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Stan Alcorn

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Should Your Boss Track Your Fitness?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The carrot is up to 30 percent off your monthly premium if you join an eligible "workplace wellness" plan.

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Online Legacies Prompt Growing Legal Challenges

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When we die, we leave the people who knew us with memories. But what about everything we posted online? We leave that in the hands, not of our families, but of big corporations such as Google and Facebook.

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Three Barriers that Make it Hard to Pass on Digital Accounts After Death

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When we die, we leave behind not just intangible memories and tangible physical possessions, but a whole host of digital accounts that are somewhere in between the two. Unlike the photos and documents you store in your desk, access after death to data stored with email providers and social networking websites is impeded by several major barriers.

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New Tech City: Death and Tech

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When we die, we leave behind more than friends and family, homes and possessions. These days, we leave behind Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts and thousands of emails.

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Where's George?: The Trail Of $1 Bills Across The U.S.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

For the last 15 years, a group of hobbyists has been tracking the movement of currency across the country. Self-named "Georgers" — after the president on the $1 bill — log the date, location and condition of bills they've encountered, and even spread the money by traveling across the country.

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Job Seekers With Criminal Record Face Higher Hurdles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

As a former prostitute searches for a job in today’s tough job climate, she is finding that job experience matters less to many employers than her three convictions.

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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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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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How to Build An App

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.

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The Maker Movement: The Next Industrial Revolution?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Reporter Stan Alcorn caught up with the editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris Anderson, to discuss the DIY movement of tech-savvy tinkerers known as "makers." In his new book, Makers, Anderson argues that "making" is a revolution with the power to revive American manufacturing.

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New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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.

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Want Free Wi-Fi In New York? Get Near A Pay Phone

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones. As the city plans to add more wireless-enabled kiosks, companies say advertising may pay for the Wi-Fi — and maybe even for free phone calls.

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The Internet and the Over-65 Crowd

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Florence Detlor is now 101 years old, and considering how much technology she’s seen come and go in her lifetime, we’d forgive her if she chose to opt out of things like email and social networking sites. But Florence, like many people over 65, embraces computer technology. Why is that?

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Friend Me: Looking to Connect, More Seniors Turn to Social Media

Monday, July 02, 2012

At 101 years, Florence Detlor may be the oldest person on Facebook. She is part of a growing number of seniors whose Internet use has spiked since last fall. Now, for the first time, more than half of adults over 65 are online.

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Meet Cornell’s First Academic Hire for Its Roosevelt Tech Campus

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meet UCLA Professor of Computer Science Deborah Estrin. She has the distinction of being first academic hire for the CornellNYC Tech school bound for Roosevelt Island.

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City Start-Ups Reveal Office Spaces’ Open Future

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“Open offices” — workplaces where even CEOs sit not behind closed doors but in large, sunlit rooms with their colleagues — aren’t just for start-ups anymore.

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In Much-Anticipated Greek Elections, Candidates From NY, NJ Land on the Ballot

Friday, June 15, 2012

The parliamentary election in Greece on Sunday is being closely followed internationally for its implications on the European Union. But in some circles there’s a more personal reason: Americans are on the ballot.

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Middle-Skilled Workers Hard Hit in NY Area

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said opportunities for middle-skilled workers are drying up faster in the New York area than elsewhere in the nation.

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City's Tech Boom Leads to Hiring Crunch for Engineers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New York City has the nation’s fastest growing tech sector — and there are now more than 1,000 web-based technology start-ups in the city. But these signs of success are also harbingers of a problem: a snowballing demand for scarce engineers.

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The MIT of Israel: A Look at Cornell's Partner on the Roosevelt Island Tech Campus

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cornell University won a bid to build a $2 billion graduate school in New York City earlier – but it didn’t do it alone. The Ivy League school partnered with an Israeli-based public research university — the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, sometimes called the MIT of Israel — to create the CornellNYC Tech campus and help fulfill the vision of fueling a start-up boom in the city.

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