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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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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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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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Vine: Quick Do’s + Don’ts to Make the Most of Six Seconds

Monday, February 18, 2013

Media people love Twitter, so they love that their favorite social network is finally is getting in on video with an app called Vine. Here's how to do it well.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Ki Mae Heussner

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ki Mae Heussner is a staff writer at GigaOm.

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Hailing a Cab With Your Smartphone

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission is starting a one-year pilot program February 15 that will bring the technology to Manhattan for the first time.

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NYC Tells Airbnb Hosts: Don’t Get Too Cozy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For New Yorkers who rent out their homes, they risk possible violations and thousands of dollars in fines. It's the latest example of how popular tech companies run smack into government regulations.

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Listen to the full interview with researcher Cheryl Olson on the latest research on whether violent video games causes violent behavior and hear what studies she thinks need to be conducted in the future. 

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PCMag’s Editor-in-Chief on the Modern Tech Reporter

Monday, January 28, 2013

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, CNET had an impressive set that broadcast live much of the time. CNET journalists took turns mounting the round, white lacquered stage to relax on the plush red couch and chat about digital trends and gadgets. 

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Class is In for Cornell NYC Tech

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The inaugural class of graduate students for CornellNYC Tech started school Monday in temporary rooms in the Google building Google in Chelsea.

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What Are MOOCs and Are They Education’s Future?

Monday, January 21, 2013

This week on New Tech City we’re talking MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses that major universities and newly formed education companies are offering for FREE (and that’s no acronym).  Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are taking these classes.

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WNYC Goes Back to School, This Time Online

Monday, January 21, 2013

The word "MOOC" is everywhere you turn in the world of higher education these days. Here. And here. And here, here and here.

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Tourists Use iPads and Other Digital Devices to Navigate New York City

Monday, January 14, 2013

A simple stroll around Times Square is enough to show that iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets have virtually replaced paper maps, guidebooks and even digital cameras among the tourists visiting New York City. 

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Stephanie Rosenbloom

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stephanie Rosenbloom is a travel reporter with the New York Times.

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NYC Tech Community Reacts to Aaron Swartz’s Death

Monday, January 14, 2013

On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online.  New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.

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Guy Kawasaki On Marketing Yourself as an Author

Monday, January 14, 2013

Social media expert and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki's latest book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing. 

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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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