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Trond Werner Hansen, an app developer based in Bushwick by way of Oslo, Norway, is the creator of Kite, an app which he thinks could transform the way we digest current events on the web. But even though its vibrant interface and social network orientation had tech writers calling Kite "the Instagram of news," Hansen doesn't see his app as simply following in the footsteps of other social media giants. "Things aren't getting faster, they're getting smaller," Hansen says looking at...
Apps for rides, apps that help you pick a restaurant, apps that program songs for your commute and even apps that help you find a public toilet are all par for the course of 21st century life. Do we need them? Not really, but they sure can make life more convenient. Cleanly, a laundry service app that's now making its first foray into Brooklyn, aims to make the experience of washing your dirty clothes something seamless...
New York is the biggest small town on the planet. If you have any friends at all—or even if you don't, and just know someone who knows someone who follows someone you work with on Instagram—chances are you'll run into somebody on the street with whom you have no desire to interact. This happens all the time! The probability is bound to defeat your inner-hermit crab eventually: You will see someone and they will talk to you. It's...
Calling all Brooklyn makers (and tech bros who haven't yet migrated to Silicon Valley): Make It In Brooklyn kicks off their first-ever Innovation Summit on June 25th, where 300 of the borough's entrepreneurial thinkers will discuss what's next in this longtime hub of creativity and manufacturing. As part of the summit, they're holding a pitch contest, in which one lucky aspiring Steve Jobs will win $50,000 in seed funding to develop a genius idea. The contest aims to...