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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. 

WNYC News

Four New York City Cultural Institutes Join Google Art Project

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Four New York City museums are joining Google's online Art Project, adding hundreds of works of art to the growing online collection. 

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New Tech City

Aereo CEO on Taking on Networks Over Streaming TV on the Web

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Chet Kanojia is the CEO of Aereo, a New York-based web startup that allows users to stream live television on the internet without a cable subscription. 

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New Tech City

Despite Problems After Sandy, Wireless Providers Resist Change

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era.  After Sandy knocked out service to more than one in four cell towers, how are wireless providers preparing for future storms?

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The Takeaway

Closing the Gender Gap in Tech

Monday, April 01, 2013

As the tech industry grows, so do the roles women play in its expansion. Silicon Valley is no longer the only hub of start-ups and program engineers. With its collection of dominant industries like fashion, finance and publishing, New York City is becoming yet another competitor. Jessica Lawrence, managing director of the NY Tech Meetup, explains.

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The Takeaway

Venture Capitalists Invest In Younger and Younger Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The now-famous teenager Nick D'Aloisio, whose news reading app Summly was purchased by Yahoo for tens of millions of dollars, is now the latest in a stream of young tech entrepreneurs who became multi-millionaires overnight.

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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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New Tech City: Former Inmates Struggle to Learn New Technologies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rip Van Winkle and the digital divide:  rebuilding a life after years in prison in today's high tech world.

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The Takeaway

Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of them, is set to be published, finally submitting her private life to public scrutiny.

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WNYC News

Councilman Calls On Verizon To Fix Phone Lines

Monday, March 25, 2013

Almost five months after Sandy, there's still no dial tone for hundreds of people living in the Rockaways. The city councilman representing the area is warning the phone outage is a dangerous situation that must be fixed quickly.

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WNYC News

Paid Sick Leave is an Afterthought for Many Tech Startups

Friday, March 22, 2013

The debate over paid sick time has focused on small businesses and low-wage workers. But if they get sick, many workers in the city’s fast-growing tech sector also have few options.

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Money Talking

Weekend Reading: Iraq, Abdullah & Touch Screens

Friday, March 22, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine tell us what they're reading this weekend.

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Soundcheck

Headphones That Read Your Mind

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Evolver.FM founder Eliot Van Buskirk joins us to talk about new brainwave-scanning headphones from the company Neurowear. The company brought a prototype of the futuristic headwear to the SXSW Trade Show last week in Austin, Texas -- and it caused quite a stir. We talk with Eliot about the capabilities and limits of the newfangled headphones, and talk about what could be coming down the pipeline next. 

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Live Panel: How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WNYC's New Tech City comes to The Greene Space for a dynamic conversation about career, family and technology:  "How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work."  The event and the livestream begins at 9:00am.

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BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg on Social Marketing

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BuzzFeed president and chief operating officer Jon Steinberg says the company wants to build a media empire the likes of Hearst or Condé Nast. And it plans to use "social advertising" to get there.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Arianna Huffington Unplugged

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

As founder, chair and president of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington champions a fast-paced, news cycle and has shaped our digital culture. But she says our round-the-clock schedules aren't working.

+ New Tech City: The Newsroom of the Future

+ Panel: How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work

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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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New Tech City: The Newsroom of the Future

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Newsrooms are still trying to figure out how to make the kind of money online that they once made during the heyday of print.  Some like BuzzFeed have found one answer, "content advertising."

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The Takeaway

Tracking Employees to Boost Productivity

Monday, March 18, 2013

What if the daily routines of your workplace were subject to being monitored by your employer? That might soon be the case. More and more companies are looking to tracking devices to learn about employee behavioral patterns in the hopes of boosting productivity.

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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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WNYC News

City Launches Recycling Pilot Program for Public Spaces

Friday, March 15, 2013

Times Square now has 30 solar-powered trash and recycling stations that compact waste and even send wireless signals to alert workers when cans need to be emptied. 

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