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U.K.’s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

U.K.'s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

London-based Yudu Media opened a NY office earlier this week, which for the moment is a 1,200 square feet in the offices of Quad Graphics, in the Sports Illustrated Building, at 135 W. 50th St. The firm helps publishers transitioning to digital platforms, as its cloud-based service allows users to [Full Story…]

CBS Partners With nRelate for Content Discovery

CBS Partners With nRelate for Content Discovery

CBS Interactive announced a new partnership with nRelate. Recently purchased by IAC, nRelate is a content discovery service that targets article recommendations. CBS properties including CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com and CNET will join nRelate’s network. Zack Rogers, SVP of revenue operations at CBS [Full Story…]

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

Wire stories are the basis of journalism, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, news is easily repeated over and over again. Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, sees this repetition as an issue. Smith was hired in 2011 and has since hired a staff of reporters and built more of a news [Full Story…]

Organizers and Teams Launch Digital Media Products for the #Olympics

Organizers and Teams Launch Digital Media Products for the #Olympics

Organizers and sports teams are building online tools and destinations for this summer's Olympic Games. The British Olympic Association (Team GB) has launched a "Team GB Live" mobile and Web app to give users customized, real-time data, and a fan gallery that is meant to be a digital legacy project. [Full Story…]

Time Warner Asks Universities For Medialab Ideas

Time Warner Asks Universities For Medialab Ideas

Time Warner has released a request for proposals from universities on a cutting-edge way to use their Time Warner Medialab, which launched in January at the parent company's Columbus Circle headquarters. The request was made at the annual Broadcast Education Association conference—held this year, [Full Story…]

LinkedIn to Expand Empire State Building Offices

LinkedIn to Expand Empire State Building Offices

LinkedIn will be expanding its space at the Empire State Building by 33% from its existing 32,000 sq feet on the 25th floor to include an additional 10,400 sq foot on the 24th floor. The new space is expected to be occupied by 2013. Anthony Malkin, the president of Malkin Holdings, which supervises [Full Story…]

Aereo Prevails in Copyright Suit Against Broadcasters

Aereo Prevails in Copyright Suit Against Broadcasters

Aereo, the Barry-Diller/IAC backed broadband subscription service, was sued by broadcasters for copyright violations not long after the service launched earlier this year.   Users would pay Aereo for a monthly subscription to wireless broadband service, but broadcasters sued Aereo because they felt [Full Story…]

Fashion Blogging Becoming More Than a Hobby

Fashion Blogging Becoming More Than a Hobby

In 2009, Dolce & Gabbana brought in fashion bloggers to fill in the front row of its fashion show, and back then it was a big deal. However, in the last few years, fashion blogging has evolved from a hobby to a legitimate career, according to Adweek. Take former news editor at Elle, Nick [Full Story…]

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

The New York Times announced today that they will be ending their hyperlocal news collaborations, dubbed The Local, with both NYU and CUNY that cover the East Village, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. According to Capital, both schools were given a few weeks notice [Full Story…]

The NY Times Comes to Flipboard

The NY Times Comes to Flipboard

For the first time The New York Times will grant full access to a third party app via partnering with the popular news aggregation app Flipboard. The paper told All Things D that it has chosen to emulate cable TV's "TV Everywere" strategy, allowing paying subscribers to access their content on the [Full Story…]

Gawker’s Denton Calls for Media Transparency

Gawker's Denton Calls for Media Transparency

At a panel discussion in NY this week about "the state of gossip in the digital age," Nick Denton, proprietor of Gawker Media, participated with Clay Shirky, new media guru, Virginia Heffernan, Yahoo pop tech journalist, George Rush, former NY Daily News gossip columnist, and Sunny Bates, digital [Full Story…]

NY Times Joins Buzzfeed for Political Convention Coverage

NY Times Joins Buzzfeed for Political Convention Coverage

The New York Times has announced a collaboration with social content/news site Buzzfeed. The two institutions will work together covering the upcoming political conventions through video segments featuring Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, as well as other reporters. Jim Roberts, the Times's [Full Story…]

AOL News Closes, The Huffington Post Takes Its Place

AOL News Closes, The Huffington Post Takes Its Place

AOL has decided to shut down its news site AOL News just as they launched this week their iPad app Huffington.  According to Adweek, AOL News used to surpass The Huffington Post's web traffic with 9 million unique viewers a month, but now will be consolidating its news efforts into HuffPost, rather [Full Story…]

Advertise on NY Convergence via LocalVox

Advertise on NY Convergence via LocalVox

NY Convergence has joined Local Vox Media, which creates long term engagement for local NY businesses by helping them to market themselves online across the web via email, social media, directories and search. Businesses interested in advertising on NY Convergence and reaching its audience of tens [Full Story…]

NYCEDC Predicts Growth for Big Data in NY

NYCEDC Predicts Growth for Big Data in NY

Big Data, data sets which are too large to be captured, stored, or analyzed with a typical database, has spawned from the expansion of the information. According to the NYCEDC, it has been estimated that digital data is "more than doubling every two years." This data is stored in bundles, and as a [Full Story…]