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Advertising - In 1989 my father, Peter Sprague, identified that the future called for a commerce model for digital goods. Back then, he was thinking about stock data and Calvin and Hobbes strips delivered to dedicated receivers over radio airwaves....
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AlleyTalk - Recently, I visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to hear how their new hybrid model that combines human intuition with computer speed is better than all the other 12 exchanges in the marketplace. NYSE is the ONLY human trading...
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Advice - Why are APIs so important to ecommerce today? APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, are designed to enable one application (such as your ecommerce platform) to expose services (like order management, pricing information,...
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AlleyTalk - Explaining to family and friends that you are taking a train to see a bunch of weird microwave-looking machines print 3-dimensional objects out of what seems like thin air, is a bit like telling them your hopping on a train to...
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Advertising - Over a billion dollars was invested in New York City Startups in Q1 of 2014.  $1,255,579,433 to be exact.  Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we take a look at the verticals and sectors this...
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AlleyTalk - After several companies have been stung by social-media stumbles, a cottage industry of experts has emerged to help brands navigate the social-media...
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AlleyTalk - How many times have you wished that there was such thing as a national Do Not Email list? UnRollMe is way ahead of you and it’s this simple: you decide which companies’ emails newsletters are still worth receiving, and UnRollMe will...
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AlleyTalk - New York is one of the business capitals of the world, which may explain why the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup always seems to presents an interesting array of companies and an SRO crowd. Throwing in pizza to break the ice always...
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AlleyTalk - Warren Buffett said bitcoin "is a mirage" and compared it to checks and money orders. "A check is a way of transmitting money, too. Are checks worth a whole lot of money just because they can transmit money? Are money orders?...
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AlleyTalk - There’s something to be said for experience, and last week Columbia, one of the oldest colleges in the country, kicked off its first annual #StartupColumbia entrepreneurs competition with a fireside chat entitled New Venture...
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AlleyTalk - Bonusly is not just a peer-to-peer bonus platform for the workplace. It’s a long overdue alternative to spending time and money on costly and ineffective employee recognition programs, such as years-of-service and employee of the...
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Bitcoin - A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek’s claim that it “unmasked” the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study...
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Bitcoin -   With major ecommerce players like Overstock.com and Square on board, Bitcoin’s on its way to becoming a serious payment method, despite its bad press. While there may be some way to go, a booming Bitcoin startup community could...
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Advice - Let me guess: You have an idea for a startup. It's an awesome plan for a lightweight, agile SaaS killer app that could scale to 1 million users in 6 months. Or maybe it's some fancy new spring-loaded, arduino-infused wearable that'll...
HowtoUnderstandGoogleMetricsforBetterBusinessDecisionsIMAGECJ
Advice - Few will argue that the time metrics in Google Analytics are terribly confusing. The report includes data concerning “average time on site” and “average visit duration,” however; each metric will paint a very different...
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Bitcoin - TrackingPoint, the company behind the super-accurate smart rifle, is now allowing customers to pay for its weapons, which retail for about $10,000 in bitcoin. The Austin, Texas-based company makes rifles equipped with sensors and a...

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