President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.
In a survey of hundreds of people working on Wall Street, more than 1 in 5 said they'd seen or heard about wrongdoing in the workplace, and a quarter said they'd engage in insider trading if it meant making $10 million.
People in the tech world have sometimes been accused of catering mainly to their own needs, with apps for hailing taxis and finding romantic partners. But there’s another movement afoot – so called “civic hacking," aimed at solving serious problems.
Chinese and Syrian hackers, internet trolls and hacking collectives like Anonymous tend to give hacking a bad name, but some people hack for good too. This week on New Tech City, meet the participants of a civic hackathon as they try to solve the problem of price gouging at bodegas in Newark.
New data for the second quarter of this year from the appraisal firm Miller Samuel show there are fewer homes for sale in Manhattan, and new listings are being bought up fast.
Years before the Supreme Court recognized gay marriages on the federal level, many American corporations offered benefits to same-sex couples. They say it's what you have to do to attract the best talent. This means that the high court’s rulings this week may make New York a more attractive place for companies to do business.
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act means same-sex married couples in states where gay marriage is legal are now eligible for more than 1,000 federal benefits previously available only to husbands and wives.
Expect to see more construction cranes in the New York City skyline.
Christine Quinn's new memoir With Patience and Fortitude sold only about 100 hardback copies in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan. Quinn is City Council Speaker, and she's running for Mayor. So the book's poor performance is a bit of a head-scratcher for the publishing and political worlds.
A coalition of prosecutors is sending a warning to smartphone makers: thefts of phones are getting out of hand, and it's time for manufacturers to start working with law enforcement.
On Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with representatives of Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft to discuss the rise in thefts of smartphones.
A Lower Manhattan street that's long been synonymous with hard living continues to gentrify.
The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.
For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.
Con Edison has submitted plans to state regulators to spend $1 billion reinforcing electrical infrastructure. But a noted scientist who studies the effects of climate change on infrastructure says the utility's proposals would leave New York exposed to future storms.
Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.