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#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Silicon Alley will soon become home to the 18,000-square-feet media center for the "Made In New York" initiative from Mayor Bloomberg's Office. The center will have a gallery with multimedia artwork and other projects, a restaurant, educational classes, and a space for screenings. It will be open to [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Announces #ReinventPayphones Contest Winners

Bloomberg Announces #ReinventPayphones Contest Winners

As part of his "Reinvent Payhpones" initiative to upgrade NYC's 11,000 payphones, Mayor Bloomberg invited NYers to submit payphone designs The five winning designs have been announced and they include a reinvention of a traditional phone booth and one with an environmental condition censor. The [Full Story…]

#NYCAnalytics Director Uses Big Data to Solve City Problems

#NYCAnalytics Director Uses Big Data to Solve City Problems

Michael Flowers, NYC's first director of analytics, did not originally plan to go into data analytics. He first was a lawyer in Manhattan, then went to Baghdad to be part of the legal team in the trial of Saddam Hussein. There, his work ended up being logistical and he relied on data intelligence to [Full Story…]

NYC Agencies Comply With #OpenData Law

NYC Agencies Comply With #OpenData Law

After midnight tonight citizens and government officials in NYC will all be able to view public data uploaded from city agencies all in one portal. One year ago today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an open data law that by 2018 will require agencies to make as much data public as possible. There [Full Story…]

City Launches Registry of #MadeinNY Startups

City Launches Registry of #MadeinNY Startups

As part of Mayor Bloomberg's "Made in NY" tech initiative, the city has compiled a registry of close to 1,000 city startups. The startups on the list are those that have harnessed the creative energy of the city, according to Metro US. One of the profiled startups is Songza, a music-streaming [Full Story…]

City Experts Warned Against $2B NYC 911 System in 2011

City Experts Warned Against $2B NYC 911 System in 2011

The $2 billion initiative to completely remodel NYC's 911 system that has received much controversy in the media since it's release isn't a surprise to some city experts. According to The New York Post, in 2011 Bloomberg's own experts said that the project didn't have enough of a case or need to be [Full Story…]

#NYCDigital Officer Rachel Haot Discusses City Tech Initiatives with #NYU

#NYCDigital Officer Rachel Haot Discusses City Tech Initiatives with #NYU

    Only days ago Mayor Bloomberg announced the  launch of "We are Made in NY" and reaffirmed his passion for helping the emerging tech scene in NY. The office behind these initiatives is NYC Digital and the woman behind that office is Rachel Haot, Chief Digital [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Announces Public Schools For Software Engineering Pilot

Bloomberg Announces Public Schools For Software Engineering Pilot

As part of his new efforts to increase technology education in NY, Mayor Bloomberg has announced the 20 public schools in Manhattan that will be participating in a software engineering pilot program. The program will begin in the fall and is designed to prepare students for future work in the tech [Full Story…]

In Response to #MadeInNY Free Incubator Offered to NYC Tech Startups

In Response to #MadeInNY Free Incubator Offered to NYC Tech Startups

NY online-based education provider FurtherEd recently launched an incubator where NYC education start-ups will be able to work for free and have access to all of the FurtherEd resources. This comes after the announcement of Mayor Bloomberg's "We are Made in NY" promotion campaign. FurtherEd hopes [Full Story…]

At #NYSMW, NY Declared Destination for “Dash Tech”

At #NYSMW, NY Declared Destination for "Dash Tech"

New York is the way to go for those wanting to work in "dash tech", said Ann Li, managing director of the Center for Economic Transformation, during New York Social Media Week. She further elaborated that NY is a good spot for those who want to partner with existing companies and build on their [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Launches #MadeInNY Tech Initiative

Bloomberg Launches #MadeInNY Tech Initiative

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a new initiative called "We are Made in NY" in order to support the growing local tech scene. The initiative will provide resources to help startups grow, highlight openings at tech startups, and help introduce people into the industry. Bloomberg also [Full Story…]

#Bloomberg Praises NY Tech Scene in his 2013 #StateOfTheCity

#Bloomberg Praises NY Tech Scene in his 2013 #StateOfTheCity

In his final state of the city speech Thursday, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed NY as a "global tech hub" including installing more WiFi in the Business Improvement Districts, converting industrial space, and promoting electric cars. He mentioned that NYC now has a Chief Analytics Officer, [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Says No to Cellphones in Schools

Bloomberg Says No to Cellphones in Schools

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NY City ban on cell phones in public schools at a recent press conference saying that the students should be listening to the teacher instead of being on Facebook, Twitter, text, and e-mail. In response to safety concerns during an emergency, Bloomberg [Full Story…]

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools are putting more focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with new ways to unlock children's potential. The program is at the center of Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to diversify the economy of NY City after the 2008 financial crash. It's also part of a nationwide [Full Story…]

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

The NYPD is continuing efforts to prevent iPhone thefts, a major problem in New York City, according to Metro US.  Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg claim that the overall increase in citywide crime in 2012 was because of Apple product theft. Between January 1 and September [Full Story…]