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Alex Goldmark

Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation. 

He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work, without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and occasionally writes for magazines such as GOOD and Fast Company. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.

Alex Goldmark appears in the following:

What Emoji Did to One Couple's Healthy Relationship

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As one couple found out, visual texting is surprisingly good for emotional expression.

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The Bus of the Future Will Catch You

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Matt George runs a new bus company that doesn't own buses. And he's making some big promises. He says his technology will be the first fundamental evolution in mass transit since subway tracks were laid.

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The Home of the Future is Spying on You

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There's a neighborhood where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. The streets hum with electric cars. It's a kind of eco-paradise — and it could drive you nuts.

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Careful Posting Online Reviews, You May Get Sued

Thursday, May 01, 2014

What happens when an online review, one of the most basic forms of public participation online, calls into question larger issues of anonymity and libel? Alex Goldmark, senior producer for WNYC's New Tech City, reported on this topic with a focus on two cases playing out in the U.S. 

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E-Commerce and Free Speech

Friday, April 25, 2014

If the process of unmasking anonymous negative commenters is too easy, then defamation lawsuits could be used to intimidate consumers. If it’s too hard to find out who’s slandering your business online, then business owners are basically being told to sit there and take it. Alex Goldmark of WNYC’s New Tech City takes a closer look at both sides of this complicated issue.

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The Man Who Tried to Eliminate All Words, But Never Met a Smartphone

Friday, February 28, 2014

This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols. And how today's text message tools could have helped. 

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Inside the Mind that Translated Moby Dick Into Emoji

Thursday, February 27, 2014

There is no white whale Emoji character. But that's just part of the fun (and art) of Emoji Dick.

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For a Better Memory, Hit 'Delete'

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Keep forgetting your mother's cell phone number? Don't worry. You're not alone. In this New Tech City interview, Columbia University Psychology professor Betsy Sparrow explains why it's so hard to remember things in the digital age and what you can do about it. 

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The Reason Why Internet Servers (Hopefully) Won't Destroy the Earth

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Search — not storage — is the biggest conundrum for big data. 

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To Clear Out Your Inbox, You Need More Power

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

We used to be swimming in data. Now we're drowning in it. So, how can we stay afloat? By fighting tech with tech. 

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Why Don't More People Use Digital Door Locks? A Few Facts

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hotels, dorms, offices, they all use digital door locks. Why don't the rest of us? New Tech City reviews some of the reasons holding back the evolution of the key and lock, a truly ancient technology. Plus, a few facts to help you decide if you should make the switch. 

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How to Be a Young Boss (Or Work for One)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

When baby-faced startup founders begin to build out their businesses, they hire a lot of young people their age to do the grunt work, but there comes a point when CEOs in their 20s have to hire employees in their 30s and 40s. This week New Tech City talks to young bosses and their older employees on the hunt for wisdom in the new tech workplace. 

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This Mom Loves Bitcoins, If Only She Could Find Hers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This lively suburban mom shocked her kids by revealing she had enough bitcoins to buy a Ferrari. Then disappointed them with the news she couldn't remember where, or how, she got the new, confusing, virtual currency or how to access her stash. So New Tech City jumped in to help. 

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Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.

 

 

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Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.

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6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.

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Does Metro-North Have a Catastrophic Curve?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

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Sunday's deadly Metro-North commuter train crash happened less than 2,000 feet from the the site of another derailment earlier this year along the same stretch of curving riverside track in the Southern Bronx.

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Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.  

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This 'Glorified Oven Mitt' Stops Radiator Banging

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.

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This Guy Brings Smartphones Back from the Dead

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet Justin Wetherill, CEO of the smartphone repair chain uBreakiFix. He knows how to repair the iPhone whose screen you stupidly shattered when you dropped it on the sidewalk last night. 

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