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Wednesday October 1, 2014

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Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare has now added a button to their site that allows members to share venue links with other non-members through the generation of a URL that doesn't require logging in. It's a step towards the company becoming an open ratings and local search platform, the cost of which would cost the loss [Full Story…]

#Blip Releases New Mobile App

#Blip Releases New Mobile App

Blip, in tandem with L4 Mobile, has released a new mobile app that allows users to access all of their content on iPhones, Droids and Kindles. Tubefilter reports that NY-based video-sharing site has tried to keep most of its best content from YouTube. Tubefilter [Full Story…]

#Fab Hits Record 56% #Christmas Day Sales from #Mobile Apps

#Fab Hits Record 56% #Christmas Day Sales from #Mobile Apps

On Christmas Day, Fab set a new record for single day mobile app sales with 56 percent of its U.S. revenue coming from mobile devices. It set yet another Christmas Day record with 40 percent of European sales coming from mobile apps. TechCrunch reports that as of Sept. 19, the site had 7.5 million [Full Story…]

29th Street Creates Mobile Apps for New York Magazine

29th Street Creates Mobile Apps for New York Magazine

29th Street allows users to create magazine apps for Apple’s Newstand. The NY-based company is working with a dozen publishers, including The Awl’s Weekend Companion, launched by New York Magazine. Both CEO David Jacobs and co-founder Natalie Podrazik previously worked at Six Apart. Their software [Full Story…]

Foursquare Ranks Third in #MobileApp Users

Foursquare Ranks Third in #MobileApp Users

According to The New York Post, Foursquare ranks third in mobile apps--behind only Facebook and Twitter. The NY-based startup founded by Dennis Crowley has more than 10.4 million unique monthly visitors, according to a Nielsen report. That's a 118% increase from last year. Pinterest was the [Full Story…]

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

NY public media flagship WNET and Teacher’s College at Columbia University received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile games that teach children fractions. The apps will use stories and characters from Cyberchase, WNET’s Emmy-winning TV series and multimedia [Full Story…]

With Open Data Availability, A Rise in City Apps in NY

With Open Data Availability, A Rise in City Apps in NY

With the rise of open data and its recent availability, more city/government apps have been developed to turn data into useful and helpful information in cities around the  U.S.  ABC News give the NY example of the NYC BigApps competition, as programmers got to work with NY city data to build apps [Full Story…]

Mobile Apps For U.S. Open Let NYers Follow Matches

Mobile Apps For U.S. Open Let NYers Follow Matches

paidContent reviewed live streaming video for US Open Tennis Championships on the iPad as well as new mobile features from the USTA. The conclusion: The Safari-optimized version of USOpen.org is a bit confusing, and images of the five courts don't come with helpful details like who is playing [Full Story…]

EW’s New YouTube Channel Previews TV Season

EW's New YouTube Channel Previews TV Season

NY-based Entertainment Weekly is pursuing a digital policy that includes a new YouTube channel, mobile apps, barcoded print pages, and experiments with video in-print ads. The YouTube Channel will arrive just before the magazine's Fall TV print issue and will offer previews of this Fall's [Full Story…]

Meadowlands Stadium Chock Full of High Tech

Meadowlands Stadium Chock Full of High Tech

The new Meadowlands stadium, home to the New York Jets and Giants NFL teams with about $100 million worth of technology invested in it,  is the most technologically advanced sports stadium in the country, Cisco's CEO John Chambers said. The stadium is equipped with four huge high def video [Full Story…]

New App Gives Shopaholics More Motivation

New App Gives Shopaholics More Motivation

A new mobile app called Shopkick—a kind of Foursquare for retail hounds—may serve as an experiment to test how much effort consumers will expend for barely tangible rewards. The app was launched yesterday with a big push from major retailers Macy’s, Best Buy, Sports Authority and American Eagle [Full Story…]

Conde Nast to Research Mobile Apps

Conde Nast to Research Mobile Apps

Conde Nast, the NY-based magazine publisher, is planning a research project, to be released in September, that will study mobile apps, sources told paidContent. Early research shows that mobile magazine browsing continues to be popular, with users of the paid GQ  magazine app spending the same [Full Story…]

Pegshot Adds Gaming to Social Video, Picture App

Pegshot Adds Gaming to Social Video, Picture App

Pegshot, based in Boulder Co and NYC, says that Version 2.2 of its mobile app that lets users quickly publish videos and photos of what’s happening where they are, has been released and can be downloaded from the iTunes store. The new version includes quick entry via Facebook Connect, some new [Full Story…]

RIV Creations in Hot Water Over iPhone Apps?

RIV Creations in Hot Water Over iPhone Apps?

A NYC-based company called RIV Creations is drawing attention for creating several apps for the iPhone based on media outlets. One app in particular for Fox News costs 99 cents, is called "Mobile News Pro – Fair & Balanced" and it aggregates headlines from Fox News.com’s mobile site. [Full Story…]