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  • DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    With a bit of fanfare today, DJI announced the Phantom 3 Drone at a launch event in New York City. But it was a worldwide affair at one point when they showcased its live stream capabilities with flights above the Hollywood Hills, Santorini in Greece, and a launch party in Singapore that ended in a beautiful nighttime vista of the city. Unfortunately the Hollywood remote had a bit of lag and… Read More

  • Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups Crunch Network

    Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

    “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month. This might sound excessive to some, but her experience is not unusual. Entrepreneurs often spend hundreds of hours raising funds from angel and venture capital investors. While these activities… Read More

  • Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4-6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing event… Read More

  • Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More

  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

    A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

  • Dropbox Opens First NYC Office To Strengthen Sales And Engineering

    Dropbox Opens First NYC Office To Strengthen Sales And Engineering

    Dropbox’s business software is ready for a big sales push a it bounds towards an anticipated IPO, so today it announced the opening of a sales and engineering office in New York City. In its first place on the east coast, the cloud storage startup developed at MIT will house ten sales people and two to three engineers in a temporary space near NYU before before growing into a permanent spot. Read More

  • Airbnb Victory In NYC: Environmental Control Board Reverses $2,400 Fine On Renting Out A Room In An Apartment

    Airbnb Victory In NYC: Environmental Control Board Reverses $2,400 Fine On Renting Out A Room In An Apartment

    A big regulatory victory for Airbnb today: the company has managed to win an appeal in New York City over a fine against a host called Nigel Warren, whose landlord was fined $2,400 in June after Warren rented out a room in his apartment. If the fine had stuck, it would have set a business-threatening precedent for Airbnb in the city. Read More

  • Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Investors have recently piled millions into same-day delivery startups such as New York’s Zipments and San Francisco’s PostMates, and now Palo Alto firm Deliv has become the latest beneficiary, with plans to use a $6.85 million series A investment to hire new staff and roll out services to hundreds of retailers located in shopping malls across America. Read More

  • Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    New York based Zipments, a same-day delivery marketplace that connects retailers with couriers, has closed a $2.25 million seed round to further build out its product and expand to new cities. It’s facing increasing competition from consumer-focused San Francisco delivery heavyweights such as TaskRabbit and Postmates, the latter of which recently raised $5 million to muscle into New York. Read More

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