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.