Two revelations this week about the federal government collecting data on citizens has reignited the debate about when national security trumps individual privacy. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, weighs in on the federal government's practices and what they say about the Obama presidency.
This week in a courthouse in Manhattan, Apple is defending itself against federal charges that it colluded with the nation’s biggest publishers to raise the price of e-books.
New York will be the most competitive city in the world in 2025 according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that was sponsored by Citigroup.
For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
The stock market has been on a tear recently with one measure — the Dow Jones Industrial Average — up nearly 17 percent so far this year. The stratospheric rise makes you wonder whether the market can continue to set record highs or if the bottom is about to drop out.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker announced the creation of a new foundation Wednesday that aims to rebuild the American public's trust in government by focusing on how policy is implemented, what he calls "the nuts and bolts of government."
Attendance at Broadway theaters was down six percent in the year-long season that just ended, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Broadway League, and the group said Sandy is to blame.
As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."
Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems.
As we approach the summer, unemployment is falling, stocks are rising and housing is looking better than ever. Yet in the past few years, the economy has looked better at the start of the year, only to take a turn for the worse. Will the same happen in 2013?
Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to a new study.
Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people who matter here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?
It can feel like the events, conferences, meetups and hackathons never end. Now that it's Internet Week in New York City, chances are you or someone you know is either planning, watching, sitting on, moderating, streaming or avoiding a panel AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
New York City's tech scene is on fire, but it has yet to produce a Facebook, a Google or an Amazon. But now Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, the micro-blogging service that's a Silicon Alley darling. What does that mean for investors, Tumblr users and the other startups in New York?
Should some college-bound students opt for a two-year degree at a technical school? Will an education give you a better life? Money Talking digs into the tough questions in the debate over the high cost of higher education and the mounting student debt that's one of its byproducts. The central question: Is college worth it? The answer: Only the listener can decide.
More people are working in New York and New Jersey.
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office and six other county agencies Tuesday as part of a probe into post-Sandy debris-removal contracts.
As the inaugural class in the applied sciences graduate program wraps up its first semester, we checked in with the school's founding dean Dan Huttenlocher on the real-world skills stressed in the curriculum, the school's mission and what's being done to attract more women to the one-year program.
Union Square is getting a digital makeover. Starting this June, 3,000 people will be able to access the free wireless connection in Union Square at the same time. That’s up from just 250 people today.
Nowadays, educators are starting to teach STEM subjects in creative ways, using Legos, games and real-world examples. And yet, the United States is falling behind. It's time for a new conversation on why science, technology, engineering and math are so important for today's students.