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MakerBot CEO Dreams of Google Fiber in NYC

Thursday, May 09, 2013

"Absurdly fast and wonderful." That's how MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis describes Google Fiber, a futuristic form of internet that's 100 times quicker than broadband. You can get it in Kansas City but not New York City. Not a good sign for Silicon Alley.

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Four Minutes with…Jack Dorsey

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

When he was 14, Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, worked as a barista at his mother’s café in St. Louis.

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#StartupCity: Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson's Advice for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The godfather of Silicon Alley explains what the next mayor needs to do to grow New York City's tech economy. Fred Wilson wants more STEM education, less regulation and upgrades to broadband and Wi-Fi. 

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Tech Writer Anil Dash on The Web We Lost

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blogger Anil Dash says we tend to trumpet the tech revolution, with its vast social networks and slick smartphones, as a triumph of usability and empowerment.  But Dash says a spirit of collaboration and emphasis on the user experience has been lost along the way.

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Three Barriers that Make it Hard to Pass on Digital Accounts After Death

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When we die, we leave behind not just intangible memories and tangible physical possessions, but a whole host of digital accounts that are somewhere in between the two. Unlike the photos and documents you store in your desk, access after death to data stored with email providers and social networking websites is impeded by several major barriers.

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Mapped: Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Made in America Phonebook

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the manufacturing sector to bounce back in the U.S. after years of shrinking, one thing that will come in handy is a directory for domestic manufacturers and small businesses to find one another.  A New York City startup is now hoping to bridge that gap.

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The Age of Entrepreneurship and Self-Help. Barf?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why is it that whenever I talk about the tech “scene,” the conversation often turns to doing what you love, being your best self, and finding your passion?

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Pay-By-Phone Parking Being Tested In The Bronx

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

An 18-block stretch in the Bronx will be the first in New York City to test pay-by-phone parking.

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Job Opportunities in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Bloomberg administration believes it’s found a powerful new tool to connect the jobless with jobs: TXT-2-Work sends text messages about job listings directly into the hands of unemployed New Yorkers.

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To Create Your Own Tech Job, a Little Irrational Exuberance?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

When it comes to finding a job in the tech sector, sometimes an entrepreneur (aka Ideas Guy) and a developer (aka Coding Dude) strike up a conversation, develop some synergy and decide to create their own new product, thereby making work (jobs) for themselves in the process. 

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Women, Work-Life, Tech: 4 Things You Can Do

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

When we scheduled “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” (this was the inspiration) we had no idea just how timely the topic would be: with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In just out, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Myer decision to ban working from home, and Anne-Marie Slaughter morphing into a feminist rockstar -- holy moly, this was the place to be.

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How Tech Changed the Way I Live and Work

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This week is New Tech City‘s first ever event and it is SOLD OUT. But you can join WNYC and me for “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” at The Greene Space online, where we will be streaming the panel LIVE…and not just audio, video too.

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Internet Troll Weev Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Monday, March 18, 2013

Internet troll and hacker Andrew Auernheimer — better known by his web moniker Weev — was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Monday for gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users. 

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Made in NYC Event at SXSW: Geeks Wanted

Monday, March 11, 2013

The "Made in NY" event was sponsored by the Bloomberg administration and New York Tech Meetup. It took place in a downtown arts center in Austin, complete with spinning classes on the roof and Makerbot machines churning out figurines on the ground floor. On the second floor, CEOs and reps from NYC-based startups like Sherpaa, Songza, Vook and General Assembly manned tables at what looked like a job fair.

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Redesigning NYC's 11,412 Payphones for the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The 11 semifinalists in the Bloomberg administration's Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge imagined payphone kiosks with air pollution sensors, solar-powered cell phone chargers and screens controlled by hand gestures and voice commands. 

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Tweet Chat with the Hackers and Entrepreneurs of Startup Bus NYC

Monday, March 04, 2013

A group of New York City entrepreneurs and hackers are entering the final leg of a 72-hour bus odyssey to conceive, build and launch startups on their way to the annual SXSW Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.

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What NYC Tech Women Think of Sheryl + Marissa

Monday, March 04, 2013

So guess who’s leading the debate about women, equality, and work-life balance? Turns out it’s two high-powered women in tech. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently banned working from home and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a book coming out on March 11 that urges women to push harder and "lean in" to their careers.

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Mayor's Race Will Test Tech's Political Force

Monday, February 25, 2013

With increasing numbers, and definite buzz, some in the tech sector are looking to leverage their new power to decide who will come after Bloomberg, but it’s not yet clear how much return a tech investment will have at the polls.

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Local Politicians Need a Digital Campaign Strategy Too

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ben Coffey Clark is a partner and head of business development at Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digital marketing and advertising agency. He worked on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and Rahm Emanuel's 2011 mayoral campaign in Chicago.

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