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The Black Card That Gives You Back Your Social Life

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Millennials, once content with living vicariously through a myriad of LCD screen, are now craving the raw intimacy of an honest encounter. The wave of online interactions is gradually crashing down as people begin resurfacing from the comfort of avoiding in-person interactions. The growing restlessness of those who are ready to live and love their… Read more »


Google to Buy Songza for $15 Million?

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Early last week it was reported by Business Insider (BI) that Google has been talking with Songza, a music streaming platform, about buying them out. Reportedly, the price will be in the $15 million neighborhood and a bold strategic move for Google. Companies like Spotify and Pandora have long held dominant in the music streaming… Read more »





Pyne is the Tinder of Social Polling: Leveraging Simple User Interface Design in a Competitive Market

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Designing a product – any product, whether that’s the next architectural masterpiece or the next Uber/Pandora/AirBnB for #whateveryourface – requires that one understand that simplicity trumps complexity. When the intention is for people to actually interact with your app regularly and frequently, you have to ensure that it’s easy to understand and simple to use…. Read more »


Shipster is Re-Imagining America’s Shipping Status Quo

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Shipster has taken it upon their shoulders to reimagine America’s shipping and delivery status quo. They leverage excess capacity of shipping and transport companies to create an algorithmic, cross-country shipping network. They have built an app to go along with their dream that allows businesses of consumers to simply submit a picture of any item… Read more »


One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… Read more »


Now New Yorkers Can Get Their Meds Delivered Too

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You can get almost anything delivered in New York City. Thanks to GetMyRx app, New Yorkers will be able to get their medication delivered to their doorstep too. The Miami-based mobile technology company announced its smartphone app is available to New Yorkers. The GetMyRx app allows patients to order new prescriptions or refills in seconds, confirm… Read more »


urBin: On-Demand Storage Makes Your Life a Little Easier

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New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps,” and if you ask anyone who lives in the Big Apple, they’ll also tell you that it’s a “city of small apartments and crowded rooms.” Even city-dwellers who are creative with space still might not have enough room to store all of their items…. Read more »


Forget Greeting Cards, Expressalo is Sending Greeting Toys

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There might only be 3 days left on the Kickstarter clock for Expressalo, but they’re not worried. Currently with 535 backers, the startup is at $39,606: well beyond their initial $20,000 goal. But what exactly does Expressalo do? Interestingly enough, they’re in the greeting card business. Now, their cards aren’t like anything you’ve seen before,… Read more »


BuzzFeed Supposedly Raising $200M Round

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VentureBeat reported that BuzzFeed may be raising a $200 million round of funding. It’s speculated that existing investors NEA, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, Hearst Ventures, and SV Angel may participate in the round. According to VentureBeat‘s source, $200 million isn’t an exact amount, but rather a median figure. To date, the rapidly expanding producer of long-form journalism,… Read more »


Grand Central Tech Accelerator Begins First Session with Inaugural Class

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Last week, NYC’s Grand Central Tech – an accelerator offering startups with free rent for zero equity – announced its inaugural class of companies. For an entire year, the 16 selected startups will work out of the 15,000-square-foot Midtown space formerly occupied by Facebook, and will gain mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders, as well as… Read more »