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#NYCTech - The New York EdTech MeetUp organizers recently announced that they are passing the baton to new leadership. The NY EdTech MeetUp has the largest membership of any EdTech MeetUp in the country. Founded in February 2009, the group...
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#NYCTech - In the tech world, there’s likely no archetype more famous than the college dropout. From Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, there are plenty of stories floating around about scrappy entrepreneurs who dropped...
SPEAKABOOS
#NYCTech - Speakaboos is an award-winning multilingual interactive storybook subscription service that facilitates early childhood literacy and language learning. But the real story is the team they’ve assembled, and their extensive experience...
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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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Business - Digital commerce touches a number of industries beyond online retail, and exciting things are happening in the publishing world, particularly in education publishing. As “digital” invades the classroom, education publishers are...
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#NYCTech -   After months of preparations, they’re ready to take on the world. Of education. Here’s a sneak preview of the eleven companies that are going to kill it at Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Demo Day. And they’re anything but...
ADMITTEDLY
#NYCTech - Online college advisory platform, Admittedly, who rolled out of ERA last Fall, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors including Quotidian Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Correlation Ventures, as well as angel investors,...
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#NYCTech - EdTech is one of the strong – and growing - verticals in the New York tech ecosystem, so we decided that it was high time that someone turned the spotlight on some of the industry’s innovators. It being somewhat out of the...
NFOSHARE
#NYCTech - Of course, that was the catch phrase of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, and it may just be the app that keeps students engaged at school – and helps to cut down on the drop out rate. A finalist in the NYC BigApps learn and...
MY COIN SOLUTION
AlleyTalk - We always hear about the Bitcoin risks. It also has its benefits. Major benefits. And My Coin Solution’s solution is to make Bitcoin more understandable and accessible to both merchants and consumers, to help them to make the best...
ONE_MONTH
Accelerators - The company is called One Month, investors include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and the crowdfunding platform WeFunder,...
CHINESE_CUBES
AlleyTalk - Chinese is the world’s fast growing language, at a 195% growth rate. It’s certainly not easy to learn as a second language, but Chinese Cubes is a novel way to pick it up quickly and effectively. Yes, they are physical cubes. In...
HOPSCOTCH
AlleyTalk - A winner is a winner and teaching kids to code without having to type, well, that’s a winner. Hopscotch is a colorful drag-and-drop tool that not only teaches kids how to code – they’re building their own fun projects. Think of...
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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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Business - Coursera Inc. has named former Yale president Rick Levin to be its new CEO in what is seen as a renewed bid for credibility and profitability by a...
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Business - In honor of the recent SXSWedu, which regrettably I was not able to attend, I thought it would be fun to put down a few thoughts about edtech, which I love—because, well, who wouldn’t? It’s one of the few trillion (with a "T")...

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