Archive for September, 2010

Visa: Pay Cab Fare Via Mobile Phone

As part of its long-term plan of broadening its market and the convenience of its service, Visa has just launched their project of contactless payments for public transportations. Now, the NYC can pay their cab, bus, or even their subway fares through mobile phones. Jim McCarthy, global head of the product, Visa Inc. points out [...]

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Catchafire Helps Organizations Find Volunteer Match

For non-profit organizations (NGOs) who have a hard time looking for volunteers to help them out, Catchafire will make the hunting job easier. Catchafire is a service company that matches NGOs with the suitable skilled volunteers they need, and vice versa. The site was founded in Manhattan by Rachael Chong in 2009. Rachael was an investment [...]

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Most Valuable NYC Startups Revealed

The NYC tech scene is thriving better than one would have expected, and you might have read quite a few articles comparing the city to Silicon Valley, the startup capital. Although NYC isn’t yet taking Silicon Valley’s crown, it’s working its way up, and the many startups that have been sprouting recently are spearheading the [...]

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Foursquare Brings Latest Version 2.0

Foursquare has become nothing short of a phenomenon in the recent months. In the hopes to keep its momentum swinging, it just launched its upgraded version, namely Foursquare 2.0. In Foursquare 2.0, several features were highlighted, such as Tips, and To-Do’s. It’s not really something new for the social network, but now the features have [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-20

Cookstr Cooks Up Deal with AARP: Cookstr just cooked up a delicious deal with AARP that will soon get the business… http://bit.ly/buFGN5 #

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Free WiFi for NYC Parks? Probably Not

Just this Wednesday, September 15, New Yorkers received news that city parks will be fitted with WiFi access points for the public, free of charge. 32 parks will be included in the project, care of Time Warner and Cablevision. Yes, the internet’s free, however, there’s a big “But…” The public can access the internet, BUT [...]

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Cookstr Cooks Up Deal with AARP

Cookstr just cooked up a delicious deal with AARP that will soon get the business going: AARP.org visitors who use Cookstr’s search engine can now find recipes that are deliciously healthy. Cookstr is a New York City-based startup founded in 2008 that has been publishing recipes from the best cookbook authors around. It has also [...]

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Girl Develop IT Gives Women Programmers an Edge

When it comes to the tech scene, women don’t fare as well as men do. Whether it’s because of social biases or genetic wiring is another issue, but Sarah Chipps believe that changing the statistics lies in one solution: create “rockstar women programmers.” That’s why Sara Chipps co-founded Girl Develop IT, a 16-series programming class [...]

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Betaworks Teams Up with Times for New Social News Service

Betaworks, a New York-based tech incubator, is now in partnership with The New York Times in developing a personalized news service to the public: News.me Just like mother hens, Betaworks and The Times have been, so to speak, warming up the News.me egg for six months now, and it will hatch sometime before this year [...]

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Jibe Helps Job-Seekers Land Dream Job

Because more people are now realizing that their profession is their best asset in times of economic recession, a next-generation job board called Jibe will now be open to the public to look and apply for the best jobs. Founded in March 2010, Jibe stated out as a private beta that lets people use their [...]

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