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Manhattan DA Getting $4.2M Cyber Crime Lab

Manhattan DA Getting $4.2M Cyber Crime Lab

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is getting a new $4.2 million cyber crime lab . Expected to open in late 2013, the lab will pursue cases on identity theft, analyze computers, text messages and social media posts. “The Internet is the crime scene of the 21st century,” said D.A. Cyrus [Full Story…]

Historic Manhattan Maps in New Online Collection

Historic Manhattan Maps in New Online Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection launched recently and features 120 maps total from around the world. The maps date from 1680 to 1930 and they are over-layed onto Google Earth. According to Buzzfeed, the collection features maps of Manhattan views, pre-condominiums and Starbucks. The total collection [Full Story…]

Stringer Sponsors New Incubator in Upper Manhattan

Stringer Sponsors New Incubator in Upper Manhattan

Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer is sponsoring a new incubator in Upper Manhattan, called The Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship. Stringer said that the problem is that all the offers of money and space are coming from Silicon Valley. "We can't allow other cities to steal of best and [Full Story…]

NYPL Anticipates E-Readers, Provides Instructions

NYPL Anticipates E-Readers, Provides Instructions

The New York Public Library will offer a free service with instructions for users on how to download e-books. NYPL members have the ability to download from a selection of 22,000 free e-books without stepping foot in the library. The library is also planning to provide in-library assistance from [Full Story…]

Google Maps and Census Data Show Median Incomes in NY

Google Maps and Census Data Show Median Incomes in NY

Using Google Maps and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data, NYC Income, a location based map, show the average incomes by location for NY. The map shows the highest median levels are in Manhattan while the poorest come from the South Bronx. Google Maps Mania [Full Story…]

Apple’s Grand Central Store Opens Tomorrow

Apple's Grand Central Store Opens Tomorrow

At 10 am on Friday, Dec. 9th, the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal will open for  business. The store will be Manhattan’s fifth location and supposedly one of Apple’s largest (an estimated 23,000 sq. ft.) According to Softpedia (and an ongoing investigation from the state comptroller), the [Full Story…]

Leveraging Commission Costs with NY-Based RealDirect

Leveraging Commission Costs with NY-Based RealDirect

For home owners wanting to save on the price of commission costs, but don't have the means of personally selling their homes, RealDirect may be the most viable alternative. The NY-based online marketplace for real estate was launched in January and is expected to be profitable by 2012, according to [Full Story…]

NY Times Takes a Look at Face Recognition Tech, Immersive Labs

NY Times Takes a Look at Face Recognition Tech, Immersive Labs

The New York Times recently took a look at  trends with face recognition software, as this technology is proving to be the next phenomenon for personalized marketing and smart phones -- surely a benefit for companies that want to tailor services to customers -- but not such a great thing for people [Full Story…]

Digital Design Firms Flock to Dumbo

Digital Design Firms Flock to Dumbo

The former manufacturing neighborhood in Brooklyn, known colloquially as "Dumbo," has taken on a new nickname: Silicon Beach. According to BetaBeat, the neighborhood is looking more like the Bay Area as it continues to garner digital credit. Trailblazers Etsy, Huge LLC and Wireless Generation have [Full Story…]

iPhone 4S Serves as Personal Assistant for NY Small Business Owner

iPhone 4S Serves as Personal Assistant for NY Small Business Owner

In a recent interview with Manhattan-based small business owner Dan Nainan, Crain's New York Business asks him about his use of the iPhone 4S, which was released last month. Nainan, a professional comedian, travels over 150,000 miles a year for his business, attributing his profession to a large [Full Story…]

NY-Based DNAinfo Expands to Outer Boroughs

NY-Based DNAinfo Expands to Outer Boroughs

Launched two years ago by Ameritrade entrepreneur Joe Ricketts, DNAinfo is a NY-based hyperlocal news startup. Although DNAinfo has until now focused its efforts on news in Manhattan, editorial director Leela de Krester told the New York Observer that it will expand to all five boroughs in early [Full Story…]

Google Plans to Expand NY Office

Google Plans to Expand NY Office

Google's $1.9 billion Manhattan headquarters is undeniably one of the more lavish buildings in New York, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tucked between 15th and 16th streets at 111 Eighth avenue (though large enough that it runs to 9th avenue), Google's 2.9-million-square-foot brick building [Full Story…]

AT&T Launches Free Wi-Fi Service at Five Additional NYC Parks

AT&T Launches Free Wi-Fi Service at Five Additional NYC Parks

Five New York city park locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island will be able to access AT&T Wi-Fi service at no cost. The launch of these free Wi-Fi spots is part of a five-year digital initiative with the Bloomberg administration to provide free service at 26 locations [Full Story…]

NY Comedian Offers Free Cab Rides via Facebook & Twitter

NY Comedian Offers Free Cab Rides via Facebook & Twitter

NY comedian Mark Malkoff decided to give out free cab rides from 7:30 AM until 9: 30 PM in Manhattan and Brooklyn in his latest video. For the 14 hours, Malkoff provided rides to those who Tweeted or Facebook messaged him throughout the day. According to Social Times, Mark said, "With the current [Full Story…]

Big Online Companies Now Embracing NY Advertising Week #aw8

Big Online Companies Now Embracing NY Advertising Week #aw8

The New York Times reports that online advertisers Google, Yahoo and Facebook are finally playing a prominent role during Advertising Week, which kicks off in NY today.  Unlike in the past, these companies will be participating in panel discussions ranging from mobile connectivity to social [Full Story…]