New York

  • 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

  • Climate change economics may trump politics

    Climate change economics may trump politics

    Last week hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they saw as the evisceration of environmental legislation and a rollback of US efforts to stem the tide of climate change. Protests in Washington, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and other American cities coincided with the culmination of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days. Over… Read More

  • In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

    In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

    On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach that affected New York state residents, the Attorney General’s office saw those numbers swell by 60 percent overall last year. Read More

  • The New York Micro-Meetup is Monday

    The New York Micro-Meetup is Monday

    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 8 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

  • Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

    Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down — today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing intermittent outages and Juicero lowers the price of its juicer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • VSCO shuts down its New York office

    VSCO shuts down its New York office

    Instagram competitor and visual arts technology company VSCO has closed up shop in New York and laid off all staff, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The decision was made in order to centralize staff at the company’s Oakland location, its main headquarters. VSCO also has an office in Denver, Co., which was added when it acquired the Denver-based printing shop… Read More

  • Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

    Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

    Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out of ERA, is looking to take out some of the stress of owning a dog in New York. As you might imagine from the name, Dog Parker is a service that lets you park your dog outside of a grocery store or coffee shop while you are… Read More

  • The Guarantors makes it easier to rent an apartment in New York

    The Guarantors makes it easier to rent an apartment in New York

    If you’ve rented an apartment in New York you know how much of a hassle the process is. First you need to find somewhere, then you need to meet the building or landlord’s strict approval process. But in New York (and a few other major cities) the approval threshold is so high that people aren’t able to get the apartment they want, even if they can actually afford it. This… Read More

  • Airbnb sues New York City

    Airbnb sues New York City

    Another city, another Airbnb lawsuit. Airbnb sued the city of New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio today over legislation that would make it illegal to advertise accommodations that can’t legally be rented out for less than 30 days. The bill was passed in June and signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier today. New York housing law… Read More

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