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iCrime Sweeps NY

iCrime Sweeps NY

According to NYC Police commissioner Ray Kelly, 40% of the items stolen in NY are Apple gadgets. Business Insider reported that there were 26,000 incidents of "Apple picking" - muggers stealing iPhones, iPads, and other "smart" devices and then selling them in secondary markets - in NY in the first [Full Story…]

DiNapoli Says Apple Had Unfair Advantage Winning GCT Store

DiNapoli Says Apple Had Unfair Advantage Winning GCT Store

According to the New York Post, the MTA gave Apple an unfair edge last year in its bid for the prime retail location overlooking Grand Central Terminal. As stated in the audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Apple set a daunting hurdle for rival bidders to clear in a tight, 30-day window — [Full Story…]

NY Sen. Schumer Asks DOJ to Drop e-Book Suit

NY Sen. Schumer Asks DOJ to Drop e-Book Suit

Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they conspired to raise prices in the digital books market. Though NY Senator Charles Schumer told the Wall Street Journal that this sounds plausible, the suit will only restore Amazon to the dominant [Full Story…]

NY DOT Workers Use Tablets to Increase Efficiency, Lower Costs

NY DOT Workers Use Tablets to Increase Efficiency, Lower Costs

The NY DOT city transportation workers in charge of construction projects use tablets to access and review construction permits, as this shift to paperless operations has proved much faster than the process of lugging permits from site to site, according to StateTech Magazine. Inspectors used to [Full Story…]

PrePlay Announces $3.1 Million Series A Funding Round

PrePlay Announces $3.1 Million Series A Funding Round

NY-based  game app developer PrePlay landed a $3.1 million Series A funding round, led by Gary Vaynerchuk, social media entrepreneur, and Matt Higgins, CEO RSE Ventures, among other angel investors. The company creates predictive gaming apps that allow users to predict the next play in sports games, [Full Story…]

Has Wall Street Soured on Blackberries?

Has Wall Street Soured on Blackberries?

Though the Blackberry device was once the must have mobile phone of Wall Street executives, it seems that its standing might be in jeopardy, as RIM is delaying the release of Blackberry 10, which is expected to push the once powerful company even further from the top. The launch is expected to be [Full Story…]

Does Tech Need to be Made in the U.S.A.? #4thofJuly

Does Tech Need to be Made in the U.S.A.?  #4thofJuly

In light of today's Fourth of July holiday, CNET featured a story on the current state of the US tech manufacturing sector. Asia was reported as having a hold on the cell phone and gadget markets, but there have been recent signs of domestic manufacturing. Google designed and built its Nexus Q [Full Story…]

A Look at the Best #4thofJuly Apps

A Look at the Best #4thofJuly Apps

The Chicago Tribune compiled a list of the five apps that best celebrate America and the Fourth of July. Here are their recommendations: This American Life (Available for $2.99 on the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android, and for $4.99 on the iPad)- This one-hour weekly program hosted by [Full Story…]

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NY Convergence offers a variety of ways to access our content, updated throughout each day: Twitter - @nyconvergence Free daily e-newsletter Free iOS App & Android  App Widget RSS feed Facebook Amazon Kindle Google Gadget Amazon Appstore [Full Story…]

New MTA Campaign Warns About Gadget Theft

New MTA Campaign Warns About Gadget Theft

Metro reported today that there has been a rise in iPod and iPad thefts on subways and buses. This had led the MTA to launch a new campaign, called "Safeguard Your Stuff," aimed at making sure riders keep a close eye on their electronics. The posters will be put up in subway stations immediately, [Full Story…]

Grand Central Retailers Reap Apple Store Benefits

Grand Central Retailers Reap Apple Store Benefits

MTA officials reported on Monday that the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal has boosted the sales of other stores in the station. According to AM New York, since the Apple store opened in December, other stores have seen an approximate 7.5% increase in profits. Nancy Marshall, the MTA director [Full Story…]

VHX Raises $1.25 Million for Online Video Distribution

VHX Raises $1.25 Million for Online Video Distribution

VHX, NY/SF based startup that specializes in Web video distribution for independent film makers,  has raised a seed round of $1.25 million led by Lerer Ventures. According to TechCrunch, at the beginning of last year founders Casey Pugh and Jamie Wilkinson launched VHX.tv, a site that let users [Full Story…]

MTA Releases Real Time Tunnel and Bridge Info App

MTA Releases Real Time Tunnel and Bridge Info App

The MTA has launched a new app, called MTA EZTravel, that lets users check traffic on MTA bridges and tunnels from their smartphones. According to the New York Post, the app uses real-time data to show how many minutes it will take to cross each of the seven bridges and the two tunnels. The [Full Story…]

Songza Launches iPad App, Surpasses One Million Downloads

Songza Launches iPad App, Surpasses One Million Downloads

NY-based Songza launched their iPad app last week and since then has reached more than 1.15 million downloads. Songza is a music curator and streaming service available on iPhone, Android, web apps, and now iPad. Though they did not release numbers pre-iPad launch, founder Elias Roman told [Full Story…]

NY Post Quietly Removes Safari Block on Paid iPad App

NY Post Quietly Removes Safari Block on Paid iPad App

Last year around this time, it was reported that the New York Post launched a special paywall for their iPad app that made all content on nypost.com unavailable to iPad users, unless they downloaded the newspaper’s official paid app from the Apple App Store.  iPad users who navigated to the Post’s [Full Story…]