Archive for March, 2012

NYC Digital’s Best Places For Free Wifi

Recently posted on NYC Digital’s Tumblr is a set of maps made by Susana Siman showing the best spots where New Yorkers can get access to free Wifi. The maps are conveniently categorized according to Food, Outdoor, Coffee and Quiet. The maps were made using data consolidated from Open Wifi NYC, known to many as [...]

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StartUp Health Announces First Class Of Healthcare Transformers

StartUp Health recently announced its ten “Healthcare Transformers” that will make up the inaugural class of the StartUp Health Academy for Health and Wellness Entrepreneurship. Their mission:  to fix a broken healthcare system by improving care and reducing costs. “StartUp Health Academy is the first program of its kind and is based on our unique [...]

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The 14 Companies In TechStars’ Spring 2012 Program in NYC

1,500 applicants competed to make it to TechStars’ Spring 2012 program in New York City. Why this overwhelming number, you ask? Because just this past year, this remarkable startup accelerator has funded 23 companies, 21 of them raising over $50M in funding. That’s why. Here’s the 14 very lucky companies that made the final cut: [...]

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Come Work In New York And Grab $5,000

If you’re a designer, developer or entrepreneur searching for a dream job in a dream city, you might just want to “Come Work in New York.” The people behind Dispatch, Yipit, Aviary, Loosecubes, Ordr.in, ChatID, Bit.ly and Tutorspree started “Come Work in New York” to help talented individuals relocate to New York. These companies are [...]

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An Interview With Andrew Calagna, Director of Marketing & Events, Taap.it

Taap.it makes it so much easier for people to share what they are exactly doing inside a particular place, going beyond merely checking-in. Taap.it’s newest features include letting fans at sporting events order food using their smartphones and having that delivered to their seats. Fans will also be able to participate in in-game contests and [...]

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NYC’s 3 Day Startup Is A Tech Orgy

If you’ve set your sights on becoming the next startup maven, NYC’s 3 Day Startup may very well be your chance. It’s a pretty straightforward idea actually. The organizers rent a workspace where 40 amped-up, driven and highly-caffeinated students from different backgrounds are mixed with entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders to come up with the [...]

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Music Concierge is Songza’s Playlist AI

In 2008, Songza started out as a searchable database for streaming music with five guys living in a house on Hicksville, Long Island. Today, the company is still based in Long Island City but now has nine full-time employees and 25 music experts thanks to its quite remarkable history. As Songza is trying to build [...]

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The Wall Street Journal Hosts The Data Transparency Weekend at NYU

The Wall Street Journal is hosting the first ever Data Transparency Weekend at the New York University. This three-day event stemmed from their “What They Know” series that documented how data is tracked online. Personal data and privacy concerns are both well-debated issues concerning netizens. This prompted the Journal to seek tools to give netizens [...]

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Beaker Magazine Will Help You Turn Ideas Into Reality

Fresh from last week’s launch, New York based online magazine Beaker gears up to serve a web-based resource that seeks to help a wide range of readers in “making ideas happen.” By the looks of it, they might’ve used Beaker as a wordplay for that science lab apparatus used to mix various stuff in that, for some reason, [...]

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Seamless Brings Its Menus to the iPad

It does seem that the digital trend continues to shift from online to mobile, even with food delivery services. Just recently, Seamless, a 12-year-old online food ordering company,  unveiled its iPad app, bringing restaurant menus to the customers’ fingertips. Seamless is famous for its no-nonsense online food delivery and takeout services. In 2011 alone, food ordered [...]

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