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Dashlane Emerges From Private Beta, Wants To Be Your Personal Data Assistant

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Ms. Perdomo (via meetup.com) Password management app Dashlane is now ready for prime time, emerging from an invite-only beta phase preceded by super-secret stealth mode. And they’d like to pitch you on a solution for your no-good, very bad password practices. When Betabeat last spoke to Dashlane back in September,...
Dashlane Emerges From Private Beta, Wants To Be Your Personal Data Assistant

Best Tech Events This Week (The Pinteresting Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (The Pinteresting Edition)

Chantel Waterbury Found That When She Asked For Millions Of Dollars She Usually Got It

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This editorial is part of our GREAT DEBATE feature 'Why Aren't There More Women In Positions Of Power?' Chantel Waterbury joined the ranks of the New York tech scene after securing $12 million in venture capital last year. She launched Chloe + Isabel, a direct-selling jewelry business aimed at...
Chantel Waterbury Found That When She Asked For Millions Of Dollars She Usually Got It

The Exclusive Silicon Alley 100 After Party, Celebrating The Coolest New York Tech Accomplishments of 2012 [PICTURES]

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Business Insider celebrated the accomplishments of the brightest tech stars in New York last Thursday. After the annual SA 100 party at the New York Stock Exchange, big-name tech stars like Shafqat Islam of NewsCred and Brian Distelburge of Yext headed to the official after party at Andaz Wall Street. If you...
The Exclusive Silicon Alley 100 After Party, Celebrating The Coolest New York Tech Accomplishments of 2012 [PICTURES]

Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

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An anonymous reader notes a long piece up at BusinessInsider.com accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of hacking into the email accounts of rivals and journalists. The CEO of the world's most successful social networking website was accused of at least two breaches of privacy. In a two-year investigation detailing the...
Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

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“No other University in the world has so profoundly shaped our modern age,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today in his commencement speech at Stanford University. Bloomberg’s speech was relevant to both the tech and Stanford communities, and often self serving, as he touched on entrepreneurship, immigration reform, and marriage...
Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year

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In the past few years, New York City has become a tech hotspot. And while it hasn't had any LinkedIn or Facebook-size exits, it has produced a few IPOs and near-billion-dollar acquisitions. It's become the home to some of tech's most promising new companies, from Etsy to Makerbot to Kickstarter....
THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year

Nomophobia: The Rainbow Parties of Tech News?

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“I mean, how could you NOT be addicted?” — Apple fans. (Photo: twitter.com/DiarioLaPrensa) Are you sufficiently alarmed about the prospect of Internet and/or technological addiction? Because solicitous local tabloid the New York Daily News has gathered up all the symptoms of nomophobia, or the fear of being without one’s smartphone, for all...
Nomophobia: The Rainbow Parties of Tech News?

Stuyvesant Computer Science Teacher Hoping for a Tech Meetup for High School Students

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Mr. Zamansky. (Photo: Google+.) Spend much time listening to Silicon Alley types talk about their fair city, and it won’t be before you hear someone issue a lament on behalf of the children—specifically, the quality of the math and science education they’re getting. Indeed, teaching tech skills in the public...
Stuyvesant Computer Science Teacher Hoping for a Tech Meetup for High School Students
Canadian Government Sending Six Startups to General Assembly for Three Months

Microsoft to Open New Research Lab in NYC

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Ms. Chayes (Wikipedia) Looks like Microsoft is the next tech behemoth to extend their empire to our fine city. According to All Things D, the company has a vast network of research institutions, and its newest campus will be located in New York. Though the team has yet to find a NYC...
Microsoft to Open New Research Lab in NYC

Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

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Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org) Here we go, folks! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo's board has approved a rumored deal to purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash money. It's not clear whether Tumblr's board has also approved the deal, but if it's true that the company has only a...
Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

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Not to stereotype or anything. (Photo: flickr.com/s_w_ellis/) America loves, wants, needs high-speed Internet access. Witness, for example, the gnashing of teeth over Silicon Alley’s poor connectivity. Rural communities are clamoring for it. The prospect is even enough to inspire outright underhandedness on the part of some cable operators. However, across the pond, they...
Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

Career Watch: A certification for risk professionals

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Also, the rise of Silicon Alley....
Career Watch: A certification for risk professionals

How To Deal With Being The Youngest Person At The Executive Table

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This is a guest post from Darren Herman, Chief Digital Media Officer of The Media Kitchen and Managing Partner, kbs+ Ventures. Follow him on Twitter here. I’ve always been the young guy at the executive table, but after turning 30 this past weekend, I realize that will probably change....
How To Deal With Being The Youngest Person At The Executive Table

New York’s Zelkova Ventures tries an evergreen approach to funding startups

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Jay Levy at Zelkova's Manhattan office Investing in startups is a funny business. Sometimes venture capitalists find themselves with a company that is growing and profitable. But if there is no opportunity for an IPO or acquisition by a bigger competitor, there may not be an exit on the table...
New York’s Zelkova Ventures tries an evergreen approach to funding startups

Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) Sure, startup founders can get a company off the ground. But do they clean up well enough to steer them toward the public markets? And if not, where’s Silicon Alley going to get the requisite talent for an eventual string of IPOs? That’s what this this...
Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

Before He Was Mayor, Michael Bloomberg Actually Liked Social Media

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(Photo: YouTube) On Mayor Bloomberg’s weekly radio address last month, he asked his cohost a pointed question, “How do you govern when there’s an instant referendum on everything, before you get a chance to build a constituency, before you get a chance to do a pilot?” It’s a refrain we’ve...
Before He Was Mayor, Michael Bloomberg Actually Liked Social Media
The Rise and Fall of New York Founders on Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List

Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

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There has been plenty of talk about what Facebook would announce at the f8 conference this week, but the full magnitude of what the company has in mind didn’t really hit home until after the keynote by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a related presentation by chief technology officer Bret...
Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

Cornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus

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This 2.1-million-square-foot development aims to make New York's modest Silicon Alley a competitor with its West Coast big brother....
Cornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

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Nahema Mehta isn't interested in disrupting the art world, she's set on actively conquering it from within -- and her plan is working. Mehta is the founder of start-up Art Remba, a web-based club that allows members to rent pieces of art from top galleries and artists for their home...
A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

TechStars New York Picked Its Spring 2013 Class

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Photo: Edward Reed (via Inc.com) Once upon a time in Silicon Alley, announcing a new class for TechStars New York meant throwing around stats about how the accelerator is harder to get into than Harvard or Yale. But despite getting a record number of applications, this season’s announcement is a...
TechStars New York Picked Its Spring 2013 Class

Lost Tribes Brew Helps Silicon Alley Startups Hit the Ballmer Peak

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(Photo: Lost Tribes) At a recent event hosted by Cashcats.biz and Tumblr, hip New York Internet types milled around in a DUMBO loft space plastered with photos and sculptures of house cats bathing in cash. A DJ booth blasted hip hop from the early aughts as well-dressed girls with Tumblrs...
Lost Tribes Brew Helps Silicon Alley Startups Hit the Ballmer Peak

A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

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Silicon Alley is awfully fond of putting "proximity to other industries" in its plus column. As the line goes: We're down the street from the top media, financial, and fashion companies in the world! Despite being neighbors, however, fashion and tech have had some trouble understanding each other--hence the growing...
A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

Apple sells 50,000 iPads in two hours

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Judging from the order numbers, pre-sales are coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour The folks who hang out at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity Board are too impatient to wait for Apple (AAPL) to announce sales figures; they much prefer to work them out on their own —...
Apple sells 50,000 iPads in two hours

With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers

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Mr. Gross Smart pivots can pay off handsomely. Earlier this week, Percolate, a fast-growing New York City-based startup that helps brands curate content, announced a sizable Series A led by GGV Capital, the same Silicon Valley VC firm that backed Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce for a eye-popping $698 million. Existing...
With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers

How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes

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For any startup founder, the first few months are an uphill battle. During this time, it's crucial to develop a solid infrastructure that will protect your intellectual property, manage data systems, and ensure that you can scale up without any major glitches. It's a daunting task. To get some insight,...
How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes
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