New York

  • 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

  • Facing legislation, Airbnb proposes new rules in New York

    Facing legislation, Airbnb proposes new rules in New York

    With new legislation that would inflict heavy fines on Airbnb hosts sitting on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk, Airbnb is proposing last-minute concessions to address the concerns over affordable housing that are driving the legislation. Among the company’s proposals is a new “one host, one home” rule that would allow New York users to only list one space for rent… Read More

  • New York’s transit plans include facial recognition tech in bridges and tunnels

    New York’s transit plans include facial recognition tech in bridges and tunnels

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference earlier this week aimed at building a bridge (and tunnel) to the mid-21st century. The governor’s ambitious and controversial plan highlighted a series of initiatives designed to reduce highway congestion and cut down on emissions. The initiatives also include tunnel barriers designed to protect against floods, and bridge… Read More

  • Less exciting than Beyonce’s album, but maybe more rewarding, Lemonade launches new insurance plans

    Less exciting than Beyonce’s album, but maybe more rewarding, Lemonade launches new insurance plans

    The new insurance company, Lemonade, is finally able to take the covers off of its radical (and pretty freaking cool) insurance plans. The company has received its initial license in New York as the first step in its plan to roll out nationwide. Its launch is a challenge to traditional insurers and a definitive sign that the technology disruptions that have shaken the banking industry are… Read More

  • Frame.io raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors

    Frame.io raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors

    Cloud-based collaboration tool Frame.io has raised $10M in Series A funding led by Accel, with participation from SignalFire, FirstMark Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Actor Jared Leto, who was a seed investor in the company, has also invested in the Series A as well as actor Kevin Spacey. Frame.io is a collaboration tool for video creators and compares themselves to a InVision or Github… Read More

  • What to expect from Sony’s PlayStation event

    What to expect from Sony’s PlayStation event

    Sony is having a PlayStation event tomorrow in New York, where it plans to provide an update on its PlayStation business and PS4. Most people agree that means it’s going to show us a couple of PlayStation hardware updates, including a previously announced more powerful PlayStation 4 (supposedly codenamed “Neo”) with support for 4K and more robust virtual reality, and a… Read More

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