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New Tech City: STEM Education in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"We're in the early days of the Internet. Every other industry will be eaten by tech," says Paul Buchheit in a recent New York Times magazine article about startups. Buchheit was Google's 23rd employee and helped develop Gmail and AdSense, Google's online advertising platform.

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New Tech City: High School Students Train for Tech Jobs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pressing his idea of a "homegrown workforce" to feed New York City's tech industry, and it is one he is trying to foster in the city's public schools.

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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. 

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Brooklyn Navy Yard's Future As Manufacturing Center

Friday, May 10, 2013

There was a time when ships launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Airbnb Case Inches Forward

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Remember Nigel Warren? He’s the East Village man who racked up a pile of violation notices after renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights, while he was out of town. The fines could cost him thousands of dollars. WNYC reported his story in February.

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MakerBot CEO Dreams of Google Fiber in NYC

Thursday, May 09, 2013

"Absurdly fast and wonderful." That's how MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis describes Google Fiber, a kind of futuristic internet 100 times quicker than broadband. You can get it in Kansas City, but not New York.

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Four Minutes with…Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

When he was 14, Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, worked as a barista at his mother’s café in St. Louis.

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#StartupCity: Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson's Advice for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

"The Godfather of New York's tech scene!"

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New Tech City: Visualizing Big Data

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Reality Deck at Stony Brook University was created to help those working in STEM fields visualize big data — data sets so large and complex that a simple computer monitor cannot do them justice. 

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Tech Writer Anil Dash on The Web We Lost

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blogger Anil Dash says we tend to trumpet the tech revolution, with its vast social networks and slick smartphones, as a triumph of usability and empowerment.  But Dash says a spirit of collaboration and emphasis on the user experience has been lost along the way.

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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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Map: Here are the Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

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.

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The Age of Entrepreneurship and Self-Help. Barf?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why is it that whenever I talk about the tech “scene,” the conversation often turns to doing what you love, being your best self, and finding your passion?

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Made in America Phonebook

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the manufacturing sector to bounce back in the U.S. after years of shrinking, one thing that will come in handy is a directory for domestic manufacturers and small businesses to find one another.  A New York City startup is now hoping to bridge that gap.

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New Tech City: How to Become CEO of Your Own Destiny

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maynard Webb is the chairman of the cloud-based customer service company LiveOps, the former COO of eBay and the founder of the Webb Investment Network

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The Future of "Made in America"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A New York City-based website is using new technology to help sustain and even grow America’s industrial base.

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LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel on Modern-Day Money Management

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alexa von Tobel is founder and CEO of LearnVest, a startup that connects users with certified financial planners to help them manage their money. 

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Your Guide to Personal Finance Apps

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ismat Sarah Mangla is a staff writer at Money magazine and author of the "Best Apps to Manage Your Money," a guide to nearly two dozen smartphone applications and browser extensions for finding discounts, paying bills and monitoring your investments. 

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New Tech City: Will Personal Finance Apps Replace the Financial Planner?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.

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