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Web-based Services Lighten Staff Load for Startups

Web-based Services Lighten Staff Load for Startups

Startups in NY such as Bitehunter are getting started with half as many workers as a they did ten years ago, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. With the emergence and constantly evolving spread of online tools, new businesses are able to perform faster and more efficiently with less [Full Story…]

Union Square Ventures Raising New $150 million Tech Fund

Union Square Ventures Raising New $150 million Tech Fund

Union Square Ventures intends to raise another $150 million that it could put toward new technology companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. While most venture-capital firms are struggling to raise funds, the New York firm could place an emphasis on the burgeoning strength of the New York [Full Story…]

Wall Street Journal Launches New Video App

Wall Street Journal Launches New Video App

"WSJ Live" is The Wall Street Journal's new interactive video application for iPad and set-top-boxes. App users are able to watch up to four hours of breaking news, exclusive interviews, and half-hour shows, according to MediaBistro. “Because of the broad scope, we have more opportunities to [Full Story…]

Data Firm Opera Raises $84 Million

Data Firm Opera Raises $84 Million

New York-based data-analytics company Opera Solutions LLC has announced an investment round that will raise its value to $500 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Silver Lake Sumeru, Accel-KKR, and Tola Capital, among other lead investors, hope to capitalize on "big data" projects that [Full Story…]

JPMorgan Chase Takes Advantage of Faster Chip

JPMorgan Chase Takes Advantage of Faster Chip

Recently, the JPMorgan Chase unit and technology supplier, Nvidia, explained to the Wall Street Journal that the company has been benefiting from adding a new class of chip's to their computer room. These graphics processing units, or GPUs, have recently only been known for creating video game [Full Story…]

New Apple Rules Affect Mobile Subscription Strategies for Times, WSJ

New Apple Rules Affect Mobile Subscription Strategies for Times, WSJ

According to Poynter, the new purchasing rules that Apple has created for its iOS devices has news organizations like The New York Times and Wall Street Journal removing third-party sales systems from their apps. The new rules say no apps are allowed to have a link or button that sells content to [Full Story…]

Hearst Acts Like Venture Capitalist in New Media Marketplace

Hearst Acts Like Venture Capitalist in New Media Marketplace

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hearst Corp. is searching for startups with new-media technology. Ken Bronfin, president of Hearst Interactive Media, told the Journal that, “Everyone in the company is looking to build a new business or find something interesting to buy.”  Their current [Full Story…]

NYTECH: Are Analytics and Data Changing Media? (#nytech)

NYTECH: Are Analytics and Data Changing Media? (#nytech)

By Lauren Keyson A panel of experts from CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Kantar Media Intelligence and Digiday explored challenges in media measurement for marketers and publishers at a NY Tech Council event at the Midtown Citibank Center earlier this month. Moderator Brian Morrissey, [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…]

What’s Driving the NYC Tech Resurgence?

What's Driving the NYC Tech Resurgence?

From the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, a list of seven reasons NYC is attracting tech start-ups. Among them: A growing, supportive community: Shout-outs to Charlie O'Donnell of First Round Capital, the NY Tech Meetup and the depth of events open to entrepreneurs and VCs here. Growing [Full Story…]

Gambling on Grades: Is This a Good Idea?

Gambling on Grades: Is This a Good Idea?

The Wall Street Journal reports on a new NYC produced website call Ultrinsic, where college students can bet on their own grades. The site's founders say the practice motivates students to do better. However, they can also bet that they won't perform well. ? One of the founders told the WSJ [Full Story…]

212 Area Codes Now Subject to Coolness Envy

212 Area Codes Now Subject to Coolness Envy

According to the Wall Street Journal, young NYC tech entrepreneurs equate 212 cell numbers with street cred. Consequently, they're spending hundreds of dollars on sites like 212AreaCode.com to buy existing numbers from their current owners.But as Wired and other media outlets have recently [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Website Relaunch Keeps Content Free

Bloomberg Website Relaunch Keeps Content Free

Bloomberg.com relaunched its business news and information web site yesterday morning, claiming to make a stand for free, ad-supported content models. According to Steve Smith writing for min online, the site has a blog-like feel, and is being positioned against key competitors like the Wall Street [Full Story…]

FiOS Services Delayed in Manhattan

FiOS Services Delayed in Manhattan

Verizon began offering its FiOS services in NYC two years ago, but the expansion has proved to be slowed and delayed.  FiOS has been delayed in Manhattan's nearly 800,000 dwellings because older buildings, compiled with bureaucratic and technical hurdles, complicate the task of new wiring [Full Story…]

Defense, Intelligence Borrow Tech from Wall Street

Defense, Intelligence Borrow Tech from Wall Street

While the defense and intelligence fields have relied on computers for a long time, these industries are now taking ideas from the  very fast, automated systems of Wall Street, a Wall Street Journal article says. The agencies are using the technology to search Internet message boards for [Full Story…]