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#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

NY startup Thrillist has announced that 45 percent of their revenue comes from their iPhone app, JackThreads. This shows the payoff that can come when startups focus on a mobile-intensive strategy for The startup was recently added to the Venture Beat list of  "10 NYC Startups we're crazy about" and [Full Story…]

#TimeOutNewYork & Magnify Bring Videos to Readers

#TimeOutNewYork & Magnify Bring Videos to Readers

Time Out New York has partnered with the video curation platform Magnify.net to provide video content to it's readers as an effort to increase their digital presence. As a resource of entertainment, arts, restaurants, museums and more around the city Time Out will be using the videos to add a [Full Story…]

#InternalNetworks Becoming More Common in Businesses

#InternalNetworks Becoming More Common in Businesses

Businesses in NY are turning to internal social media networks in the workplace. The Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx used it to compose a carpooling network during Hurricane Sandy and other companies use these networks for brainstorming ideas and sharing documents. These corporate networks [Full Story…]

#1WTC Marketing to NYC Broadcasters

#1WTC Marketing to NYC Broadcasters

After the 9/11 attacks, many of the broadcasters located in the Twin Towers relocated to the Empire State Building. Now, the realtors behind 1 WTC are hoping that they'll consider moving back in 2015. The Durst Organization is promising better coverage and future-proof technology for the next 50-70 [Full Story…]

NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

Performing artists in NYC have created an interactive Web site and video documentary series called “Made Here.” The series offers advice and inspiration for the next generation of NYers. So far the Web site has attracted 36,000 visitors from over 77 countries and is available for online streaming on [Full Story…]

NYC Mobile App Targets #TeenPregnancy

NYC Mobile App Targets #TeenPregnancy

The New York City Human  Resources Administration has launched a new Teen Pregnancy Prevention campaign using technology new technology. The campaign includes social media marketing, video, and an interactive texting game. The texting portion allows users to choose a storyline to follow, both of [Full Story…]

#Columbia University Chief Digital Officer Developing MOOCs

 #Columbia University Chief Digital Officer Developing MOOCs

Graduate Journalism Professor Sree Sreenivasan, is now working to coordinate an online learning strategy across Columbia University.  His focus for Columbia thus far is to work on hybrid programming for low-residency programs, to connect people to Columbia who aren’t already, and to elaborate the [Full Story…]

NYC May See New Voter Kiosks in #2016Election

NYC May See New Voter Kiosks in #2016Election

The New York City Board of Elections is pushing for the implementation of new voter kiosks that they say will shorten poll lines and increase the speed of election night communications. John Naudus, the director of electronic voting systems for the board has presented the prototype, which [Full Story…]

NY’s #GrabMedia Competes with Top Companies

NY's #GrabMedia Competes with Top Companies

NY-based video syndication business Grab Media rapidly expanding with MSN, NBC Universal, AOL and other competitors at its heels. Located in the Flatiron District, the five-year-old company earned about $20 million in revenue in 2012, has 34 employees and i the largest independent online video [Full Story…]

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

The MTA has announced a plan to add 77 high-tech kiosks to 16 subway stations. The kiosks will give service updates, transit and street directions, and restaurant suggestions. The kiosks come after a 2011 pilot program that previously placed them in five subway stations. The New York Post [Full Story…]

NYC Red Light Camera Program Raising Controversy

NYC Red Light Camera Program Raising Controversy

NYC drivers may soon face even more reason to avoid speeding. There is growing support for the use of red-light cameras to penalize drivers who are speeding. Elected officials are saying that using the cameras is a matter of public safety and recently submitted a budget proposal to the state [Full Story…]

Online Guide to #NYCSchools Released

Online Guide to #NYCSchools Released

An educational group in NYC launched a student and parent-friendly guide to the over 500 high schools in the city.  Although it was launched too late to help this year's eighth graders decide on a high school, the goal was to go beyond the Department of Education's grading system and include class [Full Story…]

#NYCSubway Pay Phones on the Decline

#NYCSubway Pay Phones on the Decline

According to an MTA survey, only 46% of the NYC Subway pay phones work, down 36 percent from 2011. Verizon, who used to operate the pay phones, sold it's division to Pacific Telemanagement Services who is now removing the remaining payphones The number of pay phones has dropped from 3,600 to 2,000 [Full Story…]

Controversial #SideCar App Launches in NYC

Controversial #SideCar App Launches in NYC

Starting today NYers will be able to take part in a ride-sharing startup called SideCar. The app matches drives and passengers who are heading in the same direction and the passenger pays a "donation" for the ride that is slightly less than a taxi fare. SideCar, based in San Francisco, said the [Full Story…]

More NY Small Businesses Going Mobile

More NY Small Businesses Going Mobile

Tourists visiting NY can now book tours on their mobile device. On Location Tours, which hosts television and movie tours in the city, saw a drop in revenue in early 2011 and realized that they should have a mobile site to sell last minute tours. President Georgette Blau had the company website [Full Story…]