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The User Experience Process for the Seamless iPad App

The Data One week after Seamless, the leading online food ordering service, released their first iPad app in March 2012, the app hit #1 in the App Store’s Lifestyle category. Today it maintains 4.5 stars with more than 6,000 ratings and reviews. “By far the best menu application available for iPad…” “I couldn’t imagine not [Keep Reading...]

The People Who Were Killed By Hurricane Sandy

[Updated: Thursday, November 22, 12:58am ET] My deepest gratitude to New York Magazine for publishing my memorial to the people who lost their lives to Hurricane Sandy. Their researchers have helped to fill in some of the blanks on previously unidentified victims. You can continue to find the latest information here, as I have been [Keep Reading...]

I’m running for the Board of Directors of the NY Tech Meetup

The NY Tech Meetup, founded by Meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman and co-founded by Dawn Barber, has more than 19,000 members and draws 800 attendees every month. Last year, NYTM became a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization incorporated in New York State and as a result now has a Board of Directors that steers the priorities of the [Keep Reading...]

The Neighborhood Business Experience

It was 7:19pm. There I was, standing outside of Tarzian Hardware, its gate down and locked, the lights turned off. The store hours sign read Monday – Friday 8:30am – 7pm. I knocked on the window. I rattled the gate. I called the store from my cell phone with 8% battery remaining and could hear [Keep Reading...]

Elegy for Capitalism

10 years ago, I was a sophomore in college. I had an assignment in my poetry class to imitate another poet’s style. How I felt then is no different than how I feel now. Elegy for Capitalism By Whitney Hess Imitating Larry Levis Written 11/01/2001 It’s a new love outside A love you’ll never see. [Keep Reading...]

TechStars Shines a Light on NY Tech

Thursday was a pivotal moment in the NY startup scene: the inaugural TechStars NYC Demo Day. It was an honor to be in attendance and get to see 11 fantastic startups strut their stuff on the stage of legendary Webster Hall to room full of 750 investors and community. I’ve been following the TechStars NYC [Keep Reading...]

NY Tech Meetup — March 2011

It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a NY Tech Meetup roundup, but Tuesday night’s event was so great that I thought it would be worth posting my tweets here. I know it’s not much, but it’s all I’ve got. The presenters were: RadBox Tout SocialWorkout Tim Soo‘s Invisible Instruments Aviary Crisp Media [Keep Reading...]