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#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

The MTA has announced the launch of at least 77 interactive touch-screen kiosks in subway stations across the city. The 'On the Go!' stations have been places at Bowling Green, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave, and Penn Station, among others. They allows travelers to view ifnormation about their trip, [Full Story…]

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

The MTA has announced a plan to add 77 high-tech kiosks to 16 subway stations. The kiosks will give service updates, transit and street directions, and restaurant suggestions. The kiosks come after a 2011 pilot program that previously placed them in five subway stations. The New York Post [Full Story…]

NYC Comptroller Wants To Put Pension Fund Data Online

NYC Comptroller Wants To Put Pension Fund Data Online

NYC comptroller Jon Liu announced yesterday that he plans to make visible the inner workings of the nation's largest public pension public by putting the data online. The initiative would allow residents to see which companies' stocks are being bought with their tax dollars and monitor investment [Full Story…]

Patient Information Placed Mistakenly Online

Patient Information Placed Mistakenly Online

A New York-Presbyterian Hospital staffer mistakenly placed extracts of medical records and other personal data on an unsecured computer server in July. However, the hospital only began contacting patients yesterday. The data for 6,800 patients, including names, blood pressure, heart rates and other [Full Story…]

NYC’s Hunch Predicts Responses and Preferences

NYC's Hunch Predicts Responses and Preferences

New York based start-up Hunch has created a game out of acquiring and maintaining consumer information. The company, created in June of 2009, collects data by asking questions ranging from the mundane to the serious and can become very accurate at predicting responses and preferences. Currently, [Full Story…]

NYPL Expands Reference Desk Queries via Text

NYPL Expands Reference Desk Queries via Text

The librarians at the New York Public Library are now answering questions through text messages as well as by email, phone and online chat.  Questioners thus far have ranged from the team behind TV show Mad Men calling to double check the authenticity of their portrayal of 1963 New York [Full Story…]