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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

The Story Behind WNYC’s New Tech City

Monday, September 10, 2012

How is technology changing the way New Yorkers live and work and what does it mean for you? That’s the question we hope to explore every week with this new segment.

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WNYC News

Looking at the Big Picture: How Big Data Gets Personal

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Texting a friend about dinner plans. Browsing websites at work. Checking email from home. Traveling with a smart phone. These are a few sources of ever-increasing sets of personal data released into the world and collected by companies on a daily basis, often unbeknownst to the individual. And the demand has never been greater.

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Friend Me: Looking to Connect, More Seniors Turn to Social Media

Monday, July 02, 2012

At 101 years, Florence Detlor may be the oldest person on Facebook. She is part of a growing number of seniors whose Internet use has spiked since last fall. Now, for the first time, more than half of adults over 65 are online.

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Meet Cornell’s First Academic Hire for Its Roosevelt Tech Campus

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meet UCLA Professor of Computer Science Deborah Estrin. She has the distinction of being first academic hire for the CornellNYC Tech school bound for Roosevelt Island.

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To Be on Top, NYC Needs to Expand Broadband

Friday, June 22, 2012

New York City has aspirations to become the No. 1 technology hub in the country. But if the city wants to edge out Silicon Valley as the home of tech sector start-ups, it needs to boost the bandwidth of a limited resource — its broadband.

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Features

In Reversal, Major Publisher to Offer E-Books to Some City Libraries

Friday, June 22, 2012

One of the largest book publishers will allow the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries to begin lending its e-books under a pilot program this August.

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A Journey to the Internet through Telecom’s Past

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The vocabulary of the internet includes words like “digital universe,” “cyberspace” and, now, the “cloud.” Most people think of the internet as nebulous, but — in New York City, at least — the internet’s infrastructure is a lot closer than it sounds. It's hiding in plain sight in the city’s old telecommunications buildings.

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City Start-Ups Reveal Office Spaces’ Open Future

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“Open offices” — workplaces where even CEOs sit not behind closed doors but in large, sunlit rooms with their colleagues — aren’t just for start-ups anymore.

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Hanging Up a Hallmark of the Trade, Doctors Swap Pagers for Smart Phones

Monday, June 04, 2012

It used to be that the only people who still used pagers were doctors and drug dealers. But any fan of Law & Order knows that drug dealers moved on to disposable cell phones long ago. Years after most people switched from pagers to cell phones, doctors kept beepers — but that may soon change. 

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Features

E-Readers Uncovered: What and Why People Read on Devices

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rare is the New Yorker who can resist glancing at the magazine or book of the person next to them on the subway or in the park. But with an increasing number of people getting their magazines and books in digitized form, sneaking a peek has become much more difficult.

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E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and now libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles. But finding an e-book can be tough.

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Google's HQ to Be Temporary Home to City's Tech Campus

Monday, May 21, 2012

Google's New York City headquarters is set to become the temporary home of the city's new applied sciences campus.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tumblr Founder David Karp

Friday, May 18, 2012

The founder and CEO of Tumblr, David Karp, discusses the successful micro-blogging site, Tumblr's efforts to launch the editorial project "Storyboard," and other tech news.

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City's Tech Boom Leads to Hiring Crunch for Engineers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New York City has the nation’s fastest growing tech sector — and there are now more than 1,000 web-based technology start-ups in the city. But these signs of success are also harbingers of a problem: a snowballing demand for scarce engineers.

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With the Mobile Wallet, A Way to Change How You Pay

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thousands of New York City establishments are using the technology, though specific figures are difficult to determine. Last month, the city approved a pilot program for city taxis to use mobile wallets, which could expand to all cabs if found successful.

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Our Top Picks for Internet Week

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Optimize your online dating profile. Learn how to get hired by a start-up. Take a peek inside the offices of your favorite online companies. When Internet Week kicks off in the city on Monday, it will have a line up of nearly 250 events on its agenda. But – absent super powers – it’s impossible to attend them all. That's where we come in.

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The MIT of Israel: A Look at Cornell's Partner on the Roosevelt Island Tech Campus

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cornell University won a bid to build a $2 billion graduate school in New York City earlier – but it didn’t do it alone. The Ivy League school partnered with an Israeli-based public research university — the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, sometimes called the MIT of Israel — to create the CornellNYC Tech campus and help fulfill the vision of fueling a start-up boom in the city.

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Features

Bold Architect Selected to Define New Tech Campus

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thom Mayne, the architect behind Cooper Union’s perforated metal building at 41 Cooper Square, has been selected to design the first academic building of the coming applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island.

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Jay-Z Rocks Crowd as YouTube Caps Internet's Answer to TV Upfronts

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The first ever digital newfronts — the Internet’s answer to TV’s upfronts, where new offerings are shown to advertisers — wrapped up at the Beacon Theater Wednesday night with Jay-Z performing "Empire State of Mind."

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Taking a Page From TV, YouTube Makes a Pitch to Advertisers

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

YouTube now gets four billion views a day, and that’s the audience parent-company Google will be pitching to advertisers Wednesday during the YouTube Brandcast at the Beacon Theater, where agencies and marketers will get a first-look at YouTube’s new, original programming.

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