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Microsoft opening New York store close to Apple’s iconic cube

Microsoft is opening a retail store in the heart of New York City. The software maker has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it plans to open a store just a few blocks away from Apple’s iconic cube on Fifth Avenue, following rumors from last month. Microsoft’s new retail location will replace an existing Fendi store and serve as the company’s first full retail store in Manhattan. “As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience,” says David Porter, corporate vice president for Microsoft retail stores, in a statement to the WSJ. “This is a goal we’ve had since day one — we were only waiting for the right location. And now we have it.”

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Microsoft opening New York store close to Apple’s iconic cube

Microsoft is opening a retail store in the heart of New York City. The software maker has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it plans to open a store just a few blocks away from Apple’s iconic cube on Fifth Avenue, following rumors from last month. Microsoft’s new retail location will replace an existing Fendi store and serve as the company’s first full retail store in Manhattan. “As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience,” says David Porter, corporate vice president for Microsoft retail stores, in a statement to the WSJ. “This is a goal we’ve had since day one — we were only waiting for the right location. And now we have it.”

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A Quick Tour Of The New York Times’ Twitter Graveyard

Rest in peace.

A week ago, New York Times chief television critic Alessandra Stanley landed in hot water after a much-maligned profile of the television producer Shonda Rhimes. In a statement, Stanley deflected criticism of the piece, alluding to the reactionary tendencies of the internet — specifically Twitter. Here's the Times public editor Margaret Sullivan:

I have asked Ms. Stanley for further comment (she has said that her intentions were misunderstood, and seemed to blame the Twitter culture for that, with a reference to 140 characters)

Stanley's woes are part of a difficult history between the paper of record and the 140-character platform. While many Times reporters were early and influential adopters of the social network, the company has struggled getting all of its staffers on board with 'new media,' as the company's much-discussed innovation report revealed. The report noted numerous discrepancies with regard to the paper's social strategies:

Readers are finding and engaging with our journalism in vastly different ways. More readers expect us to find them on Twitter and Facebook, and through email and phone alerts. But the newsroom pays less attention to these platforms, even though they offer our main, and sometimes only, channels to tens of millions of readers. Here, too, we are lagging our competitors.

That language is from May — but what does the Times' Twitter footprint look like today? To check, I conducted a very unscientific exploration into the editorial staff Twitter accounts. While the Times employs well-over 1000 editorial staffers, the company keeps an official Twitter list of “NYT Journalists,” comprised of the 690 current (and some former) staffers who have Twitter accounts.

There are dozens of heavily-followed, high volume NYT staffers with excellent Twitter accounts. There are also plenty of ghost towns; monuments to the best intentions of the papers' less tech-savvy staffers. And there are eggs. Oh, the eggs! A graveyard of egg profiles.

In rounding up this tour of the Times' Twitter Graveyard I had a few, very fast and very loose rules for consideration. You are eligible for the graveyard if:

- You haven't tweeted in a little over two months.
– You have less than 20 total tweets.
– You have an egg as your profile picture. No egg was spared.

Let's go for a walk!

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Samsung’s Gear S hits the runway with Diesel Black Gold for New York Fashion Week

When we saw Samsung’s Gear S curved smartwatch last week, we said its design, “feels functional, but also like an afterthought.” The 2-inch behemoth certainly doesn’t blend into outfits as much as it becomes the centerpiece, for better or worse….

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Lyft will launch in all of New York City’s five boroughs tonight

Lyft is finally launching in New York City, but it’s making some concessions to do so. After a back-and-forth battle between Lyft and the city, the two have finally struck a deal that will allow Lyft to begin offering service throughout the city’s five boroughs, but only so long as Lyft drivers register with the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission. That makes Lyft’s operation in New York distinctly different from its modus operandi: Lyft’s fleet is usually composed of anyone who has a car and some free time, but in the city they’ll all have to be properly registered. Recode reports that Uber’s UberX service, which usually operates like Lyft, follows these same rules in New York.

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18 Graphs That Show What The New York Times Talks About

This cool new tool graphs what words the paper’s been talking about since 1851.

The New York Times just launched a cool data tool called Chronicle that graphs mentions of words and phrases over time. It's a fascinating look at what the paper and the country cared about since 1851. Try it out! It's awesome.

Here's a few we checked out:

Cat vs. Dog

Cat vs. Dog

1875 was apparently a banner year for cat news. Today, dogs rule.

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Billionaire vs. Millionaire

Billionaire vs. Millionaire

You know what was cool in 1900? A million dollars. You know what was cool in 2000? A bilion dollars. You know what was cool in 2010? This joke.

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Kale vs. Avocado vs. Quinoa

Kale vs. Avocado vs. Quinoa

I suspect the early popularity of “kale” may be because it used to be a man's name.

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Pilot defends Malaysia Airlines in New York Times op-ed

The terrible, shocking demise of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 this week has left many confused and angered over how such an incident could happen. Some have placed the blame on the air carrier, which is still recovering from the mysterious disappearance of flight 370 just months ago. Licensed aircraft pilot and Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has written an op-ed in The New York Times demystifying the realities of commercial aviation and defending the struggling airline. Ultimately, it seems some things just can’t be planned for.

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Lyft’s New York Launch Is Delayed But Protesters Still Showed Up To The Launch Party

“They are throwing a free party and we’re here to ruin that party.” Protesters from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance are happy that Lyft did not launch last night.

While the party kept going, nearly 100 drivers from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance shouted towards the crowd and event organizers.

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One protester, Victor, told BuzzFeed that they were protesting the rideshare aspect of Lyft and that it isn't innovation, but piracy of jobs. “We abide by the rules, pay high insurance and leases, have workers compensation, and protect our riders because we are trained professionals,” he said.

“Lyft is a multimillionaire corporation. And yet, they don't want to abide by the rules and regulations they should have to go through,” he added.

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Lyft accuses New York attorney general of lying about launch holdup

Lyft was set to launch in two parts of New York City today, a plan that was derailed following a court battle with state’s attorney general that’s now stretched into next week, and possibly beyond. Now the two sides have begun a public war of words against one another about why the ridesharing service didn’t launch, with Lyft going so far as to say the New York official is lying.

According to the New York attorney general, the State Supreme Court granted an injunction that kept Lyft from launching as planned. Now Lyft is saying that’s a “deliberate misstatement,” and that it’s the one that put the launch on hold in order to make changes to its service that will comply with local regulations.

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New York warns locals about taking rides from Lyft, free or otherwise

Free is a very good price, unless it’s from ridesharing service Lyft in New York. The city’s City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today sent out a friendly warning to local denizens, reminding them that the service was still unauthorized within the city, and that it would be cracking down on Lyft drivers giving people rides. That includes drivers who have licenses as a taxi or limo driver, or are just normal licensed drivers who had signed up to drive for Lyft; both face fines of up to $ 2,000.

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