An hour after this was shot in NYC, the queue had swelled to nearly 1,200 people
The second edition of Apple (AAPL) tablet computer drew the largest crowd I've ever seen at New York's Fifth Avenue Apple Store. This was shot at 4 p.m. Friday. By the time the doors of the big glass cube opened, Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray had counted 1,190 heads.
It took 4 minutes and 38 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2011 6:57 AM ET
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Meet Rachel Sterne, New York City's first chief digital officer. The 27-year-old NYU alum, founder of citizen news portal GroundReport, and former LimeWire employee will be tasked with overseeing and improving New York City's digital footprint, streamlining existing social-media interactions, creating public-private partnerships, and improving the city's Web site, nyc.gov. (Wall Street Journal)
Though its revenues fell MORE
With the big box consumer gadget chain's revenues down, it seems shoppers are heading to specialty stores or online to get their goods.
Though holiday shopping has been surprisingly healthy so far, particularly online, Best Buy is feeling the pain associated with fickle consumer trends. For its third quarter ending November 27, Best Buy (BBY) reported revenues of $11.89 billion, less than the $12 billion the company pulled in the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 14, 2010 5:35 PM ET
....at least to New York residents.
SeatGeek's Ben Kessler tweeted this morning that his Chrome OS Netbook was waiting for him at his doorstep. According to Flickr, the picture was taken in Manhattan.
PCMag editor Lance Ulanoff just tweeted that his ChromeOS Netbook arrived as well. In Manhattan.
NYC's Laptop Magazine also just got theirs. So did Larry Dignan of ZDNet.
Lifehacker Editor Kevin Purdy got his all the way up in Buffalo.
Well, Westchester MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 9, 2010 12:35 PM ET
Trip Hawkins went through the wringer, but now the Digital Chocolate CEO is sitting pretty atop the biggest industry trend to emerge in a long time: social and casual gaming.
Trip Hawkins will be the first to admit that his prescience on gaming trends can be both blessing and curse. It obviously paid off in 1982, when he founded Electronic Arts, (NASDAQ:ERTS) which today is one of the largest publishers in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2010 11:45 AM ET
Watch out, Silicon Valley. Thanks to Google, Foursquare, and others, the Big Apple is fast becoming home to some top Internet talent.
New York's tech cred is on the rise: Manhattan-based Foursquare's geolocation service is the envy of Silicon Valley. Facebook bought out two New York startups, and Google just purchased the huge Chelsea building where it employs nearly a tenth of its global workforce. Now incubators are sprouting downtown, venture MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Dec 6, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Just come to New York City next weekend and buy $1,500 worth of brand-name sportswear
The full-page ad at right appeared in Sunday's New York Times.
This is the first time we've seen "free" Apple (AAPL) iPads offered as incentives this holiday season, and we suspect it won't be the last.
But before you fly, drive or take the IRT to Bloomingdale's flagship Manhattan store at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, better read MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 5, 2010 12:50 PM ET
It's not ads that make social gaming companies money, it's virtual pink tractors. Flurry Analytics says Apple's in-app e-commerce function is where developers can maximize bang for their buck.
At the Social Gaming Summit in New York City today, Peter Farago, Vice President of Marketing at Flurry Analytics revealed some quick-hit stats regarding social gaming app makers like Zynga who use free-to-play business models and rely on features like virtual goods MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 1, 2010 4:43 PM ET
With Square, the entrepreneur wants to bypass middlemen and empower small merchants. But can he revolutionize an industry wedded to decades of status quo?
When Jack Dorsey's friend, a glassmaker based in San Francisco, failed to sell one of his pieces on the street simply because he couldn't accept credit cards, he saw an opportunity. They invented Square, Dorsey's new company that transforms mobile device into a credit card readers, letting MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 4, 2010 2:52 PM ET
Hollering and high fives at store openings in Queensland, Montpellier and New York City
Someday Apple (AAPL) will open a store and no one will notice.
But we're not quite there yet.
The company held grand openings for new retail outlets on three continents Saturday -- in Chermside, Australia; Montpellier, France; and New York City -- and each was accompanied by huge crowds and predictably over-the-top staffers.
As the videos below the fold demonstrate, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 14, 2009 11:41 AM ET
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