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#NYCTech - When trying to go to a concert or sporting event last minute you either have to pay a lot, or you can go to a sketchy website that you don’t know if you can trust. Rukkus is making this a problem of the past. Rukkus, the ticket...
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Advice - Need a dose of inspiration? These techniques can help you get back on track.When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a...
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Advice - Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal...
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 - Investing in "unicorns" – or start-ups valued over $1 billion – has become a "substantially more dangerous and complicated practice", top venture capitalist Bill Gurley warned on recently, highlighting emerging trends...
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Videos -  San Francisco-based venture capital firm Unitus Impact is betting on financial startups not in nearby Silicon Valley, but in far-away Vietnam.
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Advice - Building a brand image is a complex and long process, and it is fraught with various caveats: from copycats to fraud and scam attempts, as your brand becomes more prominent, the illicit attempt to profit from it will become more...
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Advice - I’m a 23 year old female consumer and I’m most definitely not loyal. Disregard any Chris Brown lyrics that jump into your head, I’m referencing the loyalty a retail brand fantasizes about creating with me… and my...
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Security - Firechat began as an application that allowed people to communicate in areas, where reception was spotty. It was initially intended for festivals such as Burning Man. Instead, it made headlines when it was used during the Hong Kong...
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Advertising - It wasn't too long ago that the consumer in the market for new home exercise equipment would visit her local department or sporting goods store to test out the options and compare the prices. Maybe she would buy a new treadmill on...
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Op-ED - If I hear one more pitch about a product or service taking advantage of "the sharing economy," I'm going to shoot a hole right through my Uber app.Companies like Uber, Airbnb, DoorDash and Rover are touted as hallmarks of a new,...
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#NYCTech - Everyone who schedules meetings knows the pain associated with constant back and forth on timing, location, and details. One person reschedules, the next one can’t meet at any reasonable time, and finally there’s the person who...
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Business - In a traditional payment model the user taps a card on a Point of Sale (POS) terminal.  The full payment is then executed by the terminal and delivered back to the register as a completed transaction.  A market led disruption of...
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Advice - Something I have encountered on a daily basis throughout the process of growing both my family business Wine Library, and my agency VaynerMedia, is the concept of employee accountability. And I understand the challenges a boss or...
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Cool Tech -  The 17-camera “Facebook Surround 360” has been unveiled at its developer conference in San Francisco, with the design and stitching code available for free on Github this Summer
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Advice - At TrendWatching, we love startups. From São Paulo to Shenzhen, we can’t get enough of them. Our methodology involves better understanding the needs and expectations of tomorrow’s consumer by looking out for the innovations...
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Advice - As we kick off 2016, many ecommerce and marketing blogs are rounding up their predictions for the next 12 months. But in this post, I’d like to take a #tbt throwback through the last 8 years. The digital world has changed a lot...
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#NYCTech - From the first written letters all the way to Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, communication has always been around to make life easier. In our digital age this is not hard to see, but sometimes we are content with less...

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