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Thursday September 18, 2014

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NYT Launches Flipboard Version of The Times

NYT Launches Flipboard Version of The Times

The New York Times has launched a version of the newspaper for the Android and Kindle Fire Flipboard application to add to their iPad and iPhone versions. This app delivers stories with special formatting designed specifically for Flipboard. The launch is part of the NYT Everywhere initiative to [Full Story…]

Barclays Releases New Mobile App

Barclays Releases New Mobile App

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn has just released a new mobile app for iPhone and Android in hopes of keeping sports fans in the arena. The app, run by Cisco, is the first to be offered by an arena, according to the New York Times. Although some of the features are available anytime, there are [Full Story…]

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

With iPads and other tablets  becoming more commonplace, many banks and other companies are focusing on their mobile applications before turning to their desktop applications, Wall Street and Tech reported.   Instead of replicating the apps that they had formally created for smartphones, [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…]

#Fab Set to Capitalize on Mobile in 2013

#Fab Set to Capitalize on Mobile in 2013

In 2012, one-third of NY-based Fab’s sales came from mobile devices—and more than half (56 percent) on Christmas Day. The company’s mobile focus is on apps—and both the iOS and Android versions have an average of four and a half stars in the App Store. Looking forward to 2013, Fab will continue to [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…]

#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…]

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…]

Mobile Commons Tells NJ & NY Residents Where to Vote #2012Election

Mobile Commons Tells NJ & NY Residents Where to Vote #2012Election

Mobile Commons  provides a free texting service informing displaced residents where they can vote. Both New Jersey and New York residents can text “NYCVOTES” to 877877. They receive a prompt asking for an address. Then the service returns updated polling location. Amanda Moskowitz, general manager, [Full Story…]

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Toss Case Against #Aereo

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Toss Case Against #Aereo

The Electronic Frontier Foundation urged a federal appeals court last week to throw out broadcasters’ case against Aereo, the streaming TV company from NY-based Internet conglomerate IAC. According to CNET, Mitch Stoltz, EFF staff attorney, said Aereo’s streaming service does not violate copyright. [Full Story…]

NY Businesses Turn into Mobile Phone Charging Stations #Sandy

NY Businesses Turn into Mobile Phone Charging Stations #Sandy

The generators at Percy’s Tavern in the East Village are a boon to local residents this week, as Larry Watson, owner, estimates between 1,200 to 1,500 NYers have charged their mobile phones there. DNAinfo also reported that other East Side businesses including Cowboy Pizza and Pushcart Coffeealso [Full Story…]

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the NY area this week, several major mobile phone carriers have been unable to offer wireless phone service in lower Manhattan. Downtown residents report that they have to come above 39th St. to receive cellphone service, as Verizon Communications said downed networks were [Full Story…]

Google, AllThingsD Cancel #NYtech events due to #Sandy

Google, AllThingsD Cancel #NYtech events due to #Sandy

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, the D: Dive Into Mobile Conference and Google's Android event today have both been canceled. The effects of the storm are expected to start as early as this morning in NY and Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency. The Dive Into Mobile Conference, presented [Full Story…]