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FluentU
#NYCTech - FluentU is a new way to learn a language, using real-world videos, like music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. You know – those things that native speakers see and hear, but on your level, to help you learn,...
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Apps - 1999 - 5 years before Facebook launches, and 7 years before Twitter tweets its way onto the web. British technologist Kevin Ashton forecasts a time in the future where everyday things are interconnected via the Internet, and calls...
Connected and Alone, Plate II
Advertising - Last night, I was flipping through my Instagram feed when I came across a promoted post by a brand. I stopped my routine flipping for just a second longer than normal and then resumed thumbing through posts from friends, brands and...
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Apps - We just started regularly using Instagram here at SMC. Though we admit for a while the cobbler’s kids had no shoes, Alex and Nate have generously volunteered to take over and start posting on SMC’s behalf.This little bit of...
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Apps - “Oh, and of course it should look great on mobile.”It was the end of my meeting with a brand new client, and we were about to wrap up our video call. We had spent an hour outlining exactly what he needed for his site: a...
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Apps -With a few taps on your smartphone, you can now get your skin analyzed. Video not showing up? Click here
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Apps - I once had the pleasure of hearing Danny Meyer speak at Union Square Ventures portfolio summit. Danny addressed the CEOs and talked about the power of hospitality. His speech made me immediately buy his bestselling book,...
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Apps -Do you worry about crime in your neighborhood?  Andria Chamberlain tells us about an app that uses crowdsourcing to help police combat...
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Apps -Snapchat can be intimidating for adults, but using the feature called Stories allows you to create an artful montage of your day. Video...
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Apps - Social media and messaging app companies love to brag about how many users they have, but just as important is how many are repeat customers. And surprisingly, some big names don't have very impressive retention rates, according to a...
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Apps - Getting a package delivered to your house may seem easy and uncomplicated, but for large swathes of the world even receiving a letter is impossible.Four billion people across the world lack an address and 135 countries have...
Hitlist
#NYCTech - Anyone who loves to travel or lives to travel has a hitlist of places they’d like to travel to. And if you can be flexible, Hitlist finds you the best possible fares.Here’s how it works: you can build your list manually or...
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Apps -We've all heard about dating apps, but what about apps that can actually make your date better? Video not showing up? Click here
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Apps -Silicon Valley artist Drue Kataoka’s latest installation 'Touch Our Future' uses an app to raise awareness about infant...
Denarri
#NYCTech - Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own personal shopper? Right in your back pocket?Denarri is a mobile marketplace that’s designed to learn a user’s shopping habits so that each search is faster than the last, and you get the...
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Advice - There are over 1.5 million iOS apps in the Apple App Store, and around the same number in the Google Play store - each with over 75 billion app downloads.  That’s an average of 53 thousand downloads per app.  Good, right?Well,...