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#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

An assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received the Google Focused Research Award to support his research on social networks. Oded Nov, in collaboration with Mor Naaman from Rutgers, will be using psychology and sociology to look at the ways in which user [Full Story…]

#DuaneReade and #Google #Ingress Team Up

#DuaneReade and #Google #Ingress Team Up

Widespread NY Drugstore Duane Reade has partnered with Ingress, the augmented reality game by Google. Users will now have to go into the store and scan a code in order to check into the location and play the game. This move is part of an effort to keep the game free while not having to use banner [Full Story…]

Sergey Brin Spotted on NY #Subway Wearing #Google Goggles

Sergey Brin Spotted on NY #Subway Wearing #Google Goggles

Sergey Brin was seen on a downtown number 3 train Sunday afternoon wearing Google Goggles. Rider Noah Zerkin snapped a photo of the billionaire co-founder of Google. Apparently the other passengers didn’t notice Brin or his exotic headwear. When Zerkin asked how the development was going, Brin [Full Story…]

First #Google Glass Hackathons Scheduled for NY and SF

First #Google Glass Hackathons Scheduled for NY and SF

Google announced two Google Glass hackathons for NY and San Francisco. The two-day event, called Glass Foundry, is for Glass pre-order holders and developers in the Explorer program. Hackers will be given a device to use on-site. They’ll have an opportunity to explore the Mirror API, which has the [Full Story…]

Sen. Schumer and Google Unveil New Free Chelsea WiFi Network

Sen. Schumer and Google Unveil New Free Chelsea WiFi Network

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) joins Google in announcing neighborhood-wide free WiFi in Chelsea Tuesday morning. The free WiFi network extends from Gansevoort Street and 19th Street to Eighth Avenue and the West Side Highway. The network will help attract new tech businesses to the area, including [Full Story…]

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

When a Google Street View car was spotted on Staten Island recently, taking photos of Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods, residents got angry. The Google car, equipped with a panoramic roof camera, toured the hard hit New Dorp section of Staten Island. The New York Post reported that it also [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…]

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Google has released its 12th annual year-end 2012 report listing the most searched for terms. According to AM NY, the phrases NYers searched for the most was "Hurricane Sandy," followed closely by "MTA," "NY Knicks," "NY Giants" and "StreetEasyNYC." Across the country. the most-searched event was [Full Story…]

#Google Seeks More Space in #ChelseaMarket

#Google Seeks More Space in #ChelseaMarket

Crain’s New York Business reports that Google is in talks to take another 75,000 square feet at Chelsea Market. That would give Google a total of 300,000 square feet in the building. An anonymous source told Crain’s that a few tenants at the market would have to be moved around to accommodate the [Full Story…]

#UrbanCompass Announces $8M in Seed Round

#UrbanCompass Announces $8M in Seed Round

Urban Compass just announced an $8 million seed round from Founders Fund, Thrive Capital and Goldman Sachs. The focus of Ori Allon’s new SoHo-based startup is still a secret, but The Verge reports that its new technology collects and tracks data in the “offline world” in a way that wasn’t possible [Full Story…]

#Google (Finally) Hangs a Sign on NY Building

#Google (Finally) Hangs a Sign on NY Building

It took nearly two years, but Google finally displayed a large white logo on its Eighth Ave. building. The sign, placed just above the gold imprint “The Port of New York Authority,” was hung during a weekend. Google has occupied the block-wide Port Authority Commerce Building since 2006. The [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…]

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…]

Google Maps Updates #Sandy Map

Google Maps Updates #Sandy Map

Earlier this week when Sandy was first being tracked, Google Maps launched a special interactive map, showing key information and predictions for the route of the storm.  This interactive map has now been updated to reflect real time transit information. The NY-specific map has layers reflecting [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…]