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Thursday December 18, 2014

Stories related to ‘Internet’

NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

NY Performing Artists Share Inspiration on #MadeHere

Performing artists in NYC have created an interactive Web site and video documentary series called “Made Here.” The series offers advice and inspiration for the next generation of NYers. So far the Web site has attracted 36,000 visitors from over 77 countries and is available for online streaming on [Full Story…]

Craigslist Helps NYers Find #MissedConnections this #Valentine’sDay

Craigslist Helps NYers Find #MissedConnections this #Valentine'sDay

Finding love in NY can be difficult and Craiglist thinks they have the solution to the connections that may have been missed in the daily rush of city life. With Missed Connections, the website has developed a classified section where users can post descriptions of people they may have come [Full Story…]

Christie Issues Conditional Veto for NJ Online Gaming Bill

Christie Issues Conditional Veto for  NJ Online Gaming Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has issued a conditional veto that, if approved by legislation, will allow online gambling as an effort to save Atlantic City, the New York Post reports. Christie initially vetoed the bill but then set forth certain conditions. One condition is that the tax on [Full Story…]

#NYCDEC Offers Businesses Free Fiber Internet

#NYCDEC Offers Businesses Free Fiber Internet

In December, the New York City Economic Development Corporation received over 100 submissions to their ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge program in which they give small and medium-sized businesses free fiber internet infrastructure. According to NYCEDC, applicants in this round reflected the diversity of [Full Story…]

NYers Turn to Internet Sites to Raise Money

NYers Turn to Internet Sites to Raise Money

With the rise of new fund-raising websites, such as Gofundme.com and Gogetfunding.com,  thousands of NYers are turning towards the Internet to find money, according to AMNY. Jack Weinstein, a street musician on NY's Lower East Side, posted a request for cash for his medical bills after being [Full Story…]

#Christie to Decide NJ Online Gambling Bill

#Christie to Decide NJ Online Gambling Bill

NJ gamblers are awaiting a decision from Governor Chris Christie on a bill that will allow the state to participate in the Internet gambling business. State legislators sent Christie an updated bill, claiming that it addresses his concerns about the previous version. Michael Frawley of the Atlantic [Full Story…]

NY Tristate Region #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

NY Tristate Region  #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

By Julie DeVito The NY Tristate Region is ranked relatively high for state broadband infrastructure and policies, as compared to other states across the USA.  According to the  recently-released  “2012 State Broadband Index” survey by TechNet, the bipartisan group says that states with high [Full Story…]

Haot: Bloomberg Practically Invented the Internet

Haot: Bloomberg Practically Invented the Internet

Not only does Mayor Michael Bloomberg get the Internet, he practically conceived it. Rachel Sternberg Haot, the city’s first digital officer, told Crain’s New York Business, his engineering background helped him invent the Bloomberg terminal. In the early days, if there was a connection problem, [Full Story…]

#TechStarsNYC Co-Founder Says Internet Will be Fun Again in 2013

#TechStarsNYC Co-Founder Says Internet Will be Fun Again in 2013

According to David Tisch, 2013 is the year the Internet will be fun again. Tisch, co-founder of TechStarsNYC and managing partner of the angel capital firm BoxGroup, said that liking things on Facebook and playing social games are all okay, but it’s not really fun. Writing for The Wall Street [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…]

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

Every month the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village hosts a seminar for teaching elderly people about technology. Many older people have been left behind in the technological age, according to The New York Times, and see classes like this as a way to improve their knowledge. Many of the [Full Story…]

JetBlue Upgrades In-Flight #Wi-Fi

JetBlue Upgrades In-Flight #Wi-Fi

At the World Low Cost Airline Conference, JetBlue announced a higher-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi option for their customers. This service will be free of charge. according to Mashable, JetBlue also switched to ViaSat to provide their Wi-Fi service because they claim to be faster than the competitors. [Full Story…]

HuffPo Launches Internet TV Talk Channel

HuffPo Launches Internet TV Talk Channel

The Huffington Post launched an Internet TV news/talk channel yesterday.  The channel, Huff Post Live, offers 12 hours of live weekday programming. Commentators are both paid hosts and viewers who participate via their own webcams and Google Hangouts. Huff Po’s co-founder Kenneth Lerer is [Full Story…]

NY Internet Companies Announce Beta Launch of Three Frequent Travel Sites

NY Internet Companies Announce Beta Launch of Three Frequent Travel Sites

NY internet companies, Think Placement and First Quest SEO Marketing have recently announced the beta launch of three frequent travel websites. These sites were created in order to improve frequent travelers experiences finding trip information and rewards programs, according to Virtual [Full Story…]

Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Rally in NY About the Internet…Again

Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Rally in NY About the Internet...Again

On Sunday June 10 at 9:30am at Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin at 2913 Avenue L, the local ultra-Orthodox community in Flatbush section of Brooklyn will hold a second rally about the Internet. Contrary to the massive anti-internet rally held recently at Citifield, this one will be conducted [Full Story…]