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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Ki Mae Heussner

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ki Mae Heussner is a staff writer at GigaOm.

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NYC To Airbnb: Don’t Get Too Cozy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The internet is causing big changes in New York’s hospitality business. Many visitors now spend the night in private homes, which they find through websites such as Airbnb. While these rentals tend to be cheaper, they are also very often illegal, and a growing number of hosts – people who rent out their homes or additional rooms – are being slapped with violations by city authorities. Now Airbnb says it is working to change local laws to make it easier to rent out an apartment.

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Hailing a Cab With Your Smartphone

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission is starting a one-year pilot program February 15 that will bring the technology to Manhattan for the first time.

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Technology vs. Business As Usual in NYC

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Soon you'll be able to hail a cab in parts of Manhattan with a few quick taps on your smartphone thanks to the Taxi and Limousine Commission and companies like Taxi Magic, Uber and Hailo

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New Tech City: 3D-Printed Guns and Violent Video Games

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A non-profit in Texas called Defense Distributed is working to perfect its design for a so-called "Wiki Weapon," a plastic gun made with a 3D printer that would fire like the real McCoy. 

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New Tech City: Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?

Monday, January 28, 2013

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PCMag’s Editor-in-Chief on the Modern Tech Reporter

Monday, January 28, 2013

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, CNET had an impressive set that broadcast live much of the time. CNET journalists took turns mounting the round, white lacquered stage to relax on the plush red couch and chat about digital trends and gadgets. 

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Class is In for Cornell NYC Tech

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The inaugural class of graduate students for Cornell NYC Tech started school Monday in temporary rooms in the Google building Google in Chelsea.

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New Tech City: Online Education and Paying for College

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The credit rating agency Moody's revised its outlook for the whole U.S. higher education sector from "stable" to "negative" in a report released last week.

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WNYC Goes Back to School, This Time Online

Monday, January 21, 2013

The word "MOOC" is everywhere you turn in the world of higher education these days. Here. And here. And here, here and here.

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What Are MOOCs and Are They Education’s Future?

Monday, January 21, 2013

This week on New Tech City we’re talking MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses that major universities and newly formed education companies are offering for FREE (and that’s no acronym).  Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are taking these classes.

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Surviving the Self-Publishing World

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.

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Tourists Use iPads and Other Digital Devices to Navigate New York City

Monday, January 14, 2013

A simple stroll around Times Square is enough to show that iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets have virtually replaced paper maps, guidebooks and even digital cameras among the tourists visiting New York City. 

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Stephanie Rosenbloom

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stephanie Rosenbloom is a travel reporter with the New York Times.

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NYC Tech Community Reacts to Aaron Swartz’s Death

Monday, January 14, 2013

On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online.  New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.

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Guy Kawasaki On Marketing Yourself as an Author

Monday, January 14, 2013

Social media expert and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki's latest book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing. 

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New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.

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Chelsea Gets the City's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company. 

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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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Using Tech to Slow Down Our Lives in 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We are emerging from the annual internet and social media “gray period” – the holiday fortnight when the web isn’t blacked out, but slows down. It’s always a welcome relief from the incessant typing.

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