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Andrew Weinreich
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Andrew Weinreich is currently the CEO of mobile dating service MeetMoi and the Chairman of Xtify. He was the founder of, Joltage, and I Stand For, and is the lead author of the seminal and first patent in social networking.

Since 1995, Weinreich has focused on the search for paradigm shifting ventures in new industries. The idea for - widely acknowledged as the Internet’s first ‘social network,’ was driven by Weinreich’s goal of facilitating meetings between people you don’t know through the people you do know. The company was ultimately sold to YouthStream Media Networks in December 2000.

In July 2001, Weinreich founded Joltage, an infrastructure services business devoted to building out a global network of WiFi hotspots. In December 2003, Weinreich founded I Stand For, Inc., which he sold in February 2006. I Stand For offered a complete technology solution to political campaigns, including the construction of online communities; online fundraising tools; a full content management system and a customer relationship management system.

In February 2006, Weinreich started meetMoi, the first location-based mobile dating startup in the United States. The company charges a monthly subscription fee appended to a user’s cellular phone bill. In 2008, Weinreich spun off the persistent tracking technologies of meetMoi into a separate company called Xtify. Xtify is the first platform for geo-targeted mobile messaging.

Weinreich was born in New York City and grew up in Westchester County. He attended Edgemont High School, and then the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated cum laude with a major in American History. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.

Entries by Andrew Weinreich

Why Time Warner Cable's Business Model Makes No Sense

(4) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 6:26 PM

In February, I signed up as a beta tester of the Aereo service and am now more certain than ever that my Time Warner Cable bill will come permanently down from the $160 a month that I currently pay to $50 a month.

First, what Aereo does: Aereo is...

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When to Buy Linkedin Stock

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 11:30 AM

I'm not a particularly active investor, but I think I'll buy Linkedin Stock when they change the upper limit of contacts they'll display for someone from 500+ to 1000+.

Browse your contacts on Linkedin and you'll see the exact number of contacts each of your contacts have, provided the number...

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Restoring Democracy Through Wall Street

(14) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 1:18 PM

The Arab Spring is so close to coming to the United States.

It really depends on whether the protesters on Wall Street can synthesize their demands around a core set of meaningful goals or whether the movement descends into a venting ground for grievances from the disgruntled.

The analog...

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Check-ins vs. Persistent Location: How Big a Deal Is Facebook Places?

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 3:24 PM

On August 18th, Facebook launched their long-anticipated Places -- both a response to Foursquare and Gowalla and an articulation of Facebook's mobile strategy. The idea is straightforward: for Facebook to command more time from their 500 million users, they need to extend the online user-experience to the offline. With Places,...

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