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Tuesday October 21, 2014

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Online Database to Track Academic Paths of Students

Online Database to Track Academic Paths of Students

At the SXSWedu education technology conference in Texas, one of the products garnering attention is a $100 million database that will track and chart the academic paths of students in public schools from kindergarten through the end of high school. Already the database has millions of files with the [Full Story…]

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

When a cellphone is stolen, the NYPD routinely subpoenas phone call records to track down suspects. Call records from stolen cellphones are entered into the Enterprise Case Management System database. Phone numbers in the database are hyperlinked, allowing detectives to cross-reference it with other [Full Story…]

NY’s $80M Student Database Rarely Used by Educators

NY's $80M Student Database Rarely Used by Educators

Educators use an $80 million student database less than one hour a year, according to a new study by New York University. About 69 percent of teachers used the Achievement Reporting and Innovation System. More than one third of the users spent roughly 44 minutes with ARIS, while some only used it [Full Story…]

NYS Selects Companies to Build Education Database

NYS Selects Companies to Build Education Database

The State Education Dept. announced the selection of four new companies to build a massive database containing student test scores, classroom materials and education apps. Federal funds from Race to the Top will pay up to $50 million for the project. The state selected ConnectEDU, eScholar, [Full Story…]

Have NY Teachers Given up on $80M Student Data Base?

Have NY Teachers Given up on $80M Student Data Base?

Not enough NY teachers and principals are using ARIS, the city's $80 million student information data base developed by IBM and a group of subcontractors, critics say. According to an audit released by comptroller John C. Liu, about 42% of teachers, assistant principals and principals did not log [Full Story…]

Student Data Project to Help Teachers in NY Will Continue

Student Data Project to Help Teachers in NY Will Continue

NY is planning to finish a project  that was stopped earlier this year to generate a database that provides academic data on students. According to the Wall Street Journal, "part of a larger system that will connect several states and allow educators to share curriculum materials, applications and [Full Story…]

Hyperpublic Offers Services to Developers Free of Charge

Hyperpublic Offers Services to Developers Free of Charge

NY based startup Hyperpublic, a free platform that collects, organizes and structures local information from the the Web, has launched  a series of new features for developers. The first is a new Point of Interest database called Places+. The company believes it has "fresher" data then competitors [Full Story…]

NY Governor Reduces ‘Stop and Frisk’ Database

NY Governor Reduces 'Stop and Frisk' Database

The "stop and frisk" database of the New York Police Department was drastically reduced by Gov. David Paterson late last week when he signed a new bill into law.  The database, containing the names of over one million New Yorkers who were stopped, questioned, frisked and then not [Full Story…]

NYC Tries to Save Database with Names of Innocents

NYC Tries to Save Database with Names of Innocents

The Bloomberg administration and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly are trying to prevent a database of names and addresses of a million innocent New Yorkers who have been stopped and questioned by police from being destroyed. The Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would force the department to [Full Story…]

Catching Up With Mayor Bloomberg’s Tech Promises, Six Months Later

Catching Up With Mayor Bloomberg's Tech Promises, Six Months Later

In a recent article in City Hall,  the paper takes a stab at grading the campaign promises made by Mayor Bloomberg during his last mayoral run six months ago.  When it came to the tech related promises, the paper found that the Mayor: has not been able to make 311 NYC's voting [Full Story…]

VillageVines Partners with Plum Benefits

VillageVines Partners with Plum Benefits

Late last week, VillageVines, a NYC start-up offering high end restaurant discounts to users, announced a distribution partnership with Plum Benefits. VillageVines charges its customers a $10 fee in exchange for a general discount with selected restaurants through a private sales model. With this [Full Story…]

AG’s Office Develops New Database for Child Pornography

AG's Office Develops New Database for Child Pornography

Late last year New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo worked with social networking sites Facebook  and MySpace to ensure that they were compliant with a NY state law to boot New York sex offenders from their sites.  Now it seems that the AG is working with these sites again, as they [Full Story…]

NYC Start-up Fluidinfo closes $800K Series A Round

NYC Start-up Fluidinfo closes $800K Series A Round

NYC-based start-up Fluidinfo closed an $800.000 Series A round of funding led by Betaworks, with additional funding from an number of other investors including seed investor Esther Dyson. The company's founder Terry Jones says his product, FluidDB, will "make the world writable." [Full Story…]

NYC Residential Database Pinpoints Troubled Sites

NYC Residential Database Pinpoints Troubled Sites

The Building Indicator Project database, or BIP, founded by the nonprofit University Neighborhood Housing Program, uses a proprietary scoring system to analyze data on over 57,857 buildings across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. Using the system, a troubling trend has shown itself in the [Full Story…]

Conn. Tech Companies Merge Under Same Ownership

Conn. Tech Companies Merge Under Same Ownership

Connecticut based RelevantView, a market research tech developers, is merging with a database company Imperium, also based in Connecticut. Both companies are owned by Marshall Harrison, who will serve as CEO of the combined company to be known as Imperium.  Mass High Tech [Full Story…]