While you may think you are impervious to fraudulent calls attempting to steal your information, fraudsters have upped their game. With their recent ANI (automatic number identification) strategy that changes their number to appear similar to yours, their strategies are only becoming more intelligent and a bigger threat. If you don’t want to always be […]
“Consumers don’t care about safety and security.” Even in today’s worried world where malware or worse is just one click away that sentiment echoed above is all too prevalent. The problem is that it is just not true…at least outside the realm of technology. Take for instance a car with a five-star safety rating. It […]
In January, we asked Is 2014 the Year of Bitcoin for Ecommerce? Since then, we’ve seen the likes of NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Dell, Dish Network, Lord and Taylor and BloomNation jump on board with Bitcoin. Even PayPal is dropping big hints that it will support Bitcoin soon, which could help the cryptocurrency’s mainstream adoption. The founders of BloomNation (a marketplace that […]
A couple weeks ago, I left my business development job at Google to join itBit, a Bitcoin exchange, as COO. I’m incredibly excited about this move, and a lot of friends have matched my enthusiasm with support for the move. But there are also a few puzzled faces. I can understand why some people would think […]
As our society is becoming globalized, so are our networks. People are traveling internationally more and more for work and for school, and keeping connected with friends and family all around the world. If you want to send money to someone internationally…
While e-receipts and retail loyalty card programs have been around for years, few have made the move to mobile. Last week, Walmart rolled out a new twist on the e-receipt, giving customers the option to save them to their mobile applications. Rather than email receipts,which are often forgotten or deleted, mobile e-receipts are treated as pieces […]
Founders Fund Partner Peter Thiel discusses the shift in venture capitalist behavior.
The holidays are coming and it’s the same thing every year: holidays parties, office parties, family gatherings – and food, food, food. No worries – you’ll lose it in the new year. You’ll start going to the gym again. Go on another diet. Your list of new year’s resolutions practically writes itself. Time for […]
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits, and events.
Many people may be just hearing about bitcoin, but it’s been around for a while now, celebrating its 5th birthday recently. Truth is, bitcoin already has a rich history. Bitcoin was created in the latter portions of 2008 by the mysterious cryptographer Satoshi Nakatomo (though, that’s likely just a pseudonym). In January of 2009, Nakamoto […]
The Bitcoin space in New York has many hangers-on and would-bes/wannabes who buy, sell, and invest in the cryptocurrency. But Bitcoin is much more than just a fancy currency and there are significant players here in the city, who are working across the spectrum of Bitcoin-related technologies, and who are quietly but surely building the […]