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Big Apple Goes Mobile with NYC App Hub


New York City considers itself to be the world’s communications hub, and in conjunction with Internet Week New York, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment created a hub of its own: the NYC App Hub, which offers access to a host of smartphone apps created by and related to the Big Apple.

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Social Media Week Executive Director Toby Daniels: ‘Our Most Spectacular Yet’

Social Media Week kicks off Monday in nine cities — New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, London, Hong Kong, and Istanbul — and Crowdcentric CEO and Social Media Week founder and executive director Toby Daniels said year four of the event will be “our most spectacular yet, and one of the largest distributed conferences in the world.”

Speaking at the opening press conference at Hearst Tower in New York, Daniels said, “I am amazed by the creativity and the depth and the variety of the content. What I’m seeing now is a shift away from the technologies and toward specific industry sectors.”

Hearst Magazines president David Carey said:

This is one of the hottest topics in media on one of the coldest weeks of the year. We’ve always felt a special kinship with social media. As a magazine publisher, in many ways, magazines were the original social media. We have many of our top editors lined up to be in panels and programs. We’ve made understanding social media and applying it to our top brands a priority.

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