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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...
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#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...
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#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,...
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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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Apps - Eight days after a student armed with a shotgun, ammunition and Molotov cocktails entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO on December 13th, 17-year-old Claire Davis died from the injuries sustained after being shot by her...
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AlleyTalk - Let’s face it: homework, is not on anyone’s Top Ten list of things to do. That’s where Slader comes in, turning doing homework into a social – and helpful - experience and instead of passing notes in the library or study hall,...
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Education - Education is crucially important as a tool to prepare workforces, for personal development and for self-fulfillment. In economic terms, it represents a huge market in two dimensions: 1) in the US and around the world, many people are...

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