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Samsung’s interactive Galaxy S III posters begin to surface [Photo]

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Samsung let New Yorkers experience the all-new Galaxy S III at a release event in Manhattan earlier this week, but it seemed the company’s primary goal was to announce a fresh, cutting-edge marketing campaign for its latest Android offering. “We are launching the biggest marketing campaign in Samsung’s history,” bragged Chief...
Samsung’s interactive Galaxy S III posters begin to surface [Photo]

DailyDirt: Fake People

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The uncanny valley refers to the creepy-looking appearance that many computer-generated people have when their virtual features don't quite seem as natural as the real thing. But as technology improves, virtual people are starting to look more natural and less like zombies. Here are just a few examples of some...
DailyDirt: Fake People
Delta Calls Cops on Viber Exec for Using His Own VoIP App In-Flight

Techies Waiting to See How Big of a Pain Regulators Will Be in 2013

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It was a big year for takin’ it to the streets. (via foursquare) It’s cold as a witch’s tit, the Port Authority was evacuated this morning thanks to a rank gas smell, and one Betabeat reporter just burnt her arm on the heating pipe in her bathroom. Clearly 2013 is...
Techies Waiting to See How Big of a Pain Regulators Will Be in 2013

Perky avatars bring 'Uncanny Valley' to NYC airports

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The Port Authority of New York will be trying out lady-sized video billboards through the end of the year. [Read more]...
Perky avatars bring 'Uncanny Valley' to NYC airports

Customer service avatars coming to JFK, La Guardia, Newark airports (video)

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When you're running late, you're weighed-down with DIY in-flight entertainment and your gate number gets switched at the last minute, the last thing you need is a real-life human trying to be helpful. The Port Authority knows that, which is why it's promising to install "computerized, hologram-like avatars" in...
Customer service avatars coming to JFK, La Guardia, Newark airports (video)

Will New WTC Deal Provide Enough New Office Space?

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Last week, the Port Authority and World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein struck a deal to jumpstart (again!) rebuilding at Ground Zero. The plan, which involves financing from the Port Authority, city and state as well as a promise from Silverstein to find private investment, was hailed as a...
Will New WTC Deal Provide Enough New Office Space?
Markets: Amazon's Lockers Move Front Line of Retail War to Back of 7-Eleven

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

DailyDirt: Fake People

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The uncanny valley refers to the creepy-looking appearance that many computer-generated people have when their virtual features don't quite seem as natural as the real thing. But as technology improves, virtual people are starting to look more natural and less like zombies. Here are just a few examples of some...
DailyDirt: Fake People
Watch this: One World Trade Center's spire lowered into place above a miniature Manhattan

Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

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Microsoft this morning released a new version of Office 365 for businesses and said the paid subscription service has become one of the fastest-growing businesses in the company’s history — now used by 20 percent of its largest customers, up from 15 percent a year ago. This is the latest step...
Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

Shanghai is the latest Chinese city to focus on taxi-finding apps, says premium fees are illegal

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Following the crackdown on taxi-finding smartphone apps in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, the head of the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority has spoken up to say that it is illegal for taxi drivers to charge premiums when using taxi-finding smartphone apps. According to a Beijing News report (via Tech in...
Shanghai is the latest Chinese city to focus on taxi-finding apps, says premium fees are illegal

The 404 1,145: Where we're on top of the world (podcast)

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Big thanks to Jersey Mike, a Project Manager at the NY Port Authority who took time out of his day to take Jeff and I on a tour of One World Trade Center, currently under construction. We'll spend most of today's episode telling you what we saw up on the...
The 404 1,145: Where we're on top of the world (podcast)
Meet Marie: LaGuardia Airport's New Thumb-Twiddling Customer Service Avatar
Holographic Customer Service Rep Will Bring a Bit of Star Wars to NYC Airports

FBI arrests JFK worker in NYC iPad mini heist

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The FBI has arrested an airport worker in the case of last week's iPad mini heist at New York City's JFK airport, according to sources and court documents obtained by the New York Post. The man, Renel Rene Richardson, is said to have been outed after Port Authority detectives talked...
FBI arrests JFK worker in NYC iPad mini heist
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