New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi talks with the Rachel Haot, New York City's Chief Digital Officer, about how the city and the tech scene fared during Sandy. How is the community and the city responding, and what did they learn from the storm?
Sandy turned the New York City metropolitan area into a low tech region last week. The storm knocked out power, cut internet access and limited phone service throughout the tri-state region.
People I know who work on Wall Street often have two phones (one for personal, one for professional use) and limited access on their work computers to any website that hasn’t been completely vetted. Security and privacy are paramount in the financial industries for obvious reasons, including regulatory.
The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.
What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.
A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.
Mark Schwanhausser is an analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research and studies trends in online banking. Here are the apps that he loves on his iPhone 4S and iPad.
Dr. Susan Gonella is like many doctors: she'll see about 10 patients each day, prescribing them medicine or referring them to specialists. But unlike most doctors, she won't ever shake her patients' hands, or take their blood pressure. Instead, she "sees" her patients almost entirely over email, from her Manhattan home base — or wherever else she has iPhone reception.
Just over 50 years ago, the Soviet ship Omsk crept across the Atlantic, secretly transporting medium-range R-12 rockets and 261 military personnel to Cuba.
New York City is home to several dozen “coworking” locations, places where people who don’t work in traditional offices can rent a desk and have a place of work.
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.
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.
New York City has over 60 co-working spaces, more than other city, according to a survey done by co-working website DeskMag.
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.
More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
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.
Jacob Ford, 18, is a freshman at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he plans to pursue a degree in design.
You could think of New York City's Digital Roadmap, published in the spring of 2011, as the founding document or charter for the city's push to make municipal government — and the citizens it supports — more high-tech.