The shock ripped through the industry, on almost every social media platform techies were bemoaning the loss of Anki. As a former robo-toy maker, I read the epitaph months earlier in the title of Lara Sorokanich’s Medium post, “Anki’s AI Robot Is a Delightful (and Expensive) Desk Toy.” When asked this week to comment, I could […]
Early stage investor Trace Cohen shares what made Fi, a smart dog collar startup, a compelling investment for New York Venture Partners.
The old-fashioned vending machines that sit in the office kitchen or in the rooms that house the ice machines at hotels are soon to go extinct. Vengo Labs has redefined the concept of vending through its mini, interactive, and digital vending machines that serve not only consumer-packaged goods but also digital advertisements. The machines prioritize a seamless user experience […]
That new coffee table you just bought on Amazon? It was handled at least 25 times before it reached your front door. Same for those new shoes and the set of wine glasses that arrived yesterday. As e-commerce continues to grow aggressively – in 2017, e-commerce accounted for 10.2% percent of all retail sales worldwide […]
Meural, the digital art platform, has been acquired by networking giant NETGEAR. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but the acquisition was announced at NETGEAR’s Financial Analyst Day earlier today.
A popular excuse for not working out is: it’s an inconvenience. Joining a gym is inconvenient and finding the time is difficult. But that’s all destined to change with the creation of MIRROR, the first-ever interactive hardware-enabled home gym that streams live and on-demand fitness classes. Classes are led by NYC’s top fitness instructor and […]
It’s a common sight: New Yorkers walking around listening to music through their headphones at an unhealthy volume. We’ve all done it before, but did you know that 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss and this number is only projected to rise given the noise in our current environment. Unfortunately, hearing aids have traditionally […]
Smoothies are making a comeback – but if you want that Instagram worthy smoothie, your old blender is not going to cut it. Luckily, there’s the new smart blender from Blix. Removing the mess and preparation of antiquated smoothie making methods, just pop a premade Blix cup into your Blix and your healthy and nutritious […]
Nothing is more annoying than selecting all the clothes you want to try on during a day of marathon shopping and get to the fitting room only to realize you need a different size or need help. To help combat this problem with a touch of the button is Mirow, a interactive smart-mirror for dressing rooms. […]
There was a time when New York was a manufacturing town. A lot of the former factory buildings are still standing in Queens, just east of Manhattan. In Brooklyn and SoHo, many of them have been converted to apartments and lofts. That’s New York for you. Well, heads up, hipsters: New York is a maker […]