It was hard to miss the twins. Even with the ring of twenty-somethings in face paint manning the door at Mother New York’s 36,000 sq. ft. headquarters and the stuffed grizzly bear standing guard at the entrance, Eboni and Erica Davis were impossible to ignore. Identical silky pigtails, identical spangled tank tops, identical booty shorts, Read More
“It’s gone viral!” Senator Charles Schumer cried, summarizing Internet Week. Mr. Schumer delivered the keynote address this year, during which he announced his desire for a working group aimed at making New York America’s tech capital.
Mr. Schumer also boosted his own Brooklyn bona fides.
“Close to my house, there were these Jelly Pool concerts Read More
The New York startup bubble burst Monday night at Jimmy, the James Hotel’s rooftop lounge, sending a spray of water toward attendees at the Geekosystem Internet Week party. It seems one former Facebook employee-turned-financier had paid a former colleague at the social network $1,500 to jump into the swank, off-limits, ornamental pool.
It happened fast. Read More
In a strange confluence of Internet brands, off-beat humor and chewing gum, a five-minute long digital short for Orbit gum premiered last night at a launch party held at the IAC building.
The video is the first combined effort of Electus, a multimedia studio in partnership with IAC, and DumbDumb, a new advertising and Read More
Jason Scott wanted to be clear: When it comes to cats on Twitter, his cat Sockington is like the Grateful Dead. Often imitated, never duplicated.
With more than 1.5 million followers and hovering around the 105th most followed Twitter account, @Sockington has become a formidable presence in social media—hence Mr. Scott’s presence Read More
Shortly after being inducted into Gawker TV’s Fameball Hall of Fame at last night’s Webutante Ball, Internet personality Arthur Kade relished his achievement. On the Internet.
“Omg!!!!!!! I just won prince of the ball!!!!!!!” he posted on his Twitter account.
The 32-year-old blogger/actor/writer hybrid took to the dance floor Read More
We caught up with Glamour editor Cindi Leive, the “traditional media person” on yesterday’s Internet Week panel on the future of media, to get her reaction to the recent news that Wired‘s June issue’s iPad sales were on pace to beat the magazine’s newsstand numbers.
“Of course it’s good news! It’s great news!” Read More
This afternoon there were five men at the front of the television studio in NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute waiting to speak on a panel about the future of media.
Panelists from Yahoo, Google and AOL sat together on one side next to Jonathan Geller, a 23-year-old who has already built his own Read More
Jim Bankoff, the CEO of SB Nation, announced today that the online, sports-media company will be launching 20 new regional sites, including one catering to New York sports fans. Ed Valentine will edit the New York site. Mr. Valentine previously founded the Giants blog, Big Blue View, and writes Read More
Last night, June 8, New York Times personal technology columnist David Pogue was beaming. He couldn’t keep from smiling, despite the fact that he was missing Apple’s announcement of their new iPhone 3G S in San Francisco. He blogged about it anyway.
“It’s funny because I had to choose Read More