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Travel and Event Planning App GROTU announces US Patent Granted

GROTU, an app that helps groups plan events and trips, has had its US patent granted. Confirmed on August 27, 2019, the patent is titled ‘Mobile and Computer Applications, Systems and Methods for Large Group Travel and Event Management’. Inventor of GROTU, Sunmeet Jolly has since filed international patents for the app. The event-planning and group collaboration app simplifies how people prepare for group travel and events by streamlining all functionality on a cloud-based platform, providing an easy, more complete…

spurse Launches Social Reward Platform at Influencer Marketing Conference & Expo

spurse announced the pre-launch of its Social Reward platform at the Influencer Marketing Conference & Expo 2020 (IMCX 2020) that took place the 25th February in Los Angeles. Attendees of this year’s networking and educational event included senior-level marketing decision-makers from brands, multi-channel networks, and influencer marketing agencies, along with social media influencers. During the event, spurse team closed the company’s presentation with the launch of the new Social Reward Platform. The product offers a unique cashback program where anyone,…

Ziotag Inc. completes over $500K pre-seed round funding to leverage AI and transform the way people watch video

Ziotag Inc., a pioneering New York area startup that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make searching and navigating video content a seamless experience, recently announced that it has completed a $500K+ pre-seed round, led by GITP Ventures. With the announcement, GITP Ventures’ founder Michael Puscar joins the Ziotag founder team as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Ziotag’s groundbreaking platform leverages AI and semantic web technology to automatically generate an Actionable Table of Contents (AToC) for any video or audio…

Air Force to host Pitch Day event in New York

Tens of millions of dollars worth of funding and investments will be up for the taking when the United States Air Force comes to New York in March to host its Pitch Day event. After submitting ideas through an application platform, chosen companies will be given the chance to make their final pitches in the Big Apple. Partnerships with the Air Force are then made the same day if entrepreneurial experts from the Pentagon like the business idea of a…

New York to unveil cryptocurrency task force with new legislation

A New York politician is unveiling what he says will be a one-of-a-kind task force designed to oversee and study cryptocurrency use in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last week called “The Digital Currency Study Bill,” according to a social media post from NY State Assemblymember Clyde Vanel. The task force will comprise of industry investors, consumers and academics that will research patterns in cryptocurrency and issue reports on all things digital currency, cryptocurrency and blockchain. “The technology…

Touchscreen vending startup secures $7 million in funding

The Bethpage, New York-based startup Vengo has gotten off to a great start this new year with a $7 million equity funding round. According to TechCrunch, which cited an SEC filing, the investment boost represents a doubling in past funding for the startup that makes touchscreen vending machines. Vengo has been in business for six years as the digital retailer makes waves with new techniques for automated vending featured on college campuses and health clubs. The startup first came into…