With iThryv.com, kids get financially smart

TechCrunch50 started with a winner from iThryv.com, developed by Shryk.com and launching on September 10th. The service provides financial services for kids, teens, and young adults. As a parent of tweens, I'm definitely interested in this service as I'm keen to raise financially responsible kids. Some nice features include being able to classify spending for tweens as "wants" versus "needs" so that they can look back on their decisions and think if they had made good choices. The presentation … [Read more...]

Blah Blah Girls – Going on my ban list

I'm at TechCrunch50 and will be writing up my thoughts on presenting companies, as well as other companies that are here. First on the list is Blah Girls, a start-up by celebrity Ashton Kutcher. As you've guessed from my post title, I was less than thrilled by the 8+ minute presentation. In fact, I was aghast at the opening video that had tongue-in-cheek racial references ("token black friend") that was meant to be snarky but caused my jaw to drop. But I wanted to give Blah Girls the benefit of … [Read more...]