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Thursday November 27, 2014

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Facebook Reschedules Gifts Event for November 15th

Facebook Reschedules Gifts Event for November 15th

Facebook rescheduled its Gifts event for November 15. This is the second attempt by the company to host the event since Hurricane Sandy. It was originally scheduled for November 1, according to CNET, but will still take place at FAO Schwartz in Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy caused power outages and [Full Story…]

Zimride Launches in NY

Zimride Launches in NY

Zimride has recently launched in NY. The website connects drivers with passangers willing to pay for gas and uses social media information from Facebook to attempt to link people with similar music tastes. Zimride uses an organization-based network with over 100 universities, companies and event [Full Story…]

Building a Better Facebook in NY

Building a Better Facebook in NY

Facebook’s omniscient success is inspiring others to create better and less intrusive versions.  Diaspora* was originally started by four NYU students—Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Saltzberg, Raphael Sofaer and Ilya Zhitomirskiy—and is open-sourced and controlled by its users. Ed Knutson, an Occupy Wall [Full Story…]

NY Media Experts Share their Social Secrets During #SMWNY

NY Media Experts Share their Social Secrets During #SMWNY

SocialFlow, a digital publishing platform, is offering some helpful tutorials during NY's Social Media Week, via NY media experts who use social media. The one-minute videos describe expert users’ social media secret weapons, including some picks from ReadWriteWeb such as: Kate Gardiner, owner [Full Story…]

#ValentinesDay – A Look at Facebook App Easyhi

#ValentinesDay - A Look at Facebook App Easyhi

A new Facebook app called Easyhi lets users create personalized e-cards featuring their own photos and videos for Valentine's Day. The social media-themed Valentine's Day cards are currently featured on the Easyhi Facebook page and to share one of them on a Valentine's Facebook wall, a user can just [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…]

Panel on Corporate Social Media Set for #SMWNYC

Panel on Corporate Social Media Set for #SMWNYC

For Social Media Week NY starting next week, the Social Media Club NYC is hosting a special event. On Feb. 13, from 6 – 8 pm, members and the general public are invited to a panel discussion on the challenges of social media. Topics include how large corporations adopt social media, how to manage [Full Story…]

Foursquare, Google, Twitter and Facebook Battle for NY Tech Talent

Foursquare, Google, Twitter and Facebook Battle for NY Tech Talent

Business Insider reports that a source close to Foursqure said about one third of its employees have worked at Google. A scan of LinkedIn reveals that the company has hired at least 18 people who've worked for Google, most of them coming directly from the tech giant. Twitter and Facebook have [Full Story…]

NY-based Schoology Makes Presence Known in Silicon Valley

NY-based Schoology Makes Presence Known in Silicon Valley

When deciding on educational technology, The Palo Alto Unified School District chose the K-12, NY-based learning system Schoology. Founded by 24 year-old Jeremy Friedman, the system is based on an approach to education software, which creates an approachable social network that teachers and [Full Story…]

Sean Parker Keeps Busy After Leaving Silicon Valley for NY

Sean Parker Keeps Busy After Leaving Silicon Valley for NY

Sean Parker, former Napster founder and former President of Facebook, has been long gone from Silicon Valley for almost three  years, making a permanent home in Manhattan. Since arriving in NY, Parker has become involved with different NY charities and now serves as an executive general partner at [Full Story…]

Banks Use Social Media to Learn about Consumer Relationships

Banks Use Social Media to Learn about Consumer Relationships

According to BetaBeat, a group of startups is working on algorithms gathering data for banks from the web of associations known as “the social graph,” in which people are “nodes” connected to each other by “edges.” Banks have been utilizing social media to befriend their customers and friends of [Full Story…]

Recreational Sports Site Raises $4.3 M

Recreational Sports Site Raises $4.3 M

Sportsvite, a 5 year old NY-based social network site created for recreational sports lovers, has raised $4.3 million in an SEC filing. The site, created by Brian Litvak, allows users to organize their sports teams, plan game and to manage and promote their rec league. City Biz List [Full Story…]

Opinionaided Changes Name to Thumb

Opinionaided Changes Name to Thumb

The General Assembly produced NY startup Opinionaided has rebranded and chaned their name to Thumb. The Q & A mobile site is also transforming itself into a social network. Users post opinion-based questions on the platform like: What do you think of Starbucks? The first response generally comes [Full Story…]

Free Art App Mixel Launches to Help Create Photo Collage

Free Art App Mixel Launches to Help Create Photo Collage

Lascaux Co., a NY startup, has launched its free app Mixel that allows users to share, edit and combine images in order to create collages and has been noted as a top app in the photo-sharing world. Released for the iPad, the app has an art-spin to it and allows the images to be borrowed by other [Full Story…]

Rental Websites Help Make NY Apartment Hunting Process Cheap & Easy

Rental Websites Help Make NY Apartment Hunting Process Cheap & Easy

NY Apartment seekers in today's age are having an easier time finding the right place that fits their needs due to the rise in brokerage websites. These psuedo social-network sites are working to eliminate brokerage fees, and make the looking process smooth. Among the approximately 30 sites out [Full Story…]