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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2012

Love ALQ and SS

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Phones back up in all offices & NYC Office is Open

October 31st, 2012

Thank you for your patience while we’ve worked to restore phones to all Talener offices and full functionality to our New York office.

All Talener Group offices should be back on line.  The New York City office is running with reduced staff.  If you had an appointment scheduled in our office this week and you are able to keep it, please reach out to the relationship manager or main line to confirm.

Feel free to contact Ashley Herron, our General Manager with any questions.  You can reach her at (646)588-4668 or via email HERE.

If you are in the Northeast, please be safe as we try to navigate these next few days, and if you need to reschedule your appointments with us, please call.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Talener Group Operations

Posted in Company News, Current Events, Events, News, Talener Blog, Talener Culture

Hurrican Sandy Update

October 30th, 2012

Due to the hurricane hitting our corporate offices in New York and our phone company being on the east coast, we are currently without phones.

Should you need to reach anyone in any of our offices, please visit our teams pages ( where you can find email addresses.

We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience and we hope that you find a way to contact us.

We will try to keep this updated with more information when we have it.

Posted in Company News, News, Talener Blog

Where Is Technology Headed?

October 15th, 2012

Where is technology headed?

Is the push away from desktop computers to mobile and tablet products changing our world?

The struggle in the 60’s and 70’s used to be trying to find a computer that will fit in a house. Now we use computers that fit in our pockets,


The latest: iOS 6 Major New Features:



The improvements continue..



–“It’s been barely four years since Apple’s iPhone changed the expectation of what a smartphone should be and inspired a trend that will deeply affect many companies’ technology and business operations.”-Galen Gruman

–Predictions for the key mobile developments over the next decade, where mobile technology is heading and its implications on IT and business strategy according to Galen Gruman:

2013: Mobile wallet technology, initially using screen-presented bar codes as now used for airline boarding, will become standard in smartphones and transaction terminals.


2014: Voice recognition and transcription technology will run capably on current mobile hardware, providing hands-free control over mobile devices in a broad range of applications. Use of signal-canceling multiple microphones, as well as broad use of headsets, will address the issues of multiple speakers in a room confusing the voice recognition and distracting other people.


2015:  Mobile devices will dock to monitors, storage, networks, input devices, and so forth automatically. You’ll have just one computer — the one in your pocket — but it will be able to adapt into more than a smartphone when the right peripherals are around

2020: Miniaturization and image-projection technologies, coupled with previous 3D gesture technologies Google Goggles-wearable computers..





How will this benefit us?


Ultimately, this will open up jobs in NYC and around the world. This will call for better talent leading companies to need our service.  

Posted in Current Events

Business Insider's Digital 100

October 11th, 2012

The Digital 100

            Business Insider has come up with an evaluation of the top 100 private tech companies worldwide.  These rankings were based upon revenues, market opportunities, growth rates, users, and the perception of investors.  Out of the 100 top digital companies worldwide around 73% of the companies are located in the United States.  Out of those US companies, 20% are located in New York City, and over 40% are located in California.  Since last year’s evaluation, three of the top private companies have gone public: Facebook, Zynga and Groupon.

 A lot of the top private companies now are receiving crazy evaluations that are being corrected by the down market.  In the current stock market, the tech industry has been performing below popular expectation.  Some of the biggest losers are: Facebook, Hewlett Packard, Chip maker AMD in the S&P this past quarter.  The most important effect of this problem of expectation versus reality is a transformation in start-up mentality.   New companies are realizing that their user base is not everything.  “Making money matters,” is the new mindset, quoted by Business Insider.  For example, companies like Tumblr are used by millions, but how do they actively make money?  According to SEER Interactive, Tumblr’s source of revenue comes from paid premium themes and paid inclusion to blog directories–they are not profitable, they are primarily investor backed.  Companies like this need to find a way to use their brilliant ideas to turn a real profit, or they may become a flash in the pan.

Read more:

Of the Digital 100, below is the list of top 10 private companies in NY

  1. Bloomberg(2 in world)
    1. Estimated value: $35 Billion
    2. Business: financial market/media outlet
  2. world)
    1. Estimated value: $3.1 billion
    2. Business: Interactive media site for major league baseball
  3. ZocDoc(29in world)
    1. Estimated Value: $750 million
      1. How they make money: Free for users, charges each Doctor
    2. Business: Online booking for Doctor and dentist appointments
  1. Gilt Groupe(31in world)
    1. Estimated value: $750 million
    2. Business: Private luxury/fashion e-commerce site
  2. Everyday Health(32 in world)
    1. Estimated value: $700 million
    2. Business: online health/information resource
  3. Seamless(40in world)
    1. Estimated value: $525 million
    2. Business: web and mobile local food delivery
  4. Media Ocean(41in world)
    1. Estimated value: $510 million
    2. Business: Open operating system for cloud-based advertisement
  5. 10 Gen(43in world)
    1. Estimated Value: $500 million
    2. Business: Developed MongoDB
  6. Appnexus(44 in world)
    1. Estimated Value: $500 million
    2. Business: Platform to buy real time ads
  7. Tumblr(46 in world)
    1. Estimated value: $500 million
    2. Business: blog hosting platform

Trends to watch, how incredible ideas prosper:

  • Advertisement sharing (ex. AppsSavvy, Medialets, Pictela) 
  • E-commerce/retail (ex. Gilt Groupe,
  • Develop new technology, production support, training, and consulting (ex. 10 Gen MongoDB)
  • Licensing of Personal Information (ex. Facebook, any application on Facebook)


Read more:

Digital 100:

Everybody out of Tech Stocks!:

How Do Our Favorite Tech Companies Make Money? 

Posted in Current Events, Talener Blog

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