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Articles tagged with: New York

Digg Soldout For Just $500k!

Digg, a social website established back in 2004. It right away started leading the new introduced and preferred ‘Web 2.0’ trend for websites that lets users to upload, share their own contents and access the contents of others. Digg was doing great in the start and at one time, it was valued $160 million! However with the rise of Facebook and other social networking sites like twitter, its turn down started.

London To NY In Two Hours

A jet that can fly from London to New York in two hours could rob Concorde of its title as the fastest-ever passenger plane.Plans have been unveiled for the Hypermach SonicStar, a business jet which will be capable of a top speed of 2,664mph twice as fast as Concorde.It will fly at 62,000ft, allowing passengers to see the curvature of the earth

Charge Your Cellphone With An Artistic Lamp

A designer by the name of Samuel Li, from Albany, New York has invented a cool stacked Leaf lantern system in an effort to bring green technology into the home for practical uses. The lamp is half flashlight and half torch, a cell phone charger, and is 100% solar powered.

The lamp concept unfolds in segments around the center axis which exposes the internal solar panels to the sun, and works best when placed by a windows that receives a lot of light.

Weiner Caught Red Handed, Admits To Sending Lewd Photo

Weiner originally stated that his Twitter account had been hacked and that the perpetrator send a lewd photo of a non-nude man’s crotch to a 21 year old woman.

When the representative was asked whether or not the photo was him, he stated that he could not say “with certitude” if the photo was in fact his. Hmmm. Today, Weiner came clean and said “To be clear, I am deeply regretting what I have done and I am not resigning” followed by him saying that he will “take full responsibility” for his actions.

Facebook Is Facing Firing Lawsuits

Firing of employees over things posted on social media platforms is the basis of dozens of lawsuits in the U.S. Many of these are included by the National Labor Relations Bureau.

It is still being argued whether or not employers can terminate employees from what they post on Facebook. A settlement in February between the NLRB and American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc.,was a lawsuit that took place because a woman made foul Facebook statuses about her employer. Also, there was an April case that NLRB settled out of court involved a claim of retaliation for Facebook comments about possible labor code violations by Build.com. This settlement seemed more favorable toward the terminated worker.

App Alerts Customers To Unsanitary NY Restaurants

A NY student has managed to create a public service that provides timely and relevant information to users who subscribe to Foursquare. The donteat.at application was developed by Max Stoller for the NYC Big Apps competition.

The app sends a text message to the user’s phone, after checking in to a restaurant in Foursquare, to alert them to the fact that the restaurant has been flagged by the city’s health inspection office. Essentially allowing people to know that the restaurant has unsanitary or health concerns.

Entrepreneurship ‘Campus’ Opens In New York City

A new company in New York City called General Assembly is seeking to be an entrepreneur campus, complete with class rooms, lecture halls, library, conference rooms, and web access. It’s atmosphere is part startup company, part school. It provides academic programs to feed the entreneurial minds and co-working space to build the camaraderie and spirit of those seeking to put their stamp on the startup world.