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AlleyTalk - You’ve locked yourself out of your apartment - again. You pull out your phone, find a locksmith, make the call, wait forever for the guy to show up. Door’s open, you’re in – but you’re also out a couple hundred bucks . In...
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AlleyTalk - Today, smartphones are a hot commodity. Millions of people worldwide have one, and everybody wants one. And what makes smartphones so much better than the cell phones of the past? Apps. The number of apps downloaded each year is in...
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AlleyTalk - These days, the Zuck seems to be doling out cash and making it rain even better than the most eccentric Russian millionaires. But Facebook’s monstrous buyout of WhatsApp also proves a few things: Zuckerberg is swimming in...
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AlleyTalk - The president has done it, the pope has done it and let's be honest, we've taken selfies, too. What can selfies teach us about our culture and...
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AlleyTalk - Facebook made the largest purchase ever of a venture-capital-backed startup when it announced that it would be buying WhatsApp, a popular messaging service. The $19 billion purchase (yes, that's billion with a 'B') dwarfs Facebook's...
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Apps - Shake is an app that lets you create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds – and what NYC entrepreneur wouldn’t mind having a little legal help literally in his or her back pocket?  CEO and Co-founder Abe Geiger...
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AlleyTalk - Harlem is a place that I know very well. I’ve spent five years there as a young medical student at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College. It’s like a second home to me, and I go there all the time, to...
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AlleyTalk - Smartphones, in the few short years they’ve been around, have become absolutely indispensible tools for a large group of Americans. If you need proof, look no further than this fact: A newly released Mashable/Statista poll shows...
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Funding - Venture capital funding for mobile crossed the $1 billion mark for the first time in both the third and fourth quarters of last year, according to CB Insight's 2013 Venture Capital Annual Report. That trend will almost certainly...
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AlleyTalk - Do you miss the feel of your Blackberry keyboard?  There are two new physical keyboards for the iPhone that may fulfill your sense of...
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Advertising - If you're in New York, perhaps you've seen the out-of-home campaign for Venmo, an app that makes it easy to send money to a friend. It features Lucas (who actually works at Venmo) staring off into space with copy that doesn't say...
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Advice - One thing that’s missing from this cycle that we had in the last cycle (i.e., the dotcom bubble) is a massive broadband overbuild. Last time it was for our wired infrastructure. This time we need it for our mobile infrastructure....
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Lifestyle - Over one-third of adults over 55 don’t own a smartphone but that could trend could reverse, and become a profitable new market. Deloitte vice...
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Advertising - Businesses are tracking their customers and building profiles of their daily habits using a network of startups that have placed sensors in...
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Advice - Think 2013 was a fun and exciting year in technology? Wait till you hear why 2014 will be even more awesome for the technology and startup community. From larger and thinner mobile devices to gesture-based navigation to new reforms in...
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Apps - Auto makers are flexing their muscle with high-end applications and cool features, suggesting they're ready to compete with Silicon Valley for the...

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