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#Bloomberg Launches #MiddleSchool #Math #App Challenge

#Bloomberg Launches #MiddleSchool #Math #App Challenge

NY school children may start learning math with the help of apps. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott invited developers to submit apps, games and other programs that could teach middle school math to students. The winners will be selected in June and all submissions will [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…]

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY’s 2012 #Crime Rate

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY's 2012 #Crime Rate

Mobile device thefts are so prevalent they’ve pushed up NY’s crime rate. NYPD data reveals that more than 15,600 iPads, iPhones and other devices were stolen in 2012—an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The New York Post reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged NYers to hide devices [Full Story…]

NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows how to leverage an investment. Even though Cornell won NY’s $100 million competition for a state-of-the art tech school, other institutions of higher learning are also reaping rewards. The New York Daily News reports that NYU, the Genome Center, the Institute for Data [Full Story…]

#FredWilson and #NYTech Leaders #DemandAPlan

#FredWilson and #NYTech Leaders #DemandAPlan

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson endorses Demand A Plan, an organization created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other U.S. mayors to end gun violence. In a post on his blog AVC, Wilson wrote that tech and Internet industry leaders are working with Demand A Plan. They are initiating a sustained social [Full Story…]

NY Spurs #STEM Education

NY Spurs #STEM Education

When business leaders said the city it didn’t have enough native engineering talent, the city did something about it. The New York Daily News reports that during the past four years, NY has established 22 new technical education high schools, with seven more opening next year. The city also [Full Story…]

#Bloomberg Asks #NYTechMeetup to Reinvent Payphones

#Bloomberg Asks #NYTechMeetup to Reinvent Payphones

At the New York Tech Meetup, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the tech community to come up with new ideas for pay phones. In a pre-recorded conversation with Rachel Haot, NYC’s chief digital officer, he said, “We need to replace them, reinvent them, bring these things into the 21st century.” Haot [Full Story…]

Investment and Innovation Key for #NYTech Sector Growth

Investment and Innovation Key for #NYTech Sector Growth

Panelists at Crain’s Future of New York City conference said the tech sector's success depends on investment in talent and innovation. Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe, and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures both said NY’s lack of tech-focused universities have stymied growth. Wilson said Mayor [Full Story…]

NY Creates Online Permit System for Small Projects

NY Creates Online Permit System for Small Projects

Recently, NY's Department of Buildings announced an easier method for licensing permits to professionals for building work on homes and businesses. Architects and engineers can now apply online for permits for small renovations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Previously, the process required [Full Story…]

Square to Partner with NY Taxis?

Square to Partner with NY Taxis?

Square, a mobile payment company founded by Jack Dorsey, is rumored to be signing a deal to increase partnership with NY to get its card reader into more cabs. The NY Post reported that the deal follows a visit that Dorsey made to NY last week to chat with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Taxi [Full Story…]