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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

New Tech City

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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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is College Worth It?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Should some college-bound students opt for a two-year degree at a technical school? Will an education give you a better life? Money Talking digs into the tough questions in the debate over the high cost of higher education and the mounting student debt that's one of its byproducts. The central question: Is college worth it? The answer: Only the listener can decide.

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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."

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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

#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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New Tech City

New Tech City: Visualizing Big Data

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Reality Deck at Stony Brook University was created to help those working in STEM fields visualize big data — data sets so large and complex that a simple computer monitor cannot do them justice. 

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Transportation Nation

NYC Gets First Bike Share Apps Before It Gets Bikes

Monday, May 06, 2013

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New York City hasn't even finished laying down the 330 docking stations for its impending bike share program, but anticipation is spanning oceans. A Belgian company has released the first "live" mobile app for NYC bike share users, before there are any users. Take it as a sign of what's to come when the largest bike sharing program in the nation launches later this month. 

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WNYC News

Coders Hunker In Brooklyn Bunker To Come Up With The Next Great MTA App

Sunday, May 05, 2013

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UPDATE May 6: 05 p.m.: See below for a bit more detail on the winners with links.

About 300 software developers spent the weekend together in a large room on the NYU-Polytechnic campus in downtown Brooklyn, all competing for three prizes in an MTA app contest.

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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

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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New Tech City

New Tech City: Death and Tech

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When we die, we leave behind more than friends and family, homes and possessions. These days, we leave behind Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts and thousands of emails.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Business Presents NYC Jobs Blueprint

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mitch Rudin, Chief Executive Officer and President of US commercial operations at Brookfield Properties Corporation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discuss the NYC Jobs Blueprint they've put forth, outlining their recommendations for economic growth for the next mayor.

 

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New Tech City

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

What is the Associated Press, Anyway?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yesterday, a fake tweet from the Associated Press about an attack on the White House was retweeted thousands of times, and sent stocks down. The stock market recovered quickly, but what's so important about the Associated Press? Kathleen Carrollsenior vice president and executive editor for the Associated Press, joins to explain the AP's standards and why it's the most trusted name in news, and how and why the wire service got some things wrong covering Boston last week.

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