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Interactive Digital Maps Show City's Changing Landscape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.

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The Future of Disaster Relief: Food, Water, Shelter…and Wi-Fi Blimps?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using technology to get communities back on their feet faster after a crisis might include floating blimps with wi-fi over a disaster-hit city or creating a National Guard of tech geeks to take action when the digital infrastructure goes down or maybe even stockpiling electronics and generators for tech reserves, similar to oil reserves.

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Tech Key to Rebuilding After Disasters Like Sandy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two weeks after Sandy hit the New York region, is the recovery coming along as fast it could?

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New Tech City: Tech Post-Sandy and Getting Out the Vote

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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.

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New York City's Tech Sector Recovers After Sandy

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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?

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Would You Do Your Banking on Facebook? Pushing Your Tech Comfort Zone

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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.

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For Some Stock-Pickers, Life Is Tweet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.

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New Tech City: Sentiment Analysis and How Banks Use Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Mark Schwanhausser

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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.

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Are Americans Ready for Banking via Social Media?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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.

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Big Money as Health Care Goes Digital

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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.

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New Tech City: Healthcare Goes Digital

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the medical world goes digital, patients are accessing healthcare online and through smartphone apps while doctors and hospitals are using software to do everything from track prescriptions to transfer patients to different offices or departments.

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History Retweeting Itself

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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.

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New Tech City: Networking and the Fast-Growing Trend of 'Coworking'

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.

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Map | New York City's Coworking Centers

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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.

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Tech Booms in New York City, And So Do Meetups

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.

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NYC is #1 in Co-Working But Is It Right for You?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New York City has over 60 co-working spaces, more than other city, according to a survey done by co-working website DeskMag.

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Job Applicants: How to Game Resume Scanners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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.  

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New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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.

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The Maker Movement: The Next Industrial Revolution?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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.

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