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Manoush Zomorodi

New Tech City host

Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.

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New Tech City: The Future of Libraries

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.

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Using Tech to Slow Down Our Lives in 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We are emerging from the annual internet and social media “gray period” – the holiday fortnight when the web isn’t blacked out, but slows down. It’s always a welcome relief from the incessant typing.

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New Tech City: How Digital Tech Will Change Our Lives in 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.

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The Effect of Touchscreens and Social Media on Kids, Plus 3D Printing

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Americans have purchased millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts are showing up under Christmas trees this morning.

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Debate: Is New York City in a Tech Bubble?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and eBay have all opened offices in New York City, and the Bloomberg administration is partnering with Cornell University to build a new computer science grad school. But Silicon Alley's exponential growth has some wondering how long the good times will last. 

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New Tech City: Learning How to Make a Smartphone App

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?

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New York City Challenges Silicon Alley to Reinvent the Payphone

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.

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Peter Cashmore's Rules For Media in 2013

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Most people in tech and media know the story behind Pete Cashmore‘s Mashable: He started the social media blog from his bedroom in Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of 19 and grew it into a website that now claims 20 million monthly unique visitors.

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Restarting a Business After Sandy, Growing a Business Globally

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

When it comes to growing a business, sometimes it’s about looking to new horizons, and other times, it’s simply about trying to hold on to what you have.

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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.

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New Tech City: Is Tech Good for Kids? Plus, 3D Printing Puts Down Roots in NYC

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Americans will buy millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts will be given to children.

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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the effects of television on children.

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Interactive Digital Maps Show City's Changing Landscape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.

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New Tech City: Using Digital Maps to Study Disaster Preparedness, History

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital maps play a huge role in everyday tasks — from finding a restaurant to a friend’s apartment. But they’re also playing a large part in serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. This week, New Tech City looks at mapping before and after Sandy, as well as a the process known as “map warping.”

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The Future of Disaster Relief: Food, Water, Shelter…and Wi-Fi Blimps?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using technology to get communities back on their feet faster after a crisis might include floating blimps with wi-fi over a disaster-hit city or creating a National Guard of tech geeks to take action when the digital infrastructure goes down or maybe even stockpiling electronics and generators for tech reserves, similar to oil reserves.

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Tech Key to Rebuilding After Disasters Like Sandy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two weeks after Sandy hit the New York region, is the recovery coming along as fast it could?

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New Tech City: Tech Post-Sandy and Getting Out the Vote

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sandy turned the New York City metropolitan area into a low tech region last week. The storm knocked out power, cut internet access and limited phone service throughout the tri-state region.

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New York City's Tech Sector Recovers After Sandy

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi talks with the Rachel Haot, New York City's Chief Digital Officer, about how the city and the tech scene fared during Sandy.  How is the community and the city responding, and what did they learn from the storm?

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Would You Do Your Banking on Facebook? Pushing Your Tech Comfort Zone

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People I know who work on Wall Street often have two phones (one for personal, one for professional use) and limited access on their work computers to any website that hasn’t been completely vetted.  Security and privacy are paramount in the financial industries for obvious reasons, including regulatory.

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