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#Sandy Tears Down Paywall at NYT and WSJ

#Sandy Tears Down Paywall at NYT and WSJ

Hurricane Sandy blew down paywalls at two major publications. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal’s contents are available to everyone until the weather emergency is over. Other sites are increasing their emergency coverage. Google created an interactive map tracking Sandy’s progress [Full Story…]

Robot Employee Roams WSJ Office

Robot Employee Roams WSJ Office

Reporter Rachel Emma Silverman telecommuted from Austin to The Wall Street Journal’s New York office—in the form of a robot. The six-foot tall robot is made by Anybots Inc. Equipped with a two-way video camera, it careened through the office on Segway-style wheels. With keyboard commands and the [Full Story…]

WSJ Embraces Live News Coverage on Mobile/Tablet Devices

WSJ Embraces Live News Coverage on Mobile/Tablet Devices

While The New York Times has chosen to show just two short clips everyday (as part of TimesCast) of live news coverage on devices like the iPad and X-Box, The Wall Street Journal has taken a different approach. The paper is pumping out hours of live news clips and splashing them onto 15 varied [Full Story…]

CUNY’s Kaku Calls for More US Tech Innovation

CUNY's Kaku Calls for More US Tech Innovation

In just a few years, 'computer' will be passé. Instead, our lives will revolve around an inexpensive 'microchip.' Mr. Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York predicts that the English language will no loner accept 'computer.' We'll simply "turn things on," he tells [Full Story…]

HuffPost Expansion Isn’t Paying Off for AOL

HuffPost Expansion Isn't Paying Off for AOL

When AOL acquired The Huffington Post, both Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong made bold predictions about their combined future. Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, said in a statement, "Together, our companies will embrace the digital future and become a digital destination that delivers unmatched experiences [Full Story…]

Bklyn Espresso Book Machine Dispenses Paperbacks

Bklyn Espresso Book Machine Dispenses Paperbacks

The Brooklyn Public Library’s newest espresso machine doesn’t serve coffee. Instead, the Espresso Book Machine prints paperbacks on demand. Linda Johnson, BPL’s president and CEO, told The Wall Street Journal that when she started looking for a book machine last year, the price $125,000 price tag [Full Story…]

WSJ to Hold First Hackathon at NYU

WSJ to Hold First Hackathon at NYU

From April 13-15, The Wall Street Journal will be hosting its first Data Transparency Weekend at New York University as part of its regular "What They Know" series. The event, led by senior technology director Julia Angwin, will gather some 100 programmers to divided into teams to work on [Full Story…]

WSJ Sends Reporters to Cover #NYFW via Pinterest

WSJ Sends Reporters to Cover #NYFW via Pinterest

The Wall Street Journal is using Pinterest to cover NY Fashion Week, sending nine reporters with iPhones and Instagram accounts  to file constantly. The best images will be featured on Pinterest and posted to the paper’s Fashion Week section on their website. The Journal’s Fashion Week pinboard [Full Story…]

The Wall Street Journal Adds YouTube Channel

The Wall Street Journal Adds YouTube Channel

The Wall Street Journal is the latest publication to launch a dedicated YouTube channel. It will feature on-demand content from WSJ’s video programming, including “Off Duty,” a daily lifestyle show, hosted by WSJ reporter Wendy Bounds. The show, which premiers Feb. 6, will air Monday through [Full Story…]

A Digital Fashion Show Coming to #FashionWeek NY?

A Digital Fashion Show Coming to #FashionWeek NY?

During Fashion Week NY, buyers have to squeeze in as many shows as possible--hence the week has morphed into 10 days.  In order to accommodate schedules, KCD Worldwide is creating digital fashion shows. Developed with King & Partners, a NY digital agency, it will launch during next month’s [Full Story…]

NY-based LearnVest Hopes to Democratize Financial Advice Business

NY-based LearnVest Hopes to Democratize Financial Advice Business

By using Web technology, NY-based startup LearnVest hopes to democratize the complex and competitive financial advice business, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two-year-old start-up that has raised $25 million in venture capital from Facebook investor Accel Partners and other firms, [Full Story…]

Time Out New York Follows Foursquare Trend

Time Out New York Follows Foursquare Trend

Time Out New York has joined forces with Foursquare by creating a "King of New York" badge that allows users to check in at the magazines annual "Best of New York City" list. To receive the badge, users must check in to three of the 50 venues highlighted. Joining Foursquare's more than 10 million [Full Story…]

Bushwick Startup Raises $220,000

Bushwick Startup Raises $220,000

NYU graduates Cody Brown and Kate Ray have raised $220,000 for their mini-startup Scroll- a platform BetaBeat describes as a simple single-page HTML editor which enables publishers to lay out a "fancy-looking" page that imitates the flexibility designers have for formatting on the printed [Full Story…]

Tech-Minded Protestors Unite in #OWS Hackathon

Tech-Minded Protestors Unite in #OWS Hackathon

The Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken several effective measures in echoing their voices, adopting the "people's mic" when denied amplified sound, creating a grill-free kitchen when outdoor cooking was outlawed, and now techies will unite in the movement's first "hackathon," the Wall Street [Full Story…]

WSJ Launches Facebook Edition

WSJ Launches Facebook Edition

The Wall Street Journal has launched this week WSJ Social, a Facebook "edition" designed to filter content through the social network . According to Forbes, Alisa Bowen, general manager of the WSJ Digital Network says “It’s about making [WSJ content] available where people are.” The users are [Full Story…]