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Above & Beyond release official ABGT 100 aftermovie

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Among a year full of high-profile festival appearances, an Ibiza residency, and an excess of performances around the globe, Above & Beyond’s trademark show arrived in New York at Madison Square Garden for Group Therapy 100. While the group’s impending album was being previewed at the world famous arena, a [...]

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NY clarifies bitcoin taxation, affirming “intangible property” classification and likening bitcoin transactions to bartering

Bitcoin bulls got some welcome clarity today pertaining to the tax treatment of their crypto-currency purchases. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has declared that purchases of bitcoin will not be subject to sales taxes. On the other hand, some purchases of goods and services made using Bitcoin as a currency will [...]

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Corporate giants among BitLicense commenters: Western Union appears scared of bitcoin, Walmart and Amazon unfazed

Despite the obvious stress and uncertainty created by the still evolving BitLicense regulatory situation, one positive that has come out of the process has been the public dialogue throughout the lawmaking process. As we’ve covered previously, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has taken an open approach to this lawmaking exercise, soliciting feedback [...]

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Top NY financial regulator – and Bitcoin cop – Lawsky expected to step down next year

Lost amid a Bloomberg article last week about fraudulent foreclosures and non-bank mortgage servicing by Ocwen Financial is news about a key financial regulator that could have a dramatic impact on bitcoin and the broader virtual currency ecosystem. A source close to New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky – who, to [...]

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The Cityfox Experience: A Life and Death Halloween showcase

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Long Island City, NY: At 1:40pm on Halloween, Cityfox had finally revealed the secret location for its “A Life and Death Halloween Showcase,” to commence in just eight hours time. Within minutes, thousands of guests who had clicked “attending” via the event’s Facebook page perused Google maps to establish their travel and pre-game plans, [...]

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Mattress startup Casper heads to Canada, promises an blissful night’s sleep to our neighbors up north

A good night’s sleep is one of the most universal of all needs. Given this, it’s little surprise that Casper, the popular New York-based mattress startup, has seen demand from around the world. But as an upstart with limited funding and rabid domestic demand to satisfy, crossing borders (and oceans) has largely been out of [...]

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UberNYC head makes light of exec’s proposed smear campaign, labels critics as “haters”

Last night, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith revealed a plan proposed by Uber executive Emil Michael to dig up dirt on journalists — specifically, our editor-in-chief Sarah Lacy — who have been critical of the company. The statements, in which Michael suggested that Uber could “prove a particular and very specific claim about [Lacy's] personal life,” were as appalling as [...]

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Electric Zoo reminisces with its 2014 official after movie

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep If summer is festival season, winter undoubtedly takes the title of after-movie season. Following a nerve-wracking recovery from 2013 and fighting through a rainy day snafu at this year’s edition, Electric Zoo is proud to share their emotional 2014 after movie. Highlighted by EDX’s soulful “Breathin’,” EZoo flies through [...]

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With $8.4M and throngs of loyal followers, Glossier is out to prove a beauty brand can be built online

No beauty brand has ever been born online, and for good reason. Conventional wisdom states that cosmetics require customers to be able to touch and feel and smell the products before dropping often wallet-emptying sums and committing to apply them to their bodies. The Internet simply lacks the tactile quality needed to sell this most [...]

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Mysteryland USA To Expand For 2015 Festival

Mysteryland USA 2014 was absolutely insane; it was definitely my favorite festival of 2014. With that being said, I can’t wait for Mysteryland USA 2015 which is set to take place during Memorial Day Weekend in historic Bethel Woods, NY. Recently, a newspaper article came out with news about next year’s festivities. The festival plans [...]

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