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#Webby Awards Gains New NY Tech Members

#Webby Awards Gains New NY Tech Members

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) added 20 new members to its list, including Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp, NY Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, LearnVest Founder and CEO Alexa von Tobel, SkillShare CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn, and many more. According to the [Full Story…]

Videoconference Prison Visits Expanding in NY

Videoconference Prison Visits Expanding in NY

NY's prison visits program via closed-circuit TV is currently only available at Albion Women's Prison — is set to more than quadruple in size this fall. The program is conducted by the Osborne Association, a nonprofit that has been conducting the meetings known as televisits for the past two years, [Full Story…]

NY-based Watchitoo Expands Social TV

NY-based Watchitoo Expands Social TV

NY-based startup Watchitoo is expanding the concept of Social TV by adding live video of Internet fans and other commentators into TV broadcasts. According to Multichannel, the company has offered several networks a device that can incorporate feeds from up to 25 webcam participants into one HD [Full Story…]

Ex-Yahoo Scientists to Helm New NY Research Science Lab for Microsoft

Ex-Yahoo Scientists to Helm New NY Research Science Lab for Microsoft

Bits reports that Microsoft is bringing former Yahoo scientists into a new lab in NY, as the batch of 15 scientists will focus on the application of advanced computing tools.  Dr. David Pennock, who will head up the new lab, said that, “Microsoft is a fantastic place for research because it [Full Story…]

#SMWNYC – Social Media Week NY Kicks Off on Monday

#SMWNYC - Social Media Week NY Kicks Off on Monday

At a press conference yesterday heralding the start of Social Media Week, which kicks off next Monday, February 13 in NY and other cities around the world, attendees were treated to a video entitled Future Hipsters where seniors in the year 2062 reminisce about the past.  “You could get away with [Full Story…]

NY-based OoVoo Capturing Teen Video Chat Market

NY-based OoVoo Capturing Teen Video Chat Market

Teens are flocking to OoVoo,which has offices in NY and Tel Aviv. The video chat company says that two thirds of its 40 million users are under 17. The app lets up to six people chat for free and has 1.7 million "likes" on Facebook putting it in the top 20 tech brands on the site. The site [Full Story…]

NJ Based Vidyo Demonstrates Importance of Immigrant Innovation

NJ Based Vidyo Demonstrates Importance of Immigrant Innovation

A recent article from Forbes centered around the rising importance that immigrants to the US are having through innovative companies. The article cited new research that was conducted by the National Foundation for American Policy that found that nearly half of America's top 50 venture-funded [Full Story…]

New Year’s Eve: Top Apps For #NYE Revelry

New Year's Eve: Top Apps For #NYE Revelry

If you are looking for apps to use while you enjoy your New Year's Eve, intomobile has a few suggestions. Group messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, GroupMe (now part of Skype) and TextPlus are great for reaching multiple people and they all have SMS support, so it's OK not to have a smartphone, [Full Story…]

New Year’s Eve: NY to Get Free WiFi from Skype for #NYE

New Year's Eve: NY to Get Free WiFi from Skype for #NYE

NYers will be getting free WiFi from Skype from midday on Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 in areas covered by the network of Skype partner Towerstream, TheNextWeb reports. Some of these areas are Times Square, West Village, East Village,  NoHo, Soho, the Lower East Side, Clinton and elsewhere. To use the WiFi, [Full Story…]

Cablevision Launches Click-to-Call Web Service in NY Area

Cablevision Launches Click-to-Call Web Service in NY Area

Long Island-based cable carrier Cablevision has launched Optimum Voice Click-to-Call for its customers in the NY tri-state area. Reminiscent of features found on Skype, this new service turns phone numbers on any Web page into clickable links for instant dialing.  With no additional charge, users [Full Story…]

Skype to Acquire Startup GroupMe

Skype to Acquire Startup GroupMe

Skype is set to acquire NY-based group messaging service GroupMe, which had raised $850,000 in a round of financing from Betaworks, SV Angel, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures , and others, after a TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in 2010. This year the company raised $10.6 million from Khosla [Full Story…]

Broadway Hopefuls Using Online Audition Tapes to Attract Casting Directors

Broadway Hopefuls Using Online Audition Tapes to Attract Casting Directors

Actors with dreams of performing on the Broadway stage can now get their chance from all over the world, as more casting directors are accepting audition tapes via YouTube, Skype and other video platforms.  Though formal online casting calls are still rare and a breakout star has yet to be [Full Story…]

WSJ Profiles Participant of Microsoft’s Queens Virtual Senior Center

WSJ Profiles Participant of Microsoft's Queens Virtual Senior Center

In a recent video from The Wall Street Journal, reporter Andy Jordan visited 87-year-old Milton Greidinger, a homebound retiree who has just discovered the wonders of the Internet for the first time. Greidinger participates in a Queens-based virtual senior center, started by Microsoft, Self Help [Full Story…]

Passover Story Told Through Social Media

Passover Story Told Through Social Media

In time for the start of the Jewish holiday, Passover, tomorrow night, a new video produced by AISH.com, called 'Google Exodus', tells the story of Passover through the use of CNN.com, Yahoo Answers, Google Maps and Mail, Facebook, Skype and Amazon. The video begins with Moses logging in to his [Full Story…]

General Assembly: A New Kind Of NY Tech Incubator

General Assembly: A New Kind Of NY Tech Incubator

General Assembly is a new tech incubator space that opened up in the Flatiron district earlier this year. The 20,000 foot space differentiates itself by being more about education and mentorship of entrepreneurs than about "spewing out companies ill-suited for primetime," according to Xconomy.  The [Full Story…]