Recession? What recession? Itâs hard to feel the worrying pinch in the whirl of New Yorkâs tech town.
Reuters Social Media Editor and Reuters TVâs Tech Tonic Host, Anthony De Rosa, heads into the heart of âSilicon Alleyâ to interview three of New York Cityâs most successful tech companies.
De Rosa first interviews ZocDoc, a startup thatâsÂ tackling what may be the greatest problem of our time: healthcare.Â ZocDocÂ is one of the most structurally intelligent technologies spearheading our health care revolution.Â The booking platform allows patients to find nearby doctors who accept their insurance, read verified reviews written by real patients, and instantly snag an appointment with a local medical professional online.Â We wroteÂ about ZocDoc last summer after it launched its free iPhone AppÂ last June.
The second startup on De Rosaâs list is HiiDef, the creators of the Flavors.meÂ andÂ Goodsie. The two technology platforms are both simple,Â beautifulÂ ways to create your own website (Flavors.me) or your own personal storefront (Goodsie). Read about Flavors.meâs recent relaunch here and all about Goodsie here.
The last interview on De Rosaâs tour is withÂ LivePersonâs CEO Robert LoCascio.Â In 2009, as reported byÂ Reuters, his company was pulling in close to 90 million dollars a year. Have you ever gone to a website and seen a little chat box pop up with a message along the lines of âHello, may I help you?â Thatâs LivePersonâs technology at work. The company, founded in 1995, now hasÂ more than 450 employees, with headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, San Francisco and Israel. They service over 8,000 companies including Microsoft, Qwest,Â EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard and Verizon. Read about LoCascioâs philanthropic efforts here.
Watch all three video interviews here:
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