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New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.

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Chelsea Gets the City's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company. 

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Using Tech to Slow Down Our Lives in 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We are emerging from the annual internet and social media “gray period” – the holiday fortnight when the web isn’t blacked out, but slows down. It’s always a welcome relief from the incessant typing.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Zach Sims of Codecademy

Monday, December 31, 2012

Zach Sims is the founder of Codecademy, a start-up that teaches people how to code. 

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Silicon Alley Could Revive NYC's Middle Class, Report Says

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New York's tech sector has made some entrepreneurs rich. A new study says it could also preserve and grow the city's middle class.

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How to Build An App

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.

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New York City Challenges Silicon Alley to Reinvent the Payphone

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.

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Peter Cashmore's Rules For Media in 2013

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Most people in tech and media know the story behind Pete Cashmore‘s Mashable: He started the social media blog from his bedroom in Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of 19 and grew it into a website that now claims 20 million monthly unique visitors.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Ari Brown

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the media use by children.

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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.

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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the effects of television on children.

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Interactive Digital Maps Show City's Changing Landscape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.

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The Future of Disaster Relief: Food, Water, Shelter…and Wi-Fi Blimps?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using technology to get communities back on their feet faster after a crisis might include floating blimps with wi-fi over a disaster-hit city or creating a National Guard of tech geeks to take action when the digital infrastructure goes down or maybe even stockpiling electronics and generators for tech reserves, similar to oil reserves.

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New York City's Tech Sector Recovers After Sandy

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi talks with the Rachel Haot, New York City's Chief Digital Officer, about how the city and the tech scene fared during Sandy.  How is the community and the city responding, and what did they learn from the storm?

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Would You Do Your Banking on Facebook? Pushing Your Tech Comfort Zone

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People I know who work on Wall Street often have two phones (one for personal, one for professional use) and limited access on their work computers to any website that hasn’t been completely vetted.  Security and privacy are paramount in the financial industries for obvious reasons, including regulatory.

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For Some Stock-Pickers, Life Is Tweet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.

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Are Americans Ready for Banking via Social Media?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Mark Schwanhausser

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark Schwanhausser is an analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research and studies trends in online banking. Here are the apps that he loves on his iPhone 4S and iPad.

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Big Money as Health Care Goes Digital

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Part of the growing effort to make healthcare more efficient is making it more digital. Some call this new industry "M-Health" or mobile health, others call it Health IT. But whatever you call it, it's an industry that's booming.

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History Retweeting Itself

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Technology is giving history a real-time feel through tweets.

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