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drag2share: Bank of America’s Twitter Account Is One Really Really Dumb Robot

source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/vip/~3/O7yDobnyHsg/bank-of-americas-twitter-account-is-one-really-really-713634226

Bank of America's Twitter Account Is One Really Really Dumb Robot

It’s always nice to get a response from Company X’s official Twitter account when you rage tweet about how Company X is so terrible and awful and that you’d never do anything with them again. It seems like they care about you! It seems like they want to help! It seems like they’re… human. Too bad they’re usually just stupid robots like this Bank of America Twitter account.

It’s a hilariously epic mistake by the official BofA Help Twitter account. When Twitter user @darthmarkh tweeted about how he was chased away by cops after drawing chalk in front of a New York City Bank of America that was pointing out how BofA was taking away people’s homes, the BofA Help Twitter account decided to jump in and asked @darthmarkh if he needed help with his account… completely ignoring the fact that @darthmarkh was eviscerating Bank of America right in front of its face.

It gets worse for BofA though. When other people jumped into @darthmarkh’s replies, they all get mentioned by the same BofA Help Twitter account with the same generic answers. It’s completely embarrassing because NO ONE is actually asking for help, they’re all just destroying Bank of America (with the ammo Bank of America is providing no less).


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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 news No Comments

Groupon takes on OpenTable with ‘Groupon Reserve,’ bundles reservations with coupons

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/01/groupon-reserve/

Groupon takes on OpenTable with 'Groupon Reserve,' bundles reservations with coupons

Not satisfied with simply locking down your discount mountain-climbing lessons and hot stone massages, Groupon announced Groupon Reserve this morning, which aims to bundle time-based discounts with restaurant reservations. Groupon’s tapping Savored.com’s reservation tech to handle the heavy-lifting behind the scenes — the service is already live in 10 markets, including New York City and Los Angeles, and seemingly goes after OpenTable head-on.

Of course, Groupon Reserve isn’t quite the same service as OpenTable. With Reserve, you plug in a time, party size, date and city, and you’re offered a variety of restaurant options with discounts, whereas with OpenTable you’re simply plugging in the aforementioned info and looking for a spot. Though Groupon Reserve only handles restaurant reservations thus far, the plan is for “spas, salons and hotels” in the coming months; ambiguous options from “top beauty, product, travel and entertainment brands” are also in the cards. Groupon Reserve will reach international shores and even more US cities “by the end of 2013.” Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re arranging a more affordable date at Butter. We’re pretty fancy.

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 news No Comments

This Map Captures New York’s Glorious Diversity In Tweet Form

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/multilingual-twitter-map-new-york-city-2013-2

Via the New York Public Library Map Division, here is an amazing map from the geniuses at London-based Spatial Analysis plotting Tweets by language in New York City.

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Monday, February 25th, 2013 news No Comments

A Day of NYC’s Public Transport, Visualized

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5963851/this-is-what-a-day-of-nycs-public-transport-looks-like

Gripe and moan about it all you like, but public transport is a fundamental part of keeping any big city running—and this data visualization shows just how complex New York City’s public transit setup is.

Put together by YouTube user STLTransit, the video is a visualization of a single day’s public transit, between 4:00am and 4:00am. It’s made possible by the open source General Transit Feed Specification data from the MTA. Personally, I love the way that the routes become obvious as the city wakes up. [YouTube via Verge]

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 news No Comments

Google’s Flagship Android Tablet Is Now $130 Cheaper Than The iPad Mini (GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-lowers-price-on-16gb-nexus-7-2012-10

google nexus 7 widgets and apps

Google’s flagship tablet the Nexus 7 tablet is even cheaper today.

While the 8GB and 16GB tablets are currently listed as, “coming soon” in Google’s Play Store, there is wide speculation that Google will drop the price on the 16GB version.

TechCrunch reports that the 16GB model of the 7-inch tablet will now retail for $199, $130 cheaper than the 16GB iPad mini.

It appears that Office Depot spilled the news about the prices. Office Depot is also currently displaying the new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 for $249.

We’re unsure what Google plans to do with its 8GB Nexus 7, which was formerly available for $199. There has been some talk that it’ll drop to $99.

Google was supposed to announce the availability of the new 32GB version today at an Android event in New York City, but that was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

 

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Monday, October 29th, 2012 news No Comments

Diginnovia – Innovation in the Digital Age

Diginnovia – Innovation in the Digital Age from Dr Augustine Fou

Digital has changed the world around us; even innovation must change. First presented at the World Technology Forum October 23, 2012, New York City #WTN2012

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 digital No Comments

‘App Economy’ has created 500,000 jobs since 2007

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/08/study-app-economy-has-created-500-000-jobs-since-2007/

It’s no secret that the rise of smartphones, tablets and social networking has fostered an entirely new market for app developers, but a freshly released study has now attempted to quantify this impact, in terms of real jobs. According to TechNet, a bipartisan network of tech execs, the so-called “App Economy” has created an estimated 466,000 jobs since 2007, when the iPhone was first unveiled. The report specifies that this estimate includes all jobs at Facebook-focused companies like Zynga, as well as dev gigs at Amazon, AT&T and Electronic Arts, in addition to the obvious heavyweights, Apple and Google. As far as geography goes, California leads the way as the most app-friendly state, though New York City tops the list of metropolitan areas. It’s not an entirely bi-coastal affair, though, with some two-thirds of all app-related jobs located outside of California and New York. TechNet acknowledges that the App Economy “is only four years old and extremely fluid,” so it’s likely that these numbers will fluctuate in the years to come, though the organization says these numbers underscore a fundamental principle: “Innovation creates jobs, and in this case, lots of them.” Read the full report at the source link below.

Study: ‘App Economy’ has created 500,000 jobs since 2007 originally appeared on Engadge! t on Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Dr. Thaker is now accepting new patients

as I was walking home today along Park Avenue in New York City …  this is what I saw…  🙂  

the picture below is the "old way" of getting new patients — ZocDoc is the "new way."  The old way relied on people walking by and seeing the sign, then remembering it, then remembering the number when they needed a foot doctor, etc. (ironically, if they had foot problems they may never even walk by to see the sign on Park Ave). 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 news No Comments

Google Places’ camera exposed in the convenience store wilds

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/24/google-places-camera-exposed-in-the-convenience-store-wilds/

That right there friends, is a real life Google employee and his trusty camera capturing the internals of a fine New York City bodega. It’s all part of a pilot launched back in April to photograph the insides of businesses for Google Places. The idea here is that by seeing the actual facilities, merchandise, layout, and decor Google can help consumers make a better decision about which businesses might best suit their particular needs. First our WiFi data and now the fetid bowels of our snack shops… oh Google, is there no data left that’s sacred?

Google Places’ camera exposed in the convenience store wilds originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 news No Comments

viral marketing done wrong – Burger King launches beef-scented body spray

Burger King launches beef-scented body spray

Looking to beef up your mojo this holiday season?

Burger King Corp. may have just the thing. The home of the Whopper has launched a new men’s body spray called “Flame.” The company describes the spray as “the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat.”

The fragrance is on sale at New York City retailer Ricky’s NYC in stores and online for a limited time for $3.99.

Burger King is marketing the product through a Web site featuring a photo of its King character reclining fireside and naked but for an animal fur strategically placed to not offend.

The marketing ploy is the latest in a string of viral ad campaigns by the company.

Source: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/la-on-burgerking19-2008dec19,0,5172867.story

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 digital No Comments

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