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Google pours cold water over reports of Fiber expanding to New York

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A report yesterday said that Google could bring its Fiber service to New York City. But a spokesperson for the company has now denied these reports stating that Google Fiber will be focused solely towards existing markets and the 34 new regions that will soon get the service.

A job listing for a managerial post in New York City gave rise to speculation that Google might be looking to bring this service to the Big Apple, but that’s clearly not the case according to this latest revelation. Speaking to Ars Technica, the Google spokesperson said – “Don’t read into the job listing. We’ve had a full team of folks working on Fiber in the New York office (and other locations around the world) for years. We don’t currently have any plans to bring Google Fiber to New York. We’re entirely focused on building out our networks in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, and on exploring the possibility of bringing Fiber to the 34 locations we announced in February.

Google Fiber is currently available in Kansas City and parts of Texas with plans to expand into the aforementioned 34 markets in the coming months. While we cannot rule out a future expansion to New York City, there are no hopes of availability anytime in the foreseeable future.

Source: Ars Technica

Via: 9to5Google

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Sorry, Google Fiber wont be coming to New York anytime soon

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Earlier today, folks living near the Big Apple were excited at the prospect that they could soon become Google Fiber’s newest test market. This was after a Google Fiber job posting was discovered in New York, suggesting the high-speed internet service would soon find a new home. But, in a statement to Ars Technica, a Google spokesperson is here to quickly shoot down your hopes of buffer-free 4K video streaming.

“Don’t read into the job listing. We’ve had a full team of folks working on Fiber in the New York office (and other locations around the world) for years. We don’t currently have any plans to bring Google Fiber to New York. We’re entirely focused on building out our networks in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, and on exploring the possibility of bringing Fiber to the 34 locations we announced in February.”

Google is a very large company, with many branches throughout the US (and the world). While they don’t currently have plans to bring Fiber to New York, the good news is that they are hiring, and Google Fiber is, in fact, growing. I’m sure we’ll all see Google Fiber come to our areas at some point in our lifetimes. Dream on, Phandroids.

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Google Fiber coming to New York? Job listing seems to suggest so

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It looks like Google could be looking to bring Fiber internet service to their biggest market yet. Places like San Antonio and Kansas City are nothing to sneeze about, but New York is a whole different beast.

A job listing for a “regional sales manager” for Google Fiber in New York, NY could hint toward Google’s latest aspirations. The listing calls for someone who “will manage multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners.” Neato.

The listing notes all sorts of complicated experience and qualifications that the average Joe may or may not have, but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that Google is getting so comfortable with their Fiber initiative that they’re looking to go beyond odd markets and expand into mainstream.

We’ve already seen a taste of said initiative with 9 main metro areas being probed for the new high-speed internet service, but this would be the boldest statement Google has made in their campaign to get more people hooked up with insane speeds. Let’s just hope they expand further than Verizon’s been able to do with FiOS over the past few years.

[Google via Geek.com]

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[New App] Drizly Delivers Liquor Quicker To City Slickers (In Boston And New York, Anyway)

unnamed (2)We’ve all been there: you’re hours deep in a friendly get together, poker game, or Android Police podcast. Suddenly disaster strikes – your spirits run out, both literally and figuratively. If you’ve got the brand new Drizly app for Android, you can resupply your booze in under an hour without ever having to leave the house. Unfortunately, this incredible service is only available in very specific parts of Boston, Manhattan, and Brooklyn for the time being.

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Sprint might have to pay heavy fines in New York sales tax evasion case

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Sprint’s alleged sales tax evasion case in New York has received a major setback, with the Appeals Court in New York shooting down the carrier’s proposal to reject the case. Sprint was clearly upset about the decision and is believed to be assessing its future course of action very carefully.

It is believed that Sprint evaded close to $130 million in sales tax. If found guilty, the carrier will have to pay up to three times in fines under the False Claims Act. The original accusation claims that Sprint has been evading sales tax in the state since 2005, so this has been happening for quite a while. The case came to light in 2011 when a whistle blower revealed Sprint’s alleged wrongdoings which was later followed by a local court finding Sprint guilty.

New York Supreme Court Judge O. Peter Sherwood dismissed Sprint’s case and said – “Plaintiff’s complaint adequately alleges that defendants violated New York’s False Claims Act.” By the look of things, it seems like only a miracle can save Sprint from the government authorities now.

Source: Bloomberg

Via: Phone Scoop

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AT&T Lights Up 4G LTE in Five New Markets

A few new 4G LTE markets on AT&T’s network went live this week, ranging from rural Nevada to Amsterdam, New York. AT&T continues to push forward with the high-speed network rollout, and soon, they will be complete and standing alongside Verizon with a country blanketed in LTE. As consumers, we enjoy that very much.

Take a peek down below to see the new markets. 

New Markets:

  • Fernley, Nevada
  • Pueblo, Colorado
  • Marion, Indiana
  • Amsterdam, New York
  • Bloomington, Minnesotta
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Google Donates 17,000 Nexus 7 Tablets Hurricane Sandy Victims

When hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard last year, millions suffered and many died but some 17,000 victims will be getting a little comfort after Google decided to donate its 7 inch Nexus tablets to them through New York State Community Action Association, a non-profit

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Google donated the 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets costing over $2.7 million to survivors in New York affected by the hurricane but the tablets will be placed in senior and community centers, libraries and business establishments as announced by the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo.  The governor’s office says that these tablets will be used to support a range of programs including loaning to locals as e-readers, job training and English for speakers classes, business development and combating senior isolation among others.

If you are in New York, you might want to check this excel file for a full list of locations where you can lay your hands on the tablets.

Source: CNET

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[New App] VeriFone Launches Way2Fare, A Cab Hailing Service To Compete In New York’s Increasingly Crowded Market

Way2Ride-ThumbGetting around New York City can be a bit of a chore, but there is a growing number of options out there. Today VeriFone’s has launched Way2Ride, a mobile app that makes it easier for New Yorkers to hail a cab and pay the fare using just their phone. Yes, it’s jumping into an area that Uber has honed over the years and others are seeking to dominate, but there’s a chance there’s lower rates to be found here.

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[New App] VeriFone Launches Way2Ride, A Cab Hailing Service To Compete In New York’s Increasingly Crowded Market

Way2Ride-ThumbGetting around New York City can be a bit of a chore, but there are a growing number of options out there. Today VeriFone has launched Way2Ride, a mobile app that makes it easier for New Yorkers to hail a cab and pay the fare using just their phone. Yes, it’s jumping into an area that Uber has honed over the years and others are seeking to dominate, but there’s a chance there are lower rates to be found here.

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Invites for the LG G2 event in New York are making the rounds, and LG isn’t keeping secrets

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LG puts the G2 front and center in today's press invitation to New York on August 7.

LG's not even trying to hide it anymore, as a new round of press invites for their August 7 event in New York have went out, and they not only picture the G2, but name it in the text.

To be honest, we think this is a great thing. Everyone knows what LG has coming, everyone is excited about the new G2, and giving us pictures and dropping the name around makes us look forward to the event even more. As a refresher, what we expect to see inside the G2:

With those internals, it's no wonder that a lot of folks can't wait to see and hear more about the LG G2. We'll be there in New York, not just because it's our job to be there, but because we're also Android nerds are are pretty excited.

    

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Moto X. August 1. New York.

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So that settles it. Moto's next big thing is set to be unveiled in New York City at the start of next month. Look closely in the bottom right corner and you'll even see the device modeled by Eric Schmidt late last week.

Needless to say, we'll be live from NYC on Aug. 1 to bring you full coverage of the Moto X launch.

    

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Moto X Announcement Scheduled For August 1st In New York

upload (31)Motorola has just sent out invites for the Moto X announcement. It’s going down in New York on August 1st. Months of rumors and leaks have led to this. Are you excited?

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This will be the first truly Google-blessed smartphone from Motorola since the acquisition. The device is rumored to have specs a bit under the top-of-the-line flagship devices, but some unique features could be included to make up for that.

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Go hands-on with NVIDIA’s Shield at select locations this August

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Catch a summer movie and play with a hot new Android device

NVIDIA is offering a way for you to find out first-hand about their upcoming Shield handheld, provided you're in New York of San Francisco. At select theaters, they will have their Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers set up where you can have a little one-on-one time with the portable powerhouse on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the month of August.

The four locations are:

New York

  • Garden State 16 – 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, New Jersey
  • New Roc Stadium 18 – 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, New York

San Francisco

  • Cupertino 16 – 10123 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, California
  • Mercado 20 – 3111 Mission College Boulevard., Santa Clara, California

if any of these are in your neck of the woods, take a few minutes and have a look. you'll be impressed with what NVIDIA has put together. The Tegra 4 powered mini-console absolutely chews through Android games, delivering an experience that has to be seen to be believed. 

Source: NVIDIA

    

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LG holding an event in New York, drops plenty of clues that we’ll see the Optimus G2

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G think's we're perfect just the way we are, and they want us to know it would be great 2 have us in New York on August 7

An invite to LG's latest shin-dig in New York next month just arrived in our inbox, and in case anyone wasn't sure what to expect the whole kit is covered with the letter G and the number 2. That can only mean one thing, and it happens to be the thing every LG fan on the Internet is waiting for — The Optimus G2. Since they announced that their next flagship handset will be equipped with a Snapdragon S800 processor, plenty of people have been excited to put it mildly.

The available features of the S800 that LG stressed in an announcement last month give people plenty of reason to look forward to the G2. Besides the raw power of Qualcomm's newest quad-core beast, other equally impressive features like Ultra HD video recording and playback (that's four times higher density than 1080p), screen output at resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels, and 1080p HD over Miracast wireless. It's clear that LG will be billing this as an ultimate entertainment device, and with these specs they probably should.

You can bet we'll be there with bells on, and hopefully we'll see the Optimus G2 and get a little hands-on time with the next generation of mobile technology. There's a very nicely done teaser video after the break as well, and it's sure to get all of us excited to see what's next from LG.

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T-Mobile Press Event Scheduled For July 10th In New York, Invites Tease The Company’s "Boldest Moves Yet"

tmothumbAh, the press invitation: the event that sends the wild gadget blogger into a frothing rampage of speculation and anticipation. Our latest guess-fest is provided courtesy of T-Mobile, which sent out press invitations to a July 10th New York City event this afternoon. There’s no information on what might be revealed therein, and T-Mobile’s typical pink marketing language isn’t saying much. The only clue we’ve got is that it will, in the carrier’s own words, include T-Mobile’s “boldest moves yet.”

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Disclaimer: we at Android Police have absolutely no idea what’s coming in this little get-together. The only upcoming star-studded phone release that’s been confirmed for T-Mobile is the Sony Xperia Z -  when it launches on Magenta, it will be the only US carrier to offer Sony’s slinky water-resistant flagship as part of its in-house phone lineup.

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AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

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AT&T launched their Street Charge program today, opening solar-powered mobile charging stations around New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative, for which AT&T partnered with solar industry leader Goal Zero, was inspired after Hurricane Sandy left so many people without power.

The charging stations, which are currently available in only four locations, are in plans to arrive in 21 additional places around the city. It will be interesting to see how successful this program will be in such a highly populated place like New York. You can see AT&T’s official press release after the break.

What is AT&T Street Charge?

As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T is pleased to unveil AT&T Street Charge. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices.

AT&T Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Superstorm Sandy when AT&T powered New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service. New Yorkers who had lost power for days or longer flocked to the centers seeking a charge and a way to communicate to the outside world. Recognizing the need for a sustainable charging solution, AT&T teamed up with solar industry leader Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design firm Pensa to develop the initiative and bring it to local residents.

Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 AT&T Street Charge solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, charging units are also available today at Governor’s Island, Union Square and Pier 1 at Riverside Park.

Two years ago we debuted free Wi-Fi in 26 locations across New York City Parks and last year became one of the first major carriers to offer underground cellular service on 36 subway platforms. Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T’s efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives.

Visitors will find AT&T Street Charge at the parks below. Check back here as we add more parks all summer long!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Along Pier 1 Promenade
  • Riverside Park, Pier 1
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Union Square (6/19)

 

Learn more on Twitter @attnyc or #attstreetcharge.

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AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

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AT&T launched their Street Charge program today, opening solar-powered mobile charging stations around New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative, for which AT&T partnered with solar industry leader Goal Zero, was inspired after Hurricane Sandy left so many people without power.

The charging stations, which are currently available in only four locations, are in plans to arrive in 21 additional places around the city. It will be interesting to see how successful this program will be in such a highly populated place like New York. You can see AT&T’s official press release after the break.

What is AT&T Street Charge?

As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T is pleased to unveil AT&T Street Charge. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices.

AT&T Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Superstorm Sandy when AT&T powered New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service. New Yorkers who had lost power for days or longer flocked to the centers seeking a charge and a way to communicate to the outside world. Recognizing the need for a sustainable charging solution, AT&T teamed up with solar industry leader Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design firm Pensa to develop the initiative and bring it to local residents.

Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 AT&T Street Charge solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, charging units are also available today at Governor’s Island, Union Square and Pier 1 at Riverside Park.

Two years ago we debuted free Wi-Fi in 26 locations across New York City Parks and last year became one of the first major carriers to offer underground cellular service on 36 subway platforms. Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T’s efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives.

Visitors will find AT&T Street Charge at the parks below. Check back here as we add more parks all summer long!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Along Pier 1 Promenade
  • Riverside Park, Pier 1
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Union Square (6/19)

 

Learn more on Twitter @attnyc or #attstreetcharge.

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AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

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AT&T launched their Street Charge program today, opening solar-powered mobile charging stations around New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative, for which AT&T partnered with solar industry leader Goal Zero, was inspired after Hurricane Sandy left so many people without power.

The charging stations, which are currently available in only four locations, are in plans to arrive in 21 additional places around the city. It will be interesting to see how successful this program will be in such a highly populated place like New York. You can see AT&T’s official press release after the break.

What is AT&T Street Charge?

As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T is pleased to unveil AT&T Street Charge. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices.

AT&T Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Superstorm Sandy when AT&T powered New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service. New Yorkers who had lost power for days or longer flocked to the centers seeking a charge and a way to communicate to the outside world. Recognizing the need for a sustainable charging solution, AT&T teamed up with solar industry leader Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design firm Pensa to develop the initiative and bring it to local residents.

Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 AT&T Street Charge solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, charging units are also available today at Governor’s Island, Union Square and Pier 1 at Riverside Park.

Two years ago we debuted free Wi-Fi in 26 locations across New York City Parks and last year became one of the first major carriers to offer underground cellular service on 36 subway platforms. Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T’s efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives.

Visitors will find AT&T Street Charge at the parks below. Check back here as we add more parks all summer long!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Along Pier 1 Promenade
  • Riverside Park, Pier 1
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Union Square (6/19)

 

Learn more on Twitter @attnyc or #attstreetcharge.

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AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

street_charge

 

AT&T launched their Street Charge program today, opening solar-powered mobile charging stations around New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative, for which AT&T partnered with solar industry leader Goal Zero, was inspired after Hurricane Sandy left so many people without power.

The charging stations, which are currently available in only four locations, are in plans to arrive in 21 additional places around the city. It will be interesting to see how successful this program will be in such a highly populated place like New York. You can see AT&T’s official press release after the break.

What is AT&T Street Charge?

As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T is pleased to unveil AT&T Street Charge. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices.

AT&T Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Superstorm Sandy when AT&T powered New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service. New Yorkers who had lost power for days or longer flocked to the centers seeking a charge and a way to communicate to the outside world. Recognizing the need for a sustainable charging solution, AT&T teamed up with solar industry leader Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design firm Pensa to develop the initiative and bring it to local residents.

Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 AT&T Street Charge solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, charging units are also available today at Governor’s Island, Union Square and Pier 1 at Riverside Park.

Two years ago we debuted free Wi-Fi in 26 locations across New York City Parks and last year became one of the first major carriers to offer underground cellular service on 36 subway platforms. Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T’s efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives.

Visitors will find AT&T Street Charge at the parks below. Check back here as we add more parks all summer long!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Along Pier 1 Promenade
  • Riverside Park, Pier 1
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Union Square (6/19)

 

Learn more on Twitter @attnyc or #attstreetcharge.

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UberTAXI returns to NYC in a limited capacity

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Just a few days after receiving the nod from New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), UberTAXI has officially returned to the Big Apple — with some limitations. For starters, automatic fare billing is not yet available, so passengers will have to pay drivers directly via cash or credit card. Uber warns that ride availability will be limited as the company is working on adding more cabbies to its system. Also, while New Yorkers can use a mobile app to call for a ride, drivers cannot be requested by SMS. Finally, the TLC’s e-hail pilot program prohibits UberTAXIs from making trips to both JFK and LaGuardia airports along with accepting fares going outside of New York’s five boroughs. Restrictive? Yes, but at least it’s a start.

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UberTAXI returns to NYC in a limited capacity

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Just a few days after receiving the nod from New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), UberTAXI has officially returned to the Big Apple — with some limitations. For starters, automatic fare billing is not yet available, so passengers will have to pay drivers directly via cash or credit card. Uber warns that ride availability will be limited as the company is working on adding more cabbies to its system. Also, while New Yorkers can use a mobile app to call for a ride, drivers cannot be requested by SMS. Finally, the TLC’s e-hail pilot program prohibits UberTAXIs from making trips to both JFK and LaGuardia airports along with accepting fares going outside of New York’s five boroughs. Restrictive? Yes, but at least it’s a start.

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New York Times Moves Toward Netflix Model as Ads Decline

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Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Time is taking a leaf from Netflixs’ book and moving over to the subscription model for it’s services in a bid to drastically change the publisher into an internet company that relies less and less on advertising revenue.

In an interview with Thompson he said “the creation of new digital products and services was based in part on company research, which showed an appetite for lower-priced plans and specialized subscriptions for coverage of areas such as politics and technology. There are potential customers “numbering in the many hundreds of thousands, It’s the single most important thing we’re doing in the company.”

From Open to Closed Pay Wall 

The change in the way the New York Times brings in revenue will gradually shift from advertising centric to subscription centric, much like the online movie streaming company Netflix or Hulu. The gradually shift is great news for customers so they will be able to decide whether their content is worth the subscription fee, instead of being locked out on a certain date without any knowledge of the change.

In addition to cheaper plans, the New York Time expects to produce a high end package along side the existing plans that offers broader access to online features, which would allow subscribers to attend New York Times events – a rapidly growing area of the company.

The Times also says that it will being producing more online videos as part of Thompsons strategy and the Netflix-isation of the company, the added video content is expected to roll out late 2013 and early 2014.

Why the Move to Subscription 

Mark Thompson to the reigns of the company last November and is focusing on revenue from the content to make a big move of reducing industry wide print advertising, last year revenue from subscription overtook ad sales for the first time in the company’s history.

Kannan Venkateshwar a media analyst at Barclays PLC in New York had this to say “The reality of the New York Times is they are moving away from ad dollars, Thompson wants an HBO or a Netflix model, which means growing content revenues as opposed to ad revenues.”

The statistics look like this; advertising dropped more than 11 percent to $191.2 million in the first fiscal quarter, while subscription sales rose 6.5 percent to $241.8 million.

Subscription and Assets 

Even though the company is looking to switch over to completely subscription based they are still selling more ads for their online content, they online ads don’t command the sort of rates that the print edition did. Whereas the a subscription model offers the company a stable income.

The Times set up a ‘pay wall’ in 2011 has encouraged some of their internet users to sign up for a subscription that allows them to access restricted areas to other non subscribers. Paying users climber to 676,000 at the end of March – a 45 percent gain from the same time last year.

The company has restructured to focus on its flagship product – New York Times – rather than wasting resources be keeping assets like About.com and its regional newspapers and a stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. Getting rid of these unnecessary branches of the company will streamline the operations of the company and will hopefully increase quality and amount of content being pushed out.

Rebranding and Fiscal Gains

The Times is currently in the process of selling the Boston Globe branch of the company and rebranding the international Herald Tribune as the ‘International New York Times‘. After the Boston Globe was sold the company consists now of only Times branded newspapers and Times related assets.

The Times net income fell 93 percent to $3.14 million (2 cents a share) from $42.1 million (28 cents a share) one year previous. The companies one time gains int the first fiscal quarter of 2012 include the sale of the Times’ stake in the ‘Fenway Sports Group‘.

Source – Bloomberg

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Galaxy S4 versus HTC One in New York’s Central Park

New Yorkers weigh in on the big Android question of the year

Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? It's a question that's bound to be asked over and over in the coming weeks and months, as Samsung and HTC do battle over the crucial U.S. market. As we've now got both phones in-hand, we headed down to New York's Central Park to find out what a handful of real, live human beings thought of this year's leading Android phones.

Check out the video above, and be sure to share your own thoughts down in the comments.

More: Samsung Galaxy S4 review; HTC One review

    

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Galaxy S4 versus HTC One in New York’s Central Park

New Yorkers weigh in on the big Android question of the year

Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? It's a question that's bound to be asked over and over in the coming weeks and months, as Samsung and HTC do battle over the crucial U.S. market. As we've now got both phones in-hand, we headed down to New York's Central Park to find out what a handful of real, live human beings thought of this year's leading Android phones.

Check out the video above, and be sure to share your own thoughts down in the comments.

More: Samsung Galaxy S4 review; HTC One review

    

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Galaxy S4 versus HTC One in New York’s Central Park

New Yorkers weigh in on the big Android question of the year

Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? It's a question that's bound to be asked over and over in the coming weeks and months, as Samsung and HTC do battle over the crucial U.S. market. As we've now got both phones in-hand, we headed down to New York's Central Park to find out what a handful of real, live human beings thought of this year's leading Android phones.

Check out the video above, and be sure to share your own thoughts down in the comments.

More: Samsung Galaxy S4 review; HTC One review

    

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NYPD pilot program gives officers a crime-fighting Android smartphone

It looks like the New York Police Department (NYPD) now have a new tool in their hands. Or more specifically, several hundred NYPD officers now a new Android smartphone that will allow them to do everything from look up a criminal history to seeing if the area has any surveillance cameras. This has been launched as a pilot program and so far these Android smartphones have been given to approximately 400 officers.

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One officer, Tom Donaldson, in speaking with The New York Times gave some details on what they can, and also what they cannot do on these smartphones. Given the list of what they cannot do seems shorter, lets begin with that. These devices cannot actually make calls. Officer Donaldson spoke about how the general public doesn’t yet realize they have this technology and went on to talk about how those they stop on the street cannot tell him a lie, because he already knows everything.

Judging from the list of information that is accessible on these devices, that description seems pretty accurate. These devices reveal details to include a persons criminal history as well as arrest files, police photographs and even state Department of Motor Vehicles databases. There is also information from other officers. For example, they can see places where a suspect may have previously hidden drugs on their person.

The officers also get details such as whether a person has ever been a victim of a crime as well as if they have ever been involved in a car accident. Bottom line here, while this program has phones in only about 400 officers hands at the moment — one thing seems clear in that it is becoming near impossible to lie to the police and get away with it.

Image credit: New York Times

[via The Verge]

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NYPD equipping officers with Android smartphones, new app

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Android app arms police with real-time data

Some 400 police officers in New York have been equipped with Android smartphones and a new crime-fighting Android app under a pilot scheme, the New York Times reports.

The app is designed to give officers the ability to run person and address searches, bringing in information from several different sources. Officers can look up police records on individuals, including photos, and access vehicle registration records. The app is also fully location-aware — NYPD officer Tom Donaldson told the NYT “If I see that in the last month, there have been six arrests on the seventh floor for drug trafficking, maybe I want to hang out on the seventh floor for a while.”

Police would previously have had to rely on cumbersome laptop-based systems in their patrol cars to retrieve this info, or radio details back to a dispatcher. The app, officers tell the NYT, offers a much easier way to access this data. Donaldson explains, “Our dispatcher will tell us if they have a warrant or not but it’s a simple yes or no answer. I don’t know if the guy is wanted for murder or for not paying a parking summons. We rarely know. Now we know.”

Source: The New York Times; via: The Verge

    

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NYPD equipping officers with Android smartphones, new app

NYPD app (Image: NYT) Image: NYT

Android app arms police with real-time data

Some 400 police officers in New York have been equipped with Android smartphones and a new crime-fighting Android app under a pilot scheme, the New York Times reports.

The app is designed to give officers the ability to run person and address searches, bringing in information from several different sources. Officers can look up police records on individuals, including photos, and access vehicle registration records. The app is also fully location-aware — NYPD officer Tom Donaldson told the NYT “If I see that in the last month, there have been six arrests on the seventh floor for drug trafficking, maybe I want to hang out on the seventh floor for a while.”

Police would previously have had to rely on cumbersome laptop-based systems in their patrol cars to retrieve this info, or radio details back to a dispatcher. The app, officers tell the NYT, offers a much easier way to access this data. Donaldson explains, “Our dispatcher will tell us if they have a warrant or not but it’s a simple yes or no answer. I don’t know if the guy is wanted for murder or for not paying a parking summons. We rarely know. Now we know.”

Source: The New York Times; via: The Verge

    

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Know When, Where and How to Fish in New York with New Fishing App

iFish New York  
Developer: The App Door  
Price: $2.99   Download

The App Door, developers of several successful outdoor apps, recently launched the latest in their iFish Series of apps. The iFish New York app has a sleek and simple interface that allows anyone to easily search for lakes by name or by proximity. Once a lake is selected, a wide range of information is readily available including fish species, directions, weather conditions – even a calendar for the best times to fish. Where available, it also includes detailed lake maps, local visitor information and nearby photos.

“You can review and mark favorite fishing hotspots, record and share your catch in the fish log, view tips, videos, magazines and it even has a glove box to store your fishing license or boat insurance,” said Randy Chamzuk, President of The App Door. “It allows anglers of all ages and skill levels easy access to learn where, when and how to fish. We believe it encourages the younger population to get outdoors.”

As new data and information becomes available, it is instantly viewable within the app. Fresh content, features and information are constantly being added, without the need to update.

“What do you do when you first get to a lake?” inquires Chamzuk. “You ask other people how the fishing is. Everyone loves to share their stories, successful or not, and with the app you gain instant access to this and so much more.”

Feature Highlights:
* Access over 4,000 Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
* Easily Search a Lake with only a few letters
* Proximity Search to find a Lake near you
* Proximity search from a City, Town or Lake
* Access over 2600 Lake Contour Maps
* View & add HotSpots at your favorite Lakes
* Share your HotSpots or keep them Private
* View & add Live Lake Reports & Feedback
* Catch Log – one of the most advanced yet
* Share Catches on Facebook, Twitter & Email
* GloveBox – store licenses & important papers
* Books, Mags & More – Save for Offline Reading
* Solunar Calendar to show Best Times to Fish
* Real-time Weather Conditions
* 4-Day Weather Forecasts
* View Nearby Photos at every Lake
* Species Reference with detailed info & images
* Access to Minnesota regulations & license information
* View maps & get directions to every Lake
* Link to numerous resources
* Great Fishing Tips, Videos & How To’s

iFish New York is the localized version of the iFish USA app which covers over 120,000 water bodies across America. Individual state apps are being released for those who usually fish locally. iFish Texas, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida are already available with an iFish app for every state across the country expected to be available in the next few months.

iFish New York 1.2 is currently on sale for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Review Copies are available upon request.

Watch the Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByXSAt-pwA

“Know When, Where and How to Fish in New York with New Fishing App” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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Know When, Where and How to Fish in New York with New Fishing App

iFish New York  
Developer: The App Door  
Price: $2.99   Download

The App Door, developers of several successful outdoor apps, recently launched the latest in their iFish Series of apps. The iFish New York app has a sleek and simple interface that allows anyone to easily search for lakes by name or by proximity. Once a lake is selected, a wide range of information is readily available including fish species, directions, weather conditions – even a calendar for the best times to fish. Where available, it also includes detailed lake maps, local visitor information and nearby photos.

“You can review and mark favorite fishing hotspots, record and share your catch in the fish log, view tips, videos, magazines and it even has a glove box to store your fishing license or boat insurance,” said Randy Chamzuk, President of The App Door. “It allows anglers of all ages and skill levels easy access to learn where, when and how to fish. We believe it encourages the younger population to get outdoors.”

As new data and information becomes available, it is instantly viewable within the app. Fresh content, features and information are constantly being added, without the need to update.

“What do you do when you first get to a lake?” inquires Chamzuk. “You ask other people how the fishing is. Everyone loves to share their stories, successful or not, and with the app you gain instant access to this and so much more.”

Feature Highlights:
* Access over 4,000 Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
* Easily Search a Lake with only a few letters
* Proximity Search to find a Lake near you
* Proximity search from a City, Town or Lake
* Access over 2600 Lake Contour Maps
* View & add HotSpots at your favorite Lakes
* Share your HotSpots or keep them Private
* View & add Live Lake Reports & Feedback
* Catch Log – one of the most advanced yet
* Share Catches on Facebook, Twitter & Email
* GloveBox – store licenses & important papers
* Books, Mags & More – Save for Offline Reading
* Solunar Calendar to show Best Times to Fish
* Real-time Weather Conditions
* 4-Day Weather Forecasts
* View Nearby Photos at every Lake
* Species Reference with detailed info & images
* Access to Minnesota regulations & license information
* View maps & get directions to every Lake
* Link to numerous resources
* Great Fishing Tips, Videos & How To’s

iFish New York is the localized version of the iFish USA app which covers over 120,000 water bodies across America. Individual state apps are being released for those who usually fish locally. iFish Texas, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida are already available with an iFish app for every state across the country expected to be available in the next few months.

iFish New York 1.2 is currently on sale for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Review Copies are available upon request.

Watch the Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByXSAt-pwA

“Know When, Where and How to Fish in New York with New Fishing App” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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