Streams

Job Opportunities in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Since the recession began, policymakers have been looking for new ways to connect the unemployed with work. The Bloomberg administration now believes it's found a powerful new tool to accomplish this goal: TXT-2-Work which sends text messages about job listings directly into the hands of unemployed New Yorkers.

Read More

Comments [2]

To Create Your Own Tech Job, a Little Irrational Exuberance?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

When it comes to finding a job in the tech sector, sometimes an entrepreneur (aka Ideas Guy) and a developer (aka Coding Dude) strike up a conversation, develop some synergy and decide to create their own new product, thereby making work (jobs) for themselves in the process. 

Read More

Comment

New Tech City: Finding a Job in the Digital Era

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

In response to New York City's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, many New Yorkers are exploring new tech-based strategies to find jobs on their tablets, smartphones and even "dumb" phones.  

Read More

Comments [2]

Why Plumbers and Coders Are Safe From Robots

Thursday, April 04, 2013

If you're looking for a secure career in the digital age, it may be time to get your plumber's license or learn to code. 

Read More

Comments [1]

Despite Problems After Sandy, Wireless Providers Resist Change

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era, just ask anyone who lost service when Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers across ten states in the storm's path.

Read More

Comment

Aereo CEO on Taking on Networks Over Streaming TV on the Web

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Chet Kanojia is the CEO of Aereo, a New York-based web startup that allows users to stream live television on the internet without a cable subscription. 

Read More

Comment

Women, Work-Life, Tech: 4 Things You Can Do

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

When we scheduled “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” (this was the inspiration) we had no idea just how timely the topic would be: with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In just out, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Myer decision to ban working from home, and Anne-Marie Slaughter morphing into a feminist rockstar -- holy moly, this was the place to be.

Read More

Comments [1]

New Tech City: Former Inmates Struggle to Learn New Technologies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tech-savviness is a must-have for even low-skilled workers in today's job market and former inmates coming out of prison are on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Read More

Comment

Live Panel: How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WNYC's New Tech City comes to The Greene Space for a dynamic conversation about career, family and technology:  "How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work."  The event and the livestream begins at 9:00am. 

Read More

Comment

New Tech City: Arianna Huffington Unplugged

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

As founder, chair and president of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington champions a fast-paced, news cycle and has shaped the digital culture in which we now live. But Huffington says our round-the-clock schedules aren't working.

Read More

Comments [3]

BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg on Social Marketing

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BuzzFeed president and chief operating officer Jon Steinberg says the company wants to build a media empire the likes of Hearst or Condé Nast. And it plans to use "social advertising" to get there.

Read More

Comment

New Tech City: The Newsroom of the Future

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Newsrooms are still trying to figure out how to make the kind of money online that they once made during the heyday of print.  Just yesterday, the Washington Post announced that this summer it will establish up a paywall and charge frequent users to access the site.  Other news websites have already found another way: "content advertising."

Read More

Comment

How Tech Changed the Way I Live and Work

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This week is New Tech City‘s first ever event and it is SOLD OUT. But you can join WNYC and me for “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” at The Greene Space online, where we will be streaming the panel LIVE…and not just audio, video too.

Read More

Comment

Internet Troll Weev Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Monday, March 18, 2013

Internet troll and hacker Andrew Auernheimer — better known by his web moniker Weev — was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Monday for gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users. 

Read More

Comments [1]

New Tech City: NYC Tech Sector at SXSW Interactive

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Bloomberg administration's "Made in New York" marketing campaign to promote the city's tech scene went on the road last week and joined the South by Southwest Interactive technology festival.

Read More

Comment

Made in NYC Event at SXSW: Geeks Wanted

Monday, March 11, 2013

In addition to promoting NYC's tech scene, the "Made in New York" event at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday was a getaway for busy New York entrepreneurs to schmooze, trade business advice, and, most importantly, scout for talent.

Read More

Comment

New Tech City: Creating Startups on a 72-Hour Bus Trip from NYC to Austin

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jon Gottfried is a developer evangelist at cloud communications company twilio and co-founder of Hacker Union. He was also the the conductor of the New York City Startup Bus, one of eight buses filled with coders, developers and designers teaming up to create startups during the ride to the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.

Read More

Comment

Shutterstock CEO on Hiring at SXSW Interactive and "Why New York?"

Monday, March 11, 2013

Read More

Comment

New Tech City: Shutterstock's CEO on Why Tech is Thriving in New York

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jon Oringer is the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, a subscription-based, crowdsourced marketplace for stock photography, videos and illustrations. 

Read More

Comment

Redesigning NYC's 11,412 Payphones for the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The 11 semifinalists in the Bloomberg administration's Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge imagined payphone kiosks with air pollution sensors, solar-powered cell phone chargers and screens controlled by hand gestures and voice commands. 

Read More

Comment