Morgan Stanley Sees Revenues Climb

NEW YORK – Investment bank Morgan Stanley reported net revenues of $9.5 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 compared with $8.9 billion a year ago. For the current quarter, net income applicable to Morgan Stanley was $1.8 billion compared with net income of $1.6 billion for the same period a year ago. …

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American Express Launches Business Travel Tool


NEW YORK — American Express has launched the enhanced Business Travel Account (BTA), which gives companies greater control and more visibility into their business travel expenses. The addition of Virtual Account Numbers in the refreshed product centralizes more types of business travel spending into a single account. The virtual account feature works with the existing …

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Forbes Names World’s Top Marketing Officers

NEW YORK – Forbes has released a report of The World’s Most Influential CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers) of 2017. The report presents a ranking of the world’s most influential CMOs, along with a look at what brought them there. The list was created in partnership with Sprinklr and LinkedIn. “As marketing has shifted from being all about the brand to being all about the …

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StubHub Opens NYC Flagship Store


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


  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


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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New 332 Area Code for Manhattan Launches Saturday

Manhattan is getting a new area code 332 starting on Saturday and will be the fourth area code for the island. All customers within the existing 212, 646, and 917 area codes should be prepared for the introduction of the 332 area code. Verizon announced that beginning June 10, 2017, Manhattan customers requesting new service, …

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CNN to Launch CNN Tech

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


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


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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