Back in January, I visited the Quirky offices to check out what it’s like to work there and how products get pushed through the company. For those who aren’t familiar with Quirky, it’s a company focused on making the invention process easier. Users submit ideas, those ideas get voted on, and the community comes together to try and get the product to market. It’s a really cool process.
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I recently attended the recruiting tour for the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars NYC and I thought it might be beneficial to write up some info and thoughts for those interested in the program. For those who don’t know, Nike has launched a startup accelerator in partnership with TechStars NYC to find startups that can leverage access to the Nike+ Fuel data to build a startup or complement a startups data. The goal is to get some initial seed money, go through the TechStars program and build a business that may be acquired by Nike or simply exist as its own business. Read on for more details.
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RIM will be hosting a BlackBerry PlayBook Experienec Center in New York City from July 10th to July 23rd. Each day, the Experience Center will feature a different topic, such as Experience Health & Fitness, and attendees can get to know the PlayBook better with regards to that topic. The whole event is geared towards raising awareness about the PlayBook and giving New Yorkers a hands-on experience with the tablet. The Experience Center will be located at 75 9th Avenue (at the corner of 15th Street and 10th Avenue).
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Not too long ago we covered the BBM Hackathon in NYC and it was a great start to what would become a global series of events. The hackathon brings together developers who have an idea for an app, or would like to build an app, and can collaborate with other developers to get their app completed. It’s also a great motivator, as you can leave the event with an app that could begin to generate you some dollars. More details after the jump.
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We’re here at the BBM Hackathon in NYC and we sat down with RIM’s VP of Developer Relations and BlackBerry Alliances, Tyler Lessard. The problem with interviewing people at RIM is they’re obviously not going to tell you anything that hasn’t already been announced, and the best you can hope for is “yes, we’re working on it” or “it’s something we’re driving towards.” Even if you ask a random question like “what’s your favorite app?” you can be sure the answer at a BBM Hackathon will be “BBM”. We did get a few tidbits of information that we haven’t heard before so it’s worth clicking through for the interview.
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