Brad Merrill

Brad Merrill is the editor of VentureBreak.

VentureBreak Weekly #55: Anonymous Rollercoasters

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 25th 2014 - No Comments

Will Reynolds Young joins Brad Merrill to talk about Secret, the workforce of the future, smartlocks, crowdfunding, car buying, Rollercoaster Tycoon 4, and more. Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young Show Notes Anonymous sharing app ‘Secret’ isn’t so anonymous after all 5 Ways the Workforce Will Change in 5 Years Will’s Rant – Smartlocks (Lockitron, […]

Share Your Social Media Content In Organized, Portable Collections With Yarnee

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 20th 2014 - No Comments

There are some serious problems with the way social media currently works for sharing content. If you post a series of related posts to a single network (live-tweeting an event, for example), your audience will often miss out on the context of those posts. It’s also very difficult to re-engage with older content, as each […]

VentureBreak Weekly #54: Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 18th 2014 - No Comments

Will Reynolds Young joins Brad Merrill to talk about why you don’t need to uninstall Facebook Messenger, Twitter’s cyberbullying policies, Ferguson protests, Square online appointment booking, and more. Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young Show Notes Facebook Messenger, Privacy, And Bad Journalism “Tech Expert” Anthony Mongeluzo on Facebook Messenger Twitter vows to “improve our policies” […]

Facebook Messenger, Privacy, And Bad Journalism

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 16th 2014 - No Comments

As Facebook begins forcing users over to its Messenger app for messaging on mobile, a volcano of controversy has erupted—spilling ignorance and bad journalism all over the place. In case you’ve been living under a rock, people have taken issue with the fact that Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android requests access to features like the camera, microphone, […]

VentureBreak Weekly #53: Sad Dogs

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 11th 2014 - No Comments

Jeff Weisbein joins Will Reynolds Young and Brad Merrill to talk about Robin Williams, understanding of tech in kids vs. adults, Panel: Brad Merrill, Jeff Weisbein, Will Reynolds Young Show Notes Six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults At what point in a company’s growth does it begin to lose its culture? Facebook Messenger Privacy […]

3D Printing: One Step Closer To A Star Trek Future? [Infographic]

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 8th 2014 - No Comments
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The original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s featured fictional replicator technology that materialized food, drink, and non-edible objects. 50 years later, 3D printing is a major step toward making that vision a reality. This infographic, published by The Best Computer Science Schools, takes a close look at the technology.

igobono Lets You Trade Goods And Services Using Social Currency Instead Of Money

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 6th 2014 - No Comments
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Brooklyn startup igobono is a social marketplace where users can buy, sell, and donate goods and services using a social currency called “bonos” instead of money. It allows people to create a “social economy” on their own terms—one that’s unaffected by lack of money and economic downturns. Behind igobono are childhood friends Mike Dolan (CTO) and […]

VentureBreak Weekly #52: The $500 Review

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 4th 2014 - No Comments

Ted Lyons joins Will Reynolds Young to talk about the hotel that charges for poor reviews, Google’s help in arresting a man for child porn, Square’s acquisition of Caviar, LawTrades, and more. Panel: Brad Merrill, Ted Lyons, Will Reynolds Young Get in touch! Want to be part of the show? Send us an email (studio@venturebreak.com) […]

LawTrades Provides On-Demand Legal Help For Startups, Small Businesses, And Consumers

by Brad Merrill - on Jul 30th 2014 - 1 Comment

NYC startup LawTrades is shaking up the legal industry, making legal help more accessible to small businesses and consumers than ever before. It’s a marketplace that connects clients to lawyers, streamlining the process and making lawyers more transparent and affordable. LawTrades has a founding team of three. Raad Ahmed, CEO, attended Saint John’s University and graduated […]

Italian Berth Booking Startup Marinanow Raises €370,000 In Seed Funding

by Brad Merrill - on Jul 28th 2014 - No Comments
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Marinanow, an online platform for people who want to book berths for their boats, has announced a €370,000 seed round led by European VC firm United Ventures. Poised to become the Airbnb for yacht owners, the Italian startup is working to take advantage of all nautical leisure-related services around the world—a €200bn market. Behind Marinanow are co-founders Alessandro Sestini, […]