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New York City is Growing Fintech Center

New York City is Growing Fintech Center

New York City has always been a welcoming home for the financial and business sectors of the economy. Some of the world’s leading financial outfits have based their headquarters in the Big Apple. But continual technological shifts, the coronavirus pandemic, and demographic transitions are giving New York City a new title. Now, more than ever,… Continue Reading

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is generating thousands of opportunities for women to showcase their strengths and step into leadership positions. The economies disrupted by COVID-19 will eventually need to be realigned. Businesses around the world will be redefining their operational models and reassessing their business strategies. European Central Bank President, Christine Lagarde, argues that the male… Continue Reading

Empire Station Complex Remains On Track

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Empire State Complex, a formidable redevelopment initiative set to drastically revamp Pennsylvania Station and the surrounding area, earlier this year. In July 2020, the project team heard the concerns and comments of many community activists, experts, and officials, and they are now ready to move ahead with a revised version of the… Continue Reading

New York Museums Reopening With Collaborative Healing Projects

New York Museums Reopening With Collaborative Healing Projects

New Yorkers are starting to go out more. As city dwellers begin to come out of lockdown, they are also looking for ways to process all that has happened over the last few months. Individually and collectively, New York is trying to internalize and address the lives, communities, finances, and stability lost since the outbreak… Continue Reading

Robots are Having their Shining (and Cleaning) Moment

Robots are Having their Shining (and Cleaning) Moment

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for heightened cleaning and hygiene practices in office buildings. Practically overnight, the need for comprehensive, reliable, and regular cleaning became a primary focus. Robots are emerging as cost-effective solutions to the challenge of properly and regularly washing and disinfecting large public areas. Neo, for example, a four-foot-tall, 1,000-pound… Continue Reading

Giving Tech Longer Life

The pandemic-induced recession has many people looking for different ways to save. One place to start is by investing in our technology. Put differently: we have to take better care of our tech so it lasts longer and serves us better. Before corona, most of us tended to have no patience for mindfully managing our… Continue Reading

Is Pandemic Tech Hurting or Helping Small Businesses?

Is Pandemic Tech Hurting or Helping Small Businesses?

Small businesses have had to get creative to survive the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the contagion. But the same technologies that sustained these businesses also yielded increased costs and complexities. As our lives are increasingly more digitalized, business owners (of all sizes) are contending with new expenses relating… Continue Reading

Funding Growth for Oscar Health Insurance

Funding Growth for Oscar Health Insurance

Health insurance company Oscar has raised $225 million in its latest round of funding. Existing investors Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, and Thrive Capital, renewed their commitments, while new supporters joined the venture, including Baillie Gifford and Coatue. Oscar, the New York-based health insurance provider, has raised a total of $1.5 billion since its founding in 2012 by Mario Schlosser and Joshua Kushner. It is the first direct-to-consumer health… Continue Reading

New York Offers Grants for Business to Corona Comply

New York Offers Grants for Business to Corona Comply

Corona has forced changes in every part of life. Stores are not the same place we were used to just a few months ago. There are less people walking around, plastic partitions at checkout, customers and clerks wearing face masks, and many more disinfecting stations. These modifications are costly and many businesses, already strapped after… Continue Reading

How Fintech is Helping Small Businesses

How Fintech is Helping Small Businesses

The current ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to some remarkable business discoveries, including the revelation that fintechs, primarily online financial service companies, are effective liaisons for small business owners as well. The agility and flexibility that most fintech companies have allows them to be responsive in real-time; they experienced fewer policy and bureaucratic hurdles than… Continue Reading