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First Live Webcast of NY City Council Hearing Today

First Live Webcast of NY City Council Hearing Today

The first live webcast of a City Council hearing will be happening today. The initiative came from a push by Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who told Crains that the more people who participate in her hearing about the Board of Elections, the better the chances of reforming it. However, the board's [Full Story…]

Panel Discusses NYC Gov.’s Use of Social Media

Panel Discusses NYC Gov.'s Use of Social Media

City Hall News presented "How digital tools are (and are not) impacting communications in and around government," a panel discussion featuring digital media, journalism, and city politics experts. The panel, which took place on Oct. 14, was held at Manhattan's Baruch College, and was co-moderated by [Full Story…]

New York City Council Talks Open Data

New York City Council Talks Open Data

NYConvergence ORIGINALby: Amy Berryhill New York City's data belongs to the taxpayers, and some City Council members would like to see it made more readily available to them. Council Members Daniel Garodnick and Gale Brewer led a public hearing yesterday, giving both the Bloomberg Administration [Full Story…]

NYC Web Groups React, Regroup after FCC Defeat

NYC Web Groups React, Regroup after FCC Defeat

NYC web groups are reacting to the court ruling earlier this week that said that the FCC doesn't have the statutory authority to regulate certain kinds of web traffic. The ruling essentially allows Internet and mobile service providers to censor information, slow down traffic for information [Full Story…]

New York Technology Council Sets Ambitious Goals

New York Technology Council Sets Ambitious Goals

NYConvergence ORIGINALby: Amy Berryhill"When people think about New York they think about food, fashion and entertainment. We want them to think of technology," said Donn Morrill, founding chairman of the New York Technology Council. Cheers filled the bottom floor of the Houndstooth Pub in [Full Story…]

New York City to Apply for ‘.nyc’ Web Domain

New York City to Apply for '.nyc' Web Domain

New York City officials announced yesterday that they're looking for private firms to help them apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate the .nyc domain.  ICANN recently changed its rules, allowing anyone to buy a top-level domain or Web address [Full Story…]

Internet Users, Advocates Gather for OneWebDay

Internet Users, Advocates Gather for OneWebDay

Livestream now has video of the OneWebDay event which took place in Washington Square Park in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood on September 22.  We have embedded that video below. The event featured music and speakers Medhi Saharkhiz of Where is My Vote, New York City Council [Full Story…]

Three Events to Mark OneWebDay NYC 2009

Three Events to Mark OneWebDay NYC 2009

Three events are schedules in New York City to mark OneWebDay, a celebration of the World Wide Web that has grown into an all-volunteer campaign to create an active community of Internet advocates across the United States. They include: "Universal Broadband- The Road Ahead", a symposium [Full Story…]

NYC Residents Suggest Spending Stimulus $s on Tech

NYC Residents Suggest Spending Stimulus $s on Tech

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer chaired a meeting of the NYC Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) in late July, an opportunity for NYC residents to make proposals to the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) about what tech projects they'd like to see if [Full Story…]

The Brewer v. The Bloomberg Open Data Plan

The Brewer v. The Bloomberg Open Data Plan

Gale Brewer, the city councilwoman who recently announced her initiative for a bill to open all of the city's data to programmers, was surprised when Mayor Bloomberg made his recent announcement about the Big Apps contest, which is part of his sweeping NYCMedia 2020 plan for the city.  The [Full Story…]

City Council Bill Introduces Open Data Idea for NYC

City Council Bill Introduces Open Data Idea for NYC

In NYC's City Council, there is a new bill being spearheaded by Gale Brewer, the chair of the Council's Technology in Government Committee.  The bill, which is up for public hearing on June 29, is aimed at creating new open data standards for the city. If passed, the bill would compile [Full Story…]

Quinn and Brewer Support 311 Phone App

Quinn and Brewer Support 311 Phone App

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Gale Brewer are in talks with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to make information from City databases available to New Yorkers on their cell phones. A mobile phone application for the 311 service is [Full Story…]

Brewer Spearheads .NYC Initiative

Brewer Spearheads .NYC Initiative

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer is behind the .nyc domain initiative, which she says will help those interested to do business with New York City-based companies find them on the Web. Brewer reportedly helped to suggest the .nyc idea to Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who mentioned that the [Full Story…]

Digital TV Transition Causes Confusion in NYC

Digital TV Transition Causes Confusion in NYC

Best Buy's Crystal Stroupe told amNY that customers at the store's Columbus Circle location have expressed confusion about whether or not they need a converter and she said that "some may even buy them unnecessarily."With the switch to digital scheduled for February 17, NYC leaders [Full Story…]

NY’ers Seeking Digital Switch Coupons Put on Wait List

NY'ers Seeking Digital Switch Coupons Put on Wait List

A press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 8th at 11AM to discuss the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration's decision to put those seeking coupons for TV converter boxes on a wait list, reveals an email received by [Full Story…]