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AlleyTalk - Have you ever gotten a parking ticket because the sign was too confusing? Well, one designer has, and she’s started a one-woman crusade against confusing street signage. Her weapon? A deceptively simple sign of her own. Designer...
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AlleyTalk - NYC Big Apps is a competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design and business to solve the city’s toughest challenges. And the competition in Brooklyn was pretty tough. Industry City hosted the “People’s...
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AlleyTalk -     How many times have you gone out to eat, all good, and then you waited forever for the waiter to come around with the check? Good news! Cover is a mobile payments startup that allows restaurant patrons to pay...
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AlleyTalk - We all take pictures. And share them on social media. We text. We chat. What if we put it all together so that everyone could tell the whole story? And everyone would get the whole story? That’s what telller does. It’s an...
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Apps - One mobile technology that has foundered over the last decade finally looks ready to take off, thanks in part to consumers getting more comfortable with mobile payments. Near field communication, or NFC, is a short-range wireless...
NETCURATE
Advertising - We talk a lot about disruption in this industry, but Netcurate has taken it a step further. With Netcurate, the online magazine has come of age and heads up, purveyors of Social Media and PR: It’s not just about aggregation –...
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Advice - In case you haven’t heard, Instagram is the new Facebook. And that’s not just because my 12 year old cousin told me so. In terms of brand promotion, Instagram can be an incredible tool. It’s the social network that has seen the...
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Advice - False starts, bad timing, wrong co-founder, no technical co-founder. Jason Nadaf could have written the book on what can and will go wrong when you’re starting a company.  Oh, and make sure that no accelerator will accept you, no...
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Accelerators - We know. You’re not ‘looking.’ Much. Not actively, anyway. Much. And you just know that there’s an app for that. Poacht is a covert job search app for the currently employed that allows you to be on the market,...
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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...
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AlleyTalk - Attention, iPhone Owners. This is a test. It is only a test. And the very first and only iPhone battery test, mind you. is a battery benchmarking app for iPhone that’s easy to use and provides you BatteryScore with a reliable...
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Apps - Flat design seems to be everywhere these days. Both Google and Apple (iOS7) have rolled out new flat features (and here are 25 other great examples of it). And when Apple does something, we know the rest of the design world usually...
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Apps - Geoffrey A. Fowler asked a colleague to steal his phone, and used new software from Lookout to track down the thief, including taking a photo of...
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Apps - More than a third of senior citizens are hard of hearing, according to the World Health Organization. Jenny Marc reviews three new digital devices...
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Apps - There is a lot of talk about the mobile enterprise. I will jump into this more in the future, but it is important to realize that 1) mobile has been and is happening in the enterprise and 2) it will reshape the way we work. Much of...
JUKEBOXY
AlleyTalk - Nothing can change a mood, capture a moment in time – or get a party started - quite like music and there’s nothing like having access to over 25 million songs. That’s what you get with jukeboxy, which is available for your...

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