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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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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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