Facebook is debuting featured events, which will offer recommendations—think rock shows, biking meetups, museum exhibition openings, etc.—based on human curation rather than an algorithm.
Time Out New York
Time Out New York is ready to swell its digital presence with new iPhone and iPad apps, the magazine announced today, also unveiling a redesigned website and an online e-commerce business, altogether Time Out’s biggest initiative to date on the mobile and Web front.
Why’d you decide to take the job? Because it has respect, and I think people take it seriously, but it can be much more essential to the conversation. They don’t have a lot of Web DNA around the place, and that’s what I’m bringing.
Tony Elliott, founder and chairman of the Time Out empire, is not a man used to begging. But in 2008, his company, which had already been battered by the digital revolution, was in dire straits thanks to the recession. So Elliott went to his lender, Lloyds Banking Group, hat in hand. The meeting was tense, unpleasant.