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Alexis Maybank

Entries by Alexis Maybank

Upwardly Mobile

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 12:29 PM

It's a new year and new technology abounds. Last week Google announced the launch of its Nexus One phone, the first real competitor to the iPhone. Meanwhile, Apple snapped up mobile ad network Quattro Wireless, Google purchased AdMob, and tech blogs were abuzz about the release of the new Apple...

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The Big Picture

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 8:45 PM

Have you been shopping lately? Right now traditional retailers are trying to sell you a velvet blazer, a mohair cardigan and rusty-tan leather belt to fill out your fall wardrobe. All of which are lovely, seasonally appropriate and makes sense.

But that's not what we do at Gilt Groupe, the...

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Tweet Stuff

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 10:36 AM

Twitter is the sound birds make when they communicate. It's also the sound I make on my iPhone in the back of a cab as I type posts. Tap, tap, tap, tweet.

The company I co-founded, Gilt Groupe, would not exist without the Internet, we sell coveted designer fashions at...

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Outsaving the Joneses

(3) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 3:01 PM

In just one short year, we have seen NYC shift from a city of "keeping up with the Joneses" to one focused on "outsaving the Joneses." Now what does this mean? We have started to see a sea change in behavior.

Instead of comparing weekend homes, vacation destinations or...

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How We Started a Viral Business

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 4:56 PM

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It is not every day that one gets to start up a business with a close friend of 14(+) years. Over the past 18 months, our start-up has grown from a small room of six people to a booming office of 200+...

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