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Despite Law, NY Motorists Still Text and Drive

Despite Law, NY Motorists Still Text and Drive

Today NY state announced that about 7,500 motorists received tickets for driving while texting since a new state law took effect last July. NY officials also said that 111,000 tickets were written for violating rules against using handheld devices while behind the wheel of a car. The new law [Full Story…]

Macy’s Using SMS to Promote One Day Sale

Macy's Using SMS to Promote One Day Sale

Macy's is using SMS messaging to promote its one-day sale today, letting consumers shop limited time deals via SMS . There was a preview day yesterday. The company sent a message out to its mobile database users advising them of the sale.  A link within the return text message takes users to the [Full Story…]

Hundreds of Texting While Driving Tickets Issued in NY During Thanksgiving

Hundreds of Texting While Driving Tickets Issued in NY During Thanksgiving

According to the AP, NY state police issued 816 tickets over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend for people who were driving while texting on their mobile phones. According to the state, 330 of the tickets "were a direct result of tougher enforcement of "Operation Hang-Up," which was partially [Full Story…]

NY Startup QWiPS Secures $1.25 Million from Investors

NY Startup QWiPS Secures $1.25 Million from Investors

New York-based startup QWiPS has announced that secured $1.25 million in a funding round from Magnus Partners Inc.'s Shawn Landgraf and Allan Watson of NYC Trading Floor, LLC, according to VatorNews. The startup's appeal exists in its voice-response technology that allows "users to attach voice [Full Story…]

Photographer Captures NYers Texting in New Series

Photographer Captures NYers Texting in New Series

Joseph Holmes, an award-winning professional photographer, has put together a collection of photos of NYers called "Texters." The photo series documents people all over NY with their phones out, heads down, and texting on their mobile device. According to the New York Times, Mr. Holmes [Full Story…]

Queens Teen at Center of Sexting Dispute

Queens Teen at Center of Sexting Dispute

A teen in Queens has been accused of keeping pictures that were sexted by an ex-girlfriend on his phone. When a Christ the King Regional High School official asked for the teen's cellphone, he refused to hand it over, a New York Daily News article said. According to the boy's mother, the school [Full Story…]

Earth Day: Green Texts and Green Scenes Come to Times Square (#EarthDay)

Earth Day: Green Texts and Green Scenes Come to Times Square  (#EarthDay)

As part of Earth Day tomorrow, the Green World Campaign, in partnership with Earth Day New York, will launch an initiative in which Earth Day New York will dedicate an hour of its live programming on its Times Square partner screens (including Toshiba, NASDAQ, Reuters, MTV, CBS and CNN), to the [Full Story…]

New Fast Society App – Built to Party

New Fast Society App - Built to Party

Fast Society, a New York-based startup, recently released a new group application that is "Built to Party."  Users with an iPhone and Android capable phones are able to send and receive audio messages, share their locations, and text for free within the application.  The new app lets users "go back [Full Story…]

GroupMe Acquires New Hires as Popularity Grows

GroupMe Acquires New Hires as Popularity Grows

New York-based GroupMe has just announced four new hires, increasing their team's size to 13.  The mobile startup lets groups of people quickly and easily send text messages to each other.  Currently the company delivers around a million text messages per day. The company is working on secret new [Full Story…]

Is Facebook Trying To Kill GroupMe?

Is Facebook Trying To Kill GroupMe?

The recently announced Facebook Messages system may be viewed mainly as a challenge to Goole's Gmail, but Business Insider postulates that Facebook also has NYC based startup GroupMe on it's kill list. GroupMe allows users to set up a single phone number and text a large group of friends all at once [Full Story…]

Advertising Week: AOL to Roll Out New Ad Format

Advertising Week: AOL to Roll Out New Ad Format

NY-based AOL plans to unveil a new advertising format during the Advertising Week conference later this month in New York, according to unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal says. The ads will be about four times as large as current ads that typically appear on the AOL Web page border. The new [Full Story…]

New York’s Texts From Last Night on the Rise

New York's Texts From Last Night on the Rise

New York based TextsFromLastNight.com, a website that publishes the funniest, wildest and most ridiculous texts people don't remember sending, is booming. Founded in February of 2009, the site now enjoys huge popularity and  viewership in the millions. Anyone can submit texts they have [Full Story…]

NY State Police to Enforce Cell Phone Ban

NY State Police to Enforce Cell Phone Ban

From May 4 to May 7, the New York State Police will conduct "Operation Hang Up III" on the NY State Thruway and I-84 which runs through the Mid-Hudson Valley. The initiative is meant to enforce state law that prohibits the use of hand held cell phones, as well as text messaging, surfing [Full Story…]

Start-up Links Hunters to Jobs in Developing Countries

Start-up Links Hunters to Jobs in Developing Countries

Assured Labor, a NY-based mobile social networking start-up for job hunters in developing countries, recently raised $1 million. The start-up focuses primarily on Latin America, as it enables low and middle income workers to find jobs by creating resumes at Internet cafes and web kiosks and posting [Full Story…]

NY Area Pupils Go Text-Free in Experiment

NY Area Pupils Go Text-Free in Experiment

Some students at Riverdale Country School participated in a two-day experiment in text-free living. Last week researchers at the University of Maryland showed that students who swore off social media, including text messaging and Facebook, reacted like drug addicts with sudden withdrawal. The [Full Story…]