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#HuffPo Releases New Improved App for iPad

#HuffPo Releases New Improved App for iPad

The Huffington Post has launched a new iPad app in the iTunes App Store. Mobile Insider writer Steve Smith says that the new version is completely re-engineered for touch screens. The new interface makes it easier for users to bookmark, personalize, share, and comment on articles. The new app [Full Story…]

#Samsung Announces Plans for Accelerator in #Chelsea

#Samsung Announces Plans for Accelerator in #Chelsea

As part of it's battle against Apple, Inc.,  Samsung will open an accelerator in Chelsea in June, Crains New York reports. The space will be dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to help Samsung develops products and services that can join together their different devices, from smart phones, to [Full Story…]

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

The NYPD is continuing efforts to prevent iPhone thefts, a major problem in New York City, according to Metro US.  Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg claim that the overall increase in citywide crime in 2012 was because of Apple product theft. Between January 1 and September [Full Story…]

#NYT Columnist Creates Successful Children’s #App: Bobo Explores Light

#NYT Columnist Creates Successful Children's #App: Bobo Explores Light

Bobo Explores Light is currently 72 on the list of top grossing iPad apps. It was developed by Bob Tedeschi, who was The New York Times’ Gadgetwise columnist until last June (he moved desks after telling editors about the app’s success.) He developed the $4.99 app under a pseudonym so he wouldn’t [Full Story…]

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

Online games for children just got safer after NY State purged the gaming accounts of more than 2,100 registered sex offenders. NBC News reports that this is Operation: Game Over's second initiative and the first time that NY’s Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators (e-STOP) has been [Full Story…]

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY’s 2012 #Crime Rate

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY's 2012 #Crime Rate

Mobile device thefts are so prevalent they’ve pushed up NY’s crime rate. NYPD data reveals that more than 15,600 iPads, iPhones and other devices were stolen in 2012—an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The New York Post reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged NYers to hide devices [Full Story…]

#Publishers’ Survival Kit Includes #Mergers and #Lawsuits.

#Publishers' Survival Kit Includes #Mergers and #Lawsuits.

In an effort to survive a rapidly transforming industry, NY-based publishers are using both mergers and lawsuits to compete with Amazon and Apple. According to Highbrow Magazine, at least two of the Big Seven publishers are in merger talks. News Corp., which owns HarperCollins is considering a [Full Story…]

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

The recently released Google Maps app for iOS devices features Zagat restaurant reviews. This feature competes squarely with Apple’s map app, which uses Yelp. Both integrate restaurant reviews, but according to Crain’s New York Business, the move is a boon for Zagat (which was bought by Google last [Full Story…]

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

Apple is in discussions to incorporate NY-based Foursquare’s local data into its mapping app. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with several companies, including Yelp, to improve the map service, which had a flawed release in September. Speculation about a deal grew after Eddy [Full Story…]

#SeatGeek Releases New, Improved iPhone App

#SeatGeek Releases New, Improved iPhone App

NY-based startup Seat Geek launched a new iPhone app that lets users to search and buy tickets for sports, concerts and other events. According to Forbes, the company already had a mobile app, but they wanted to create one from "the ground up" after seeing mobile traffic increase by about 40% in a [Full Story…]

#Etsy Launches #Android App

#Etsy Launches #Android App

Brooklyn-based Etsy launched a new Android app allowing buyers to purchase items on mobile devices. According to VentureBeat, the app lets customers peruse over 17 million products from 800,000 sellers worldwide--in multiple languages. The Android release follows Etsy's iPad and iPhone [Full Story…]

Pittman Says Clear Channel Should Cannibalize Itself

Pittman Says Clear Channel Should Cannibalize Itself

At age 15, Bob Pittman was a radio announcer. Not long after, he had a hand in creating MTV and in 1996, he joined AOL and stayed after the Time Warner merger. Now, as CEO of Clear Channel, he presides over a mega media conglomerate. In an interview with The Verge, Pittman said of Apple and Google [Full Story…]

#MSG Sets #Knicks Wireless Charging Giveaway

#MSG Sets #Knicks Wireless Charging Giveaway

Madison Square Garden will be participating in a corporate giveaway that will provide about 5,000 Knicks fans with specially designed smartphone cases. The cases allow users to charge their iPhones wirelessly from 550 charging spots in the arena's corporate suites and eighth-floor viewing area, [Full Story…]

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

A lengthy piece in The Real Deal (TRD) recently examined the NY real estate market's current tech boom. The market is having a difficult time defining a tech company in a world where almost everyone has a tech focus. Tech companies have brought expansion to real estate, but they still only represent [Full Story…]

$1.5M of iPad Minis Stolen from JFK Cargo Building

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Burglars stole $1.5 million worth of iPad minis from a cargo building at JFK International Airport. The New York Post reported that that the incident probably happened a little before midnight on Monday, and that the crooks used an airports forklift to load two pallets of the tablets on a [Full Story…]