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NY Online Grocers #FreshDirect and #Peapod Compete for Customers

NY Online Grocers #FreshDirect and #Peapod Compete for Customers

Previously the city's number 1 online grocery retailer, Fresh Direct is now seeing competition from its competitor, Peapod. Peapod's director of marketing says that they offer the prices of suburban supermarkets in NYC. Peapod is the largest Internet grocer in the United States due to its [Full Story…]

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

An assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received the Google Focused Research Award to support his research on social networks. Oded Nov, in collaboration with Mor Naaman from Rutgers, will be using psychology and sociology to look at the ways in which user [Full Story…]

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

The MTA has announced a plan to add 77 high-tech kiosks to 16 subway stations. The kiosks will give service updates, transit and street directions, and restaurant suggestions. The kiosks come after a 2011 pilot program that previously placed them in five subway stations. The New York Post [Full Story…]

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

When a 911 is placed about a possible bomb threat somewhere in Manhattan, computer screens at NYPD offices across the city pop up with a warning along with interactive maps, radiation levels, and security footage. The system itself gives users easier access to arrest records, 911 calls, thousands [Full Story…]

DNAinfo Unveils Interactive Guide to NYC Public Schools

DNAinfo Unveils Interactive Guide to NYC Public Schools

NY City residents can now investigate City Public Schools in all five boroughs with an interactive online guide available from DNAinfo. The guide allows parents to compare schools with others in the area. The schools are ranked based on data of fourth graders who passed the English Language Arts [Full Story…]

#Samsung Announces Plans for Accelerator in #Chelsea

#Samsung Announces Plans for Accelerator in #Chelsea

As part of it's battle against Apple, Inc.,  Samsung will open an accelerator in Chelsea in June, Crains New York reports. The space will be dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to help Samsung develops products and services that can join together their different devices, from smart phones, to [Full Story…]

Zagat Releases Online Guide to NY Valentine’s Day Dining

Zagat Releases Online Guide to NY Valentine's Day Dining

For many NYers, Valentine's Day in the city can be tricky, but this year Zagat issued a guide to restaurants for everyone from the sentimental couple to the single girls. In it they offer choices with  Prix Fixe menus at under $100 each, Deluxe Dates at over $100 a person,  less traditional [Full Story…]

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools are putting more focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with new ways to unlock children's potential. The program is at the center of Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to diversify the economy of NY City after the 2008 financial crash. It's also part of a nationwide [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Receives $100,000 Startup Funding

Brooklyn Receives $100,000 Startup Funding

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn recently announced the launch of a 10-month study aimed at determining how to promote entrepreneurship and business growth in the borough. New York City will provide $100,000 to the Brooklyn Technology Triangle—a group dedicated to connecting business [Full Story…]

Startups Pay Designers $5000 to Move to NY

Startups Pay Designers $5000 to Move to NY

Seven startups have banded together for a campaign called Come Work in New York that aims to ply talented developers, designers, and “business people” with $5,000 to help them move to the city if they’re hired, according to BetaBeat. The list of participating companies, includes some of NY's most [Full Story…]

MTA Wants Tablets as “Virtual Agents” in NYC Subways

MTA Wants Tablets as "Virtual Agents" in NYC Subways

The MTA wants phase out stand alone paper maps by adding tablets throughout NY’s subway system. According to a document released by the MTA, 47-inch interactive tablets would serve as “virtual agents” in every station, and be placed “where the station booth or phone bank has been removed or (in) [Full Story…]

“S–t New Yorkers Say” Goes Viral

"S--t New Yorkers Say" Goes Viral

"S--t New Yorkers Say"—a variation on the meme  S--t “fill in the blank” says—has gone viral. According to the Daily News, the video created by brother and sister Eliot and Ilana Glazer is pretty much what young spoiled NYers say to each another. Standing on subway platforms, Elliot says, “Where [Full Story…]

Rose Planetarium Turns into a Video Game this Thursday

Rose Planetarium Turns into a Video Game this Thursday

For one night only, the Rose Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History will be transformed into a setting for a live multi-player video game, Space Cruiser. The museum is partnering with Babycastles, a D.I.Y. video arcade collective, for an  event this Thursday night, when aout 200 players [Full Story…]

VC Dayna Grayson’s Take on NY’s Tech Scene

VC Dayna Grayson's Take on NY's Tech Scene

Dayna Grayson, principal at North Bridge Venture Partners in Waltham, MA, has been spending a lot of time in NY and recently discussed the city's emerging tech industry with Xconomy.  When asked about the opportunities and risks in NY's startup scene, Grayson told Xconomy that fundamentally there [Full Story…]

Cornell to Pay $10 Million Deposit by Next Week For NY Tech Campus

Cornell to Pay $10 Million Deposit by Next Week For NY Tech Campus

Cornell University must submit a $5 million pre-development deposit and a $5 million security deposit to NY by next week in their first step to developing a new applied science campus on Roosevelt Island. The agreement between Cornell and the city is heavily reliant on a detailed timetable in order [Full Story…]