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Music

Don’t Sing…Please…Just Message the Song Instead

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

With the recent releases by companies like Pixit and Imgur, there’s no denying the fact that alternative messaging methods are on the rise. However, there’s long been an absence for music messaging, according to Rithm. Today Rithm announced that it would be changing that…

Music

LittleBits Partners With KORG on New Synth Kit Modules

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the Fall of 2013 littleBits launched their original Synth Kit, which opened the doors for hobbyists and musicians to easily explore the synthesizer instrument. Further, users could build their own custom sound machine, complete with signal generators, modifiers, modulators, and controllers. Following the…

Startups & Apps

Save Money: Use This App to Tell You Whether Uber or Taxi is Cheaper

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to getting driven around New York City, people have a slew of options open to them – from the hundreds of taxis that pass them to on-demand services like Uber, Lyft, and Gett. Because of all these choices, the matter often…

Product Launch

Caliber, WhatsApp for Professionals Looking to Network

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

We’ve all heard that it’s often not what you know but who you know to get ahead. As it turns out, when it comes to finding a job, that may be truer than what we’d hope. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all…

Accelerator

New Accelerator Launches in NYC to Boost EdTech Startups

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

EDGE Edtech, the New York, NY-based “startup generator” founded by edtech veterans Don Burton (whose resume includes time at Disney Education and Kaplan) and Jonathan D. Harber (former CEO of Pearson K12 Technology), has launched its 2015 EDGE Accelerator program in the city. Aimed…

Data

Cymbolism: The Test That Will Make You Forget about Color Psychology

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Even though I follow the news like everyone else, I’ve always had a soft spot for underdogs. You know, the apps they don’t tell you about, the products that get under the line on Product Hunt’s home page, etc. Sometimes you can find the…

Marketplace

Want Free Stuff? Claim It!

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

After spending three months in a beta period, Claim It! officially launched their iOS app in New York City. During the beta phase the team put their platform to the ultimate test and successfully gave away $60,000 worth of free prizes to New Yorkers….

Marketplace

Tidal Marketplace: Producing Organic Content Creations

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

Everybody has a story to tell, and Tidal has long been dedicated to helping companies and entrepreneurs tell theirs. They help them grow their audience by connecting creators with brands, agencies, and publishers via the Tidal suite, which combines influencer identification, insights, and campaign…

News

Gett Cuts Base Fares in Manhattan for Black Car Service

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Gett, the on-demand black car service that competes with the likes of Uber and Lyft, announced today that it is reducing its base fare rates by up to 25 percent across Manhattan. It’s an aggressive move, especially considering that the company already offers no variable surge…

Programs & Resources

Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet…

Funding

Booker Raises $35M in Funding to Expand Services to Commerce Market

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

New York-based service commerce startup, Booker, announced it raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Medina Capital. The company helps businesses sell their services online, via mobile device or in person, creating a seamless online booking experience for their customers. Other investors include Jump Capital, Signal…

Fashion

Haute Rogue: A One-Woman Show that Went Global

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Anna Miatselitsa was born and lived in Belarus until the age of 18, but she always dreamt of making a positive impact on the world. She was brought up in a culture where everybody lives the same kind of life: you go to school,…

3D Printing

SOLS gets $11.1 Million for Custom, 3D Printed Orthotics

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

We’ve long heard that the advent of the 3D printer will help people solve everyday problems right in their living rooms, but there haven’t been too many companies that open these doors for us. SOLS, however, is a pioneer in the 3D printing and…

Art

4 Startups Bringing Art into the 21st Century

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

It’s easy to skip over the arts when you’re considering starting up in your local tech ecosystem. But the art community is ripe for technological advancements, and they actually tend to mirror entrepreneurs in the sense that they’re always looking to build a better…

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