Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
The Long Island Power Authority tried sending a Thanksgiving Day message to customers.(1)
Last week, Staten Island Borough President called Lady Gaga a "slut" for smoking "reefer" on stage. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who's friends with her family, leapt to the singer's defense, something Facebook users "liked" that a lot.
There's been a functional consensus among Rep. Charlie Rangel's primary challengers this year about not directly attacking the genial 21-term lawmaker and decorated Korean War veteran, but rather simply arguing that it's time for someone new.(1)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(2)
Today, a reporter asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg whether he thought it was a good idea to buy Facebook stock. The mayor, who was participating in a press conference at Google's New York headquarters, said he had no special expertise in the matter, but urged investors to diversify.
A spokeswoman told Capital the New York hub will have both editorial and business-side staffers. The main headquarters will remain in Washington, D.C.
If you need to reach a City Council member or their staff this weekend, try Twitter, Facebook or that telephone thing. Here's a notice sent by the City Council's Central Staff just now and passed along to me by a reader:
On its surface, the wide-ranging patent lawsuit Yahoo filed against Facebook this week looks like a clash of the Internet titans. But underneath, New York's tech startup scene is bristling at the news; and not for any great love of Mark Zuckerberg's I.P.O.-bound social network. It's because this Yahoo suit breaks the informal rules that bind New York's tech community together.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
Right now, Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan is hosting a panel discussion in Washington about urban education reform with several mayors from across the country, including Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.
Frequently asked question:
Are you competing with The Huffington Post?
No, our business models are different. They hope to gain as much traffic as possible from search; we are oriented toward social networks. Plus it'd be awkward. Ken Lerer and Jonah Peretti were both in the founding team of The Huffington Post.
Yes. There is a competitive space opening up right now, and it's one The Huffington Post and a few of the other "big guys" are used to dominating.
Why Al Franken's Senate subcommittee should give Netflix a hard time about 'always-on' Facebook integration
Netflix desires a particular form of social media integration. It wants to be Spotify for movies. When you download the music streaming app Spotify, you must link it to your Facebook account and you must consent to it notifying your Facebook friends of every track you play. (Spotify recently made it easier to initiate a “private session” from a dropdown menu, presumably for the times when you want to blast “California Gurls” on repeat play.)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shifts on the controversial anti-piracy legislation, saying it's time for Congress to take "a step back and start over" in order to make sure it won't infringe on internet communications, as critics have argued. Gillibrand, one of the sponsors of the legislation in the Senate, wrote on Facebook this morning.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg leapt to the defense of Comptroller John Liu's decision to hire a former executive from MF Global, a brokerage firm that filed for bankruptcy on Halloween after an epic collapse, to manage the city's $135 billion pension system.
"Larry Schloss, I’ve known for a long time," said Bloomberg, referring to the city's deputy comptroller for pensions and its chief investment officer. "He’s a very smart guy, a very honest guy. The city is lucky to have him. He’s the kind of guy who could make an awful lot of money, I think, in the private sector, and I’m just glad that he’s willing to work for the city, because he’s a very competent guy."