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Manoush Zomorodi

New Tech City host

Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

How Twitter Created Connections But Drove the Founders Apart

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.

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Genetic Screening of Every Child

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Scientists at the recently opened New York Genome Center eventually want to screen every child in New York State. But if doctors found that your child had a genetic disorder, would you want to know? 

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Technology Industry Races to Complete Online Healthcare Exchanges

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City. On this week's show, she reports on the tech firms rushing to build the exchanges before the October 1st deadline. She says that for a lot of technologists, they are more than a forum for shopping healthcare plans, they represent a huge business opportunity.

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When Love Trumps Mountain View: A Story of NYC Tech

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's kind of funny that one of the key reasons that New York City's tech scene blossomed is because one really smart guy just didn't want to live in Mountain View.

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Google's Top NYC Engineer on City's Tech Economy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Craig Nevill-Manning is Google's chief engineer in New York City. In fact, saying he built the company's software engineering department in the city from scratch is no exaggeration. 

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Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on the 'Godmother of Silicon Alley'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley was a student of Red Burns, the so-called "godmother of Silicon Alley," who passed away at the end of August at the age of 88.  

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What a Year in Public Radio Has Taught Me (+Happy Birthday, New Tech City!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Happy Birthday, New Tech City! You are 1 year old this week. Your daddy, Charlie Herman, and I are very proud." 

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A Google Map of Our Brains: The Next Chapter in Neuroscience

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Scientists in New York City are at the center of President Obama's brain research initiative, a $100 million effort to better understand the inner workings of the human noggin.

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Swack! Tech Disrupts Tennis

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tennis is a sport that prides itself on tradition, but it can't escape technology.

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Real Estate, Rackets, Risk: When Rules Get Rewritten

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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.

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Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists: What's the Difference?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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. 

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Do New Yorkers Want to Know Who is 'Nextdoor'?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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.

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Know Thy @Neighbor: The End of Urban Anonymity and Rural Solitude

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.

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Experiments With a Tech-Free Summer Camp

Monday, August 19, 2013

Technology isn't stopping one Pennsylvania summer camp from trying to get kids to connect more deeply with nature and one another. The camp decided to conduct an experiment by letting its campers use gadgets as much as they wanted after the devices were away from the campers a period of time. Manoush Zomorodi, of WNYC's New Tech City, has followed the progress of this camp from initial withdrawal to the lessons learned after.

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VIDEO: Smartphones at Summer Camp

Sunday, August 18, 2013

At one camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. 

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Coping With Schizophrenia By Listening

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Eleanor Longden was diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized and essentially discarded by a mental health system that was unsure of how to help her. So instead Longden began to help herself, listening to and interpreting the voices she once battled in order to learn and grow from them. She is a doctoral psychology researcher and she's chronicled her journey towards understanding herself and the voices in her new TED e-book, "Learning from the Voices in My Head."

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New Black Hole Theory Could Overthrow Einstein's Theory of Gravity

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Joseph Polchinski is part of a four-man team that’s rethinking our ideas about black holes. In the process, he and his team might overthrow Einstein’s theory of relativity. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but in fact, Polchinski's work is shaking up the physics world, and raising new questions about how the universe began. 

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Taxi-Hailing Apps Thrive Across the U.S. & Meet Unique Need in NYC

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Most city dwellers are familiar with the vain attempts to flag down a cab when it’s raining or freezing or both. But new taxi-hailing smartphone apps are revolutionizing the relevancy of the outstretched arm and whistle. The apps are serving an alternate, and perhaps more important purpose in New York however. They are bringing cabs to underserved areas and underserved people. New Yorker Stacy-Marie Ishmael explains.

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Are E-hail Apps Helping Minorities Get Cabs?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.

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Grossology, Tolerant Taxis + Smart Bikes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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. 

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