Google Wallet launched in May 2011. For a number of reasons – lack of NFC adoption, Sprint as the only initial carrier partner, limited to only USA – Google Wallet never caught on. In fact, the only person I know who uses Google Wallet is a friend of mine who works at Google (and as a… Continue reading Google Wallet and the Future of Mobile Commerce
Recently, NYU Stern’s Entrepreneurs’ Exchange Club hosted a demo day showcasing 10 startups. The event kicked off with two keynotes by Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft) and Charlie O'Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures). Ellie gave a great presentation on the state of VC, complete with charts and data points à la Mary Meeker. She hit home some of the trends… Continue reading NYU Stern: Start-up Demos Roundup
I’ve always flattered myself to believe that I was somehow unique in my background as a banker interested in tech startups. This is a screenshot of our internal “craiglist” of sorts, and apparently, others have starting paying attention as well.
The value proposition of Shelby.tv is simple: it aggregates all the video links that is shared by people in my social networks (FB, Twitter, Tumblr). It’s a web application that I initially found superfluous, but now use regularly. In fact, the more I use the service, the more I’ve come to realize why I need… Continue reading Ode to @Shelby
I was going to write a post on how the $1 billion price tag on Instagram actually makes sense given the context of the acquisition, until I realized that the entire blogsphere and its mom has already written something to that extent. As such, I’ve gathered a couple of posts that I found most interesting… Continue reading Facebook + Instagram: blog posts galore!
I read about YCombination’s latest announcement with mixed feelings. Initially, I was excited: “Well, I don’t have an idea!… I can apply to YC!” I was also highly skeptical – could a YC team without an idea be as successful as the others? First, I think this change in requirements will significantly increase the noise… Continue reading Applying to YC without an idea… good idea?
femmebot: feed me iPhone case from Connect Design via szymon Google Wallet killer.