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Thomas Pynchon to Write Book Set in Silicon Alley

Thomas Pynchon to Write Book Set in Silicon Alley

The NY York Silicon Alley tech scene will serve as the setting for the next Thomas Pynchon book, according to The New York Times Dealbook. The novel, which will be released on September 17, is set in 2001 between the time of September 11 and the collapse of the dot-com boom. In his books such as [Full Story…]

Cyrus Farivar Presents “The Internet of Elsewhere”

Cyrus Farivar Presents "The Internet of Elsewhere"

Cyrus Farivar, broadcaster, journalist and author of upcoming book The Internet of Elsewhere, will be discussing his new work at an event taking place on May 4th. Presented by the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), the event will run from 7pm to 9pm and will take place at Warren [Full Story…]

Nathan Myhrvold Cooks Up a High-Tech NY Dinner

Nathan Myhrvold Cooks Up a High-Tech NY Dinner

The Core Club recently hosted a dinner prepared by Nathan Myhrcold, former chief technology officer of Microsoft, co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, but also the author of "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking."  He discusses the concept of cooking "sous vide" or in vacuum bags in [Full Story…]

Westchester Mom Creates Software for People to Make Their Own Books

Westchester Mom Creates Software for People to Make Their Own Books

Weschester resident Jane Hanstein was a former creative director at an advertising agency has created PROJECTalphabet.com, a free Web-based application that lets people create their own children books using their own pictures. Hanstein came up with the idea when she became a stay at home mom in [Full Story…]

All Things D Catches up with Author Nick Bilton

All Things D Catches up with Author Nick Bilton

Kara Swisher, a reporter for All Things Digital, interviewed new author and tech writer for The New York Times Nick Bilton this week. Bilton talks about his new book I Live In The Future & Here's How It Works and its subject matter, including an investigation into online pornography, how the [Full Story…]

Brown’s Beast Books Goes with E-Book First

Brown's Beast Books Goes with E-Book First

Tina Brown, founder of The Daily Beast, recently launched the first book from its new publishing arm Beast Books.  Unlike most publishers, Beast Books has published John Avlon's "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America," as an e-book first before going to print. [Full Story…]

Marilyn Johnson: Librarians Needed in Internet Age

Marilyn Johnson: Librarians Needed in Internet Age

Marilyn Johnson, Westchester, NY-based magazine writer and author, argues in her new book that even in an age where the Internet has brought a "glut of information to our fingertips," we "all... need librarian[s]."  You can listen to her discuss the reasoning from This Book [Full Story…]

Once Sought in NYC, Creative Types Find Voice Online

Once Sought in NYC, Creative Types Find Voice Online

In a New York Times op-ed, senior editor at Harper's Bill Wasik writes about how various artists are now collectively using the Internet to break out rather than hopping on a bus or a train to New York City, which used to be the de facto route to getting recognized and making money in the arts. [Full Story…]

NYC Media Firms See Ad Revenue Drop

NYC Media Firms See Ad Revenue Drop

Media companies, which according to Crain's account for more than 160,000 jobs and $15 billion in wages, have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn.  The daily newspapers, for instance, have seen a steep drop in their classified advertisements and have yet to figure out [Full Story…]