Tag Results for Andrew Hyde (4)

  1. NYC Startup Weekend: The Home Stretch

    It's Sunday night at Startup Weekend NYC, and the remaining fourteen or so people look tired-they're in the 28th hour of work since the normal week ended. The group has honed the initial idea into a concrete product: A Facebook application where users can rank specific meals at local restaurants. Startup Weekend founder Andrew Hyde tells me that a Facebook application should be able to generate page views much quicker than a standalone web page. Facebook also taps a user base built around college campuses, where questions like "Where's the best hamburger under $5?" and "Where's a good Thursday night …

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  2. Down to Two

    The discussion is intense: Men are arguing about why women buy dresses. GPS fashion tagging will take the form of a web site where a user can upload a picture of clothing they like, on anyone on the street. Then other users will provide the informationâ''she got that dress at H&M for $35.00, say. Ideally, that Buy It Now possibility would get clothing stores involved. The argument I am now eavesdropping on is about why a clothing store would buy in. â''Why would stores get involved if a user can find one dress for $1100 and then â''tagâ'' a similar …

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  3. The Cliff Notes

    Okay, now weâ''re going to backtrack a little. I think I explained Startup adequately. But what does it have to do with Brooklyn Polytech? Mike Wills, (standing on the left) is a Polytech alumn. He read about Startup weekend on BEST would be a good host. Because Poly is hosting the event, 30 spaces of the 100 were reserved for Poly students. The rest of the attendees are entrepreneurs from around the New York area. Registration was first come, …

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  4. Down to Three

    Well, I picked two out of three: we've whittled down the ideas, and the three remaining contenders are User Generated Fashion tagging, Greatest Menu Meals, and Internet Scavenger Hunt. It's interesting that I zeroed in on two of them-- it makes you realize that some inventions just make sense. I mean, who wants to eat at the world's best Thai restaurant and get stuck with the worst Basil Chicken? …

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