PandoDaily Visits NYT TimeSpace Accelerator


By Richard Horgan Comment

There are three Internet ventures currently being incubated just below the New York Times cafeteria as part of the paper’s TimeSpace accelerator. They are: Mahaya, Delve and OpBandit.

Mahaya is beta-testing Seen, an aggregation tool for content shared via social media. Here for example is a taste of how that product summarized the fast-breaking events surrounding the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at SFO:

Article author Erin Griffith, formerly a staff writer with AdWeek, runs down the paper’s previous start-up activities and suggests that for a media company, the Times is “a fairly active investor.” And, in the case of this latest endeavor, she also points out the best part of the deal for the paper: other than the midtown office space and maybe the odd cafeteria bill pick-up, no¬†money is involved.