Results for October 2012

Facebook Testing New Timeline Design

Facebook is testing a new layout for user Timelines that moves all posts to a single column and shifts “activity modules” like “Friends” and “Places” to a narrower column on the right.

The prospective redesign, reported by Inside Facebook, would do away with the current dual-column format and make the Timeline appear more like the news feed, with one main update stream. According to the blog, the change would address the complaint of users having to look back and forth between two same-sized columns on the page as they scrolled down to read updates.

With the new look, ...» 0 Comments

Bike's Eye View Of Manhattan
Completely sick of cabin fever and working from home, and also sick of endless cups of coffee at the local cafe, I decided to bike into the city today to work, even if it meant sitting on a bench in Central Park with my WiFi card. And bicycling is the only way into the city. Yes, you can drive, but getting to the bridges will be a nightmare.» 0 Comments
FCC: Quarter Of Region's Cell Towers Hit By Sandy

FCC Chairmain Julius Genachowski said yesterday that roughly a quarter of cellular towers in East Coast states were walloped by Hurricane Sandy, with many towers running on backup power.

He also suggested that communications outages could get worse before they get better, especially for mobile networks. That’s because further flooding and snowfall in the affected region could cause problems for more cell towers and make it hard for restoration crews to make needed repairs.

The FCC is tracking communication sites for mobile, cable TV and broadband service for a core area of 10 states from Virginia to Massachusetts. The four ...» 0 Comments

Yahoo Teams With Wenner Media

Yahoo and Wenner Media on Wednesday announced a cross-promotional content deal involving properties including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Us Weekly and Yahoo Music and Yahoo’s omg!.

Under the agreement, editorial teams from both companies will work together to co-produce exclusive content around different entertainment topics.

In addition, Us Weekly and Rolling Stone will each have branded pages on omg! and Yahoo! Music, respectively, while omg! and Yahoo! Music will have branded pages on UsMagazine.com and RollingStone.com, as well as in the two magazines’ print editions.

Content from Men's Journal will also be distributed on Yahoo for the first time.

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Dire Times Continue, More Later From Road
One executive tries to work with no power, and entirely on his cell phone, which itself is running out of power.» 0 Comments
With Tourism, Local Damage Will Be Trumped By Economy
The real damange to New York's tourism business won't be New York's infrastructure, it will be financial costs and perhaps the kind of cocooning instrinct wwe saw post 9/11.» 0 Comments
ING Marathon: The Run Is On
The ING New York Marathon looks good, assuming you can get there. Subway service through Sunday will be piecemeal, as different lines open. The worst will be tunnel trains like the F, R and N. Race organizers are optimistic.» 0 Comments
ING Marathon: The Run Is On
The ING New York Marathon looks good, assuming you can get there. Subway service through Sunday will be piecemeal, as different lines open. The worst will be tunnel trains like the F, R and N. Race organizers are optimistic.» 0 Comments
NYC Marathon To Go On?
According to organizers (who held a news conference just as Sandy was bearing down on Monday) the ING NY Marathon was scheduled to go on as planned on Sunday.» 0 Comments
Sandy Squeezes New York Stores
While it's way too early to predict how badly Sandy's strafing of East Coast retailers will be, initial forecasts are grim. "The longer the power is out, the more retailers and their stores will be impacted," a spokesperson for the National Retail Federation tells Marketing Daily in an email. "Some companies will see increased traffic with people looking for shovels, generators, blankets and other essential items, but others who have had to shut stores or who are based in towns where people cannot leave their homes will certainly see a difference in their October and even early November sales." Meanwhile, ...» 0 Comments
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