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Business - //Iowans will still use scraps of paper to cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential race, but new Microsoft apps will help caucus leaders report results to both Republican and Democratic party headquarters.
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#NYCTech -In a provocative post last fall, Caterina Fake called out the coming Age of the Cockroach. A period in which only the toughest, meanest unicorn startups would survive as funding oxygen at the highest high altitudes of start up...
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#NYCTech - The reassessment of the valuation of startup holdings at a number of mutual funds, notably by Fidelity, has caused a fair amount of comment of late. Notably of the "Unicorn sky is falling" variety when it comes to mark-downs. And the...
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Drones -As Google moves closer to commercializing its self-driving cars, the company is fine-tuning its vehicles to make them navigate roads and curbs more smoothly, as if a human were behind the wheel.
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Popular - The concept of apprenticeship isn’t new. In fact, the concept of learning a trade from master craftsmen is quite old (from sushi to stone masonry). What is new is the formal application and position of apprenticeship in...
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Popular - I have been thinking a lot about convertible notes recently. They may be a primary vehicle to fund early stage startups but they are less straightforward than they appear and contain nasty traps for the unwary — both founders and...
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Lifestyle - Happy Birthday to YouTube! Ten years ago this week, site co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded a 19-second video called “Me at the Zoo.” It’s not much to look at —Karim simply shows off a couple elephants at the San Diego Zoo and...
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#NYCTech - After three consecutive trips to Austin’s SXSW, I’ve gotten the overwhelming week of magic and mayhem down to a science. Knowing that the two biggest stress factors during the conference are knowing how to cure your daily hangover...
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Advice - How you meet or otherwise hook up with someone in the Online Era might have changed, but one thing hasn’t: finding love isn’t always easy and considering that we use so many different forms of communications, it seems like it’s...
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#NYCTech - It has been a very good year for tech in New York, and we’re talking about across all of the many verticals for which New York is known – and then some. Whether it’s AdTech, Fashion Tech, EdTech, FinTech, or HealthTech; IoT,...
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#NYCTech -Buy, buy! Sell, sell! It’s not all about Wall Street. New York has long been a center for commerce, and e-commerce is no exception. Here are some of the e-commerce enablers who are transforming the city from pure brick and mortar...
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#NYCTech - They’re mentors. They’re facilitators. They’re connectors. And they’re always ready, willing and able to help entrepreneurs wherever and however they can.You may have seen some of them on panels, but these are the people...
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AlleyTalk - When was the last time someone disrupted the hot water heater? Isi Technologies presented a connected water heater that is redefining how the world will heat – and use – water, and saves on energy usage and oh, yes, money. Union...
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Advice - The other day I heard a great entrepreneurial panel discussion, including Mahendra Vora, the founder of Intelliseek (sold to Nielsen) and now a Cincinnati-based venture capitalist.  He was advising the entrepreneurs in the room to...
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Advice - I recently had a conversation with a friend about warm introductions. He was lamenting the fact that many warm intros never seemed to pan out. That is not to say that he expected every warm intro would become an instant sale but that...
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Advice - I got an interesting question from a well-meaning person recently after the NYETM panel.  Said person was a trader like myself and wanted to know how one could successfully transition to an active angel investor.  Because I was...