Samsung reportedly looking to purchase 1 million sq. feet of NYC office space for U.S. expansion

SAMSUNG
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung is planning to soon create a large office in New York City. Located in Manhattan, the office would be “one of the largest” corporate expansions in New York City in recent years. Citing “multiple real estate executives familiar with the search,” the report claims that Samsung has recently started reaching out to landlords and developers in New York City. The inquires have been about obtaining 1 million square feet of space, which would hold between 5,000 and 7,000 employees.

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Google interested in using NYC pay phones as free WiFi hotspots

Pay-phones

Google recently participated in an informational meeting for companies interested in bringing free WiFi access to New York City. Other companies interested in such a venture include IBM, Samsung and Cisco, however it’s well-documented that the search giant wants to make internet access less challenging for people who are struggling to get online.

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City Ride helps Google Glass users find Citi Bikes in New York City

Citi Bike NYC

As the most populous city in the United States, New York City has a big transportation challenge on its hands. The arrival of the bike sharing system Citi Bike aims to solve that problem, but New Yorkers still need to be able to track down these bikes for the program to be useful. Enter City Ride for Glass, an upcoming app that aims to be a simple and effective way of finding Citi Bikes using Google Glass.

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AT&T SVP says LTE coming to NYC “soon” (which could be forever)

Remember when AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega said that they’d bring tethering to the iPhone “soon” in 2008?  Yes, it was 2010 before it arrived.  So take the above video with a grain of salt.

AT&T SVP Larry Solomon told the Mashable audience that NYC would be getting AT&T’s LTE “sometime soon” (at 3:30).

Even with the background being sketchy, the math is in your favor NYCers.  AT&T says it will cover 70 million customers in LTE by the end of the year.  It is going to be hard to get there with their 15 markets if NYC isn’t one of them.

For good measure, AT&T was in NYC last week handing out to reviewers their impressive LTE smartphones the 4.5 inch HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy II Skyrocket.  We’ve got both phones in hand but won’t be able to offer up a comprehensive review until NYC LTE is lit up (or I visit Silicon Valley for the holidays – whichever comes first)

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