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Croissant Lets You Reserve A Seat At A Co-Working Space Or Coffee Shop Using iBeacons

croissant Three co-founders from local deals startup Perqy — Dave Idell, Adam Chew and Nisha Garigan — met up this weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon to present their project, which uses iBeacons installed at local businesses, like coffee shops or co-working spaces, to allow customers to reserve a spot and then be automatically charged for the exact number of minutes they worked… Read More

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With Gruberie, Your Waiter Doesn’t Need To Take Your Order

Gruberie Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon One of the hacks from our Disrupt NY Hackathon already has a customer: in less than 24 hours, Gruberie set up a site, built an app, and convinced a local diner to install Gimbal beacons so they could test their service in the real world. Read More

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Pager Turns Your Facebook Pages Into Full-Fledged Websites

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 13.04.47 Meet Pager, a neat little hack developed during our 24-hour Disrupt NY Hackathon by a team of three engineers. It’s the perfect idea for small business owners who want to turn their Facebook page into a more traditional website. The team has already worked for restaurant owners, doing freelance work and teaching them how to update their WordPress websites — in many ways, it’s… Read More

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Posture.io Is A Low Cost Hack To Stop Slouching At The Desk

posture-io If you saw someone pushing an office chair through New York’s financial district this weekend chances are it was this guy: developer Joe Heenan, who’s just shown off a neat hardware hack aimed at improving office workers’ posture here at the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Read More

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The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech

davidvgoliath The last few years have been a dizzying and heady time for travel startups, filled with mammoth funding rounds, high-profile acquisitions, and dramatic examples of young startups soaring past incumbents. Last year, Uber eclipsed Hertz and Avis after it raised money at an $18 billion valuation. The rapidly growing company then went on to raise another $1.6 billion at a $41 billion valuation as… Read More

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FloNew Lets Drones Automatically Fly To iBeacons

flo-new Here is a fun drone hack from our Disrupt NY Hackathon. FloNew brings together Gimbal beacons, Esri mapping, Nexmo’s communications platform and Parrot’s RollingSpider MiniDrones. Using FloNew’s mobile app, you can automatically send your drone to any of your nearby beacons. Read More

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Piper Pied Imitates HBO’s Silicon Valley And Creates Lossless Compression For Online Images

piper-pied Brother and sister team Peter Ma and Nancy Ghaly presented Piper Pied, a lossless compression algorithm for online images, at the Disrupt NY Hackathon today. The startup is a “creative spin” on Pied Piper, the startup with a similar lossless compression algorithm for everything that appears in HBO’s Silicon Valley, according to Ghaly. Read More

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Witness’s Live-Streaming App Is A Panic Button For The Smartphone Age

witness1 What if live streaming, like those streams that run today on apps like Periscope or Meerkat, could be used to save lives? That’s the premise behind an app called Witness, which made its debut today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon. Built over the course of the weekend, developer Marinos Bernitsas demoed an app that immediately begins recording live audio and video as soon as you… Read More

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My Citi Bike Is A Neat Little Hack That Displays All Your Citi Bike Rides On A Map

citibike There are two things that Andrew Furman loves — riding a Citi Bike, and playing with maps. So when he participated in TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, he mixed these two things together and built a neat little tool. While it is still mostly a work in progress, My Citi Bike is a promising stat page for Citi Bike addicts. “I created a script that logs into the website for… Read More

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The 2016 Chevy Volt Will Cost Just $26K After Tax Credits

2016 Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet just announced the final pricing for its 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, and it’s surprisingly affordable. If you get the full $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles, the new Volt will come in at $26,495. If you happen to live in California, state-level credits can bring that down to just $24,995. That’s newsworthy because it’s starting to dip into… Read More

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