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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. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Payphones Repurposed

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rachel Haot, chief digital officer for the City of New York, discusses the six designs for reinvented payphones and how you can vote for your favorite.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: NYC Tech Sector at SXSW Interactive

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New York City made its presence known at the annual SXSW Interactive technology festival with a day-long event promoting New York's tech sector. Silicon Alley startups used the four-day event to ferret out new hires and bolster their own brands.

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New Tech City

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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New Tech City: Shutterstock's CEO on Why Tech is Thriving in New York

Monday, March 11, 2013

The founder and CEO of the online photo marketplace Shutterstock explains what he looks for in new hires, what defines New York City as a tech hub and why kids should be learning to code.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Creating Startups on a 72-Hour Bus Trip from NYC to Austin

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Tech City talks to the conductor of NYC's Startup Bus, a community of coders, developers and designers who teamed up to build startups from scratch during a bus trip to the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Plus, meet the winner of the competition for best idea on the bus, a job site for veterans and military personnel called Career Mob.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SXSW: New Yorkers in Austin

Monday, March 11, 2013

Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s New Tech City, talks about Silicon Alley's presentations at the SXSW Interactive Festival.

 

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The Takeaway

Rethinking Prisons Through Digital Technology

Monday, March 11, 2013

Several states face the same problem when it comes to incarceration: severe overcrowding at a high cost. This weekend, a panel at the South by Southwest festival examined how prisons can use digital technology to ameliorate these issues.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Technology and the Work/Life Balance

Friday, March 08, 2013

Today we're talking about technology and the work/life balance. How do your devices help or hinder you as you juggle your home life (maybe as a parent) and work life? What are your rules for managing technology? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below.

 

→ Event: A dynamic conversation about career, family and technology. WNYC PRESENTS: HOW TECH IS CHANGING THE WAY WOMEN WORK

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Studio 360

Our Computers, Our Viruses, Our Selves

Friday, March 08, 2013

Computer viruses have evolved from an annoyance to a national security threat. Recently the Department of Homeland Security told Americans to disable Java on our home computers (a thing that few of us knew how to do) because of flaws that left it vulnerable to viruses ...

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Money Talking

Most Powerful Women Summit Executive Director on Sheryl Sandberg

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Pattie Sellers has spent years reporting on some of the most powerful women in corporate America as an editor-at-large at Fortune and as the executive director of the magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Sheryl Sandberg Tells Women to Lean In

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wants to start a women's movement around her forthcoming book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

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New Tech City

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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NYC Women in Tech on Equality, Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Anna Sale talks to women in New York City's tech scene about what they think of the messages coming down from on high.

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New Tech City

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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The Takeaway

The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Since being named CEO of Yahoo seven months ago, Marissa Mayer has consistently made the headlines. On of the biggest headlines yet might be about her new policy, announced last Friday, ending all telecommuting. Why did she do it?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Changing Work-Life Balance

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post’s senior columnist on life/work/family, talks to Brian Lehrer about the new policy at Yahoo! that you may no longer work from outside the office, and the "Lean In Initiative" launched by Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

Live Event: How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work

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The Takeaway

The Fight to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural America

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Federal stimulus programs have poured more than $7 billion into reaching rural areas, but at least 19 million Americans still lack high-speed internet access. One of those communities still trying to get reliable broadband access is Silverton, Colorado.

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The Takeaway

How Thomas Edison Illuminated Modern America

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The 1893 Columbian Exposition introduced the United States as an industrial power on the world’s stage. As the exposition opened on May 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland illuminated the fairgrounds with the push of a button, the first time most of the exposition's attendees had ever seen a light bulb.

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New Tech City

Tech Sector Flexes its Political Muscles

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Another Hizzoner for tech? Mayor Bloomberg has championed Silicon Alley for 11 years, and the big players in New York's tech sector want to make sure the next administration does the same.  

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