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#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…]

NY-based ShopKeep POS Raises $10M

NY-based ShopKeep POS Raises $10M

ShopKeep POS, an iPad point-of-sale provider, received $10 million in funding from Canaan Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners and TTV Capital. ShopKeep's app can ring up sales, process credit cards and print or email receipts. According to VentureBeat, the NY-based startup's app is used in more than [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

Apps Changing Technology, Economy and Diapers

Apps Changing Technology, Economy and Diapers

Illustrating the pervasiveness of apps, John Bringardner said when his wife was in labor, they both spent a lot of time on their phones. She was using Full Term, an app that measures contractions, while he was reading books on his Kindle app. Now his wife uses Total Baby to track feedings, diaper [Full Story…]

Barnes & Noble Launch Nook Reading App for Windows 8

Barnes & Noble Launch Nook Reading App for Windows 8

Barnes & Noble has recently launched a Nook app available in the Windows Store, according to the Verge. The reading app is available on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices and supports books, newspapers, comics, and magazines. Microsoft announced a Windows 8 Nook app following their $300 million [Full Story…]

#Bloomberg LP Launches App Portal

#Bloomberg LP Launches App Portal

Bloomberg LP recently launched the Bloomberg App Portal, which is a platform that allows software companies, financial firms, universities and other developers to distribute their applications, according to Wall Street and Tech. Bloomberg is hoping its portal will open up the financial app market to [Full Story…]

NYs JIBE Finds Demand for Mobile Recruiting Services

NYs JIBE Finds Demand for Mobile Recruiting Services

JIBE, a NY-based startup, has created a niche for itself as a mobile recruiting solution. According to Business Insider, JIBE signed on with Walmart eight weeks ago, which has 3,800 job openings and has 1/3 of its job board traffic from mobile devices. Before JIBE, Walmart didn't have a way to help [Full Story…]

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

After Hurricane Sandy the NY tech community mobilized its resources and time to help with donations, rebuilding, and other relief efforts. Here is a round up of some different NY tech initiatives that are doing their part to help those affected by the storm: WNYC's New Tech City reported on the [Full Story…]

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

During Hurricane Sandy, government officials used a new alert system, which contacted anyone within an affected geographic area whose mobile device could get text messages, according to the New York Times. This was the first time the system was used in New York and now tech firms and the city are [Full Story…]

Betaworks Launches Swirl Social Photo App

Betaworks Launches Swirl Social Photo App

NY based Betaworks recently launched Swirl, an app that makes photo albums from Instagram and Twitter, according to Tech Crunch. If a user wants to create an album together they just put a shared hashtag for their picture. Swirl advisor and former Aviary COO Paul Murphy informed Tech Crunch that the [Full Story…]

NY’s Tumblr Updates iPhone App

NY's Tumblr Updates iPhone App

NY based Tumblr recently updated its iPhone app with a redesigned dashboard, faster posting and more detailed notifications, according to Venture Beat. Tumblr software enfineer Bryan Irace describes the app as "completely native." Also included in the updated app are new blog screens with blog [Full Story…]

Former NY HuffPo Founders Launch NowThis News App

Former NY HuffPo Founders Launch NowThis News App

Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau, both former Huffington Post executives, recently released their social video news app, NowThis News. The goal of the app is to make watching news an interesting and exciting experience for the newer generations of consumers.  According to paidContent, the app has [Full Story…]

Macy’s NY App Adds In-Store GPS Feature

Macy's NY App Adds In-Store GPS Feature

Macy's flagship store in New York has added a new GPS navigation feature to its iPhone app, according to Mashable. The app provides indoor turn by turn directions for the store, which is the largest department store in the US. The app was developed by Meridian, a software startup who has created an [Full Story…]

NY Museums Use Technology to Engage Children

NY Museums Use Technology to Engage Children

More and more NY museums have been incorporating technology into their exhibits for children. According to The New York Times, the American Museum of Natural History has a two week seminar that engages kids by letting them use technology to recreate realistic 3-d models and sea environments to [Full Story…]

HuffPost Live’s New iPad App Provides Multi-Screen Experience

HuffPost Live's New iPad App Provides Multi-Screen Experience

The Huffington Post unveiled their new iPad app, HuffPost Live, recently. The app has a mix of entertainment and social interaction, and can be displayed on a TV screen. According to GigaOm, the site launched its online TV network  in August, which streams 12 hours of live footage daily from NY and [Full Story…]