Category Archives : New York Times


Gowalla Checks In To The Happiest Place On Earth 9

Share Today Ben Parr of Mashable reported that Disney has partnered with location-based mobile app Gowalla to help visitors further engage with their two flagship theme parks – Disneyworld and Disneyland – via mobile check ins and stamps. This is a significant partnership for Gowalla who is often left in the dust behind mobile check […]

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McLean and Nocera Dance with the Devils 6

Share Two weeks ago RaceTalk was offered the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book “All the Devils are Here” which is co-written by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. We were immediately intrigued given both authors’ extensive history covering business and management in the media. Bethany McLean is the former editor-at-large for Fortune […]


Skype Gets Friendly 14

ShareThis morning Leena Rao reported for Tech Crunch that Skype has launched Skype 5.0 with new features, most signifcantly, intergration with Facebook. While Skype has become the standard go-to for video calling, there was no social aspect to the service. Rao described the new integration: “After logging in via Facebook Connect, you’ll be able to […]

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The Economist & Trick Photography 9

Share The June 19th issue of the Economist features a cover image of President Obama standing on beach in Louisiana, looking down in deep thought and seemingly pondering how the BP oil spill raveled out of control and the negative impact it could have on his upcoming re-election campaign. However, that’s not what the picture […]


Cops Seize Gizmodo Computers as iPhone Saga Rolls On 7

Share The iPhone-leak saga rolled on today as news broke that the home of Gizmodo editor Brian Chen was raided by California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT – couldn’t make this name up) last Friday night. According to Chen’s account of the story, the team broke down his front door without him present, seizing […]

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What the F8? Understanding Facebook’s Expansion 7

ShareYesterday in San Francisco Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rolled out some big plans for his baby at the company’s 8th developer conference, f8. After combing through all the tech round ups, here are the major take aways: Facebook global domination, one thumbs up at a time: The most notable announcement at f8 was […]


#140Conf: Exploring the State of Now, Now 7

ShareToday and tomorrow the 92nd Street Y in New York City will be home to Jeff Pulver’s 140 Characters Conference. The gathering gets its name from the maximum number of characters allowed in one post on Twitter, affectionately know as a tweet. Unlike other conferences where presentations can last an hour plus, at the 140 […]

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SXSW: GPS Geek Fest 5

Share Today is the first day of the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX. From all corners of the earth musicians, film makers and techies join forces for a week of round the clock events and celebrations. This year, taking center stage on the tech side are GPS based social networks. If […]