Funding

RapidSOS Raises $16 Million

NEW YORK — RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, has raised an additional $16 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from Microsoft Ventures and CSAA Insurance Group. Microsoft Ventures and CSAA Insurance Group’s funding accelerates the work of nearly every major public safety company, technology companies powering millions of devices, and three former FCC chairmen […]

Airlines

Jetblue Adds Flights From JFK to Ontario Airport

NEW YORK — JetBlue is launching new service from JFK International Airport in NY to Ontario Airport in California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The new route is part of West Coast expansion for JetBlue and also includes new flights to the state of Montana for the first time. The enhancements bring a number of […]

Sports tv

NFL, Amazon Renew Streaming Deal

The National Football League has renwed its deal with Amazon to stream Thursday Night Football games to Amazon Prime members for the 2018 and 2019 NFL seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by FOX, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network. The NFL and Amazon first partnered for […]

Funding

Asian Dating Site Closes $4 Million Investment

NEW YORK — East Meet East, an Asian dating website and app, has announced the closing of a $4 million Series A funding. The funds will be used for developing its AI matching systems, expanding into Asia, launching an additional site and adding more entertainment features to the platform. The investors in this round include: […]

Hotels

Margaritaville to Build Hotel in Times Square

Margaritaville Holdings, the global brand synonymous with fun and escapism, plans to build the first Margaritaville Hotel and Resort in New York City. The new hotel will be located in Times Square at 560 Seventh Avenue, just blocks away from the bright lights of the entertainment district and New York’s most popular attractions. The 234-room, […]

Offices

Nespresso Signs Full-Floor Lease at 111 W. 33rd St.

NEW YORK – Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) has signed a 41,800 sq. ft. full-floor office lease with Nestlé’s Nespresso at 111 West 33rd Street. The 26-floor building is located at Herald Square between 6th and 7th Avenues. Office tenants include Macy’s and Empire State Realty Trust’s corporate headquarters. “Nespresso’s new 5th floor home will […]

tv

Gretchen Carlson Hired by A+E Networks

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is returning to television. A+E Networks has hired the journalist to create and host a series of documentary specials. The documentary specials will be developed by A+E Originals, the newly launched non-fiction content development company. The first of these specials, The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime, […]

Sports

ESPN, Ivy League Ink 10-Year Deal

ESPN and the Ivy League have reached a comprehensive, 10-year deal for ESPN to become the exclusive national broadcaster for the prestigious conference. The Ivy League — known more for its academics than athletics — includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. ESPN plans to carry more than 1,100 events annually from […]

Uncategorized

HelloGiggles Launches Print Magazine

NEW YORK – HelloGiggles, a website aimed at young women, has launched its first print edition. The inaugural issue is being sent this month to homes of select PEOPLE subscribers age 18-39. The biannual publication, which will have an initial run of 500,000 copies, will mirror the digital brand with a focus on the positive […]

Radio Sports

Michael Kay Tops NY Sports Radio

Michael Kay, the lead broadcaster for the NY Yankees on YES Network, is also the top sports radio talk show host in the NY metro area. The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM led New York sports talk shows in the winter ratings book for the time slot shared with WFAN’s afternoon […]