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Wednesday July 30, 2014

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NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

Performing artists in NYC have created an interactive Web site and video documentary series called “Made Here.” The series offers advice and inspiration for the next generation of NYers. So far the Web site has attracted 36,000 visitors from over 77 countries and is available for online streaming on [Full Story…]

CityRealty 100 Offers Index of NY Condos

CityRealty 100 Offers Index of NY Condos

A new site called the CityRealty 100 is making it easier for NYers to choose the best condo buildings. The new website indexes buildings around the city using a mixture of the sale prices per-square-foot and the amenities offered in the buildings among other facts. One of the top buildings on the [Full Story…]

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

With subscribers from NY to Seattle, men's lifestyle guide Thrillist relies on their email newsletter to inform their subscribers about restaurants, bars and shops. According to Thrillist, the number of users accessing content from mobile devices has grown from a small percentage to 30-40%. The [Full Story…]

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Google has released its 12th annual year-end 2012 report listing the most searched for terms. According to AM NY, the phrases NYers searched for the most was "Hurricane Sandy," followed closely by "MTA," "NY Knicks," "NY Giants" and "StreetEasyNYC." Across the country. the most-searched event was [Full Story…]

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

After Hurricane Sandy the NY tech community mobilized its resources and time to help with donations, rebuilding, and other relief efforts. Here is a round up of some different NY tech initiatives that are doing their part to help those affected by the storm: WNYC's New Tech City reported on the [Full Story…]

Review of “Totally Wired,” the story of Pseudo.com

Review of "Totally Wired," the story of Pseudo.com

Mary Branscombe, a freelance tech journalist, recently wrote a review on ZDNet for Andrew Smiths book titled, Totally Wired. The book is an account of Pseudo.com and its founder Josh Harris during the dotcom boom and bust. Pseudo.com was an early Silicon Alley web media portal. Branscombe explains, [Full Story…]

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Community Media, a local newspaper publisher, lost its office on Canal street in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and is currently working from 1 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. According to Crain's NY Business, the publisher is using this experience to inspire a new website called NYCReconnects.com, [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

A Brooklyn-based clothing startup has decided to go against the grain and make its clothing at home, here in NY. The company, Outliers, is located in Williamsburg, and designs, manufactures and retails its own clothes, mostly for men. The co-founders, Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens met each other [Full Story…]

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

NY is atop a list of cities challenging Silicon Valley for tech supremacy, according to Zach Cutler of The Cutler Group.  In an op-ed in The Huffington Post, Cutler states that the city is the fastest-growing tech hub in the U.S., and that according to the Center for an Urban Future, tech related [Full Story…]

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

As power returns to lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy, technology startups are getting back on their feet. Fab.com Inc., Warby Parker, Gilt Groupe Inc., Buzzfeed, and Thrillist all reopened their offices on Monday for the first time in a week. Most startup tech companies are located in lower [Full Story…]

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Is Reddit Worth $240 Million?

Advance Publications bought NY-based Reddit for less than $5 million in 2006. Now its estimated value is upwards of $240 million. Bob Sauerberg, president of Advance’s Conde Nast magazine division, said that they basically left the startup alone so they wouldn’t screw it up. Forbes recently [Full Story…]

Real Estate Co. #Zillow Acquires NY’s Buyfolio

Real Estate Co. #Zillow Acquires NY's Buyfolio

Online real estate listing company Zillow this week acquired Buyfolio, a NY-based company that allows users to organize and communicate with brokers when searching for properties.  Buyfolio lets users create a database of listings and share it with a broker or family members who can update it with [Full Story…]

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Toss Case Against #Aereo

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Toss Case Against #Aereo

The Electronic Frontier Foundation urged a federal appeals court last week to throw out broadcasters’ case against Aereo, the streaming TV company from NY-based Internet conglomerate IAC. According to CNET, Mitch Stoltz, EFF staff attorney, said Aereo’s streaming service does not violate copyright. [Full Story…]

Wal-Mart Inks Exclusive Deal Selling #Boxee TV

Wal-Mart Inks Exclusive Deal Selling #Boxee TV

Wal-Mart Stores announced recently an exclusive deal to sell Brooklyn-based Boxee's TV set top boxes.  Priced at $98, the device combines free TV broadcast channels, Internet content and a DVR into one system. The devices will be sold at 3,000 stores during the holiday season. According to [Full Story…]

NY Digital Companies Still Get to Work After #Sandy

NY Digital Companies Still Get to Work After #Sandy

Even though Lower Manhattan businesses are temporarily out of order this week, employees are still working. SoHo-based AKQA said individual client teams are getting together to work at different locations, while its global offices are providing extra support. At Razorfish, only about 20 percent of [Full Story…]