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NY Times to send out 300,000 Cardboard VR viewers in second giveaway

The New York Times is encouraging its readers to join it on its virtual reality adventure, offering 300,000 digital subscribers a free Google Cardboard VR viewer. Last year the news service gave away the viewer to a million of its print…

NY Times starts fighting ad blockers with plea to users

"The best things in life aren't free," so says a message from the New York Times to readers landing on its site using ad blockers. The news outlet has begun a campaign to try to persuade users of the content-blocking software to think twice…

The New York Times has a VR movie app, and is giving away Google Cardboard this weekend

Google has teamed up with The New York Times to distribute a million Cardboard VR viewers to the newspaper's subscribers, through which specially made VR films can be watched using a new NYT VR app.
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New York Times’ Marcus Mabry is joining the Twitter team to head Moments

Just a week after announcing that it had fired 8 percent of its workforce, Twitter is charging full steam ahead and bringing aboard new talent, including New York Times editor at large Marcus Mabry, who will now be heading Twitter Moments.

Study: iOS 9 ad blockers save iPhone users time, data, and money

A recent study conducted by The New York Times delves deeper into the implications of ad blockers, specifically putting numbers to ad blockers’ impact on page load time, data usage, and data cost per page.

NYT exposes reasons why you might not want to work at Amazon

Led by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon is one of the world's most successful companies — but it's also one of the most punishing places to work, as a new report in The New York Times outlines.

Victoria Taylor breaks her silence while reddit moderators explain why they shut down AMA

On Wednesday, Victoria Taylor, the dismissed Reddit employee whose firing prompted a petition for Reddit CEO Ellen Pao's resignation, finally broke her silence, while reddit moderators penned an op-ed for The New York Times.

New York Times sets its news free, ending subscription plan for redesigned NYT Now app

The New York Times has ditched the $8-a-month fee it's been charging for its NYT Now iOS app, allowing users to peruse a decent selection of the news giant's content for the princely sum of nothing.

New York Times plans ‘one-sentence stories’ for Apple Watch

Rather than loading a full news article onto the Apple Watch, the New York Times is going for "one-sentence stories" where users can get a brief summary before choosing whether to continue reading on their iPhone or iPad.
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Why you may never need to leave Facebook ever again

In what the company describes as an effort to cut down on load times, particularly on mobile devices, Facebook is pursuing deals with publishers including the New York Times and BuzzFeed to host their content on Facebook itself.

N.Y. Times photographer creates backpack that wirelessly streams images back to newsroom

Josh Haner discovered TV journalists had the ability to live stream content wirelessly, so he created a backpack that allows photographers to do the same. With a Linux-based computer and four cellular modems onboard, Haner could send images…

New York Times announces discounted digital subscription plan

Ideal for Web users that want a cheaper way to access the New York Times, management at the popular newspaper will be launching a digital subscription plan at $10 or less per month.