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Business Insider Looks at How Media and Technology Have Transformed the #NYSE

Business Insider Looks at How Media and Technology Have Transformed the #NYSE

Although the New York Stock Exchange dates back to 1792, it's  operation of over 30 daily broadcasters is keeping up with the changing times. NYSE Euronext is, according to Business Insider, both one of the largest and most sophisticated studies in the world. In 1987, Jan Hopkins became the first [Full Story…]

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Silicon Alley will soon become home to the 18,000-square-feet media center for the "Made In New York" initiative from Mayor Bloomberg's Office. The center will have a gallery with multimedia artwork and other projects, a restaurant, educational classes, and a space for screenings. It will be open to [Full Story…]

AOL CEO #TimArmstrong Helps Comapny Grow

AOL CEO #TimArmstrong Helps Comapny Grow

After losing its CTO, Tech Crunch Editor Erick Schonfeld, and others, AOL has experienced turmoil, but Cnet says that they are back on the rise under the guidance of CEO Tim Armstrong.  In the last year, shares of AOL have risen 112 percent from $17.67 to $37.48. The traffic on their news outlet, [Full Story…]

Vimeo Announces New GIF Video App

Vimeo Announces New GIF Video App

Vimeo announced the acquisition of Echograph, an app for making videos appear as if they are animated GIFs. The app plays videos on a loop, similar to Vine from Twitter, and was Editor's Choice in the App Store for over 130 different countries. With the acquisition, Echograph will be a free [Full Story…]

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

With subscribers from NY to Seattle, men's lifestyle guide Thrillist relies on their email newsletter to inform their subscribers about restaurants, bars and shops. According to Thrillist, the number of users accessing content from mobile devices has grown from a small percentage to 30-40%. The [Full Story…]

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Visual Revenue, a NY-based data analytics firm, provides real-time information management for news organizations including Forbes and the New York Daily News. According to Crain's New York Business, it offers a new generation of data analytics -- one that journalists fear might someday replace [Full Story…]

#MerrillLynch Launches #Flipboard Channel

#MerrillLynch Launches #Flipboard Channel

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management recently released its own Flipboard channel. According to Wall Street & Technology, this is the first financial services firm to join Flipboard, a social media news site that allows users to curate their own content. Merrill's channel will feature content [Full Story…]

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

The Brooklyn Public Library is moving ahead with a new strategic to plan to bring the institution into the digital age. The library has evolved into more than just a place to borrow books but also a social service agency, where people come to learn computer skills. Linda Johnson, the President and [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…]

Review of “Totally Wired,” the story of Pseudo.com

Review of "Totally Wired," the story of Pseudo.com

Mary Branscombe, a freelance tech journalist, recently wrote a review on ZDNet for Andrew Smiths book titled, Totally Wired. The book is an account of Pseudo.com and its founder Josh Harris during the dotcom boom and bust. Pseudo.com was an early Silicon Alley web media portal. Branscombe explains, [Full Story…]

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Advance Publications bought NY-based Reddit for less than $5 million in 2006. Now its estimated value is upwards of $240 million. Bob Sauerberg, president of Advance’s Conde Nast magazine division, said that they basically left the startup alone so they wouldn’t screw it up. Forbes recently [Full Story…]

Hurricane #Sandy Hampers NY Media

Hurricane #Sandy Hampers NY Media

Not only did Hurricane Sandy knock out power and flood coastlines last week, it also knocked out major media centers. WNYC’s AM station went off the air after its Kearney, NJ transmitter went out. The station is still broadcasting on FM—that transmitter atop the Empire State Building survived the [Full Story…]

NY Startups Link Up After #Sandy

NY Startups Link Up After #Sandy

As the NY tech community still struggles to get back on its feet, employees are working from home, other people’s apartments, coffee shops and basically anywhere with power and Wi-Fi. Boxee opened their offices to Kickstarter employees, while a few people located at the Hearst Tower building. [Full Story…]