New York City made its presence known at the annual SXSW Interactive technology festival with a day-long event promoting New York's tech sector. Silicon Alley startups used the four-day event to ferret out new hires and bolster their own brands.
The "Made in NY" event was sponsored by the Bloomberg administration and New York Tech Meetup. It took place in a downtown arts center in Austin, complete with spinning classes on the roof and Makerbot machines churning out figurines on the ground floor. On the second floor, CEOs and reps from NYC-based startups like Sherpaa, Songza, Vook and General Assembly manned tables at what looked like a job fair.
New Tech City talks to the conductor of NYC's Startup Bus, a community of coders, developers and designers who teamed up to build startups from scratch during a bus trip to the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Plus, meet the winner of the competition for best idea on the bus, a job site for veterans and military personnel called Career Mob.
The founder and CEO of the online photo marketplace Shutterstock explains what he looks for in new hires, what defines New York City as a tech hub and why kids should be learning to code.
Several states face the same problem when it comes to incarceration: severe overcrowding at a high cost. This weekend, a panel at the South by Southwest festival examined how prisons can use digital technology to ameliorate these issues.
This week on New Tech City, Anna Sale talks to women in New York City's tech scene about what they think of the messages coming down from on high.
So guess who’s leading the debate about women, equality, and work-life balance? Turns out it’s two high-powered women in tech. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently banned working from home and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a book coming out on March 11 that urges women to push harder and "lean in" to their careers.
Another Hizzoner for tech? Mayor Bloomberg has championed Silicon Alley for 11 years, and the big players in New York's tech sector want to make sure the next administration does the same.
Ben Coffey Clark is a partner and head of business development at Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digital marketing and advertising agency. He worked on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and Rahm Emanuel's 2011 mayoral campaign in Chicago.
Imagine blending the real world with computer generated images: glasses or contact lens that are actually computer screens displaying images before our eyes. Has the future of augmented reality arrived?
Devindra Hardawar is a national editor at VentureBeat where he focuses on mobile technologies.
Media people love Twitter, so they love that their favorite social network is finally is getting in on video with an app called Vine. Here's how to do it well.
Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is facing up to 10 years in federal prison for breaching AT&T's servers. On this week's New Tech City he explains why he believes his actions helped consumers and upheld American democratic ideals.
Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is a gray-hat hacker and self-described internet troll who is facing up to 10 years in prison for breaching AT&T's servers.
Cybersecurity expert Alan Paller says hackers and internet trolls like Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) are nothing more than vigilantes.
Jordan Kovnot is the privacy fellow at the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy.
New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission is starting a one-year pilot program February 15 that will bring the technology to Manhattan for the first time.
Hailing cabs with an app. Renting out rooms to visiting tourists. Sure, it's easy, thanks to startups like Uber and Airbnb. But is it legal? Popular tech companies run up against New York City regulations and try to find compromises.
A non-profit in Texas called Defense Distributed is working to perfect its design for a so-called "Wiki Weapon."