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Advice - Why does a high-end suit cost $8,000?  Is an Italian leather shoe really worth $500? At the recent Social Retail Summit in Brooklyn NYC, panelists discussed topics that direct-to-consumer brands face when selling to the end user....
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Advice - There are almost 2 billion mobile users in the world.  For the first time, mobile usage had recently surpassed desktop usage.  By 2020, it is projected that smartphone usage will grow to 4 billion worldwide (Ian...
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#NYCTech - Reliable energy sources is still a problem for a significant portion of the global population. According to the World Bank, 1.1 billion people still do not have access to energy electricity while another 2.9 billion people use solid...
Hospitals cut costs with ‘creepy’ robots
Business - Hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area are using robots called Tugs to take over many of the everyday tasks involved in tending to patients. The bots are programmed to deliver food and drugs, pick up waste and laundry, and to travel...
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#NYCTech - Keeping up with the news is becoming increasingly difficult with the millions of pieces of information that are being thrown at us constantly combined with the demand for our time. Vizo, a newly launched app for the Android and...
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#NYCTech - Eleven years after the founding of Facebook, we have all seemed to develop a love/hate relationship with the social network. What if there was a better option that focused on relationships first – probably the real reason you joined...
How I Conquered Anxiety and Learned to Love Coding: 3 Tweaks
Advice - “WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE CODING?” This is a question that I hear a lot. When I tell people about how I transformed my career and life by teaching myself to code, their reaction is usually either, “But I’m not a tech person,”...
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Tech - By now, anyone who's used social media long enough probably knows at least one person who has passed away, but whose LinkedIn or Facebook profile page remains, somewhat creepily. It turns out that deceased users may be Facebook's...
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Strategic - We are currently in the era of the consumer. Especially for millennials, the up-and-comers of the consumer market, there is higher value in fast, easy connections and information. Millennials care more about a past customers’...
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#NYCTech - Deaths in involving motorcyclists accounted for 13% of motor vehicle related accident fatalities according to a recent study by the US Dept of Transportation. Helmets are 37% percent effective in preventing fatality and 67% effective...
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Tech - For years, I was an active user. I was not the biggest, most avid user by any means. After a while though I came to rely upon the app. It even held a much coveted spot on the home screen of my phone. I had my lists up there, I relied...
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Apps - When learning app startup Duolingo started building an online course for a fictional language spoken by a "Star Trek" species known as Klingons, company Chief Executive Luis von Ahn never asked why. Pittsburgh-based Duolingo is a...
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#NYCTech - The average waiting time to see a doctor is 19 minutes and 16 seconds in the US according to Vitals.com. Scheduling your appointment, especially for highly sought-out specialists in the city, can take weeks or even months. Often...
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#NYCTech - With over 184 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, mobile strategy is something that every company must address. Should companies focus on building a native mobile app or an optimized mobile site? During the FD...
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#NYCTech - We are living in an on-demand society. And thanks to Moore’s Law, our mobile phones give us access to virtually anything in a matter of seconds. Despite this we are often still waiting for many professional services (lawyers,...
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Advice - A lot depends on what you need to build and how long you have to build it. Your development team, whether in-house, outsourced, or a combination thereof, is often crucial to your product’s success. Choosing how to build your team...