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Saturday April 19, 2014

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Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Losses Grow

Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Losses Grow

With the increasing shift to e-readers, one would guess that book retailers shifting to the e-reader would be doing well. Barnes & Noble, however, announced that the losses for its Nook Media division will be even greater than in years past. The problem, according to The New York Times, lies in [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

#MerrillLynch Launches #Flipboard Channel

#MerrillLynch Launches #Flipboard Channel

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management recently released its own Flipboard channel. According to Wall Street & Technology, this is the first financial services firm to join Flipboard, a social media news site that allows users to curate their own content. Merrill's channel will feature content [Full Story…]

Will Wall Street Catch on to the iPad Mini?

Will Wall Street Catch on to the iPad Mini?

Wall Street & Tech wrote recently about the effect that the release that the iPad Mini may have on Wall Street. The new Apple product has a smaller screen and a better camera and video recording-- all of which may be beneficial to those in the financial industry. Reporter Melanie Rodier wrote [Full Story…]

Lenovo Unveils Convertibles at NY Event

Lenovo Unveils Convertibles at NY Event

At a New York event yesterday, China-based computer company Lenovo revealed new laptops for users interested in a tablet-like experience. According to Cnet, Lenovo's new laptops use Windows new operating system, and can transform from notebooks into tablets. Just last year the company surpassed Dell [Full Story…]

NY Panel Discusses Future of Live News Streaming #livenewstech

NY Panel Discusses Future of Live News Streaming #livenewstech

Media professionals gathered this week at the NY British Consulate's office to discuss the future of live news video streaming. The panel was organized by Streamworks International, a British company that has operations in NY, which develops software that brings live streaming video to news [Full Story…]

Reader’s Digest Plans Digital Expansion

Reader's Digest Plans Digital Expansion

Reader's Digest is increasing its issues from 10 to 12 a year while at the same time making an effort to be more digital. Though the publication has struggled recently, its circulation declining from 8 million to 5.5 million and a 22.5 decrease in revenue, it is making an effort to bounce back with [Full Story…]

The New Yorker Struggling with Web

The New Yorker Struggling with Web

The New Yorker seems as though it is lagging behind other competitors in terms of adapting to the Internet. According to Buzzfeed, the magazine has been hindered by Conde Nast's lack of resources and contractual writer's agreements, and a recent resignation of Jonah Lehrer ended up worsening the [Full Story…]

NY DOT Workers Use Tablets to Increase Efficiency, Lower Costs

NY DOT Workers Use Tablets to Increase Efficiency, Lower Costs

The NY DOT city transportation workers in charge of construction projects use tablets to access and review construction permits, as this shift to paperless operations has proved much faster than the process of lugging permits from site to site, according to StateTech Magazine. Inspectors used to [Full Story…]

Wall Street Buzzing Over Smaller iPad Rumors

Wall Street Buzzing Over Smaller iPad Rumors

One of the main reasons why Wall Street executives enjoy using their iPad's is because of its large tablet screen. Now, many executives in the business world are buzzing about Apple's rumored plans to change the size of the iPad screen. According to Wall Street and Tech, the next device is expected [Full Story…]

NY Startup ShopKeep Pushes Electronic Tablet Payments

NY Startup ShopKeep Pushes Electronic Tablet Payments

Retailers have slowly but surely begun to replace their old registers with iPads to process sales. ShopKeep, three and a half-year old NY-based startup, is hoping to continue to grow this trend. According to Xconomy, the company hopes to position its technology to offer lower costs for retailers. [Full Story…]

Songza Launches iPad App, Surpasses One Million Downloads

Songza Launches iPad App, Surpasses One Million Downloads

NY-based Songza launched their iPad app last week and since then has reached more than 1.15 million downloads. Songza is a music curator and streaming service available on iPhone, Android, web apps, and now iPad. Though they did not release numbers pre-iPad launch, founder Elias Roman told [Full Story…]

NY Post Quietly Removes Safari Block on Paid iPad App

NY Post Quietly Removes Safari Block on Paid iPad App

Last year around this time, it was reported that the New York Post launched a special paywall for their iPad app that made all content on nypost.com unavailable to iPad users, unless they downloaded the newspaper’s official paid app from the Apple App Store.  iPad users who navigated to the Post’s [Full Story…]

NY Taxi and Limousine Commission Considers a Taxi Hailing App

NY Taxi and Limousine Commission Considers a Taxi Hailing App

The NY Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is reviewing several proposals for apps that would allow riders to digitally hail taxis with their smartphones. The city requested the apps in March and received at least two responses from app developers, according to the New York Post. Get Taxi USA, one [Full Story…]

DOT Expanding Congestion Management System in Midtown

DOT Expanding Congestion Management System in Midtown

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that its "Midtown in Motion" congestion management system will double in size to cover a 270 block area, up from a 110 block zone. According to Gothamist, the system launched last July and has since improved travel times on the avenues by 10% as [Full Story…]