Recession? What recession? It‚Äôs hard to feel the worrying pinch in the whirl of New York‚Äôs tech town.
Reuters Social Media Editor and Reuters TV‚Äôs Tech Tonic Host, Anthony De Rosa, heads into the heart of ‚ÄúSilicon Alley‚ÄĚ to interview three of New York City‚Äôs most successful tech companies.
De Rosa first interviews ZocDoc, a startup that‚Äôs¬†tackling what may be the greatest problem of our time: healthcare.¬†ZocDoc¬†is one of the most structurally intelligent technologies spearheading our health care revolution.¬†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.¬†We wrote¬†about ZocDoc last summer after it launched its free iPhone App¬†last June.
The second startup on De Rosa‚Äôs list is HiiDef, the creators of the Flavors.me¬†and¬†Goodsie. The two technology platforms are both simple,¬†beautiful¬†ways to create your own website (Flavors.me) or your own personal storefront (Goodsie). Read about Flavors.me‚Äôs recent relaunch here and all about Goodsie here.
The last interview on De Rosa‚Äôs tour is with¬†LivePerson‚Äės CEO Robert LoCascio.¬†In 2009, as reported by¬†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 ‚ÄúHello, may I help you?‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs LivePerson‚Äôs technology at work. The company, founded in 1995, now has¬†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,¬†EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard and Verizon. Read about LoCascio‚Äôs philanthropic efforts here.
Watch all three video interviews here:
image credit:¬†Alexey Malashkevich¬†via shutterstock