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Friday December 19, 2014

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Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Although Hurricane Sandy is in the past for many NYers, still others are feeling the impact even today. FEMA has now partnered with two local real estate websites to help the displaced find apartments in the NYC. Although they already had a Housing Portal, FEMA is working with RentHop and [Full Story…]

4chan User Group “Anonymous” Launches DDoS Attacks

4chan User Group "Anonymous" Launches DDoS Attacks

Members of the 4chan user group "Anonymous" and others executed successful attacks last weekend that crashed the websites run by the Motion Picture Association of America and the Indian tech firm Aiplex, in response to anti-piracy measures taken by both organizations. The Distributed [Full Story…]

Village Voice Media Sued for Advertising Child Prostitution

Village Voice Media Sued for Advertising Child Prostitution

A girl who ran away from home and became a prostitute at age 14 is suing Village Voice Media, parent company of The Village Voice, seeking damages, accusing the company of allowing her pimp to advertise her services on backpage.com, one of it's websites. Although other lawsuits over online sex [Full Story…]

SoHo Online Retailer Shopbop Influencing Fashion

SoHo Online Retailer Shopbop Influencing Fashion

SoHo-based online retailer Shopbop was profiled in The New York Times Fashion & Style section, in an article about how online retail websites influence what young women wear. The Times says that Shopbop is "stubbornly attuned to its core audience, as though the site has been talking to them [Full Story…]

NY’s OpenSky Lets Authors Hawk Wares

NY's OpenSky Lets Authors Hawk Wares

While looking at how technology is upending the publishing industry, the LA Times profiled NY start-up OpenSky, and Mary Ann Naples, a former literary agent, who joined the company. Naples believes that authors can't rely on publishers to sort out the future. They have to harness the Internet on [Full Story…]

NY Feds Seize “Linking” Movie Website Domains

NY Feds Seize "Linking" Movie Website Domains

Federal authorities in New York seized the domains of seven websites that they said were involved in illegal distribution of copyrighted movies and TV shows. Six of the sites were so-called linking websites that let users browse content and locate illegal copies of movies and TV shows, Preet Bhara, [Full Story…]

Former Forbes.com Publisher Creates Web Publishing Startup

Former Forbes.com Publisher Creates Web Publishing Startup

Jim Spanfeller, former Forbes.com publisher and CEO, has launched a new NYC based company called Spanfeller Media Group. As the company is planning a series of new websites, Spanfeller Media Group is close to finishing a funding round totaling around $2 million. Backers include RRE Ventures, [Full Story…]

The Awl Plans to Add Two New Sites

The Awl Plans to Add Two New Sites

The Awl, a web site started by two Gawker alums that gives gossip, cultural commentary, oddball trend pieces, and news analysis, announced this week its plans to add two new sites to its network in the coming months. One site has a lead writer and topic, while the other has a writer without a topic. [Full Story…]

NYC Bloggers Give Tips for the Holidays

NYC Bloggers Give Tips for the Holidays

Recently,  Fishbowl NY posted about how NYC based blogs and Web sites have created a variety of gift guides for ways people can celebrate the holidays in the city.  Some of those included are volunteer suggestions at GiveandGetNYC.com and things to do in Brooklyn from BrooklynBased.net. [Full Story…]