StubHub Opens NYC Flagship Store

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StubHub, which operates a leading ticket marketplace, has opened a flagship retail store location in Manhattan at 1412 Broadway, on the corner of 39th Street. Located just two blocks south of Times Square, the flagship store serves as a destination for local and visiting fans to find the events that are right for them. StubHub’s …

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Wall St. Journal Lists Tech Companies to Watch

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  NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal has published its first-ever list of Tech Companies to Watch. The list identifies 25 emerging companies across dynamic sectors of technology, including: consumer hardware, cybersecurity, healthcare, financial technology, business services, e-commerce, education and social media. Companies included in the list are less than 6 years old and have a valuation …

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NY Times Expands Comments to Top Stories

The NY Times has unveiled a major step toward integrating its readers into its reports with the introduction of Moderator, a new system that will arm Times comment moderators with machine learning technology, allowing them to moderate more comments. For now, Moderator’s implementation will open up comments on all of The Times’s top stories during …

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Event Management Agency LDJ Launches Startup Accelerator

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NEW YORK — LDJ Productions, a full-service event management agency, has created a startup accelerator, “FUTURES NYC“, to be housed at the company’s new headquarters at 110 Leroy Street. Focused on emerging technology in the live events industry, FUTURES will provide workspace, access to clients, mentorship, and tailored workshops to participating startups, curating a community of like-minded …

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Time Inc. Cuts 300 Positions

Time Inc. — publisher of Time, People, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines — has cut 300 workers or about 4% of its total workforce according to Reuters. The job losses include both layoffs and budgets. Time Inc. is one of the nation’s leading magazine publishers but has seen magazine circulation and advertising decline with the …

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CNN to Launch CNN Tech

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CNN is doubling down on its technology coverage by launching an all-new CNN Tech – a  digital destination that will examine technology and tools that affect all consumers. With this move CNN is elevating its technology coverage from a beat to a standalone business more closely aligned with its premium content brands such as CNN …

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Blackstone Reaches Goal of Hiring 50,000 Veterans

NEW YORK — Blackstone, one of the world’s largest investment firms, announced it is has reached its goal of hiring 50,000 American military veterans, caregivers and spouses across its portfolio of companies, one year ahead of its original five-year target. The firm has also committed to a new goal of hiring 50,000 additional military veterans, …

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IBM Managers Share Advice for Job Seekers

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ARMONK, NY — Three IBM hiring managers are sharing valuable advice for New Collar Job seekers pursuing careers in some of today’s fastest growing technology fields, from cloud computing and cybersecurity to cognitive systems and digital design. There are more than 500,000 technology jobs available today in the United States, but businesses like IBM and …

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Chobani Launches Second Incubator Program

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NORWICH, NY – Greek yogurt maker Chobani is launching a second class for the Chobani Food Incubator following the success of its inaugural program last year. Applications are being accepted through June 4, 2017. Chobani’s founder and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, launched the Chobani Food Incubator in 2016 to support food entrepreneurs aiming to challenge the …

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Jeff Koons Ballerina Statue Featured in Rockefeller Center

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NEW YORK — A new public art exhibit, Jeff Koons’s Seated Ballerina, is now at Rockefeller Center from May 12 – June 2, 2017. Hosted by real estate company Tishman Speyer, the inflatable nylon sculpture stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series. Often referencing historical imagery and …

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NBC News Names National Political Correspondent

NEW YORK – Steve Kornacki has been named National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, a role that will expand his duties and visibility across both networks. Kornacki will also contribute regularly to political reporting on NBC News’ TODAY and become the primary fill-in host for Hardball with Chris Matthews. In addition, Kornacki will …

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NY Times Adds 308,000 Digital Subscriptions

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The NY Times Company reported first-quarter results for 2017 and said it had over 2.2 million digital subscribers. Total revenues for the first quarter increased 5.1% to $398.8 million from $379.5 million in the first quarter last year. Circulation revenues increased 11.2%, while advertising revenues declined 6.9% and other revenues increased 20.9%. Mark Thompson, president …

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