NYConvergence
Gets iPad App

NY Convergence,  the only online news site exclusively covering local digital media and technology industry developments throughout the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-State Region, has launched a new, free iPad application. The app offers similar functionality to the full NY Convergence site, with complete access to original and professionally curated digital media technology industry news and media/tech events. Click here to get the download from iTunes.

 

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