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#GoogleGlass Announces #NYT App, Among Others at #SXSW

#GoogleGlass Announces #NYT App, Among Others at #SXSW

At the SXSW 2013 conference, Google Glass announced that one of the applications that their glasses will have is for the New York Times. The application will allow users to visually read headlines in the glasses, but also have articles read aloud with a built in speaker that only the user can [Full Story…]

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…]

Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future

Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future

  Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have partnered and begun work on software that takes 22 years of news archives to try to predict the future. Using New York Times archives, Wikipedia, and 90 other web resources, they hope to prevent future diseases, riots, and [Full Story…]

Former NY Times HQ Converting to Tech Tower

Former NY Times HQ Converting to Tech Tower

The Soho software firm10gen is moving uptown to a building with a basketball court—the former New York Times Building at 229 West 43rd St. According to Crain’s New York Business, company signed a five year lease for about 29,400 square feet. The actual rent wasn’t disclosed but the going rate is [Full Story…]

#Sandy Tears Down Paywall at NYT and WSJ

#Sandy Tears Down Paywall at NYT and WSJ

Hurricane Sandy blew down paywalls at two major publications. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal’s contents are available to everyone until the weather emergency is over. Other sites are increasing their emergency coverage. Google created an interactive map tracking Sandy’s progress [Full Story…]

NYT Launches #Windows8 App

NYT Launches #Windows8 App

The New York Times is launching today a new app designed for Microsoft's Windows 8 platform. The new app will feature full articles, videos, photos, slideshows and blogs. Other new functions including edge swiping for easy navigation, cloud incorporation for article access from multiple devices and [Full Story…]

#NYT Union Mobilizes Via Twitter

#NYT Union Mobilizes Via Twitter

Union members from the New York Times are taking to twitter to "engage the public" during their contract battle with Times management, according to JimRomenesko.com. A memo sent by the "Mobilization Committee" to its members said, "we hope to use the power of social media to get our message out to [Full Story…]

The Four A’s Take to the Web Today with its “Open Advertising” Initiative

The Four A's Take to the Web Today with its "Open Advertising" Initiative

Heightening its efforts to appeal to a wider net of future employees, the NY-based advertising trade organization the Four A's, is directing its initiative at talented young people throughout varying industries. According to The New York Times, the centerpiece of their annual Transformation [Full Story…]

NYT Partners with Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

NYT Partners with Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

The New York Times, ProPublica, Spiegel Online and La Nacion are joining the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship program as newsroom partners, according to NetNewsCheck. OpenNews will embed Knight Mozilla fellows with the four news organizations — as well as with its original partners: BBC, [Full Story…]

P.S. 55 Uses Remote Tutoring to Promote Literacy

P.S. 55 Uses Remote Tutoring to Promote Literacy

Students at P.S. 55 in the South Bronx get help from tutors. But instead of appearing in-person, they tutor remotely, using software developed by Innovations for Learning. A student reads while talking the phone with a tutor.  The tutor sees a computer display of the book and coaches students as [Full Story…]

Former IBM CEO Explains Strategy For Company’s Success

Former IBM CEO Explains Strategy For Company's Success

The New York Times recently did a profile piece on the former CEO of  Armonk- based IBM, Samuel Palmisano, who stepped down from his position recently. Palmisano explained that IBM has been able to achieve consistent success by “going to a space where you’re uniquely positioned and use the value of [Full Story…]

NY Times’ Subscribers Hit with Suspected E-mail Hack, Ends Up as Actual Email from Times

NY Times' Subscribers Hit with Suspected E-mail Hack, Ends Up as Actual Email from Times

BetaBeat is reporting that an e-mail sent out today to  The New York Times' registered users' list from nytimes@email.newyorktimes.com is spam. The e-mail explained to subscribers that they recently cancelled their at home print delivery and encouraged them to call a specific number in order to [Full Story…]

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy, an NY-based online ad startup, has raised a total of $7.1 million in its latest funding round from AOL Ventures and previous backers such as The New York Times, and About.com founder Scott Kurnit. The company describes its venture as an "adtivity" platform, in that it steers clear away [Full Story…]

NY Times Co. Eying Digital Acquisitions

NY Times Co. Eying Digital Acquisitions

The New York Times Co., will reportedly make its first acquisition in more than three years, according to Bloomberg. The Times is seeking out deals for technology or information companies to broaden its digital growth, according to Chief Executive Office Janet Robinson. The company has been paying [Full Story…]

Best NY Tour Guides Can be Found in Apple’s App Store?

Best NY Tour Guides Can be Found in Apple's App Store?

If you are independent minded and don't necessitate a living, breathing individual to take you around on a tour, but would do well to liven up your excursions, there might have the right app for you at the Apple apps store. The New York Times provides descriptions of three useful apps that can land [Full Story…]