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Jack Erwin grabs $9 million and 135 years of retail experience in Brown Shoe-led Series A

It’s no secret that building an ecommerce business is hard. It’s a task that becomes even more difficult when combined with the challenge of building a fashion brand at the same time. And yet, this is exactly the challenge that upstart New York City-based online men’s footwear brand Jack Erwin is currently tackling. The good news is shoes has been [...]

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Uber NYC GM to striking drivers: “This was an experiment and we learned something”

After a week in which New York Uber drivers voiced their frustrations with the company’s recent policy changes through a series of protests and social media campaigns, the company has heard their concerns and adjusted course accordingly. At the heart of the dispute was a recent decision to force drivers on Uber’s premium UberBLACK and [...]

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Despite its long history of aggressiveness, Uber bows to protesting drivers

Uber has backed down from a controversial policy change that forced all drivers to accept requests for UberX rides, which cost less than Uber’s other offerings. This comes after more than 1,000 drivers protested the change in New York and Los Angeles throughout the month of September. Slate reports that the company backed down from its [...]

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Miley Cyrus presents new kandi and rave inspired art collection at New York Fashion Week

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep What do kandi, New York Fashion Week, and Miley Cyrus have in common? Several days ago, the answer would be nothing much - but this week’s NYFW has birthed a new kooky art and fashion collection collaboration that features neon colors and kandi as the main staple and of course, [...]

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NYC Uber drivers gather in Queens to protest unwanted platform changes

New York City Uber drivers are congregating at the company’s Queens offices on 42 Road and Jackson Ave this morning to protest changes to the company’s vehicle classification system. As Pando reported last week, Uber rolled out a change policy that automatically delivers requests for economy UberX and Uber XL fares to drivers previously registered to the company’s premium [...]

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Uber continues to screw its “partners,” now by forcing Uber Black drivers to accept UberX fares

In what’s becoming a recurring theme for Uber, the on-demand transportation company is facing yet another major backlash from drivers. Add that to the fights it’s encountering around the globe with taxi industries and regulators. Online driver forums like UberPeople.net are blowing up this week with complaints that Uber is forcing drivers in New York [...]

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Time Warp Festival launches New York Edition in time for Thanksgiving Weekend

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep The EDM explosion in the US has helped foster the rise in popularity of many large-scale dance festivals, predominantly exhibiting sounds that have developed into today’s mainstream dance music. As American EDM enthusiasts begin to experiment and dive deeper into dance music’s vast underground, not only do tastes [...]

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A year later, Thomas Pynchon’s “Bleeding Edge” still resonates with tech obsessives more than ever

There was a healthy dose of surprise from both the literary and tech communities last year when it was announced that Thomas Pynchon was writing a novel about New York’s Silicon Alley in the wake of the dotcom crash. Pynchon, who is arguably America’s greatest living fiction writer, is known for postmodern metafiction and absurd historical revisionism — in other words, not [...]

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Electric Zoo Festival Cancelled Due To P*ssy Shit

Looks like the curse continues for Electric Zoo Festival. After last year’s cancellation due to 2 drug-related deaths, Day 3 of this year’s festival at Randall’s Island in New York City has been cancelled again but under different circumstances – apparently the venue is “severely flooded” – and has been evacuated due to a storm [...]

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Follow the action of Electric Zoo on Reddit

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep If you aren’t out on Randall’s Island this weekend, Electric Zoo is giving you a brand new way to pretend you were. On top of coverage on Sirius XM’s Electric Area and their own Snapchat Story, the festival has partnered with Reddit to provide Electric Zoo Live. Not [...]

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How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It’s been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man? Stickiness and spoilers ensue. [...]

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Uber ‘brand ambassadors’ using burner phones, credit cards to sabotage Lyft

Filed under: Technology The ongoing war of dominance in the mobile ridesharing industry between rival services Uber and Lyft (identified by its cars’ pink mustaches) is showing no signs of stopping. One recent report based on Lyft data accused Uber’s contractors of booking and canceling 5,560 rides since October 2013. New information is showing just [...]

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Insomniac unveils inaugural New York Halloween installment, Boo

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep With no more information than a location and a date, Insomniac is giving East Coast fans a little something to look forward to this upcoming Halloween season. While the annual Southern California celebration Escape from Wonderland receives its own makeover (now Escape: All Hallow’s Eve), Pasquale Rotella’s brand [...]

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