Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Abra: "Human ATMs"

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/04/24/bitbeat-tackling-bitcoin-price-swings-with-eye-on-emerging-markets/

Can you start an army of Uber-like "Human ATMs" who can act as personal bankers, or tellers?  You bet if you're Abra, a hot new SF-based FinTech company.   A recent placement from Mike Casey, top FinTech reporter at WSJ.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ultra Testing / Putting Autism To Work

Digiday features Bruni PR client Ultra Testing / which employs workers on the Autism Spectrum 



Saturday, March 14, 2015

SaleMove Moves Forward



Can Webrooming sell high priced Jewelry and Luxury goods?  

The latest twist is "white glove" webrooming using tech to bring the salesperson into the living room.

Many major Retailers of luxury items are testing SaleMove's "white glove" Tech.

Electronics and car retailers have been spearheading the Tech and Luxury goods businesses are following their lead.

Approximately 10,000 "sales interactions" occurred between  Autobytel's 3,000+ dealerships and potential customers during the last six months utilizing this brand new platform by NY-based SaleMove (salemove.com). 

SaleMove's patent-pending technology also allows Retailers ,insurance companies (Guardian ) and others to enhance the online shopping experience by interacting with consumers in real-time, using the method most comfortable to them, including live video, audio and text-based chat or by phone. 


Sunday, January 25, 2015

FORTUNE Profiles SendMyBag.com




The door-to-door bag shipping company to start its U.S. service in the first quarter.

Starting sometime in the first quarter of this year, U.S. airline passengers will have a new option to avoid waiting in line at baggage carousels.
SendMyBag, a Northern Irish startup launched in 2011, is adding U.S. domestic flights to its list of services. Currently, American flyers can only use the door-to-door baggage delivery company when flying to another country.

Friday, November 28, 2014

SendMyBag Launches in US



CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the launch of Sendmybag.com in the U.S. The service will ship bags internationally for a fee that's lower than most airlines charge. 
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Partake : This App Saves Marriages + Relationships




Married and live-in couples can now share their expenses easily with the first ever Personal Finance app designed just for them. It's called Partake. (https://getpartake.com/) Partake is the first app that lets you sync your bank accounts and credit cards so that you don't have to manually enter each expense. Just open the app, select your bank, and login with your online banking credentials. The entire process is secure and only takes a few seconds. Partake never stores your bank credentials, and uses industry-grade 128-bit AES encryption to protect your data. Your transaction data is kept private, so only you can see them. Your wife or partner will only see the ones you split. Partake, available in IOS and Android, just launched last month and is already getting a lot of traction among Techies here in NYC and in the Valley.