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Tuesday September 16, 2014

Original Stories from NY Convergence

VISUALIZED Part II: Data Is Not Dry

VISUALIZED Part II: Data Is Not Dry

By Lauren Keyson Speakers at the Visualized Conference in Manhattan Times Center in NY on Friday showed how powerful data can be if it’s visually created. The event’s message was that images and drawings and interactive capabilities of data can be turned into thrilling art projects that resonate [Full Story…]

VISUALIZED Part I: Data Can Be Beautiful

VISUALIZED Part I: Data Can Be Beautiful

By Lauren Keyson The Visualized Conference was held at Time Center in Manhattan on Friday to explore the evolution of communication at the intersection of big data, storytelling and design.  The event inspired with new ideas on how to make a bigger impact when visually sharing the story of a data [Full Story…]

NYVCA: Pushing the Envelope – Guns, Steel and Money

NYVCA: Pushing the Envelope - Guns, Steel and Money

By Lauren Keyson That the NY tech community continues to be effervescent was an overriding message at yesterday’s Third Annual Ingenuity Conference at New World Stages in center of off-Broadway. The goal of the event’s organizer, the NY Venture Capital Association, was to promote the [Full Story…]

NYTM Says Volunteers Needed for #Sandy Recovery #nytech

NYTM Says Volunteers Needed for #Sandy Recovery #nytech

Jessica Lawrence, managing director of NY Tech Meetup said the city's tech community is facing significant losses after Hurricane Sandy. In an email sent late yesterday to NYTM’s thousands of members, she put out a call for technically skilled volunteers to add their names to a database so that they [Full Story…]

#NYTMEngine Event Covers Politics, Open Internet Reform

#NYTMEngine Event Covers Politics, Open Internet Reform

The 2012 election is a week away, but for the NY tech community, the bigger question lies in what the winning candidate  will do for Internet access in the United States. Last week  at NYU's Stern School of Business, the NY Tech Meetup hosted an event with SF-based Engine Advocacy to discuss the [Full Story…]

Mobile Gaming: Birds, Thumbs and Guns — Addictive, Competitive, Cool #NYGC12

Mobile Gaming: Birds, Thumbs and Guns -- Addictive, Competitive, Cool #NYGC12

By Lauren Keyson Developers with amazing games and unique content came out in droves Friday for the Mobile Gaming Summit 2012 at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Battery Park City.   The games were diverse, spanning from the new Lazer Tag guns that use iPhone technology, to a pregnancy avoidance [Full Story…]

#FundingPost: Investors Need to Touch Prototypes and Don’t Say Viral

#FundingPost: Investors Need to Touch Prototypes and Don’t Say Viral

By Lauren Keyson Yesterday’s NYC Mobile Venture & Angel Conference in Hell’s Kitchen was focused on mobile technology within venture capital.  The takeaway was that there are lots of opportunities for early stage mobile companies to grow their business, raise capital, get customers and [Full Story…]

iEvening: Chocolate, Marijuana and Grit #iBreakfast

iEvening: Chocolate, Marijuana and Grit #iBreakfast

By Lauren Keyson Several entrepreneurs came to iEvening’s “Are You Fundable?” event last night to get feedback on their products. All of them involved technology or the internet.  A lot of advice for the timid and not so timid presenters included the need for grit – the need to stick to their [Full Story…]

#UltraLight Startups Hosts Investor Feedback Forum

#UltraLight Startups Hosts Investor Feedback Forum

Last week, Ultra Light Startups hosted its Investor Feedback Forums for budding startups and entrepreneurs in NY. Multiple groups premiered their concepts to a panel of judges, which included Avi Chen of Majorlee Investments, Rahul Ghandi of High Peaks Ventures Partners, and others. The feedback is [Full Story…]

What Do Batteries, Cookies and Condoms Have in Common? #BrandedApp

What Do Batteries, Cookies and Condoms Have in Common? #BrandedApp

By Lauren Keyson Mobile was king at the All NYC Mobile App Showcase this week at the Union Square Ballroom packed with 400 mobile aficionados. The event brought together all of the different mobile organizations of NYC for the purpose of creating an inspirational, entertaining, educational event [Full Story…]

Digital Publishers Discuss Video @Pluggedinventrs

Digital Publishers Discuss Video @Pluggedinventrs

By Lauren Keyson Yesterday an invited group of digital media founders, editors and executives from such companies as Visual Revenue, Taboola, NewsCred, Seeking Alpha, Patch, Genesis Media, Newslook, The Daily and others met in midtown at ZAG/S&W for PluggedIn Ventures’ Digital Publishing [Full Story…]

NYU’s Paul Horn Discusses the Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines

NYU's Paul Horn Discusses the Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines

Yesterday at NYU's Jurow Lecture Hall, Paul Horn spoke to an audience of students and faculty about "The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines." Horn, former Senior VP and executive director of research of IBM, is NYU's senior vice provost for research. Horn contributed and oversaw the development of [Full Story…]

#MITEF: Joi Ito and the Science of Disobedience

#MITEF: Joi Ito and the Science of Disobedience

By Lauren Keyson The idea that Joi Ito tried to convey at the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC  recently in midtown was the  importance of creativity and innovation in business. Ito explained how creativity is something that is more self-limited than anything else. “Education stifles agile innovation, [Full Story…]

#NYVM: Content, Comedy, Chatting and Streaming

#NYVM: Content, Comedy, Chatting and Streaming

By Lauren Keyson At the NYVideo Meetup at AOL last night the room was packed with videophiles looking to see the next cool thing. One in particular really stood out – Spreecast, a social video platform that enables people to have conversations about what they are passionate about. One to four [Full Story…]

FINOVATE: Mobile and Social FinTech Innovations Dominate

FINOVATE: Mobile and Social FinTech Innovations Dominate

By Lauren Keyson One thousand people poured into the Finovate Fall 2012 to watch 64 entrepreneurs demo their innovative financial technology products to 1,100 financial institution executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  The founders had seven minutes to present their fintech [Full Story…]