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Post Pie is #Thanksgiving’s New “Shoppable Moment”

Post Pie is #Thanksgiving's New "Shoppable Moment"

Online retailers are targeting that “post pie” moment—after Thanksgiving dinner when people are flipping through their mobile devices. Steve Yankovich, head of eBay’s mobile business, told Reuters, “This is a new shoppable moment.” eBay is launching 20 mobile-only deals on Thanksgiving beginning [Full Story…]

Quinn Slaps #eBay Over #FDNY Master Keys

Quinn Slaps #eBay Over #FDNY Master Keys

After a set of master FDNY keys that control elevators and traffic lights were being auctioned on eBay for $150, Christine Quinn demanded the site review its security measures.  The City Council speaker wrote eBay president John Donahoe to close any loopholes that could be harmful to the city. [Full Story…]

Yonkers Uses eBay to Sell City Cars

Yonkers Uses eBay to Sell City Cars

The city of Yonkers is trying to make some extra profits by auctioning off city-owned cars using eBay. According to lohud.com, Mayor Mike Spano announced at a news conference recently that the town will be launching a YonkersCARStore.com page on eBay, where bidders can go for items from former [Full Story…]

NY’s “Girls Who Code” Initiative Attracts Support from Major Tech Companies

NY's "Girls Who Code" Initiative Attracts Support from Major Tech Companies

Recently Twitter, General Electric, Google and eBay announced that they were joining an initiative started in NY called “Girls Who Code.” The program was founded by Reshma Saujani, the former NY deputy public advocate, who plans to begin the coding program in the city this summer and plans to [Full Story…]

NY Email Company Looks to Keep Employees Happy

NY Email Company Looks to Keep Employees Happy

Return Path, a NY-based email security start up created by Matt Blumberg, has made a name for itself with an annual turnover rate of just 1%, according to Crain's New York Business. In 2003, the company bought Assurance Systems, which had a service that made sure companies' emails didn't get blocked [Full Story…]

NY Tech Companies Experiment with Data

NY Tech Companies Experiment with Data

According to GigaOm, NY is not only a hub for startups in the digital media realm, but is a beacon in the data ecosystem.  With the recent development that eBay's NY facility is projected to house developers and scientists, and Microsoft's hiring of scientists for a new NY facility, the Big Apple is [Full Story…]

Ebay Seeks 36,000 Square Foot Space on Sixth Avenue

Ebay Seeks 36,000 Square Foot Space on Sixth Avenue

Tech Giant Ebay is in advanced talks to secure  36,000 square feet of operating space at 625 Avenue of the Americas, which is located near the Flatiron District.  According to Commercial Observer, the deal, which would cost Ebay around $50 per square foot, would secure the company the building's [Full Story…]

NY State to Sell Excess Assets on Ebay

NY State to Sell Excess Assets on Ebay

NY State's excess assets including vehicles, cell phones, medical equipment, highway equipment, office furniture etc. will be sold on Ebay. Selling the unneeded equipment will help the state cut back on operating costs and inventory, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. The sale will begin in [Full Story…]

Ultra Light Startups: Recap of the February 2012 meetup #ultralight

Ultra Light Startups: Recap of the February 2012 meetup #ultralight

Late last week was Ultra Light Startup’s second meetup in 2012, and ULS’s very own social media blogger Al Chen was on hand to catch all the action. He shared his observations of the pitch contest proceedings with NYConvergence. There are some new panelists this month I haven’t seen before at [Full Story…]

Wall Street’s Pain Equal’s Silicon Alley’s Gain, Says Kranjac

Wall Street's Pain Equal's Silicon Alley's Gain, Says Kranjac

Tech is making a convincing comeback in NY now, while the financial sector is declining, a post by Mario Kranjac, a founding partner of Kranjac Manuali & Viskovic LLP,  said on NYPost.com said. Wall Street is expected to loose 10,000 jobs in 2012. But Wall Street's "pain is part of Silicon [Full Story…]

Burnham: #SOPA Threatens NY Tech Industry

Burnham: #SOPA Threatens NY Tech Industry

Writing for Metro Focus, Brad Burnham, says the Stop Online Piracy Act poses a threat to the NY tech Industry. The co-founder of Union Square Ventures says SOPA will alter the way businesses create services. Instead of creating a “healthy and profitable relationship with their users” businesses will [Full Story…]

#Christmas – Online Options for Unappealing Holiday Gifts

#Christmas - Online Options for Unappealing Holiday Gifts

You receive some holiday gifts this year that aren't quite your style. What do you do? Smile graciously and keep them hidden in your closet? Regift them? Marsha Collier, author of "eBay for Dummies" has a better, money-making idea -- sell them on eBay. “When you get a holiday gift, question [Full Story…]

Fashion Startups Present Visions at F.I.T Capital Conference

Fashion Startups Present Visions at F.I.T Capital Conference

Recently FashInvest held its second annual Capital Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY. According to The New York Times, over 20 fledgling fashion companies competed for the attention of more than 50 venture capitalists. After an eight minute speech promulgating their brainchild, [Full Story…]

City Government to Sell Old Items on eBay-like Site

City Government to Sell Old Items on eBay-like Site

The NY city government hopes to raise revenue with its latest innovative venture in selling miscellaneous items such as old parking meters and office furniture on the Utah based site, Public Surplus. Working as an eBay-like service, the first auctions will be a pilot project to see if the project [Full Story…]

NY Tech Startup Scene Approaching Level of Dot-Com Days

NY Tech Startup Scene Approaching Level of Dot-Com Days

Startups are red-hot right now, according to Crain’s New York Business. Tech companies like interclick, Hunch and Babble were recently snapped up by the likes of Yahoo, eBay and Disney, respectively. Those deals followed a record 35 acquisitions in the third quarter, elevating the tech sector to [Full Story…]