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.
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.
A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.
The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.
As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.
New York City has over 60 co-working spaces, more than other city, according to a survey done by co-working website DeskMag.
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.
A year ago, the city outlined its strategy to make municipal government and New York City residents more high-tech. This week WNYC's New Tech City goes one-on-one with the woman tapped to make it all happen, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot.
In January 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Rachel Haot the city's first Digital Officer. But what does that mean?
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot about what the city is doing to retain top-level software engineers and expand broadband around the city.
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to Alex Goldmark of WNYC's Transportation Nation about the future of technology and transportation.
Motorists may find their cars at a standstill as the UN General Assembly kicks off. Bottlenecks and detours are daily headaches for drivers and cabbies plying Manhattan's roadways. WNYC’s New Tech City looks at how technology is being used to help people travel around the city more efficiently.
New York City’s tech industry is booming, which should be good news for the city which has an unemployment rate of about 10 percent. But despite all buzz, regular New Yorkers aren’t benefiting from the tech boom...at least not yet.
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and Manoush Zamorodi of WNYC's New Tech City on how government measures can boost the economy and move Americans towards an end of the Great Recession. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Leigh Ann DeLyser is the computer science curriculum consultant for the Academy for Software Engineering, a new public high school near Union Square that aims to produce the next generation of software engineers, web developers and internet entrepreneurs. She's the co-author of the report Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age.
No one knows who the next Mark Zuckerberg will be, but 135 high schoolers at New York City's Academy for Software Engineering are stepping up to the plate with coding textbooks in hand.
How is technology changing the way New Yorkers live and work and what does it mean for you? That’s the question we hope to explore every week with this new segment.
Does your local bodega use a computer to track the number of six-packs it has in stock? The Center for an Urban Future is saying probably not, and that may be bad for business.