Ilya Marritz

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Smartphone Thefts Could Set New Record in 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.


Business Community: If Elected, Would de Blasio's Actions Match His Rhetoric?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s fight-for-the-little-guy platform includes higher taxes on New Yorkers earning over half a million dollars a year, ending tax breaks for corporations, and spending more on social programs. So: is big business scared?


Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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For Biographers, The Past Is An Open (Electronic) Book

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biographers of Gandhi or Catherine the Great could rely on paper archives, but those days are fading fast. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports that that old ways of digging up the past are ch...


Fast Food Workers Bang the Drum for Higher Pay

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hundreds of workers protested Thursday outside fast food restaurants from three different chains in Manhattan. Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King are the targets of a nationwide day of action by groups demanding higher wages for workers and the right to form unions.


Amazon v. New York: Challenges State Over Taxes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The online retail giant Amazon is preparing to mount a new challenge to a New York State law that requires the company to collect sales taxes.

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Higher Rates Spur Demand for Home Loans

Monday, August 26, 2013

Earlier this year, prospective home-buyers had a shock: home mortgage interest rates rose one full percentage point in the space of just a few days. Since then, interest rates have remained higher — around 4.5 percent — and fear that rates will rise again seems to be juicing demand for mortgages.


For Stringer, A Dash For Dollars -- Not a Coast to the Finish

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scott Stringer isn't spending his August the way he'd imagined -- gliding to victory in the Comptroller's race. His staff doesn't get to take vacations. What seemed like a race he could win at a gentle jog has become a sprint as Stringer rushes to raise funds and pack in campaigning after a much more famous opponent - Eliot Spitzer - upended the race. 

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2 Ex-Traders Accused Of Covering Up JPMorgan Losses

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged two former traders in JPMorgan Chase's London office with securities fraud. The two men were part of the so-called "London Whale" case, wh...


Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments is on the auction block and a mystery bidder, rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson, appears to have the winning bid at $458 million. Ilya Marritz...


Celebrated Piano Maker Steinway To Be Sold To Hedge Fund

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paulson & Co., a hedge fund that made a fortune betting against the housing market, is now putting a bet on Steinway, the 160-year old piano maker.

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Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

Monday, August 12, 2013

If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shi...


Online Ordering Grows, Restaurants Grumble

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This week the New York Attorney General concluded an investigation into two online platforms for ordering food, clearing the way for Seamless to merge with GrubHub.

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Biographies in the Age of Email

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For centuries, biographers have relied on letters to bring historical figures to life, from Gandhi to Catherine the Great. But over the past two decades, most people have switched from writing paper letters to email.


Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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.

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Current and Would-Be Mayors Differ on Jobs and Fiscal Responsibility

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and one of the leading candidates to replace him are laying out two very different visions on jobs and fiscal responsibility.


Seamless and GrubHub Allowed to Merge

Monday, August 05, 2013

Two websites that handle restaurant delivery orders in New York City have reached an agreement with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman which will allow them to merge.


Solar Roof Cluster in Brooklyn?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The benefits of home solar technology aren't news, but very few homeowners and businesses have it installed. A new group, Solarize Brooklyn, is helping people get over the hump of paperwork, bureaucracy, and subsidies, to make their own electricity. 


Your So-Called Future Life: Homes and To-Do Lists Get 'Smart'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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. 

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Let's Get Physical: E-Retailers Opening Stores

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Not long ago, it seemed as if the days of brick and mortar stores might be numbered. Hot new web businesses were wiping the floor with more traditional stores. Think Zappos, Netflix or Amazon. But now things are getting weird.

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