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Times Square Ranked Happiest Place in NYC

Times Square Ranked Happiest Place in NYC

A study conducted by analyzing Twitter messages, Times Square is the happiest place in NYC. Although NYers may disagree, visitors to Times Square said that it's because people on vacation there are happy, the New York Post reported. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of [Full Story…]

#NYFW Adds Live Streaming to Fashion Shows

#NYFW Adds Live Streaming to Fashion Shows

During this season's New York Fashion Week, buyers, designers, bloggers, and viewers crowded into fashions hows. At the Belstaff show, however, viewers could also watch the show online via a live stream. These web viewers helped the Belstaff staff predict which runway items might be more popular, [Full Story…]

Tourists Navigate NY with #iPads and #iPhones

Tourists Navigate NY with #iPads and #iPhones

Roughly 50 million tourists visit NY annually—and they use iPhones and iPads as virtual tour guides. They shop for bargains with Living Social. Twitter is a good source for nightclubs. Tourists are also fond of Facetime and Skype, because it allows them experience places like Times Square with their [Full Story…]

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

By Lauren Keyson What are people actually doing with all these screens? The speakers at yesterday’s PluggedIn Ventures Roundtable agreed people are more experienced with social media. Twitter is hot because it’s real time and Facebook is good for sharing later. But the secondary effect of [Full Story…]

#OWS #Tweets Undermine Defense Against #NYPD

#OWS #Tweets Undermine Defense Against #NYPD

Tweets by Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris and others were revealed in court Wednesday, destroying the defense that police baited OWS protestors on to the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge only to arrest them. The tweets were submitted as evidence and Harris pleaded guilty to disorderly [Full Story…]

Social Media Condemns #NYPost for Controversial Cover Photo

Social Media Condemns #NYPost for Controversial Cover Photo

Social media erupted over the New York Post’s controversial front page displaying a photo of a man pushed on the tracks just moments before being hit by a train. The tabloid is no stranger to memorable covers, including “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” but this was widely condemned. Adweek curated [Full Story…]

#NYSE CEO Wants Meeting with False #Sandy Tweeter

#NYSE CEO Wants Meeting with False #Sandy Tweeter

Crain's New York Business reports that NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer wants a meeting with Shashank Tripathi. Using his @ComfortablySmug handle, Tripathi falsely tweeted that the NYSE was under three feet of water during Hurricane Sandy. That was announced on air by CNN and The Weather Channel. The [Full Story…]

#UrbanCompass Announces $8M in Seed Round

#UrbanCompass Announces $8M in Seed Round

Urban Compass just announced an $8 million seed round from Founders Fund, Thrive Capital and Goldman Sachs. The focus of Ori Allon’s new SoHo-based startup is still a secret, but The Verge reports that its new technology collects and tracks data in the “offline world” in a way that wasn’t possible [Full Story…]

NY Pols Say Social Media Increases #Transparency

NY Pols Say Social Media Increases #Transparency

NY officials used Twitter to keep citizens up to date during Hurricane Sandy. But even before the storm, more and more local politicians are using social media to communicate with citizens. Councilmember David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), who has 3,195 Twitter followers, said it's about transparency. He [Full Story…]

#NYTimes R&D Cracking the Digital Advertising Code

#NYTimes R&D Cracking the Digital Advertising Code

The New York Times' R&D Lab functions as its own in-house startup according to AdWeek. Recently the lab's focus shifted from strictly creative ideas to projects involving licensing and monetization, such as Cascade and Ricochet. The real-time Twitter visualizations created by Cascade [Full Story…]

Barred From Social Media, Wall Street Finds a Workaround

Barred From Social Media, Wall Street Finds a Workaround

Lots of people are plugged into social media all day, yet access to Facebook, Twitter and most music and video streaming sites are blocked at Wall Street firms.  Regulations require financial institutions to keep records of all employee communication, but there’s no way to monitor Facebook chats or [Full Story…]

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

During Hurricane Sandy hundreds of thousands were left without power or means of transportation, and many received their storm updates via Twitter. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it a point to stay on top of his Twitter updates, making posts like: "@MikeBloomberg: Monday October 29, 1:20 pm: Remain in [Full Story…]

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

Dan Porter, CEO of gaming company OMGPOP, wrote an article for Business Insider about how tech founders should be working to solve huge problems that were exposed by hurricane Sandy. He and his wife used Facebook and Twitter to reach out to people and foundations that needed help after Sandy hit. [Full Story…]

LocalVox Acquires Postling for its Dashboard

LocalVox Acquires Postling for its Dashboard

LocalVox, a NY-based local marketing platform, announced today that it has acquired Postling, which has developed a social media marketing dashboard. Postling’s dashboard is used by more than 20,000 small businesses and it’s integrated into LocalVox’s new product, described as a kind of inbox that [Full Story…]

Social Media Relied On, But Not Entirely Reliable During #Sandy

Social Media Relied On, But Not Entirely Reliable During #Sandy

With many NYers still without power since Sandy swept through the city,  many have been staying abreast of the news and keeping in touch via social media.  According to the Twitter app Hootsuite, “Sandy” was mentioned 4.8 million times on social media sites Monday, up from 1.9 million the day [Full Story…]