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3 (and a Half) Tips for Being a Young Boss, or Working for One

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This week New Tech City is exploring wisdom in the workplace. Who has it? How do they get it? And can all those baby-faced founders of tech startups have it? Here are a few lessons from young CEOs and the people who work for them. 

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How to Be a Young Boss (Or Work for One)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

When baby-faced startup founders begin to build out their businesses, they hire a lot of young people their age to do the grunt work, but there comes a point when CEOs in their 20s have to hire employees in their 30s and 40s. This week New Tech City talks to young bosses and their older employees on the hunt for wisdom in the new tech workplace. 

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Submit Your Story: Your Worst Tech Fails

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

That guy who walked into a lamppost while texting. The woman you saw doing FaceTime with her husband - in the Whole Foods produce section. 

We've all seen people abuse, overuse and get confused by technology, from embarrassing auto-corrects to tweets that missed their mark. Bring us your best (or worst!) story, or confess your own, and we'll tell you how to turn it around when New Tech City hosts a live conversation about balancing the technology in your life on January 23 in The Greene Space.

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'Her' Makes Sex with Software OK, and We're OK With That

Friday, January 10, 2014

A video movie review, and musing on modern life from New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

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Learning to Code In One Day and Losing My Mind

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

This blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

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It's Baaaack: Cicada 3301 Mega-Puzzle Relaunches for 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Cicada 3301 — a shadowy person or organization behind two previous cryptographic challenges on the internet — unfurled a third set of puzzles Monday that is already boggling the minds of dozens of potential solvers. (For the full story, and solution, to the previous Cicada 3301 puzzles, listen to our latest podcast.)

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Solving the Grand Internet Mystery of Cicada 3301

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

For the last two years in January, an enigmatic message has appeared on the internet from an unknown source signed "3301, sending thousands in search of answers to increasingly complicated puzzles and mysteries. But for whom, and to what end?

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Meet the Teenage Codebreaker Who Helped Solve the Cicada 3301 Internet Puzzle

Monday, December 30, 2013

An enigmatic message on the internet from an unknown source named “3301” sends thousands searching to solve ever increasingly complicated puzzles for the past two years.  Will it happen again in 2014?  This week on New Tech City, Cicada 3301.  Can you solve it?

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The Tipping Point: How Amazon Reached It and Why This Startup Hasn’t

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

One company is conquering the world, the other hopes to connect you with your neighbors next door. It's a Tale of Two Companies. 

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Price Check! Buying and Selling Bitcoins at Whole Foods

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Every Monday night, a Manhattan Whole Foods fills with a unique breed of "buy-local" enthusiasts. They're not there for the Brooklyn-made pickles or the Westchester apples. They come because they want to buy and sell bitcoins.

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This Mom Loves Bitcoins, If Only She Could Find Hers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This lively suburban mom shocked her kids by revealing she had enough bitcoins to buy a Ferrari. Then disappointed them with the news she couldn't remember where, or how, she got the new, confusing, virtual currency or how to access her stash. So New Tech City jumped in to help. 

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Dude, Where's My Bitcoin? Tales of Real People Dealing With a Virtual Currency

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bitcoins. Bitcoins. Bitcoins. These days, you can’t swing a digital cat without reading a story about the digital currency that’s got tech and financial reporters all in a froth. We've got two stories that will make everyone else care.

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Can You *Like* God?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.

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The Best of #YSLTF ('You Should Listen To' Friday) on Twitter

Friday, December 06, 2013

Last week radio producer Sam Greenspan of the design podcast 99 Percent Invisible gave a shout out to a new show from WFMU called "Why Oh Why" and added the hashtag #YSLTF ('You Should Listen To' Friday). 

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Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

This segment is part of our latest New Tech City podcast. Listen to the full episode here, and subscribe here.

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Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

This segment is part of our latest New Tech City podcast. Listen to the full episode here, and subscribe here.

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6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

This segment is part of our latest New Tech City podcast. Listen to the full episode here, and subscribe here.

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How To Kick Digital Butt in a 21st-Century Workplace

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Workers of every age have to keep their tech smarts up to date to stay relevant in today's workplace. 

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Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.  

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This Guy Brings Smartphones Back from the Dead

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The cracked smartphone screen is such a widespread phenomenon that it's inspired a video in the satirical newspaper The Onion: New iPhone Geared Toward College-Aged Girls Comes with Pre-Shattered Screen

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