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Verizon to Install Cables to Improve Spotty Fire Island Phone Service

Friday, September 13, 2013

Verizon has announced it will install fiber-optic cables on Western Fire Island to replace the copper wires washed away during Sandy rather than rely on a wireless voice-only phone service called Voice Link that it installed after the storm. 

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Twitter Shares, Where You Might Find Them Now

Friday, September 13, 2013

"We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."

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Lower Manhattan Vies for More Tech Companies

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lower Manhattan is hoping to draw more tech companies and connect the more than 600 existing ones with the creation of a new tech industry hub, known as LaunchLM

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Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on the 'Godmother of Silicon Alley'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley was a student of Red Burns, the so-called "godmother of Silicon Alley," who passed away at the end of August at the age of 88.  

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Phones + Mischief: From Muggers to Dennis Crowley

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week New Tech City takes you into the bodegas, laundromats and back alleys of New York's black market for stolen cell phones.

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What a Year in Public Radio Has Taught Me (+Happy Birthday, New Tech City!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Happy Birthday, New Tech City! You are 1 year old this week. Your daddy, Charlie Herman, and I are very proud." 

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NY Judge Rules Apple Must Modify E-Book Contracts to Prevent Price Fixing

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tech giant Apple will have to modify contracts with publishers to prevent price fixing for electronic books as a result of a ruling by a federal judge in New York Friday.

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Updated PayPal App Offers New Mobile Payment Features

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Want to pay for your latte before you arrive at the coffee shop? PayPal has you covered.

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Biotech Comes to Harlem

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Research scientists looking to turn discoveries in their labs into businesses will soon have a new space to do just that in New York City.

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A Google Map of Our Brains: The Next Chapter in Neuroscience

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Scientists in New York City are at the center of President Obama's brain research initiative, a $100 million effort to better understand the inner workings of the human noggin. 

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Swack! Tech Disrupts Tennis

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tennis is a sport that prides itself on tradition, but it can't escape technology.

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Office Space a Challenge for Silicon Alley Startups

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When a Silicon Alley startup gets a new round of funding, the company might double or triple in size and quickly need to find a roomier office to house all its new employees.

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Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists: What's the Difference?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Meet David Rose, an angel investor and a venture capitalist. Yes, both categories of investor fund startup companies, but there are a few key distinctions. 

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Real Estate, Rackets, Risk: When Rules Get Rewritten

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When it comes to finding just the right sized office space, New York City's tech companies are turning to subleases because they are not ready to sign five to 10 year leases favored by the city's landlords.

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Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The blog post is by WNYC videographer Amy Pearl. 

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Do New Yorkers Want to Know Who is 'Nextdoor'?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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

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Know Thy @Neighbor: The End of Urban Anonymity and Rural Solitude

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.

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VIDEO: Smartphones at Summer Camp

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Will a bold experiment in Pennsylvania create good habits for kids, or ruin a summer ritual?

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Social Bicycles Brings 'Smart' Bike Share to Hoboken

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As New Yorkers get used to blue Citibikes and their docks and kiosks on streets in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Hoboken residents across the Hudson are experimenting with a wildly different model for how to share bikes. 

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