Tracey Samuelson appears in the following:
Monday, July 15, 2013
The emotional toll that Sandy is taking is not always apparent, but service providers are finding about 20 percent of the victims of the storm are experiencing significant problems.
Friday, June 28, 2013
As the Jersey shore tries to rebuild stronger to withstand future storms, there is a growing demand for companies that know how to raise a house. These companies are referred to as "house jackers" and they're doing a booming business in the Garden State.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
FEMA has released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as high.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era. After Sandy knocked out service to more than one in four cell towers, how are wireless providers preparing for future storms?
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?
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.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Beth Rice lives with her husband in a one-bedroom rental on the 11th floor of a luxury high-rise in the financial district. So while much of Manhattan begins to return to business as usual after the storm, Rice and her husband spent last week holed up in a 90-square-foot Midtown hotel room for $165 a night.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
All the major cell phone carriers here in New York say their networks are having issues due to Sandy
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
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.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
As the New York City tech sector continues to grow, so too have the number of meetups, happy hours, demos and networking events – somewhere in the ballpark of hundreds a month are held throughout the city.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In a time when the concern about growing income inequality has found outlets in the Occupy Wall Street protests and made its way onto the presidential campaign trail, this community doesn’t have to worry about the wage gap between its residents: Country Knolls, New York — the place with the greatest income equality in the nation.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Texting a friend about dinner plans. Browsing websites at work. Checking email from home. Traveling with a smart phone. These are a few sources of ever-increasing sets of personal data released into the world and collected by companies on a daily basis, often unbeknownst to the individual. And the demand has never been greater.
Friday, June 22, 2012
New York City has aspirations to become the No. 1 technology hub in the country. But if the city wants to edge out Silicon Valley as the home of tech sector start-ups, it needs to boost the bandwidth of a limited resource — its broadband.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The vocabulary of the internet includes words like “digital universe,” “cyberspace” and, now, the “cloud.” Most people think of the internet as nebulous, but — in New York City, at least — the internet’s infrastructure is a lot closer than it sounds. It's hiding in plain sight in the city’s old telecommunications buildings.
Friday, June 08, 2012
If New York City used a bidding system to issue food truck permits — much like it does for taxi medallions or park concessions — the city could add $37 million to its coffers.
Monday, June 04, 2012
It used to be that the only people who still used pagers were doctors and drug dealers. But any fan of Law & Order knows that drug dealers moved on to disposable cell phones long ago. Years after most people switched from pagers to cell phones, doctors kept beepers — but that may soon change.