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Press Start: Prey 2 back on? GTA V map assembled? And more

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Plus, how game designers must deal with trolls, gamifying tourism and tragic news from Oculus RiftA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.We Hear The People Behind Dishonored Are Now Working On Prey 2 | KotakuThe long and strange saga of Prey 2 may have a new twist:...
Press Start: Prey 2 back on? GTA V map assembled? And more

Everyone Who's Anyone In New York Tech Posed For A Vanity Fair Cover Shoot Yesterday

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Michael Bloomberg, Fred Wilson, Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, College Humor's Ricky Van Veen, Moda Operandi's Lauren Santo Domingo, Etsy's Chad Dickerson, AOL's Arianna Huffington and Tumblr's David Karp were all spotted in Soho yesterday.They were shooting what looks like an upcoming Vanity Fair cover with Annie Leibovitz; the news was first...
Everyone Who's Anyone In New York Tech Posed For A Vanity Fair Cover Shoot Yesterday

Where Tech City still falls short

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Technology insiders give their verdicts on Tech City's progress so far, and discuss what the government needs to do nextWendy Devolder Founder and chief executive of Skills Matter"Provide tech companies with funding or tax breaks to fund training""The biggest issue our community faces is the difficulty recruiting highly skilled developers. Tech...
Where Tech City still falls short

Harlem lands a $1.44 million entrepreneurship center to launch new tech companies

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Queens has received quite a bit of attention from the NY tech scene over the past few months, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the city isn’t following in the emerging borough’s growth. The Bronx is also competing for attention, and startups have essentially pushed areas of Brooklyn (like Dumbo) to...
Harlem lands a $1.44 million entrepreneurship center to launch new tech companies

Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack

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Following last week's launch of a hack that allowed users to obtain In App Purchase content free of charge by routing their purchase requests through a server run by a Russian hacker, Apple began taking steps to thwart the method. The hacker has, however, continued to develop his method to...
Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack

AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

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Following yesterday's discovery of a dialog box in the latest iOS 6 beta suggesting that AT&T users may be subject to restrictions or additional charges if they wish to use the FaceTime video calling feature over the carrier's cellular network, the company issued a brief statement simply acknowledging that it...
AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

B&O Play H3, H6 headphones debut stateside: danish design, premium prices

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It was just last month that Bang & Olufsen unveiled the H3 and H6 headphones under its cheaper-to-enter B&0 Play brand for the EU. Today, B&O introduced these two dapper additions stateside, announcing them at its SoHo NY shop. If you'll recall, the aluminum-clad H3 in-ears pack 10.3mm drivers...
B&O Play H3, H6 headphones debut stateside: danish design, premium prices

Pirated Buildings In China And The Rise Of Architectural Mashups

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Although China is often glibly dismissed as little more than an imitator of others, yet another story about copying paradoxically shows it leading the way. That's because what's being cloned is an entire building complex that's still under construction: The project being pirated is the Wangjing SOHO, a complex of...
Pirated Buildings In China And The Rise Of Architectural Mashups
With Newly Opened New York Office, Polyvore Looks to Bond With Brands

HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

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Mr. Lerer (lererventures.com) Do the guys over at Soho Tech Labs ever sleep? It would appear that the answer is no. Not only are they busy incubating social home exchange service CasaHop, which soft launches this week, but they're also working on a video news startup aimed at the "Jon Stewart...
HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

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Meet Kevin Ma, whose website Hypebeast began as a sneaker blog, but now gets up to three million visitors per month.Kevin Ma is the founder and editor of Hypebeast, an online magazine covering fashion, culture, design, and many other topics. Ma runs the site with his staff out of their...
Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

Last night's SoHo party

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Last night Nick Denton and Jonathan Glick co-hosted a party at Nick's fabulous SoHo apartment to welcome me back to NY. There were about 100 people from media, some entrepreneurs, academics, financiers, lawyers, writers. Some very well dressed, and some like me, in more comfortable clothes. It was unmistakably NY,...
Last night's SoHo party
What Tumblr's sale means for New York startup ecosystem

What Exactly Do Foursquare's 135 Employees Do All Day?

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Last week we visited Foursquare's SoHo headquarters. It was by far the coolest startup office we've visited. It has everything from an amphitheater to shuffle board. The pictures evoked skepticism from some readers. "Why does Foursquare need 135 people to manage 5 million daily check-ins and play games all day?"...
What Exactly Do Foursquare's 135 Employees Do All Day?

Apple squared, (four)squared

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I was down in Soho last week, visiting (of course) the new Manhattan REI store. After the shopping spree, I pulled out my iPhone and found a dinner recommendation on Explore: five of my friends had eaten at La Esquina, several of them more than once. Bingo. I go and...
Apple squared, (four)squared

Google Maps: thanks for the app, here's my personal data | James Ball

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When someone gives you great digital services for free, the quid pro quo is usually them knowing more about who you areGoogle has delivered an early Christmas gift to Apple iPhone users everywhere, - a full-featured, free, Google Maps app is now available in the iTunes store as an alternative...
Google Maps: thanks for the app, here's my personal data | James Ball

Third stop on the B-day dessert tour. Mango Mousse Cake in SOHO:

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Third stop on the B-day dessert tour. Mango Mousse Cake in SOHO:

Square buys NYC UI design firm behind Sony and Second Life projects

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Mobile payments startup Square, just two weeks after closing more than $200 million in new funding, announced the acquisition of New York design firm 80/20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Square acquires 80/20, one of the best design agencies in the world, and with it, an office...
Square buys NYC UI design firm behind Sony and Second Life projects

Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

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We first covered Fruux way, way back in 2008, when it was just a “small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your Address Book between different Macs.” At the time, we called Fruux a (free) alternative to MobileMe, and it seemed Apple agreed…and thus refused to feature it as...
Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

After Sandy, Manual Labor Keeps Cloud Services Running

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The whole point about cloud computing services that live on servers that customers never see, never touch, never think about is exactly that. The physical infrastructure is out of sight, out of mind, and customers focus on running their applications and using the services they provide. But when disaster hits,...
After Sandy, Manual Labor Keeps Cloud Services Running

Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals

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Boston-based Flybridge Capital Partners has officially opened the doors to its New York office. David Aronoff, one of the firm’s five partners, moved to New York earlier this year. He’ll lead the office’s investments alongside Principal Matt Witheiler, who recently moved to New York, and a new associate hire. Caitlin...
Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals
TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried
Take A Tour Of Tutorspree, The Startup That Wants To Help Everyone Get Into Harvard

1M User Strong, PlanetSoho Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to 'Get Paid' On-the-Go

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Last week, SohoOS, celebrated hitting its 1M user milestone by rebranding as ‘PlanetSoho.com‘. Originally designed as a utility for SOHO (small office, home office) businesses — main features being Invoicing, Web Presence and Contact Management — the rebranding also represents a shift from pure utility to a community hub for...
1M User Strong, PlanetSoho Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to 'Get Paid' On-the-Go

Apple Adds Shared Photo Streams and VIP Mail to iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 Beta 3

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Last month, we highlighted a number of device restrictions regarding Apple's high-profile features for iOS 6, noting that many of them would not be compatible with the iPhone 3GS while smaller subsets would not be supported on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. But with yesterday's release of iOS 6...
Apple Adds Shared Photo Streams and VIP Mail to iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 Beta 3

This Trump SoHo Condo Can Be Yours for $1.9M, But Only If You Pay in Bitcoin

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(Photo: Flickr.com/29311691@N05) You can buy Domino’s pizza and busted Mercedes convertibles and a night in a Howard Johnson’s with Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency that’s taken New York and beyond by storm. Now added to the roster of ridiculous things available for purchase with Internet money: a beautiful $1.9M condo in...
This Trump SoHo Condo Can Be Yours for $1.9M, But Only If You Pay in Bitcoin

Rains once more cause damage at Apple's Fifth Avenue NY store

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Weather woes continue at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, as rain is once again seeping into the retail location, and now Apple's SoHo location is said to have been suffering from the same problem.    ...
Rains once more cause damage at Apple's Fifth Avenue NY store

Kellogg's opens a shop in London where the currency is tweets

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There are plenty of examples where bloggers, celebrities and sports people will post sponsored tweets for brands or companies they are representing. The reward is usually megabucks or a free toy to keep when endorsing whatever the product is in question. Kellogg’s has done away with the guessing about what...
Kellogg's opens a shop in London where the currency is tweets

Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

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Warby Parker, the social good startup making waves in the custom eyewear space is looking for far more on-ground exposure than its recently opened SoHo showroom can offer. The company is going on a road trip across the US, traveling in a renovated, retrofitted school bus that’s apparently been re-imagined...
Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

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Phil Harrison Here’s a hire that no one would have predicted five years ago. Phil Harrison, the former head of worldwide studios for Sony’s PlayStation business, has joined Microsoft as the senior leader for the company’s Xbox and video game business in Europe, including its UK-based development studios Lionhead, Soho...
New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison
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