pivot

  • AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel

    AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel

    A startup that originally launched as an AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, has pivoted to focus on travel only. And why not? There’s little to do online that’s more annoying than booking flights, hotels and everything else you need just to take a break, or be somewhere for work. Mezi’s newly designed app allows users to find and book flights and hotels and make… Read More

  • GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

    GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

    Los Angeles startup GOAT (incorporated as 1661 Inc.) has raised $5 million in new venture funding to grow its mobile-only marketplace for used and collectible sneakers. The GOAT app features everything from Adidas’ Yeezys to Nike’s Jordans and Flyknits, in men’s or women’s sizes, new and used condition. Instead of operating like an open marketplace such as E-bay, letgo… Read More

  • Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that allowed consumers to shop for locally grown food via the web, then pick up those orders at nearby locations, says it will now be shutting down its delivery service. According to an announcement penned by Farmigo founder and CEO Benzi Ronen on the startup’s homepage, the company can no longer continue its community delivery operations… Read More

  • Groupon Goes Mobile With Its ‘Reserve’ Restaurant Reservation And Meal Discount Pivot Play

    Groupon Goes Mobile With Its ‘Reserve’ Restaurant Reservation And Meal Discount Pivot Play

    Groupon launched its Groupon Reserve restaurant table-booking and fine dining discount service earlier this month, and already the company is bringing that service to its mobile apps via an iPhone update that goes live today. Android and iPad versions are planned to follow as Groupon shifts its vision to adapt to the weakening daily deals sector. Read More

  • Twitter Does A Lot Of Different Things For Different People, Deal With It

    Twitter Does A Lot Of Different Things For Different People, Deal With It

    Today, Dalton Caldwell, founder of things that have pivoted called out Twitter in a blog post for, well…pivoting. His post received many “kudos” on blogging software Svbtle, which amounts to those fake points that Drew Carey used to give out on “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” Caldwell is currently working on App.net, the pay-to-post service that I can’t get… Read More

  • To Pivot or Not to Pivot

    To Pivot or Not to Pivot

    Ah, the internet – how you hijack our vocabulary.  A few years ago, “embedded” had connotations of journalists following soldiers.  Today, it’s most associated with YouTube clips.  Similarly, a pivot was something that I vaguely recall my basketball coach talking about.  Today, it’s the repositioning of a company and without a doubt, 2011 was the year of… Read More

  • From Now On We Will Only Be Using The Word 'Pivot' In Mockery

    After months of over-saturation, word on the street is that “‘Pivot‘ is the new ‘Fail.'” And while Instagram, Twitter, Foodspotting, Groupon have all successfully pivoted in recent years, it seems like everyone and their mother is doing it nowadays, to mixed results. But if you are one of the desperate millions that is currently considering a pivot… Read More

  • Microsoft's Data Collection Technology PivotViewer Now Available For Download

    Last year we wrote an in-depth feature on Pivot, a Microsoft Live Labs technology that helps make sense of interconnectedness between objects on the web. The underlying premise of Pivot is to view relationships between “collections” of individual information on the the web. Many of the connections between items on the web aren’t necessarily tangible, but Pivot helps crawl… Read More

  • An In-Depth Look At Pivot, Microsoft's Newest Data Visualization Tool

    At Microsoft’s PDC event a few weeks ago, Microsoft Live Labs introduced a new technology, called Pivot, to make sense of interconnectedness between objects on the web. The underlying premise of Pivot is to view relationships between “collections” of individual information on the the web. Many of the connections between items on the web aren’t necessarily tangible… Read More