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Programming Families: How Kids are Like Software, and What the Government Could Learn From It

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile.  One family decided to apply it to their lives.  What if healthcare.gov had too?

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Tiny Estonia Beats the U.S. on E-Voting

Monday, November 04, 2013

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia puts the United States to shame when it comes to electronic voting (not to mention marinated eel served cold and teaching little kids to code.)

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A Juice Cleanse for Your Brain: 5 Steps to Relevance in Today’s Workforce

Thursday, October 31, 2013

We used to classify ourselves as either artsy or analytical. Not only has the myth of left or right-brain dominance been debunked, limiting yourself to one or the other won't further a career these days.

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Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Airbnb, the short-term room rental site that operates in a legal gray zone, is stepping up its campaign to sway public opinion and influence lawmakers as the New York State Attorney General continues its investigation of the popular company.

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Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Almost three years ago, two brothers decided to start an independent internet provider, Brooklyn Fiber.

The idea came to Eric Veksler, 31, when he was commuting to an IT job in Manhattan, and griping with his neighbors about spotty internet connections.

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Safety Nets: Broadband & Wifi in a Post-Sandy World

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This week New Tech City looks at New York's internet connectivity a year after Sandy knocked out communications for so many New Yorkers.

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Alone in the Dark: Susan Crawford and the Telecom Industry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A year after Sandy cut power to cellphone towers and flooded copper wire, land line telephones leaving thousands of people without service, what's changed?  "Nothing," says Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.

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Who Is Jeff Bezos? And What is Amazon?

Monday, October 28, 2013

He wants to find in a cheaper way to get to outer space.  He’s building a clock that ticks once a year, moves its "century hand" once every hundred years and chimes once a millennium.  Oh, and he’s also the CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.  He is Jeff Bezos.

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Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world.

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MAP: The Coffee Fueling New York City's Tech Sector

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It seems like every time we report on a tech company or coworking space in New York City, there's a great coffee shop around the corner. Check out our map to see where the hippest coffee joints in the city are in relation to tech hubs. 

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Coffee and E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No heavy subject matter this week. Instead, we're diving into two subcultures that have been transformed by tech: Coffee and cigarettes. If you've never heard of a burr grinder or cartomizer, this podcast is for you. 

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Airbnb Claims $632 Million in Annual Economic Activity in NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Airbnb, the person-to-person room rental website, is making the case for its presence in New York City. With the release of a new economic impact study, the company claims it is bringing hospitality dollars to neighborhoods far from the hotel district in midtown Manhattan.

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A Glitchy Link Poem, That's Also An Obamacare Summary

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We're looking into "glitches" for an upcoming episode of New Tech City.

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Airbnb Hosts Owe Millions in Taxes, Says Attorney General

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Renting a room or an apartment through the popular website Airbnb is easy to do and an easy way to make extra money.  And according to the state’s Attorney General, it’s also an easy way to avoid paying taxes.

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Farming 2.0: Tractors and Tech

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quick! Picture a small farm. There might be a big red barn, chickens running in the pasture; maybe even the stereotypical white picket fence. Whatever the particulars, that imaginary small farm is probably pretty low tech. After all, small farms are supposed to be the antidote to “industrial” agriculture, where farmers sow thousands of acres of corn or soybeans from the comfort of air-conditioned tractors.

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Freelance Nation: “The Greatest Economic Transformation in Human History”?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More and more micro-entrepreneurs are using online services like Etsy, Kickstarter, Uber and Lyft to create their own jobs. Welcome to the new DIY economy.

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Airbnb Moves to Block AG's Subpoena

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Airbnb, the popular person-to-person apartment rental website, is trying to block a subpoena by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, calling the probe an “unfounded ‘fishing expedition.’”

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QUIZ: Nuclear War? Are These Real Terms of Service

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice:  do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real? 

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When the FBI Knocks: A Techie’s Moment of Truth

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The recent revelation that companies like Google and Facebook routinely hand over data about users' digital communications to the National Security Agency has many Americans wondering whether everything they do online is being tracked by the government. 

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Airbnb Won't Comply With Subpoena from New York Attorney General

Monday, October 07, 2013

Short-term home rental site Airbnb says it won't comply with a subpoena from the New York Attorney General asking it to hand over data about its 15,000 hosts in New York City.

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