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Google Maps Updates #Sandy Map

Google Maps Updates #Sandy Map

Earlier this week when Sandy was first being tracked, Google Maps launched a special interactive map, showing key information and predictions for the route of the storm.  This interactive map has now been updated to reflect real time transit information. The NY-specific map has layers reflecting [Full Story…]

NY Startups Link Up After #Sandy

NY Startups Link Up After #Sandy

As the NY tech community still struggles to get back on its feet, employees are working from home, other people’s apartments, coffee shops and basically anywhere with power and Wi-Fi. Boxee opened their offices to Kickstarter employees, while a few people located at the Hearst Tower building. [Full Story…]

NY Tech Runs on Diesel this Week #Sandy

NY Tech Runs on Diesel this Week #Sandy

When power went out in Lower Manhattan this week due to Hurricane Sandy, Fog Creek Software’s data center switched to an emergency diesel generator. But after water rushed into Peer 1’s basement, it wiped out fuel pumps and monitoring equipment. Fog Creek retrieved a their system administrator from [Full Story…]

#Sandy Shut Down 10 Percent of NY Internet

#Sandy Shut Down 10 Percent of NY Internet

A time lapsed video created by Renesys shows that about 10 percent of the Internet networks in the NY metropolitan area went down as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The number is remarkably low, considering ConEd cut power to Lower Manhattan, where several networks are based, which indicates a lot of [Full Story…]

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal news sites reported big traffic surges during Hurricane Sandy. AOL’s Patch reported its highest ever traffic on Monday. Page views were up 88 percent over its previous highest day, particuarly at the sites based in the NY area.  Other local area focused news sites such as The Daily Voice, [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…]

Yahoo and Wenner Media to Co-Produce Content

Yahoo and Wenner Media to Co-Produce Content

NY-based Wenner Media and Yahoo announced a cross-promotional content deal this week. Editorial teams from both companies will co-create exclusive entertainment content.  The deal includes Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Us Weekly, as well as Yahoo’s omg! and Yahoo Music. MediaPost [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…]

U.K.’s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

U.K.'s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

London-based Yudu Media opened a NY office earlier this week, which for the moment is a 1,200 square feet in the offices of Quad Graphics, in the Sports Illustrated Building, at 135 W. 50th St. The firm helps publishers transitioning to digital platforms, as its cloud-based service allows users to [Full Story…]

#NYTimes Circulation Increases 40 Percent, Thanks to Digital

#NYTimes Circulation Increases 40 Percent, Thanks to Digital

The New York Times’ circulation increased 40 percent, according to a recently released report by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The big bump was due to an increase in digital subscribers, which number more than 896,000, more than any other of the 25 dailies on ABC’s list. According to the [Full Story…]

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

Datagram, the NY ISP that hosts locally based media sites BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Gawker and other sites, lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Located in Lower Manhattan, their basement was flooded with five feet of water as a result of the mega-storm. Gawker and other sites found [Full Story…]

New Web Initiative Brings NY Into 21st Century

New Web Initiative Brings NY Into 21st Century

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan that will give New Yorkers the ability to access permits and conduct various state business online. The new initiative will also encourage software developers to create a "New York app store" according to NY Post. The plan will supposedly save taxpayers $100 [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Webcam Captures Real-Time Fashion

Brooklyn Webcam Captures Real-Time Fashion

A webcam has been installed at the Williamsburg L train stop. The camera captures video of those walking out of the subway and is mounted a block away on a Bedford Avenue building. According to Gothamist, the camera is known as the Styleblaster and shows a real time feed of various styles seen on [Full Story…]

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

The MTA announced that by the end of the year the subway countdown clocks for numbered lines will be available on smartphones and computers. Riders will be able to view this information for next day train times by downloading an MTA app or by going to their website, according to the NY Daily [Full Story…]

Hudson Valley Professor Calls for National IT Program

Hudson Valley Professor Calls for National IT Program

Walter Russel Mead, professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal about the type of government involvement needed to assist the economy. Mead notes that today's economy is in need of a different type of investment- 'infostructure.' He wrote, [Full Story…]