Today we speak with Elien Blue Becque the founder of RoomZoom. After graduating from Tufts University and beginning a career in legal, Elien settled into a career in journalism while writing for NBC, Rolling Stone and then rising to assistant editor at Vanity Fair.
You’re switching apartments. You need to think about work, selling stuff and how you are going to buy a new bed. With everything going on you completely overlook how you are going to get all of your belongings to your new place. It’s too late to book a moving service and you are preparing to […]
There are those times when you just need to talk to someone – confidentially, anonymously. You know – those times when your BFF just won’t do. No, you need someone more like an unbiased, non-judgmental professional and yes, there is an app for that. Talkspace was created to make therapy easily available and very affordable […]
140 characters are one thing, but as we know, a picture says it all. Memoir is a smart phone application that allows users to share photos with their friends – and transforms your photos, the places you go, and your social media into memories and a timeline that can be relived whenever the spirit moves […]
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 […]
Isn’t it odd that you can book a trip to the most exotic places on the planet online, but once you get to the hotel, you’re back in 1991? MobileSuites changes that. It’s a mobile platform for hotels gives travelers on-demand access to frequently used hotel services, allowing any hotel to instantly modernize its guest […]
A finalist in the NYC BigApps learn and work categories, Nfoshare is a real time sentiment analytics platform for the educational space that can project drop out rates for students and other factors, like loneliness, and student likes and dislikes. And an app that helps keeps students engaged and helps teachers to see what the potential problem points are is definitely something that’s worth further study.
We’d better explain that one. Think of Kwoller as a Tinder for commerce, where you swipe right for ‘love It,’ left for ‘leave it.’ The app also learns what you like and what you don’t, so the more you use it, the better it gets.. The company launched at the last TechCrunch Disrupt NYC’s Startup […]
According to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Tech Survey, 85% of the companies surveyed reported using a smartphone for their day-to-day business. Interestingly, that same survey found that only 31% of small businesses used mobile apps, meaning most business owners were only using their phones for phone calls and email. And while smartphones are a […]
Entrepreneurs have to look after many different things in a short span of time. From to-do lists, managing contacts, meetings and conference calls; there are several responsibilities. At times like these you can use technology to good effect and try to keep the chaos under control. It’s certainly true for entrepreneurs in tech industry who […]
NYC BigApps 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 Choice” competition, where five finalists were chosen (determined by online and onsite voting) to pitch to a panel of judges who […]