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NYC Gets 'LEED for Broadband' and More Free Public WiFi

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two initiatives Monday he said will keep New York City's tech sector on an upward trajectory for years to come. 

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VIDEO: When the Amish Go High Tech

Monday, September 30, 2013

Amish and Mennonite communities are often perceived as being "anti-technology," but their relationship with technology is more nuanced than that.  They examine what the technology is, what it offers and then decide whether to accept it in their lives.  Call it the "Amish Algorithm."

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Court Reverses Fines Imposed on Airbnb Renter

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The popular website Airbnb has had a victory in court that may make it easier for New Yorkers to rent out their apartments on a short term basis without breaking the law.

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Tech Firms Rush to Build Health Exchanges Before Deadline

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Affordable Care Act has been contentious, confusing and abstract, but that might change on October 1 when states are required to launch websites where people can chose among different health plans.

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Should Your Boss Track Your Fitness?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The carrot is up to 30 percent off your monthly premium if you join an eligible "workplace wellness" plan.

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Obamacare and the Biometric Bracelet Experiment

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It’s Obamacare-time! 

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Apple Fingerprint Security Scanner Hacked?

Monday, September 23, 2013

That didn’t take long.

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NYC Releases More Data Sets, Updates Portal

Monday, September 23, 2013

New York City is giving developers, data scientists and the general public a crack at more than 200 newly released data sets that include everything from property records to business licenses to health and construction permits. 

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Apple Releases New iPhone, NYPD Ramps Up 'Operation ID'

Friday, September 20, 2013

As the theft of digital devices continues to increase in New York City, the city's police department has been ramping up Operation ID, its program where New Yorkers can register their smartphones and other electronics in case they are lost or stolen. 

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Are Hackathons Worth It? Five Participants Weigh In

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hackathons are exploding across New York City and the nation, and New Tech City has been checking in with participants to see why they attend, what they get out of the experience and what they'd like to hack at the next event.

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When Love Trumps Mountain View: A Story of NYC Tech

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's kind of funny that one of the key reasons that New York City's tech scene blossomed is because one really smart guy just didn't want to live in Mountain View.

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Google's Top NYC Engineer on City's Tech Economy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Craig Nevill-Manning is Google's chief engineer in New York City. In fact, saying he built the company's software engineering department in the city from scratch is no exaggeration. 

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NYC Tech: Who’s Your Daddy?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg likes to take credit for transforming New York City into the second biggest technology economy in the country. Does he deserve it? 

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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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