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NY Pols Say Social Media Increases #Transparency

NY Pols Say Social Media Increases #Transparency

NY officials used Twitter to keep citizens up to date during Hurricane Sandy. But even before the storm, more and more local politicians are using social media to communicate with citizens. Councilmember David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), who has 3,195 Twitter followers, said it's about transparency. He [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…]

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

After Hurricane Sandy the NY tech community mobilized its resources and time to help with donations, rebuilding, and other relief efforts. Here is a round up of some different NY tech initiatives that are doing their part to help those affected by the storm: WNYC's New Tech City reported on the [Full Story…]

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

During Hurricane Sandy, government officials used a new alert system, which contacted anyone within an affected geographic area whose mobile device could get text messages, according to the New York Times. This was the first time the system was used in New York and now tech firms and the city are [Full Story…]

NY City, Airbnb Partner for Free #Sandy Victim Housing

NY City, Airbnb Partner for Free #Sandy Victim Housing

NY City and Airbnb have created a partnership to help connect victims of Hurricane Sandy with free short-term housing. According to the Huffington Post, Airbnb reported that it would not recoup commission fees from free listings in NY post-hurricane. The Airbnb site has seen last-minute bookings [Full Story…]

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

NY is atop a list of cities challenging Silicon Valley for tech supremacy, according to Zach Cutler of The Cutler Group.  In an op-ed in The Huffington Post, Cutler states that the city is the fastest-growing tech hub in the U.S., and that according to the Center for an Urban Future, tech related [Full Story…]

Tech Predictions for President Obama’s Second Term

Tech Predictions for President Obama's Second Term

Barack Obama has again been elected President by the American people. During his second term, he is under a lot of pressure in terms of the technology sector. According to ReadWrite, President Obama stressed the importance of technology during his speech early this morning, saying that the U.S. [Full Story…]

NBC’s Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

NBC's Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

It's election time again, which also marks NBC's transformation of Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza. The plaza recently opened and has interactive features powered by Windows 8. According to NBC, the interactive exhibits include: replicas of the Oval Office and White House press room where [Full Story…]

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

According to the NY Daily News, technology has led to an increase in peeping tom cases in NY. Over the last ten years, people being prosecuted for crimes like taking photos up women's skirts has increased because of better quality cellphone cameras. The Daily News reported that, "Statewide, the [Full Story…]

New Web Initiative Brings NY Into 21st Century

New Web Initiative Brings NY Into 21st Century

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan that will give New Yorkers the ability to access permits and conduct various state business online. The new initiative will also encourage software developers to create a "New York app store" according to NY Post. The plan will supposedly save taxpayers $100 [Full Story…]

#NYTMEngine Event Covers Politics, Open Internet Reform

#NYTMEngine Event Covers Politics, Open Internet Reform

The 2012 election is a week away, but for the NY tech community, the bigger question lies in what the winning candidate  will do for Internet access in the United States. Last week  at NYU's Stern School of Business, the NY Tech Meetup hosted an event with SF-based Engine Advocacy to discuss the [Full Story…]

CT Introduces Innovation Ecosystem

CT Introduces Innovation Ecosystem

Recently, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the launch of the state's Innovation Ecosystem, which is a partnership meant to spark development of new technology, acceleration and creation of innovative companies. According to Stamford Plus, the ecosystem has two main components. The [Full Story…]

#EngageNYC Hosts Summit on Digital Media in Government

#EngageNYC Hosts Summit on Digital Media in Government

Recently, NYC Digital hosted its second annual Engage NYC: Digital Media in Government summit. The event took place at Google's headquarters in New York. Presentations covered topics like digital communications and the state of the digital city in addition to an awards ceremony for outstanding work [Full Story…]

NY Reaches Key Milestones in Quest to Become Tech Capital

NY Reaches Key Milestones in Quest to Become Tech Capital

In its quest to become a tech startup capital to rival the likes of Silicon Valley, NY has been making progress. According to the Associated Press, there have been numerous signs that NY is moving in the right direction -including examples such as: Google and Facebook increasing their presence [Full Story…]

Hudson Valley Professor Calls for National IT Program

Hudson Valley Professor Calls for National IT Program

Walter Russel Mead, professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal about the type of government involvement needed to assist the economy. Mead notes that today's economy is in need of a different type of investment- 'infostructure.' He wrote, [Full Story…]