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NY Online Grocers #FreshDirect and #Peapod Compete for Customers

NY Online Grocers #FreshDirect and #Peapod Compete for Customers

Previously the city's number 1 online grocery retailer, Fresh Direct is now seeing competition from its competitor, Peapod. Peapod's director of marketing says that they offer the prices of suburban supermarkets in NYC. Peapod is the largest Internet grocer in the United States due to its [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…]

#NYCTech Expansions Not Just for the Young

#NYCTech Expansions Not Just for the Young

Now NYers over the age of 60 will have more access to participate in the virtual world. A 2,700-square-foot technology senior center in Chelsea has been created to give senior citizens access to the internet. Senior Planet Exploration Center, run by a nonprofit, has a computer lab with 23 computers, [Full Story…]

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

The eight-year-old Brooklyn based online marketplace Etsy now has more than 17,500 NY sellers and is still expanding. The majority of these sellers, according to the NY Daily News, are located in Brooklyn. Etsy currently employs 300 in the city and it's CEO, Chad Dickerson, is now featured in a [Full Story…]

Online Gambling Company Will Buy Atlantic Club Casino

Online Gambling Company Will Buy Atlantic Club Casino

In the wake of the passing of the online gambling bill in New Jersey,  online gambling company Pokerstars is seeking to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City. This proposal would be the first time that an online company would join the physical gambling world in Atlantic City, [Full Story…]

#Hearst Redesigns Their Online Magazines

#Hearst Redesigns Their Online Magazines

NY based magazine corporation Hearst will be giving each of their online magazines a new look over the next few months, according to Tech Crunch. Tom Smith, their Vice President of Technology, said the new platform will have responsive design and the ability to personal the way readers want their [Full Story…]

#Comcast Invests in NY-Based Company #FanDuel

#Comcast Invests in NY-Based Company #FanDuel

Comcast Ventures is now investing $11 million in the NY-based online fantasy sports site FanDuel. According to Crains New York,  FanDuel will use the money to double their NY employees to 40 in sales, marketing, and customer service positions and to expand its retail user base. They also hope to [Full Story…]

New #NYCollegeline Website Helps Students With College

New #NYCollegeline Website Helps Students With College

A new website from the New York City Department of Education Chancellor Denis Walcott and CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein will be the first of its kind to act as a web resource for helping city students throughout the college process. As part of Graduate NYC!, NYCCollegeLine.org will be a free, [Full Story…]

#Met Museum of Art Launches Web Series

#Met Museum of Art Launches Web Series

In their third major online initiative, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY has launched a year long web series called 82nd & Fifth. There will be 100 episodes, each two minutes long, representing 100 works of art that they feel changed the world. Two videos will be posted every Wednesday until [Full Story…]

Acting as Editor, NDN Posts Video Directly to NY Daily News Site

Acting as Editor, NDN Posts Video Directly to NY Daily News Site

News Distribution Network (NDN) recently made comScore's list of top ten online video properties. According to Adweek, the video wire service's audience just topped 53 million. NDN distributes video content from providers including AP, CBS News, Fox Sports as well as local TV stations. NDN has 4,500 [Full Story…]

Online Education Startup Knewton Raises $33 Million

Online Education Startup Knewton Raises $33 Million

NY statup Knewton has raised $33 million in new venture capital led by Founders Fund and education publisher Pearson. The company provides a platform for adaptive learning and has also moved into customizing educational materials developed by other publishers. According to Crain's New York [Full Story…]

Paperless Post Makes Succesful Transition into Online Stationery

Paperless Post Makes Succesful Transition into Online Stationery

Brother and sister duo, James and Alexa Hirschfeld launched interactive online stationery site Paperless Post in April 2009 and the company has since grown and developed into a cash-flow positive business. Based in NY, the site focuses on design and a dynamic experience, which sets it apart from its [Full Story…]

LocalResponse Raises $5 Million in New Funding Round

LocalResponse Raises $5 Million in New Funding Round

LocalResponse, a NY startup that has developed an online ad network that uses location data from social media "check ins" to target ads to users, announced this week that it has closed a $5 million round of  financing from investors Cava Capital, Vodafone Ventures, Advancit Capital and Progress [Full Story…]

LI Police Use Online Sites For Investigation

LI Police Use Online Sites For Investigation

Long Island police are using law enforcement websites to help the investigation of 10 sets of human remains that were discovered along a beach parkway and across the island. The website include photos of jewelery worn,  reconstructive facial drawings of some of the victims and are being used to [Full Story…]

Rubell Says Marketers Should Become an Ideal “Trans Media Storytellers” at #CTAM

Rubell Says Marketers Should Become an Ideal "Trans Media Storytellers" at #CTAM

At the CTAM conference in NY this week, panelists discussed how consumers have started to look for experts when searching for content, because of the overload of content on the web. While consumers generally trust the views of those like themselves, Executive Vice President of global strategy and [Full Story…]