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#USAToday, #Reuters and Thousands of #Tumblr Sites Hit by Massive Worm

#USAToday, #Reuters and Thousands of #Tumblr Sites Hit by Massive Worm

Tumblr was hit by a massive worm Sunday evening, affecting blogs by USA Today and Reuters. According to CNET, the worm left thousands of Tumblr sites with a post advising users to commit suicide. The hacker group GNAA claimed responsibility for the attack. Their Twitter profile said 8,600 unique [Full Story…]

Accel Invests $30 Million in CAN, Expanding Loans to Online Business

Accel Invests $30 Million in CAN, Expanding Loans to Online Business

Accel Partners is investing $30 million in NY-based Capital Access Network (CAN). The new investment will allow CAN to target online-based businesses and expand overseas with partner organizations. According to Reuters, small businesses and vendors that sell wares on Etsy or market through [Full Story…]

Facebook Political Polls to be Displayed on Times Square Billboards

Facebook Political Polls to be Displayed on Times Square Billboards

A new app, "2012 Matters: What Matter Most," takes information culled from Facebook polls and displays the results on Times Square digital billboards. The app was created by Facebook engineers and from NY-based digital ad company R/GA, during a recent 24-hour ‘hackathon.’ It was was designed to [Full Story…]

Conde Nast Launches “Santa’s Hideout” Website from Incubator

Conde Nast Launches "Santa's Hideout" Website from Incubator

With the holiday season now underway, Conde Nast recently launched "Santa's Hideout." The website allows children to make a personal wish list that is set up by their parents, who have the ability to divvy the list up  for "Santa's eyes only" and for family and friends, according to Reuters. The [Full Story…]

The New Yorker Collects Classic Content for iPad

The New Yorker Collects Classic Content for iPad

According to Felix Salmon of Reuters, The New Yorker is turning old content into a new revenue stream. The magazine collected all of its baseball essays from as far back as 1929 and offered them as iPad-only edition called “At the Ballpark.” The magazine also is also offering special collections on [Full Story…]

NYSE Traders to Analyze Real-Time Data in Excel

NYSE Traders to Analyze Real-Time Data in Excel

MDXT Connect Excel, a new data analysis tool, will enable traders to stream and analyze real-time normalized market data directly in Microsoft Excel 2010. According to Wall Street and Tech, NYSE Technologies announced that MDXT ConnectExcel allows for subscription and publication of data via the [Full Story…]

Pittman: iHeartRadio App Not Pandora Clone

Pittman: iHeartRadio App Not Pandora Clone

After U.S. radio company Clear Channel launched its customized radio application last week, Pandora shares took a dive. Reuters had the opportunity to interview Clear Channel’s chairman of media and entertainment platforms Bob Pittman. "We had the benefit of watching Pandora trying to build a [Full Story…]

Reuters Uses Percolate Tool to Create Aggregation Site

Reuters Uses Percolate Tool to Create Aggregation Site

Reuters has recently launched a new content aggregation site, Counterparties, by licensing a tool courtesy of eight month old NY-based startup Percolate. The site highlights up to 30 of the day's significant and financial news/opinion stories, linking out to each story from the homepage. Reuters [Full Story…]

Smalera’s Plan for Slate’s Comeback

Smalera's Plan for Slate’s Comeback

Image via WikipediaWith competition growing with online publications, it seems NY-based Slate is in trouble. Last week, it made cut backs by laying off four of its staff and several freelancers, including well known media critic Jack Shaffer.  However, according to Paul Smalera of Reuters, believes [Full Story…]

NY Post Refuses to Link to Sources

NY Post Refuses to Link to Sources

According to Anthony DeRosa of Retuers, The New York Post is just an example of how most "traditional" news publications online may write out the source of a story it is mentioning, but won't link to it.  He also mentions that, allegedly, the Post has admitted that it is policy not to credit blogs [Full Story…]

Mike Bloomberg’s Digital Media Corp. is fastest-growing company in NY

Mike Bloomberg’s Digital Media Corp. is fastest-growing company in NY

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's financial information giant Bloomberg LP has become the fastest-growing company in New York.  The company was founded in 1981, has added 1,800 jobs in the city since 2008 and plans to add 1,600 more this year.  It provides jobs to over 6,500 people.  Chairman Peter Grauer [Full Story…]

B of A and Visa Will Test Mobile Payment System in New York

B of A and Visa Will Test Mobile Payment System in New York

Bank of America and Visa are teaming up on an initiative that will let consumers pay for merchandise in stores with their smart phones. B of A and Visa Will Test Mobile Payment System in New YorkA limited trial run will take place in the New York area starting in September, Reuters reports, though [Full Story…]

Internet Week NY: City Of NYC Shows Off Its QR Code

Internet Week NY: City Of NYC Shows Off Its QR Code

NYConvergence ORIGINAL According to an press release received by NYConvergence, the City of New York is planning to celebrate Internet Week today by displaying a special QR Code (a bar code that can be scanned by smartphones) on the Reuters screen in Times Square.  When scanned, the code will [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Redesigns Website

Bloomberg Redesigns Website

In efforts to expand readership, New York based financial data and news company Bloomberg has redesigned its website. In a move away from the black background and amber text that has been the style of the site for the past four years, the site now boasts more traditional black text on a white [Full Story…]

‘NY Times’ Senior Execs Discuss Access Charges Today

'NY Times' Senior Execs Discuss Access Charges Today

The New York Times Company's Janet L. Robinson and Martin A. Nisenholtz are taking readers' questions today about the company's decision to charge for access to The New York Times on the Web.  Questions can be submitted and will be answered here today. Reaction to the planned [Full Story…]