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Burritob0t hands-on (video)

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ITP, or the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU churns out some of the most reliably interesting tech-centric artists in the world. Every so often, the school opens its doors to the public and the press and, of course, we jumped at the...
Burritob0t hands-on (video)

A Share of Zynga Is Now Worth Less Than a Shake Shack Milkshake

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Plotting? (Photo: flickr.com/joi) Zynga just closed at 3.06 per share. The good news? That’s not an all-time low, as it dipped below $3.00 in July. However, it’s hovering at dismal levels, compared to the schadenfreude-inspiring state of Facebook (19.15). But let’s put that in real dollars, shall we? A single share of Zynga...
A Share of Zynga Is Now Worth Less Than a Shake Shack Milkshake

Fitbit’s New Aria Smart Scale: For When Tweeting Your Weight Just Isn’t Enough

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At some point in 2003, we walked into a Best Buy and walked out with a scale that measures our body fat percentage. But for the self-quantifiers among us, that kind of static measurement is woefully inadequate. If you're the kind of human that likes to correlate your BMI to...
Fitbit’s New Aria Smart Scale: For When Tweeting Your Weight Just Isn’t Enough

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

Companies All Want to Rent Next to the Cool Kids in Silicon Alley

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Look at her preen. (Photo: flickr.com/aka_kath) Pop quiz: In which of America’s central business districts will you have the hardest time finding an office? Answer, according to a report from Bloomberg News, based on data from Cushman & Wakefield: The area between 30th St. and Union Square, a.k.a. Midtown south, a.k.a. Silicon...
Companies All Want to Rent Next to the Cool Kids in Silicon Alley

Windows Phone Free-Time Machine draws curious New Yorkers, one Kourtney Kardashian (video)

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Oh the thrill of seeing a familiar face. No, not the Nokia Lumia 900, which made an appearance in several forms at the Windows Phone event in New York City's Bryant Park today, but Kourtney Kardashian, who drew crowds to the Free-Time Machine -- that fled just as quickly...
Windows Phone Free-Time Machine draws curious New Yorkers, one Kourtney Kardashian (video)

Feature Friday: Places People Go Next

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I'm a data geek. I love data. And I love it when companies do interesting things with data, particularly my data. So a few weeks ago, I was stunned to be told by Foursquare that the ice cream shop I had just stepped into was the most popular place people...
Feature Friday: Places People Go Next
Jack Dorsey Shills for the Important Cause of Disrupting Candy

Facebook Eyes Old New York Times Building for New NYC Engineering Office

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(flickr.com/chadwho1ders) Facebook is heightening its presence in New York and is looking to expand from its Madison Avenue digs into a bigger office that is better equipped for its influx of engineers. According to Crain’s New York, sources say the execs at Facebook are considering an office space in the...
Facebook Eyes Old New York Times Building for New NYC Engineering Office

Rounding Out the Brooklyn Tech Triangle by Connecting Dumbo, the Navy Yards and Downtown Brooklyn

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New York’s tech boom has been a boon for the city’s commercial real estate market, as well, especially unusual spaces not typically associated with Class-A office space—look no further than Google’s astronomical purchase of 111 Eighth Avenue and the swells in Midtown South. Downtown Brooklyn is looking to capitalize on...
Rounding Out the Brooklyn Tech Triangle by Connecting Dumbo, the Navy Yards and Downtown Brooklyn
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