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Lineup for July NY Tech Meetup

Can't make the meetup? You can watch the video provided by MLB Advanced Media HERE at http://bit.ly/mlbJuly2014.

Here's the lineup for the July 1, 2014 NY Tech Meetup (listed in alpha order):

72Lux
www.Shoppable.com
@72Lux

Shoppable is a licensable marketplace that allows you to shop and sell products from multiple retailers within one checkout.

Amicus
http://amicushq.com/post
@AmicusHQ

Amicus helps nonprofits raise more money, attract more members, and win more votes.

Blippar
www.blippar.com
@blippar

Blippar: a platform that bridges the real world with the digital using image recognition to bring real world products, print and more to life.

Electric Object
electricobjects.com
@ElectricObjects

Electric Objects: Art for the Internet Generation

Fieldlens
http://fieldlens.com/
@FieldLens

FieldLens: Mobile Field Management App for the Construction Industry

Knozen, Inc.
www.knozen.com
@KnozenInc

"We're bringing personality to the internet." Knozen shows you what people like most about you.   

Picturelife
https://picturelife.com/
@picturelife

Picturelife: The smart home for photos.

Syncmotion
syncmotion.co

Syncmotion: Connecting the physical and digital worlds.

Vosmap
www.vosmap.com
@vosmap

New York's Leading Google Business View Provider.

Hack of the Month

The Satellite
http://thesatellite.org/about
@satproject

The Satellite: A New Vision of Earth.
The Satellite is an experiential, photo-realistic portrait of Earth, seamlessly combining real-time imagery and remote sensing data from hundreds of satellites to present viewers with a true, three-dimensional vision of their planet from the perspective of the International Space Station.

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Lineup for June NY Tech Meetup

Can't make the meetup? You can watch the video provided by MLB Advanced Media HERE at http://bit.ly/mlbjune32014

Here's the lineup for the June 3, 2014 NY Tech Meetup (listed in alpha order):

CommonKey
https://commonkey.com
@commonkey

CommonKey: Securely manage and share access to all your company cloud apps.

Floored
www.floored.com
@floored3d

Floored: A 3D scanning & data visualization company for real estate applications.

Glimpse
https://WeNeedGlimpse.com
@WeNeedGlimpse

With unique camera features and military grade encryption, Glimpse is the most fun way to send private messages.

Goodnikels
http://www.goodnikels.com
@gdnik

Goodnikels: A skills-exchange platform supporting social enterprise using a time-based
alternative currency system

Jewliebots
http://jewliebots.com
@jewliebots

Jewliebots: Programmable jewelry for teenage girls.

Rukkus
rukkus.com
@joinTheRukkus

Rukkus: The easiest way to find and buy the cheapest concert, sports, or theater tickets from your mobile phone. 

Simplist
getsimplist.com
@getsimplist

Simplist is the best way for your team get the right people in the room. For recruiting or business development, getsimplist.com

Social Bicycles
www.socialbicycles.com
@socialbicycles

Social Bicycles uses mobile technology to advance local transportation.

Hacks of the month - HackNYC Winners
flyer penguin
flyerpenguin.com
Make a print-ready flyer from a Facebook event.

moteio2048
http://bit.ly/moteio2048 

moteio2048: Multiplayer and mote.io-compatible 2048 game

2048 Against Cancer
http://2048againstcancer.com/

 

 

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Speaking Up About Net Neutrality

On Friday, May 2, 2014, Jessica Lawrence, NY Tech Meetup’s Executive Director, represented NYTM on a trip to Washington, DC, along with representatives from Engine Advocacy, Tumblr, Meetup, and Kickstarter. The group visited the offices of six members of Congress, the Chairman of the FCC, and two FCC Commissioners to discuss our concerns over the future of net neutrality.

You can find the full record of our conversation and an in-depth description of our concerns via the post-visit ex parte letter that has been entered into the FCC’s official record: http://ammori.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ex-parte-nytech.pdf

Short Summary of Our Visit
(excerpted from the ex parte letter)
[During our visit] we explained that if the Chairman’s proposal were adopted as a rule, it would stifle innovation and entrepreneurship in the New York City tech sector that is at the center of the city’s recent and future economic growth. We explained that the city’s entire tech community is paying attention to the Chairman’s proposal and is deeply concerned.

While the Chairman’s proposal may look good on paper, it provides no certainty or effective remedy for smaller entrepreneurs building real businesses on the internet.
We urged the Commission to consider a different path: to ban rather than bless a world of paid fast lanes and unpaid slow lanes; to abandon pursuit of a “commercially reasonable” standard and to impose a rule against “unreasonable discrimination,” that clearly defines which discriminatory conduct is prohibited and bans all application specific discrimination (i.e. discrimination based on criteria related to the application or class of application); and to extend this strong rule to mobile as well as fixed service.

We also invited the Commission to New York City to hold an official FCC hearing on network neutrality, so that the Commission can hear directly from those in the New York tech sector affected by this proposal.

For the rest of the summary, please visit: http://ammori.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ex-parte-nytech.pdf

What the Tech Community Can Do

Contact the FCC

While spreading the word about the potential harm of the proposed new rules over social media is helpful, those complaints do not get officially entered into the FCC record as commentary from the community. The FCC needs to hear directly from members of our community in a way that is officially entered onto the FCC record, which includes making phone calls and sending letters. You can find an example of a letter here. You can address letters to Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, Rosenworcel, Pai, and O’Reilly here: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington D.C. 20554. 

You can also call the FCC offices at 202-418-1000

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Lineup for May NY Tech Meetup

Can't make the meetup? You can watch the video provided by MLB Advanced Media HERE at http://bit.ly/mlbmay2014.

Here's the lineup for the May 6, 2014 NY Tech Meetup (listed in alpha order): 

Centrallo
http://centrallo.com/
@lifecentralized

Centrallo: A better way to organize, manage and centralize your life

EndlessTV
http://www.endlesstv.com
@endless_tv

EndlessTV: the start screen app for video

Everplans
www.everplans.com
@everplans

Everplans: You're not immortal...deal with it.

HackHands
www.hackhands.com
@hackhands

HackHands: Your SOS button for Instant Coding Support

Lifedots
http://www.lifedots.com/
@lifedotsapp

Lifedots: The easiest way to collect your memories.

Pagevamp
www.pagevamp.com
@pagevamp

Pagevamp: Create your website, in one click.

Poncho Inc.
http://poncho.is
@poncho_ny

Poncho is a simpler weather service with a personality.

Qvit
Qvit.com
@qvitcorp

Qvit: The first online boutique to have a virtual dressing room

Stray Boots
www.strayboots.com
@StrayBoots

Stray Boots: A fun experience that's part scavenger hunt, part tour. Try one of ours or create your own.

HACK-OF-THE-MONTH

Heat Seek NYC
heatseeknyc.com

Heat Seek NYC: helps tenants prove their apartment is too cold when their landlords don't turn the heat up in the winter.

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