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Art Festival Brings Live Streaming, Social Media to NY Audience

Art Festival Brings Live Streaming, Social Media to NY Audience

The Long Island City theater festival WiredArts Fest is encouraging it's audience to remain connected virtually throughout their performances. Audience members are encouraged to tweet, share photos, and use their app, but even those at home can participate because the show is offering a live stream [Full Story…]

Group Buys L.I. Site for #Tesla Museum

Group Buys L.I. Site for #Tesla Museum

Recently, web comic The Oatmeal launched an IndieGoGo campaign that raised $1.4M to purchase a Long Island site that will be converted into a Nikola Tesla museum. According to The New York Times, the estate is in Shoreham and stretches 16 acres. It was originally designed by Tesla's friend Stanford [Full Story…]

Schumer Calls for Truck-Specific GPS Standards

Schumer Calls for Truck-Specific GPS Standards

Senator Chuck Schumer said that last year 43 commercial trucks smashed into overpasses and had other accidents on roads in NY last year when GPS systems sent them down roads that they shouldn't have been on. According to the NY Daily News, Schumer also noted that the majority of accidents occurred [Full Story…]

Patch Starts Redesign with LI Sites

Patch Starts Redesign with LI Sites

Patch, Aol's hyperlocal community site, is introducing a redesigned website meant to create more social networking and discussion between members. According to paidContent, the redesign is also being used to reduce the need for paid editors and freelance writers. At the beginning, the changes will [Full Story…]

Transit Union Fighting Video Camera Installations on NY Buses

Transit Union Fighting Video Camera Installations on NY Buses

NY's Transit Workers Union Local 100 (TWU Local) is fighting a possible MTA initiative to install video cameras on buses to record drivers behind the wheel. According to the NY Daily News, the MTA believes the video cameras will result in more safe and efficient actions by the drivers. The MTA has [Full Story…]

Cablevision’s Optimum Lightpath Gets an Upgrade

Cablevision's Optimum Lightpath Gets an Upgrade

Long Island-based Cablevision announced this week that they have upgraded Optimum Lightpath, which is the company business services product. The upgrade is that its managed video offering now supports a 1.485 gigabit per second uncompressed HD video over a dedicated fiber-optic wavelength.  With [Full Story…]

AT&T Upgrades NY Network

AT&T Upgrades NY Network

Over the years AT&T has gotten a lot of flak from NYers about dropped calls and other quality issues with its wireless network both in Manhattan and in the outer boroughs. To fight the perception that it is indifferent to NYers needs, AT&T today launched a microsite at Focus: New York [Full Story…]

Cyber Security Event Discusses Business Opportunities in Long Island

Cyber Security Event Discusses Business Opportunities in Long Island

"Growing Your Cyber Security Business?" was an event by The LI Software and Technology Network and LI Forum for Technology held recently at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage. At the event, speakers discussed growing issues with cyber securities and how Long Island businesses could [Full Story…]

Cablevision Cuts Rates for Long Islanders and Hoboken Residents

Cablevision Cuts Rates for Long Islanders and Hoboken Residents

Long Island-based cable carrier  Cablevision is deploying record cut-rate discounts to stem subscriber losses and thwart competition from rival Verizon’s FiOS TV service, the New York Post reports. Cablevision recently offered a “triple-play” bundle of phone, TV and high-speed Internet service to [Full Story…]

Brooklyn’s Cablevision Employees Vote to Join CWA

Brooklyn's Cablevision Employees Vote to Join CWA

Technicians and dispatchers working for the Brooklyn location of Cablevision voted yeterdayto join the Communications Workers of America. According to Multichannel News, this appears to be the first time employees of the Bethpage, Long Island-based cable carrier have organized. The workers will [Full Story…]

Long Island Tech Co. KEMP Expanding To NY

Long Island Tech Co. KEMP Expanding To NY

Long Island and Ireland-based KEMP Technologies will be using its $16 million venture funding received in Q4 2011 to create a new office somewhere in the five buroughs. The company is primarily looking in Midtown and says it will hire ten new employees for the office in 2012 and 20 more in the next [Full Story…]

Will Cablevision Get a Union?

Will Cablevision Get a Union?

The New York Times took a look recently at attempts by cable installers to bring a union to Bethpage, Long Island-based Cablevision, as the Communications Workers of America is attempting to represent the installers. The Times profiled some of the installers, who have signed on for the union card. [Full Story…]

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge’s Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge's Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Five industry analysts, recently downgraded Long Island based cable carrier Cablevision's stock last month in the wake of the surprise resignation of longtime chief operating officer Tom Rutledge, according to Crain's NY Business. Rutledge left to become chief executive of Charter Communications, [Full Story…]

As MTA App Contest Closes, A Look at Some of the Contenders

As MTA App Contest Closes, A Look at Some of the Contenders

Last month, the MTA announced the launch of a new contest challenging app developers to come up with apps to help the riders of the various subways and commuter trains in NY.  With the deadline for the public to vote for the winners approaching this Wednesday, January 11, Metro Focus took a look at [Full Story…]

Cuomo Announces $785 Million NY State Grants, Meager Funds for Tech

Cuomo Announces $785 Million NY State Grants, Meager Funds for Tech

In an effort to generate greater economic growth within NY state, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced $785 million in grants from the Regional Economic Development Council program.  However, despite the potential for information technology and digital media initiatives to drive future economic [Full Story…]