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#NYCTech - Another busy week in NYC Tech with no holiday slowdown edition... With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We keep you abreast of a few of things that you...
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Advice - Many a startup was founded on a great idea, but it takes a great team to make sure that idea doesn’t falter before hitting the go-to-market finish line. The companies that end up with the best product and product design are those...
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Tech - HeatSync Labs, a so-called hackerspace in Mesa, Arizona provides members and the public alike a space to allow their creative juices to flow and make their tech dreams into a reality.
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#NYCTech - It's becoming faster and easier to get anything you want, when you want it. A lot of the thanks go to people like Sean Lyons, a 23-year-old bike messenger in New York City who rides between 20 and 25 miles a day. Lyons splits his...
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Tech - The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, which monitors foreign military movements, is more and more relying on "open source" information on social...
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Advertising - Welcome to the social era where your brand has officially been Occupied. The relationship between your image and your values is increasingly determined by your brand advocates. The future of your brand is subject to your community and...
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#NYCTech - Tutum, a company that’s working in a new, rapidly growing area of cloud computing called containers, raised $2.65 million from lead investor RTP Ventures, with participation from Azure Capital Partners, and a group of “awesome...
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Advice - “Why the hell isn’t this project done?!” “I’m going to initiate a chargeback on all the money we’ve paid you for the last year, since you can’t get this done.” Our customer was angry.
He felt we weren’t doing...
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AlleyTalk - Like most VCs, I get carpet bombed with pitches almost non-stop. They can range from the benign and harmless pitches all the way to the ones that were clearly written by someone who had just discovered bath salts. Most pitches are...
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Advice - When you are starting a new company you are, by definition, the underdog. Your market may have established competitors with massive resources, or maybe the market is new and unproven. As the underdog you are at a disadvantage in the...
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Apps - Instagram's latest app allows you to make time-lapse videos.
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#NYCTech - Having worked with and coached hundreds of startups and entrepreneurs, Uri Minkoff (CEO of Rebecca Minkoff) and Liz Bacelar (Founder of Decoded Fashion) know from best practices when it comes to pitching.  The panel shared a...
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Cool Tech - For the first time, scientists from the University of Edinburgh were able to grow a whole functional organ, a thymus, from scratch inside a living...
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Advice - This infographic examines the psychology of conversion optimization, from pricing to verbiage to segmentation. Reprinted by permission. Infographic Credit: Helpscout
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Apps -   Traffic origination is shifting to messaging. Once upon a time, traffic to websites originated from search. And Google put a toll on it by selling sponsored results. Now Google is worth >$350B. Then, social media went from...

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