Quantcast

Sunday October 21, 2018

Stories related to ‘hurricane sandy’

#NYSE CEO Wants Meeting with False #Sandy Tweeter

#NYSE CEO Wants Meeting with False #Sandy Tweeter

Crain's New York Business reports that NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer wants a meeting with Shashank Tripathi. Using his @ComfortablySmug handle, Tripathi falsely tweeted that the NYSE was under three feet of water during Hurricane Sandy. That was announced on air by CNN and The Weather Channel. The [Full Story…]

#RooseveltIsland Asks #CornellNYC Tech for Storm Shelter

#RooseveltIsland Asks #CornellNYC Tech for Storm Shelter

Cornell NYC Tech’s $2 billion campus might also be a shelter in the storm. After Hurricane Sandy flooded low-lying parts of the island, residents proposed the campus incorporate a shelter for the community. Crain’s New York Business reported that many of Roosevelt Island’s 14,000 residents are [Full Story…]

#Verizon’s Catastrophic Failure in Pictures

#Verizon's Catastrophic Failure in Pictures

The Verge’s excellent photo essay illustrates the “catastrophic failure” at Verizon’s 92,000-foot cable vault caused by Hurricane Sandy. Photographer Dante D'orazio went deep underground, photographing damaged cables and Con Ed workers reconnecting the building to the grid. The storm surge destroyed [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 Cloud-Based Companies Avoided #Sandy Problems

NY Cloud-Based Companies Avoided #Sandy Problems

Despite Hurricane Sandy's widespread devastation of technology companies and their infrastructure, some have avoided problems. Employees of cloud-based companies are working remotely from hotels, residences and coffee shops, all in areas of the city and suburbs that were largely untouched by the [Full Story…]

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Community Media, a local newspaper publisher, lost its office on Canal street in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and is currently working from 1 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. According to Crain's NY Business, the publisher is using this experience to inspire a new website called NYCReconnects.com, [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Site Creates Tree Map For #Sandy

Brooklyn Site Creates Tree Map For #Sandy

Corner News Media, a local Brooklyn news network, created an online tree map during the Hurricane which detailed the spots of downed trees throughout the neighborhood. According to The Observer, the map was created by a network of readers and tipsters instead of on-the-street reporting. Liena [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…]

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

Dan Porter, CEO of gaming company OMGPOP, wrote an article for Business Insider about how tech founders should be working to solve huge problems that were exposed by hurricane Sandy. He and his wife used Facebook and Twitter to reach out to people and foundations that needed help after Sandy hit. [Full Story…]

AOL and Patch Send #Sandy Relief Trucks to LI, NJ

AOL and Patch Send #Sandy Relief Trucks to LI, NJ

According to Patch, AOL and Patch employees donated two tractor-trailers worth of food, water, and other supplies to areas in New Jersey and Long Island that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Patch Chief Content Officer Rachel Fishman Feddersen said, "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all [Full Story…]

NYers Learn to Live Without Smartphones During #Sandy

NYers Learn to Live Without Smartphones During #Sandy

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, some New Yorkers were left without power or running water. However, a bigger concern to some was the lack of smartphone access. During the storm, people came up with creative ways to communicate with one another. However, as The New York Times cited, living without a [Full Story…]

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

As power returns to lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy, technology startups are getting back on their feet. Fab.com Inc., Warby Parker, Gilt Groupe Inc., Buzzfeed, and Thrillist all reopened their offices on Monday for the first time in a week. Most startup tech companies are located in lower [Full Story…]

#Sandy Impacts #NYTech and #2012Election Polling Centers

#Sandy Impacts #NYTech and #2012Election Polling Centers

Last week, Hurricane Sandy negatively affected the tech scene in NY. It knocked out power lines and flooded data centers and offices of startup companies. WNYC's New Tech City spoke with Rachel Haot, NYC's Chief Digital Officer, about the impact Sandy had on the city's tech companies and their [Full Story…]

iPad Mini Sells Out After #Sandy Strikes NY

iPad Mini Sells Out After #Sandy Strikes NY

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there were fewer places for customers to buy Apple's iPad mini. According to Bloomberg News, the iPad mini sold out at Apple's flagship fifth avenue store. White and silver models were gone within thirty minutes. Apple and other high demand retailers are [Full Story…]

Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon “Wider than 9/11”

Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon "Wider than 9/11"

Hurricane Sandy hit one of NY’s most vulnerable spots—its Lower Manhattan telecommunications infrastructure. Tony Melone, Verizon’s CTO, said the storm’s impact was wider than 9/11. So much storm water flooded the 140West St. headquarters that according to The Wall Street Journal, it bent the art [Full Story…]