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Cool Tech - Bitcoin will probably need more than a little Winklevoss buzz to restore the cachet it has lost through some high-profile embarrassments. The online cryptocurrency could use some good news after its main trading exchange...
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AlleyTalk - You live in New York - of course security is a consideration. So is space, since you do live in a New York apartment, after all. Canary is an app-enabled sensor-packed home security device, complete with camera, microphone,...
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AlleyTalk - “Facebook buys Oculus. Intel buys Basis,” said Goodwin Procter’s Stephen Davis, whose law firm hosted New York’s first Wearable Wednesday. A good week to kick off the event, which is now going to be monthly, according to...
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Apps - People read more than ever on mobile devices and usually in 10-minute bursts, giving rise to a new wave of apps that promise to make reading on a...
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Cool Tech - Chris Dancy has been tracking his life for the past five years and is now often connected to as many as 700 sensors at a time. He discusses how...
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Cool Tech - Recently, I recall speaking with a mother outside of my child’s school about her elderly parents. This woman began to tell me her father is in a substandard home because it was the closest within walking distance to her mother (who...
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Accelerators -   New York has a long history of being a place where products get made - and where business gets done. Now, enter an accelerator that combines the resources of ad agency R/GA, with its impressive client list and 1300 employees (“the...
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AlleyTalk - Can a drone bring broadband to remote parts of the world? And why is Facebook involved? Rolfe Winkler takes a look at why tech giants including...
Moovd Enables Marketers to Create Video For the Price of a Gourmet Sandwich
Advertising - Remember that all-type T-Mobile ad that ran during the Super Bowl? Wonder how much it cost? So do we, but we can bet it cost several tens of thousands. And only a handful of marketers will ever be able to afford to produce a spot like...
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Business - A recent Wall Street Journal front page article featured a story about Georgia Tech’s Robot Chicken Deboner (click to: see video).  While that sounded tasty, I am compelled to tell you the story about “Snakes on Plane”, well...
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Cool Tech - An international group of researchers, led by the University of Sheffield in England, is building a lie detector to help sort out fact from fiction on social media. “There was a suggestion after the 2011 riots that social...
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AlleyTalk - There’s a new energy in Brooklyn and soon, hopefully, the world. The Urban Future Lab opened last week, providing 10,000 square feet of space to clean energy and sustainability startups. Makes sense to focus on smart buildings in...
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AlleyTalk - Ayah Bedir demos LittleBits, a line of magnetic toys she created to inspire children to build as they play. Video not showing up? Click here  
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AlleyTalk - Real-life “Mission Impossible”? Personal satellites? Finger guns? It must be South by Southwest. Geoffrey Fowler reports on the weirdest tech in...
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AlleyTalk - As a city boy, I hated drinking milk.  I still recall the very traumatic experience of my 5th Grade class trip to an upstate dairy farm.  I am comforted to know that today the experience would feel more like an App then the soft...
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AlleyTalk - New York City police officers will soon be armed with a new crime fighting tool: a mobile app. Pervaiz Shallwani reports on the latest innovations in...

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