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Hacker and Activist Aaron Swartz, 26, Commits Suicide in NY

Hacker and Activist Aaron Swartz, 26, Commits Suicide in NY

Aaron Swartz, Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder, died Friday. ZDNet reported that the 26-year-old activist committed suicide in NY. Swartz¬† was charged with 13 counts of felony hacking in September 2012 after he allegedly scraped 4 million MIT papers from the JSTOR online [Full Story…]

NY Sending Squad To Poach Boston Talent

NY Sending Squad To Poach Boston Talent

According to BetaBeat, NY's Economic Development Committee is sending an "elite squad of start-ups and venture capitalists to Boston this Thursday to try and poach as many talented engineers as possible." The event has garnered the attention of more than 150 students from top MA schools such as MIT [Full Story…]

MIT Enterprise Forum on Wireless Broadband Comes to NY in May

MIT Enterprise Forum on Wireless Broadband Comes to NY in May

The MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC will be presenting "What's Next for U.S. Wireless Broadband" event on May 26th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Holland & Knight's office on 31 West 52 street. The panel will discuss the market potential, obstacles and trends, emerging opportunities for investment, [Full Story…]

IBM Launches New City Forward Website

IBM Launches New City Forward Website

Armonk, NY based IBM recently launched its new¬†City Forward website, which features data on over 55 major cities and, according to Fast Company, is akin to a full-body scan of each city. The website draws data from a variety of sources and might help citizens and lawmakers tease out relationships [Full Story…]

NYC’s Aviary Wants to Become an Artistic Marketplace

NYC's Aviary Wants to Become an Artistic Marketplace

MIT's Technology Review taped a video interview with Avi Muchnick, the founder of NYC-based start-up Aviary, developer of  collaborative cloud multimedia editing software. The free Web-based software allows users to edit images and sounds, tweaking photographs or composing complex musical [Full Story…]

NY Losing Ground to Boston in Startup Activity?

NY Losing Ground to Boston in Startup Activity?

New York startups had better hop on the Chinatown bus and start recruiting from the Boston talent pool or risk losing the number two spot in start up activity to Beantown, where efforts are under way to build a network of early-stage web start up and angel investors to rival New York's [Full Story…]

Enterprise Forum of NYC to Present City Management/IT Trends

Enterprise Forum of NYC to Present City Management/IT Trends

NYConvergence ORIGINALThe Enterprise Forum of NYC and the MIT Club of NY are presenting a forum called "Smart Cities II: City Management and Information Technology,"  on Wednesday. May 12, at 5:30 PM, hosted by the Open Planning Project. The forum will focus on how IT is playing a [Full Story…]

Singularity Tech Summit To Be Held in New York City

Singularity Tech Summit To Be Held in New York City

The Singularity Summit, a conference "devoted to better understanding accelerating technological change and increasing intelligence," will be taking place in New York City from October 3-4, 2009 in the 92Y's Kaufmann Hall in Manhttan's Upper East Side neighborhood.Speakers will [Full Story…]

Public School Gives Students Laptops, Online Access

Public School Gives Students Laptops, Online Access

Students in P.S. 5 in the Bronx have been given the opportunity to access the Internet at home for free by their school, which is among a few in the City to participate in the one laptop per child program that provides students with mini XO laptops, developed by MIT Media Lab cofounder Nicholas [Full Story…]