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ALFRED
#NYCTech - Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone take care of all of those various and sundry tasks that come up, week after week, that would be so much easier to manage, if you only had your own butler? You know – a sort of Alfred to your...
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Apps - Gadget-making kits from Kano, Modular Robotics and LittleBits promise to replace screen time with tinker time. Geoffrey A. Fowler puts these toys to...
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Apps - Language barriers be gone! Microsoft has unveiled a preview of Skype’s new software that will translate your speech on video and voice calls on the spot.
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Apps - Lantern, a smartphone app launched in October, aims to provide life coaching and stress help online. Deborah Kan speaks with CEO Alejandro Foung on...
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Apps - Thousands of irrelevant messages, inefficient search, full inboxes, missed calendar appointments—we all rely on email at work, but it's hardly ideal. In fact, it could be worse than that, with some arguing it's the cause of...
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Apps - Instagram has big news with a nice round number. The Facebook-owned company announced Wednesday it now has 300 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter. Re/code says the service has grown 50 percent in the past...
PeeeM
#NYCTech - PeeeM is a chat messaging tool that enables people to connect anonymously by shared interests or locations, rather than the usual ‘who you know’ model, cofounder and CEO Christophe de Courson explained to AlleyWatch. But...
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Apps - David Pogue brings you his very own spin on the "12 Days of Christmas" but with a tech twist. On the first day, he highlights The Pocket Spotlight.
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Apps - Forget your profile pic. Your DNA may be your best bet for landing a date in the not-so-distant future. The San Diego-based dating startup called SingldOut is using genetic profiling as part of its recipe for matchmaking. And the...
MEMOIR
#NYCTech - 140 characters are one thing, but as we know, a picture says it all. Memoir is a smart phone application that allows users to share photos with their friends – and transforms your photos, the places you go, and your social media...
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Apps - Sina Weibo is China’s most popular microblog site and often called the “Voice of China.”  Deborah Kan speaks with Weibo’s Ken Hong on how...
COMPENDIA
#NYCTech - Compendia is next generation software that fits the needs of the modern mobile-enabled business by securely delivering mobile document and notes, collaboration, electronic signature and voice recording to the Regulated...
LITA
#NYCTech - Oh, stop it, we mean job. Everyone knows that it’s easier to find a job if you have a job, but people who have jobs don’t always have time to look for the best opportunities. Or, maybe you’re just passively looking and just...
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Apps - What do you do if you're a 19-year-old with some time to pass on the weekend? Make a game that becomes an unexpected internet hit, according to one teen tech whiz. Gabriele Cirulli, who just turned 20 after making the game 2048...
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Apps - Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Chairman and CEO Jeff Stibel explains on digits how apps are killing the Web, and why that may not be a bad...
FLIPSICLE
#NYCTech - Flipsicle is a simple social app that helps you get to know people better. You ask a question in words and get photo answers. And you might just get to know people better when you see the world through their eyes. The company was...

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