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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…]

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

When a 911 is placed about a possible bomb threat somewhere in Manhattan, computer screens at NYPD offices across the city pop up with a warning along with interactive maps, radiation levels, and security footage. The system itself gives users easier access to arrest records, 911 calls, thousands [Full Story…]

#NYU Launches Data Science and Statistics Initiative

#NYU Launches Data Science and Statistics Initiative

As part of an effort to drive breakthrough research, New York University has launched a data science and statistics initiative. Their website says that the U.S. will need from 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytic skills and up to 1.5 million for what they call "big data" jobs. The University-Wide [Full Story…]

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Visual Revenue, a NY-based data analytics firm, provides real-time information management for news organizations including Forbes and the New York Daily News. According to Crain's New York Business, it offers a new generation of data analytics -- one that journalists fear might someday replace [Full Story…]

VISUALIZED Part I: Data Can Be Beautiful

VISUALIZED Part I: Data Can Be Beautiful

By Lauren Keyson The Visualized Conference was held at Time Center in Manhattan on Friday to explore the evolution of communication at the intersection of big data, storytelling and design.  The event inspired with new ideas on how to make a bigger impact when visually sharing the story of a data [Full Story…]

NY App Developers Make Big Data Easy to Use

NY App Developers Make Big Data Easy to Use

NY app developers transform big data into usable information. FitMapped employs its own database of gyms and classes so NY users can find an establishment near them. Other developers make use of freely available transit data. HopStop was a 2005 pioneer in creating public transit directions. Embark, [Full Story…]

U.S. Chief CTO Park Speaks at #NYTechMeetup

U.S. Chief CTO Park Speaks at #NYTechMeetup

At a recent NY Tech Meetup, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park outlined the Obama Administration's plans to work more closely with tech startups. A majority of Park's work has been with five projects aimed at harnessing technology to improve government services. Before becoming CTO in March, [Full Story…]

NY Joins Local Government Shared Data Initative

NY Joins Local Government Shared Data Initative

Recently, a new layer of data from local governments, called Cities.data.gov, was added to the federal governments data portal, and features data sets from NY and three other major cities. According to Digital Communities, the purpose is to provide comparative data from different levels of the [Full Story…]

Expanding Data Journalism, ProPublica Gets $1.9 million Grant

Expanding Data Journalism, ProPublica Gets $1.9 million Grant

The Knight Foundation will be giving ProPublica a $1.9 million data journalism grant to support the News Applications team at ProPublica, among other things. According to Nieman Lab, the nonprofit already hired a full-time staffer for the team, named Lena Groeger, who first joined through a pilot [Full Story…]

Twitter Acquiring NY’s Sense Networks?

Twitter Acquiring NY's Sense Networks?

Twitter will be making their sixth acquisition of the year with NY-based startup Sense Networks. According to TechCrunch, Twitter declined to comment about the deal, but it is expected to be complete by the end of the month. Founded in 2003, Sense Networks is a machine-learning startup that [Full Story…]

NY Judge Rules Twitter Must Reveal #occupywallstreet Data

NY Judge Rules Twitter Must Reveal #occupywallstreet Data

On Monday, a NY criminal court judge denied Twitter's appeal to stop the court order requiring them to release the account information and tweets of Malcolm Harris. Harris was charged with Disorderly Conduct in a state criminal case filed by the state of NY last year, involving the Occupy Wall [Full Story…]

The Data Visualized Story of a NY Pizza Delivery

The Data Visualized Story of a NY Pizza Delivery

In a data visualization on PBS's America Revealed, viewers are shown just how they get their pizza delivered. A neon lightup map tracks the routes of various ingredients, packaging, manufacturing, and then a man on a bike, in this case Raju Hossain, who brings it directly to the customer's door from [Full Story…]

Big Data Analytics Applied to Traffic Issues in New Jersey

Big Data Analytics Applied to Traffic Issues in New Jersey

Startup Inrix Inc. has created supercomputers that analyze cellphone and GPS signals, and then translate this data into maps of traffic conditions along New Jersey's roads. According to the Wall Street Journal, the system helps the New Jersey Department of Transportation identify accidents and [Full Story…]

Fashion Tech Startup Moda Operandi Announces $36 Million Series C Round

Fashion Tech Startup Moda Operandi Announces $36 Million Series C Round

Moda Operandi, the NY-based startup that allows shoppers to pre-order pieces from luxury runway collection, closed a $36 million Series C round.  The company was founded by Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo and Harvard Business School grad Aslaug Magnusdottir. The company [Full Story…]

Big Data Taking Hold in NY

Big Data Taking Hold in NY

NY is considered to be a hub for the big data industry, which collects, stores, and analyzes information from the Internet. According to Crain's New York Business, the value of the big data sector has been recognized, and many consider NY as the place to start. Roger Ehrenberg, managing partner [Full Story…]