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NYC Tech Reacts to Government Surveillance

Friday, June 07, 2013

The news this week that the U.S. government obtained personal data from several major American communications and technology companies has unleashed fresh debates over privacy and national security.  It's also raising uncomfortable questions for the city’s many tech start-ups.

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Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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Verizon Call Logs Controversy: No Such Thing As Too Much Information

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.

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6 Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We thought about doing a round up of all the awesome Google Glass memes that are out there. Turns out, it’s been done. A lot. So we decided to go meta with a round up of the round ups. That’s right, it’s New Tech City’s Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies.

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Airbnb Appeals Judgment Against NYC Host

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.

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Special Needs Students Teach Others About Assistive Technologies

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For many special education students in New York City, this school year was the first time they were integrated into general education classrooms. The move is part of city reform efforts in special education that call for more mixed classes of disabled and nondisabled students in public schools.

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Autism, Media, and Technology: A Brooklyn Story

Monday, June 03, 2013

Tomorrow’s New Tech City episode is about a woman I met nearly six years ago while walking my colicky newborn around Brooklyn.

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New Columbia Institute to Tackle Big Data

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."

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Airbnb Suffers Setback In NYC Court Decision

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A New York City judge has issued a rebuke to Airbnb, the popular short-term home rental site. 

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Teens Share More Online, But Also Know the Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to a new study.

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7 Things New Yorkers Need to Know About the Tumblr Deal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people who matter here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?

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In Boost for Silicon Alley, Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1B

Monday, May 20, 2013

The board of the long-faltering tech giant Yahoo has reportedly agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, a New York-based social blogging platform with more than a hundred million blogs and a young, engaged user base. The deal might just make Yahoo hip again. So, what does it mean for Tumblr and the Silicon Alley startup scene here in New York? New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi explains on Morning Edition. 

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Attend Every NYC Tech Event? Not a Chance

Monday, May 20, 2013

It can feel like the events, conferences, meetups and hackathons never end. Now that it's Internet Week in New York City, chances are you or someone you know is either planning, watching, sitting on, moderating, streaming or avoiding a panel AT THIS VERY MOMENT.

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A Tumblr Boost for Silicon Alley?

Friday, May 17, 2013

New York City's tech scene is on fire, but it has yet to produce a Facebook, a Google or an Amazon. But now Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, the micro-blogging service that's a Silicon Alley darling. What does that mean for investors, Tumblr users and the other startups in New York?

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Dean at Cornell NYC Tech Dishes on First Semester

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

As the inaugural class in the applied sciences graduate program wraps up its first semester, we checked in with the school's founding dean Dan Huttenlocher on the real-world skills stressed in the curriculum, the school's mission and what's being done to attract more women to the one-year program.

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Better WiFi Coming to Union Square

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Union Square is getting a digital makeover. Starting this June, 3,000 people will be able to access the free wireless connection in Union Square at the same time. That’s up from just 250 people today.

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Kids Need STEM Education in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nowadays, educators are starting to teach STEM subjects in creative ways, using Legos, games and real-world examples. And yet, the United States is falling behind. It's time for a new conversation on why science, technology, engineering and math are so important for today's students.

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High School Students Train for Tech Jobs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Will the next Mark Zuckerberg graduate from a New York City public school? Just ask the students at the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan. They start coding as freshmen and are learning the skills to be web developers and internet entrepreneurs. As summer nears for the first freshman class, New Tech City checks in with students about what they've learned so far. "I built a data center in my bedroom," said Gio Rascigno.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard's Future As Manufacturing Center

Friday, May 10, 2013

There was a time when ships launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Airbnb Case Inches Forward

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Remember Nigel Warren? He’s the East Village man who racked up a pile of violation notices after renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights, while he was out of town. The fines could cost him thousands of dollars. WNYC reported his story in February.

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