Google, Facebook 2013 Top Trends Tell Us We Mostly Care About Important Things Afterall

By Monday, December 30, 2013 0 , Permalink

One of my favorite types of data is aggregation data. It helps a storyteller draw insights from key metrics to paint an overall picture. Taking a look at Google's and Facebook's 2013 top trends tells us what people were most interested in, and serves as a very high-level recap of some significant news topics in 2013. Note ...

3D Tissue Printing, ECPAT International, and the Conrad Hilton Foundation

By Friday, November 8, 2013 0 , Permalink

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation held its annual symposium and Humanitarian Awards dinner on Oct. 23rd at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. I was humbly invited by my friend, Jeb Brilliant to attend this day of discussions in matters of science, social issues and global advocacy. One of the discussion topics was the advancements in ...

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Demo Day in NYC

By Thursday, September 26, 2013 0 , Permalink

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) held its 5th demo day in New York yesterday where 10 companies from its summer program presented in front of ~700 attendees. The ERA program provides accepted companies with $40K initial investment, co-working space, and access to its resident experts and 200+ mentors from the New York City startup community. In ...

CNBC #TwitterRevolution Screening

By Wednesday, August 7, 2013 0 , Permalink

CNBC hosted a screening for the #TwitterRevolution documentary film at 30 Rock yesterday. The hour-long show premiers Wednesday, August 7, 9p ET/PT on CNBC. It examines how Twitter has transformed the way everyday people, journalists, activists, politicians and big brands communicate. Narrations from the host, Carl Quintanilla, talks about people reporting and discovering breaking news ...

New York’s Getting a Made in NY Media Center – Rachel Haot at Alley NYC for #AlleyFridays

AlleyFridays is a speaker series held at Alley NYC designed by the startup community including groups like NYCApps to equip startups and small businesses with tactical skills and food for thought. Last Friday, Rachel Stern Haot, Chief Digital Officer of New York City came and talked about the city's digital roadmap, startup incentive programs, and ...

You are Never 100% Secure – Cybersecurity Panel by ON: Innovation

By Thursday, June 20, 2013 0 , Permalink

The ON: Innovation hosted a panel on cybersecurity this Monday, June 17th at the Shearman & Sterling LLP International Law Firm in New York. A prevalent topic with recent stories on the NSA and Snowden. The focus of the panel was to understand challenges and opportunities companies and consumers face when it comes to cybersecurity. ...

Mark Hoffman, Peter Stern, Kay Koplovitz and Howard Belk talk Media Trends at YJP Media Summit

By Wednesday, May 22, 2013 0 , Permalink

The Young Jewish Professionals hosted a Media Trends in Communications Summit at the Hudson Terrace on Monday, May 21st. The 75+ attendees were mainly from digital, advertising, media, both enterprise and startup types. The panel include Mark Hoffman, President of CNBC, Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Network, Howard Belk, Co-CEO & Chief Creative Officer of ...

Evry Lets You Make Plans with Friends and Not Get Stuck with the Bill

By Tuesday, May 14, 2013 0 , Permalink

Evry'one has experienced being the one in their social group that planned all the group activities. This 'Planner' takes on responsibilities of doing research, putting down deposits, hassling friends for RSVPs and very importantly, collecting money. But what happens when people "forgot to bring cash" or don't tell you if they can make it until ...