The startup world is growing up! Ten years ago, the average age of a startup hire was around 25 (remember when Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that “young people are just smarter”?). But today, tech is a maturing industry – not just for the post-college set; especially since the financial crisis, it’s attracting the eye of experienced professionals who in years […]
That recent Disney decline isn’t the only thing plaguing the media world today.
38 companies came from all over the globe to compete in Empire Startups Summit Speed Pitch Competition November 10th-11th for the 10 coveted semi-finalist spots – and chance to win $10,000 in seed funding. Not bad for a day’s pitch and if only it were that simple. And easy. Here are the ten companies […]
Vyer Films is a pay-to-stream subscription service that brings you the best new films from around the world – films that have little or no presence in the United States, curated and complete wit interviews, essays and film commentary. It’s a refreshing change from the Netflix and Hulus of the world – or maybe just […]
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 […]
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We are introducing this new column to keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week.
The entrepreneurs I see are always talking about “disruptive innovation” ideas, but the plans I read are more often linear extensions of a current hot offering, like one more social network with the best of Facebook and Twitter, one more dating site dimension, or another “must-have” accessory for smartphones. Perhaps hard questions need to come […]
Thanks in large part to technology, it is quite likely that children born in this millennium will never know what its like to have a library card or learn from a physical text book. Several entrepreneurs and startups are banking on this idea, while brick-and-mortar booksellers and publishers are left wondering, “What’s next?” E-books and […]
Why are APIs so important to ecommerce today? APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, are designed to enable one application (such as your ecommerce platform) to expose services (like order management, pricing information, catalog content, customer profile data) to other applications. In a sense, the API helps systems “talk” to each other. While APIs are widely […]
Technology has become a part of our everyday lives over the last 10 years. Seeing people running around with smartphones, tablets and laptops on a daily basis doesn’t even garner a second look as it did in the early 2000’s. Unfortunately, everyone didn’t review their copy of the Common Courtesy Rulebook that should have come […]
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. has ruled against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules, paving the way for your Internet service provider to limit speeds or charge more for access to bandwidth-hungry sites like Netflix. According to the court, your home Internet service provider should not be subject to the same […]