new york city

  • Curb and Via bring ride-sharing to NYC’s Yellow Taxis

    Curb and Via bring ride-sharing to NYC’s Yellow Taxis

    New Yorkers are about to get even more friendly!* Today, Via and Curb are bringing ride-sharing through a digital wallet to yellow taxis in the Big Apple. Both apps will let New Yorkers hail a yellow taxi with a ride-sharing option, with Via’s intelligent routing platform ensuring that the driver takes the most efficient route possible on multi-passenger rides. The service can save users… Read More

  • Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

    Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

    Tusk Ventures has hailed the former general manager of Uber’s New York operations, Josh Mohrer, as its new managing director. Mohrer’s departure comes at a tough time for Uber. The company is still recovering from a series of very public missteps involving payments to drivers, sexual harassment, potential intellectual property theft, bad executive behavior, and the deployment… Read More

  • A year after its launch, Tech:NYC has become a force in New York politics

    A year after its launch, Tech:NYC has become a force in New York politics

    It’s been a little over a year since Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong appeared onstage at Disrupt in New York to launch Tech:NYC. The two titans of New York City’s tech scene were angling to create a new organization that would speak out for the interests of the tech industry in both city and state government while planting a flag for New York’s place at the forefront of… Read More

  • New York City sues Verizon for not completing citywide fiber network

    New York City sues Verizon for not completing citywide fiber network

    New York City has slapped Verizon with a lawsuit that claims the telecommunications conglomerate broke a 2008 contract to provide citywide fiber coverage, depriving residents of competitively priced options for better television and internet service. Read More

  • Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions. The note pulls together a wide range of top executives from tech companies, investment firms and the like, including Indiegogo, Greylock Partners, Casper, Birchbox, Foursquare, Warby… Read More

  • I’ll see you tonight in New York at our Micro-Meetup

    I’ll see you tonight in New York at our Micro-Meetup

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique 10 pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Let’s meet this week for a Micro-Meetup in New York

    Let’s meet this week for a Micro-Meetup in New York

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Take a tour of Slack’s new NYC office

    Slack has been busy lately. The two-year-old company has covered a lot of ground since it launched. Beyond growing to 4 million daily active users and 1.25 million paid users, the company also just announced a long-awaited feature: threaded conversations. Plus, Slack has moved into seven global offices, including San Francisco, Vancouver, Melbourne, London, Toronto, Dublin and now NYC. The… Read More

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