The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.
Mark Schwanhausser is an analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research and studies trends in online banking. Here are the apps that he loves on his iPhone 4S and iPad.
Community health advocates in the Bronx say more jobs for the community could improve the overall health of the borough, which suffers from the highest diabetes and asthma rates in the city.
The sudden departure of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has sparked a conversation about where the bank is headed under new leadership and what it says about the so-called "too big to fail" banking behemoths.
As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.
Reporter Stan Alcorn caught up with the editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris Anderson, to discuss the DIY movement of tech-savvy tinkerers known as "makers." In his new book, Makers, Anderson argues that "making" is a revolution with the power to revive American manufacturing.
Jacob Ford, 18, is a freshman at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he plans to pursue a degree in design.
A year ago, the city outlined its strategy to make municipal government and New York City residents more high-tech. This week WNYC's New Tech City goes one-on-one with the woman tapped to make it all happen, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot.
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot about what the city is doing to retain top-level software engineers and expand broadband around the city.
As the iPhone 5 hit stores Friday, the NYPD asked Apple aficionados to sign up for "Operation ID," a program aimed at helping police address a recent surge in smartphone thefts.
Motorists may find their cars at a standstill as the UN General Assembly kicks off. Bottlenecks and detours are daily headaches for drivers and cabbies plying Manhattan's roadways. WNYC’s New Tech City looks at how technology is being used to help people travel around the city more efficiently.
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to Alex Goldmark of WNYC's Transportation Nation about the future of technology and transportation.
Leigh Ann DeLyser is the computer science curriculum consultant for the Academy for Software Engineering, a new public high school near Union Square that aims to produce the next generation of software engineers, web developers and internet entrepreneurs. She's the co-author of the report Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age.
No one knows who the next Mark Zuckerberg will be, but 135 high schoolers at New York City's Academy for Software Engineering are stepping up to the plate with coding textbooks in hand.
Workers in restaurants, education and home health care making less than $45,000 a year are the face of New York State's "disappointingly weak" economic recovery, according to a new report from the non-partisan Fiscal Policy Institute.
As the Syrian regime continues its crack down on the country's citizens, Syrian Americans must resort to code words to communicate with relatives there and improvise new ways to send them remittances.
Towns in the Catskills are still recovering from Hurricane Irene one year after the storm washed out roads and ripped apart homes and businesses.
A state grand jury has found New York City's property tax system is compromised.