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Cool Tech - An estimated 3 trillion dollars worth of private sector business is driven by the weather, and thanks to climate change, the traditional four-season model is not a reliable predictor of sales. The good news is big data can forecast...
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Business - FinTech disruption is in its early innings, particularly on the institutional side, but the number of exciting startups is growing. You’ve likely heard of companies like Lending Club in the lending sector, Wealthfront for wealth...
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Advice - Cardinal Sin #1: Delusions of Grandeur The worst kind of founder is one who thinks they are the second coming of Christ. NO, your company isn’t going to be worth billions. NO, your idea won’t change the world and feed the poor...
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Advice - In their passion and excitement about a new product or service, entrepreneurs tend to continually narrow the scope of potential competitors, and often claim to have no direct competitors. This raises a big red flag with potential...
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AlleyTalk - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had lunch at The Meatball Shop in Manhattan, four days after Dr. Craig Spencer ate there. Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday.
Alley Valley Infographic - Tapad + Quantcast 2014
#NYCTech -   Alley and Valley start-up differences only begin with their coastal locations. This is why NYC-based Tapad and SF-based Quantcast teamed up to figure out just how similar the two startups meccas were. Their findings show that...
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Advice - The sound of a phone click used to make my stomach drop. Sales calls can be one of the scariest things to learn as a new employee or business owner. Although sales calls are not always necessary, getting them right is critical....
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Op-ED - Marc Andreessen discusses how the future of venture capital valuations will be affected as technology permeates more industries. Video not...
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#NYCTech - You walk into a brick-and-mortar and what do you see? Merchandise displayed. And why not? It does help to increase sales, after all. So why doesn’t the Internet, the biggest visual display platform going, have a digital...
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Advice - A couple months ago, I posted a photo to Instagram, added all my hashtags and waited with glee for the likes and comments to roll in. Come on, admit it. You do this too. But instead of my daily dose of affirmation, I got this: a...
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Business - While the U.S. employment picture improved with September's jobs report showing 248,000 new positions, and a jobless rate of 5.9 percent, a deeper look reveals a growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling...
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#NYCTech - This is New York, where it’s all about connections, and it’s starting to show: New York is becoming a center for connected devices, which has fallen into a category that’s currently being referred to as the Internet of...
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Advice - This isn’t the first time I quit my job, but it will be the last. Honestly, saying goodbye to Google was supposed to happen a year ago…or six months before that if I’m honest. If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you that I’m...
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Funding - Bankrolling celebrities has given City National Bank its reputation. From serving Frank Sinatra and legendary sportscaster Vin Scully to working with Tony Award-winning shows like "Beautiful-the Carole King Musical," the Los...
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Videos - Alan Eustace jumped from over 135,000 feet on Friday, setting a fresh world altitude record from a high-altitude balloon. He remained in free fall...

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