Meet David Rose, an angel investor and a venture capitalist. Yes, both categories of investor fund startup companies, but there are a few key distinctions.
When it comes to finding just the right sized office space, New York City's tech companies are turning to subleases because they are not ready to sign five to 10 year leases favored by the city's landlords.
Computer glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange brought a halt to trading of thousands stocks and options Thursday in what some are calling "the flash freeze."
Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.
Nextdoor is a social network to connect neighbors. According to its CEO and co-founder, the service isn't about organizing a block party: It's about keeping your neighborhood safe, sharing referrals and consolidating all the notices that the city sends out digitally.
In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So WNYC's Amy Pearl thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the Appalachian Trail for a couple days with just her dog Cola for company. Totally unplugged. Well, almost.
As New Yorkers get used to blue Citibikes and their docks and kiosks on streets in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Hoboken residents across the Hudson are experimenting with a wildly different model for how to share bikes.
At the Genspace community biolab in Downtown Brooklyn, citizen scientists are coming together to explore the basics of biology — and maybe discover something that will transform our lives.
Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around.
Summer 2013 was the first time New Yorkers could "e-hail" a taxi with a smartphone app like Uber or Hailo, but so far few people are using the technology. New Tech City talks to one user who says the apps are catching on with minorities.
As the privacy debate continues following revelations about the federal government's surveillance programs, the director of the National Security Agency is defending his organization's tactics.
New Tech City producer Dan Tucker has attended A LOT of weddings recently, and he's noticed a trend when it comes time for speeches and toasts. The best man or maid of honor takes the microphone and starts reading from emails, texts and online chats that the bride and groom sent each other over the years. Call it Love in the Time of Gmail.
Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.
Rising cyber attacks and security breaches are on the top of the agenda at an annual conference for the cyber security industry being run this week by Fordham University.
In the smart home of the future, your milk jug will tell you when your milk has gone sour, your plants will text you when they need watering and with solar panels on your roof, you may not even need to be connected to the power grid.
After years of circling billionaire Steven Cohen, federal authorities brought criminal charges Thursday against his hedge fund SAC Capital Investors.
Some e-retailers are shifting their strategies by opening brick-and-mortar stores to attract new customers that may not be comfortable purchasing a pair of shorts or eyeglasses without first trying them on.
As temperatures continued to hover in the mid-90s for a sixth day Friday, Con Ed set a new all-time record for electric usage.
New York City is liberating techies from coffee shops and co-working spaces and sending them into the open air with the expansion of public Wi-Fi to 32 more parks and recreation centers across the five boroughs.
It’s been a real scorcher this week in New York with temperatures in the 90s that feel like the low 100s.
Whenever the thermometer goes way up, people start mentioning droughts, melting glaciers, rising sea levels and what can be done to stop climate change.