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Hacker and Activist Aaron Swartz, 26, Commits Suicide in NY

Hacker and Activist Aaron Swartz, 26, Commits Suicide in NY

Aaron Swartz, Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder, died Friday. ZDNet reported that the 26-year-old activist committed suicide in NY. Swartz  was charged with 13 counts of felony hacking in September 2012 after he allegedly scraped 4 million MIT papers from the JSTOR online [Full Story…]

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Advance Publications bought NY-based Reddit for less than $5 million in 2006. Now its estimated value is upwards of $240 million. Bob Sauerberg, president of Advance’s Conde Nast magazine division, said that they basically left the startup alone so they wouldn’t screw it up. Forbes recently [Full Story…]

Condé Nast Leaves Reddit Alone to Grow

Condé Nast Leaves Reddit Alone to Grow

Advance Publications, the home of Condé Nast, bought Reddit in 2006 for $20 million and Steven Newhouse, chairman of Advance.net, took a hands off approach to the company. Co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian stayed for three years. In 2011, it was spun off into an independent subsidiary. [Full Story…]

Jobstr Users Ask People Anything About Their Jobs

Jobstr Users Ask People Anything About Their Jobs

Jobstr is a NY started company that creates an open forum where people from a wide range of occupations open themselves up for questioning. Founders Frank Hajdu and Dan Corbin have so far accumulated about 100 Q&As, with more than 1,800 answers. Every host who wishes to start a Q&A is [Full Story…]

Internet Defense League Sends NY Signal to Protect Internet Freedom

Internet Defense League Sends NY Signal to Protect Internet Freedom

A newly emerged grassroots group, known as the Internet Defense League (IDL), plans to pick up where successful crowdsourced campaigns against SOPA and PIPA left off. The group hopes to use the power of people to prepare for future threats to internet freedom by enlisting website owners, [Full Story…]

Cryptic Subway Code Cracked by Redditors

Cryptic Subway Code Cracked by Redditors

Recently, Reddit user delverofsecrets posted photos of a cryptic note that he received from a man on the 1 subway train in NY. The user asked the Reddit community to help identify what the characters might mean, and many quickly helped solve the message. According to Mashable, the man handed this [Full Story…]

Redditors Hosts Meetup in Central Park

Redditors Hosts Meetup in Central Park

About two weeks ago, Global Reddit Meetup Day took place in cities around the globe to bring together the community of people devoted to the largest Internet message board in the world. According to New York magazine, 35 million users sign onto Reddit every month, and there are approximately 144,000 [Full Story…]

At #TCDisrupt Tisch Predicts 2-3 NYC Startups Will Exit This Year

At #TCDisrupt Tisch Predicts 2-3 NYC Startups Will Exit This Year

Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC conference, David Tisch, managing director of Tech Stars, predicted that within a year, NY will see two to three of its biggest tech companies go public or be acquired by another firm. According to TechCrunch, Tisch attributes the rapid growth in NY to its [Full Story…]

Times’ Social Media Editor Sees Social as a “Key News-Gathering Medium”

Times' Social Media Editor Sees Social as a "Key News-Gathering Medium"

Social media at The New York Times became a bona fide department in 2009, and since late 2010, Alexis Mainland, social media editor, has been driving the department forward.  According to Photoshelter, Mainland is responsible for developing social media strategy, disseminating breaking news via [Full Story…]

Spin Adds Stream Music Player to Revamped Site

Spin Adds Stream Music Player to Revamped Site

NY-based Spin Media recently announced a makeover for Spin.com—including a new streaming music player. Beginning in March, the music player will appear on top of the page, allowing users to listen to tunes while on the site. Users can like share songs, videos and other Spin content on Facebook, [Full Story…]

Emergency New York Tech Meetup Protests #PIPA and #SOPA

Emergency New York Tech Meetup Protests #PIPA and #SOPA

In front of a passionate crowd of nearly 2,000 people earlier today, NYConvergence was on hand to see Alexis Ohanian of Reddit display the sympathy cards he addressed to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand over the death of the Internet. Ohanian told an Emergency New York Tech Meetup gathering that the [Full Story…]

Reddit Protests #SOPA With a Blackout

Reddit Protests #SOPA With a Blackout

Tomorrow, January 18, Reddit, the popular social news website, will black itself out from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST.  Instead of its usual user-created fare, they will display a message detailing their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. The site’s founders oppose the bill, saying it [Full Story…]

Advance Publications Looks to Digital Commerce

Advance Publications Looks to Digital Commerce

Advance Publications will look to the digital and tech industries for its future endeavors, an interesting excursion from the company that made billions from print magazines and newspapers, according to the New York Post. Its $500 million investment, via preferred stock in the cable channel [Full Story…]

Reddit: Reinventing Crowd-Powered Journalism?

Reddit:  Reinventing Crowd-Powered Journalism?

Mathew Ingram of GigaOm recently profiled David Weinberger's book, The Cluetrain Manifesto, which proposes that clues to the future of news and journalism can be found in the link-sharing site, Reddit.  Owned by NY publisher Condé Nast, the site can be viewed as a form of community or [Full Story…]

NJ “Redditor” Reports Live From Police Standoff

NJ "Redditor" Reports Live From Police Standoff

The NY-based, Conde Nast owned web community site, Reddit reported a standoff live on the web between New Jersey police and a man who reportedly shot another man with a rifle. A "Redditor," with the username Ellinika, reported to the site as she was held up in her apartment only 50 feet away from [Full Story…]