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Thursday December 18, 2014

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NY Stage Company to Offer Ticket Sales on Facebook

NY Stage Company to Offer Ticket Sales on Facebook

Playwrights Horizons, an Off Broadway nonprofit, announced plans to offer a ticketing service called AVTiki, where users can buy show tickets through Facebook. They will be the first NY Stage Company to pilot AVTiki which was created by Audience View with the goal of easing the gap between hearing [Full Story…]

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

NYPD officers in Brownsville, Brooklyn are having success using social media to try to catch suspects, the New York Post reported. After searching through Facebook and other social media sights, they  found 199 guns last year alone, more than any other precinct in the city. When scouring the web, [Full Story…]

Chris Kelly Invests $1M in NY-Based Magnify

Chris Kelly Invests $1M in NY-Based Magnify

  Magnify just raised $1 million of a planned $7 million second round of funding. Chris Kelly, Facebook’s former general counsel and chief privacy officer, led the round. Kelly told VentureBeat that Magnify could become a “Wordpress for video creation on the Web.” The NY-based startup [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Turns to #Facebook for Recommendations

#Foursquare Turns to #Facebook for Recommendations

Foursquare says the best recommendations come from friends--and it now will use Facebook’s data to boost its business.The NY-based location service said in a blog post, “By expanding your recommendations to include your Facebook friends who are on Foursquare, you’ll get even better personalized [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…]

NJ #Journalist Wins #Election With 24-Hour #Facebook Campaign

NJ #Journalist Wins #Election With 24-Hour #Facebook Campaign

NJ journalist Jim Cook won an election using only Facebook. AllFacebook reports that the online editor of the South Jersey Times waged a 24-hour campaign for a seat on the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Board of Education. He updated his Facebook status on the evening of Nov. 5, asking friends to write him in [Full Story…]

Barred From Social Media, Wall Street Finds a Workaround

Barred From Social Media, Wall Street Finds a Workaround

Lots of people are plugged into social media all day, yet access to Facebook, Twitter and most music and video streaming sites are blocked at Wall Street firms.  Regulations require financial institutions to keep records of all employee communication, but there’s no way to monitor Facebook chats or [Full Story…]

Exchanges Vie for Tech Sector #IPOs

Exchanges Vie for Tech Sector #IPOs

Competition for tech sector IPOs is heating up. The Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) has but a narrow lead over NYSE Euronext (NYX), which recently floated IPOs for Trulia and Workday Inc. Nasdaq, which lists Google, Apple and Microsoft, was a tech sector magnet. But in 2008, NYSE relaxed requirements and [Full Story…]

Facebook Reschedules Gifts Event for November 15th

Facebook Reschedules Gifts Event for November 15th

Facebook rescheduled its Gifts event for November 15. This is the second attempt by the company to host the event since Hurricane Sandy. It was originally scheduled for November 1, according to CNET, but will still take place at FAO Schwartz in Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy caused power outages and [Full Story…]

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

Dan Porter, CEO of gaming company OMGPOP, wrote an article for Business Insider about how tech founders should be working to solve huge problems that were exposed by hurricane Sandy. He and his wife used Facebook and Twitter to reach out to people and foundations that needed help after Sandy hit. [Full Story…]

LocalVox Acquires Postling for its Dashboard

LocalVox Acquires Postling for its Dashboard

LocalVox, a NY-based local marketing platform, announced today that it has acquired Postling, which has developed a social media marketing dashboard. Postling’s dashboard is used by more than 20,000 small businesses and it’s integrated into LocalVox’s new product, described as a kind of inbox that [Full Story…]

Social Media Relied On, But Not Entirely Reliable During #Sandy

Social Media Relied On, But Not Entirely Reliable During #Sandy

With many NYers still without power since Sandy swept through the city,  many have been staying abreast of the news and keeping in touch via social media.  According to the Twitter app Hootsuite, “Sandy” was mentioned 4.8 million times on social media sites Monday, up from 1.9 million the day [Full Story…]

#Sandy Forces NY Tech Employees to Work from Home

#Sandy Forces NY Tech Employees to Work from Home

With most of Lower Manhattan still without power, tech companies in Silicon Alley are also dark. Google closed is gigantic Chelsea office and told its 2,000 NYC employees to stay home until further notice. Even thought Facebook’s Madison Ave. office has power, it told employees to work form home [Full Story…]

NY Dating Site Asks for Verification and References

NY Dating Site Asks for Verification and References

New dating site Mirror launched back in March with the goal of getting rid of liars in the online dating arena. The site require complete transparency. Mirror users must give their e-mail and a real phone number for blind-text messaging. According to NY Post, the site also has a verification system [Full Story…]

Girls Who Code Looks to Train One Million Female Coders #gwcgala

Girls Who Code Looks to Train One Million Female Coders #gwcgala

Recently, Girls Who Code hosted a gala at the NYSE to show off demos from its inaugural class and to announce a new goal to train one million girls in computer science by 2020. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit co-founded by Reshma Saujani and Kristen Titus. According to BetaBeat, the program offers an [Full Story…]