Startups & Apps

NYC

Why Is Bike Share So Freaking Popular?

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Bike sharers have taken over 88 million rides in the U.S. since 2010. Last year alone, they took 28 million rides, which is more than the number of people who visited Walt Disney World that year. When you beat Disney World, you know you…

Artificial Intelligence

NYC

How AI Is Powering the Fight Against the $900B Counterfeit Industry

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

Criminals have it rough these days. Modern technology has made it impossible to get away with anything, from shoplift-deterrent sensors to ever-cheaper security cameras to social media footprints chipping away at anonymity. Now even the global $900 billion shadow economy behind …

Culture

NYC

Building a Company Culture Means Asking for Feedback

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is playing an increasingly larger role in the job selection process. A few years ago, ping pong tables in an office started a trend of perks qualifying as “good company culture.” Now, the stakes have been raised: Google has in-office saunas, Basecamp …

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Does Your Work Need An Office Beer Fridge?

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

After a long day of hustling at your startup or employer, many people hit their local watering hole to relax, have some fun conversation, and even blow off some steam before heading home. Grabbing a drink and some downtime with coworkers has been a…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Top 7 Apps for Splitting Bills With Friends

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Have you ever had a relaxing Saturday brunch at a new dim sum restaurant with three or four friends only to end your meal with the most stressful math problem of the day: How to split the check? Splitting bills with friends has never…

Entertainment

NYC

For $10 a Month, MoviePass Will Give You All the Movie Tickets You Can Use

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Movie theaters have long dealt with slipping ticket sales by boosting the price to compensate, with 3D, 70mm, and IMAX tickets keeping them from slipping too far into the red — the cost of a ticket has almost doubled over the last twenty years….

Social Media

NYC

Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Abuse in Your Comments Section

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the years since online trolling became a thing, it has never gone away. If anything, it’s a bigger problem than ever: A Pew Research report out last March detailed the opinions of some 1,537 “technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government …

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Reports & Rankings

NYC

25 Most Innovative Cities in the World, Ranked

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

Innovation is one of those words that can mean a lot of different things. Whether you’ve developed artificial intelligence software that can predict your schedule or just decided to put potato chips on a turkey sandwich (try it, seriously), innovation comes in all shapes…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

How Being Real About My Struggles Got Me More Followers on Social Media

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Most people hate clickbait or content that makes false promises about itself. Social media followers are undoubtedly tired of seeing “one simple trick,” “singles in their area,” and are especially sick of chatbots on apps like Tinder or Kik. Just check out how …

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

BuzzFeed’s Tasty Unveils First Smart Appliance, New Tasty App

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

This week Tasty, an offshoot of BuzzFeed that launched in 2015 as a Facebook food video channel, has announced the company’s first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top. The Tasty One Top is a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that was built in collaboration with GE….

Tips & How To’s

NYC

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Facebook Ad Engagement

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

Facebook is full of distractions vying for the attention of your potential customers. As users scroll through their news feeds, they skim past every irrelevant or uninteresting post. Video ads have the potential to break through this apathy and make your target audience take…

Diversity

NYC

Nearly 100 New CEOs Join the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative, a collective response to the documented harassment charges stemming from prejudices in the tech community, has gained nearly 100 new CEOs. The stated goals of each individual in the collective are to commit themselves and …

Dev & Design

NYC

20 Best Design Agencies in the US, Ranked

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When companies are in need of a branding strategy, founders will turn to design agencies to launch a new look, find new ways to communicate with their customers, develop a campaign, and more. AgencySpotter, a digital platform facilitating search and selection of creative …

Remote work

NYC

How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

Marketing

NYC

Quality Content Is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

By now, every website owner is aware that Google penalizes sites that use old-fashioned SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing. The search engine giant also continuously improves their RankBrain algorithm to help deliver the right results for each user’s query. This has …

Autonomous Vehicles

NYC

Robocar Is a Driverless Racing Machine Right Out of Tron

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The renowned automotive futurist and concept designer Daniel Simon, best known for his work on the popular movie Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, has designed a real version of his sci-fi cars for the race track. Roborace developed the world’s first driverless …