘Network Effect’

The neighborhood-centric news site has created a guide that lets users zoom in and out so they can get the nitty-gritty about specific schools and compare it to other schools throughout New York City. The way the design uses dots and arrows to retrieve many pages of articles is a singular achievement in user-friendliness…

#SFSNYC: Making Hyperlocal Media Work

Amid a body-strewn battlefield on which even the smartest media companies have fallen, some founders of post-2009 start-ups, Leela de Kretser, publisher of DNAinfo (New York and Chicago); Zohar Yardeni, CEO of Daily Voice (suburban and rural New York state and Massachusetts); and Josh Fenton, cofounder of GoLocal24 (throughout New England); discussed ways to beat the curse during a panel discussion at the Street Fight Summit in New York City…

DNAinfo Expands — As Does NYC’s Rep as Hyperlocal Incubator

With its expansion, DNAinfo joins a new class of hyperlocal companies — led by tech startups like Foursquare — that were spawned in New York City and now are in the process of scaling their products into other markets. New York (and Manhattan in particular) has become a hotbed of hyperlocal activity in recent years…