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FluentU
#NYCTech - FluentU is a new way to learn a language, using real-world videos, like music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. You know – those things that native speakers see and hear, but on your level, to help you learn,...
ExplainEverything
#NYCTech - Imagine how much easier it is to teach – or collaborate – with an interactive screen casting whiteboard that allows you to record audio and video, annotate with drawings and shapes, and animate objects, all at the same time....
Robot Factory
#NYCTech - Kids are digital natives, and Tinybop has just the thing for when the little natives get restless.Tinybop builds elegant, educational iOS apps made to spark kids’ natural curiosity. They’re apps that empower kids to learn...
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Business - It’s no secret that the cost of a four-year college education in America is on the rise, and showing no signs of slowing down. Even after tuition is paid, any incoming college student still faces plenty of costs to be dealt with....
IBM
#NYCTech - The as-usual sold-out NYTech Meetup opened with a sentimental Face Time sendoff to the organization’s long-time board president, Nate Westheimer, and closed with thunderous applause for two back-to-back company demos, presented by...
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#NYCTech - The New York Tech Meetup was diverse this month. Not just the kind of diversity tech is notorious for not having - women, or people of color- but diverse in variety. There were startups in various phases, from MVP and seed funded to...
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Advice - Despite tech savvy and higher levels of education than prior generations, mounting student debt levels are beginning to drag down younger Americans' startup ambitions, according to a new report."Saddled with student loan debt,...
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#NYCTech - Recently, Brooklyn On Tech hosted “Tech and Tea: A Celebration of Founders and Community Builders” at the WIX Lounge in New York.Brooklyn On Tech is a social, non-profit organization founded by Evin Robinson and Jessica...
FLOCABULARY
#NYCTech - Educators, school districts, even parents are flocking to Flocabulary and here’s what puts it in a class of its own:Flocabulary creates educational hip-hop videos to teach science, math, social studies, and other subjects,...
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#NYCTech - There are a lot of platforms out there disrupting education. MobileArq is focused on parents and teachers, making it easier for the two groups to communicate and what a difference that makes to the education process!Mobile Arq’s...
THINKFUL
#NYCTech - We all know that Peter Thiel thinks college is expensive and a waste of time – at least for some people. Well, here’s an interesting twist. Thinkful President and cofounder Dan Friedman was an inaugural member of the Thiel...
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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...