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Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler chats with the co-founders of Moonit, a social discovery app that connects people using astrology.

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Testing Siri|Happy Anniversary|Honoring Troops

FishbowlLA: The iPhone is being putting to the test. The new ad shows Samuel L. Jackson asking Siri various questions.

TVNewser: And they said it wouldn’t last. CBS This Morning hits a milestone –100 shows.

TVSpy: Just in time for Memorial Day, WWOR/Channel 9 begins a major undertaking, a year-long series honoring the troops.

New Yorker iPhone App is On its Way

The New Yorker is getting pocket sized. The New York Post reports that the magazine will be the first Condé Nast brand to launch an iPhone app, and it might be here as soon as early September.

For now, not much is known about the app. Scott Dadich, Vice President of Content Innovation at Condé, denied having a launch date in mind, and Pamela McCarthy, Deputy Editor at The New Yorker, didn’t give any details either. “There is reason to think that everything we offer on the iPad will also be offered on the iPhone,” she told the Post.

Either way, the app is on its way. Just remember: No one thinks New Yorker cartoons are funny, so showing them off while you’re out and about isn’t going to impress anyone.

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-founder Paul Vidich. Storyville is a mobile app for short stories that connects readers and authors. A former music executive, Vidich helped Steve Jobs bring music singles to iTunes. He hopes Storyville will do for the short story what iTunes did for the single.

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Sports Illustrated Launches iPhone App

Sports Illustrated magazine has finally made their content available to iPhone users. To entice people to give the free app a try, SI has included an augmented reality tool. When users hover the opened app over a section of the magazine, exclusive content appears.

For example, if you hold the phone over this week’s gatefold NCAA tournament cover, you’ll see video announcing SI’s college basketball awards, tournament insight from Senior Writer Seth Davis and more.

“So often the conversation about technology revolves around new devices,” explained Terry McDonell, Time Inc.’s Sports Group Editor-in-Chief. “What we’re really excited about is the potential to use technology to bring print pages to life in surprising ways.”

It’s a cool idea, but as with QR codes, who knows if people will actually use it. But it might be worth a shot if it can help you win the office pool.

The New York Times Launches Election iPhone App

The New York Times has launched a new app gathering political news from the paper and other sources around the web. The free app, “Election 2012,” aggregates news, opinion, polls and — eventually — election night results, all in one clean interface.

The articles are picked by the Times’ editors, so you’re guaranteed to find quality links, and when a new story is loaded, there’s a red dot next to it so you don’t miss anything.

The app sounds great, however, there is a catch: Full access to the Times’ links are only available to digital and/or print subscribers. But if you’re a subscriber and own an iPhone, we think it’s worth checking out.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken

Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the “5 Things You Need to Know This Week” studio. In this week’s episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about Advertising Week, and get five fashion tips from Stacy London, host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken

Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week studio. In this week’s episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about Advertising Week, and get five fashion tips from Stacy London, host of TLC’s What Not to Wear.

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


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The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4

The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone’s unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts a lot of views, so it’s important to have a device that allows reporters to produce high quality content. The New York Times’ staffers also use iPhone 4s for their video reporting.

Delaney tells Beet.TV that about 24 reporters are now being trained to use the iPhones, and eventually many more will be distributed.

FishbowlNY assumes that only senior reporters will be issued the new white iPhone 4, because it’s very special. At least that’s what the ads tell us.

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