Thursday, October 03, 2013
Another peek into the NSA snooping scandal comes to us today via unsealed court documents in the case of Lavabit, a secure email service used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. That email service was run by Ladar Levison, an interesting character. He stopped by the New Tech City studios last week, donuts and Red Bull in hand.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
New York's technologists, storytellers and content creators of all stripes now have a new home in DUMBO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Want to pay for your latte before you arrive at the coffee shop? PayPal has you covered.
Friday, July 19, 2013
New York City is liberating techies from coffee shops and co-working spaces and sending them into the open air with the expansion of public Wi-Fi to 32 more parks and recreation centers across the five boroughs.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
People in the tech world have sometimes been accused of catering mainly to their own needs, with apps for hailing taxis and finding romantic partners. But there’s another movement afoot – so called “civic hacking," aimed at solving serious problems.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
There's been an explosion of hackathons in the last couple of years, including the civic hackathons New Tech City reported on this week. Have you ever attended one? If so, take our survey and let us know how it went. We'll be crunching the data and answers and reporting back to you on some of the trends.