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NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

A new bill passed by NY City Council requires cabs be equipped with a device that reads aloud fares, extra charges and instructions for paying by credit cards. The device gives visually impaired people an accurate assessment of the fare. Councilmember Jimmy Vacca (D-Bronx) said, “A blind person has [Full Story…]

First Live Webcast of NY City Council Hearing Today

First Live Webcast of NY City Council Hearing Today

The first live webcast of a City Council hearing will be happening today. The initiative came from a push by Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who told Crains that the more people who participate in her hearing about the Board of Elections, the better the chances of reforming it. However, the board's [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…]

Emergency Spectrum Subject of NY City Council Hearing

Emergency Spectrum Subject of NY City Council Hearing

The NY City Council held a hearing earlier this week on a resolution to urge Congress to pass S.911, the standalone bill that would allocate the "D block" of wireless spectrum to public safety for an interoperable broadband emergency communications network, Broadcasting & Cable says. Republican [Full Story…]

New York City Holds First CyberBullying Summit

New York City Holds First CyberBullying Summit

New York City Council's first CyberBullying Summit took place last night at City Hall. The summit's purpose was to educate people on bullying in the digital sphere and to encourage responsible online behavior. Christine C. Quinn, NYC Council's speaker and anti-bullying activist, hosted the event [Full Story…]

New York City Council Talks Open Data

New York City Council Talks Open Data

NYConvergence ORIGINALby: Amy Berryhill New York City's data belongs to the taxpayers, and some City Council members would like to see it made more readily available to them. Council Members Daniel Garodnick and Gale Brewer led a public hearing yesterday, giving both the Bloomberg Administration [Full Story…]

NY City Council Holds Hearing for Open Data Standards

NY City Council Holds Hearing for Open Data Standards

The New York City Council is holding a hearing to establish open data standards (meant to increase government transparency) on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 10a.m. at 250 Broadway in the16th floor Public Hearing Room. The aim of establishing these standards is to facilitate easier access to public [Full Story…]

NY City Council Cttee To Examine Small Biz Tech Sector

NY City Council Cttee To Examine Small Biz Tech Sector

NYConvergence ORIGINAL On Wednesday, December 16, at 10 AM in the Council Chambers of New York City Hall, the Council Committees on Technology in Government and Small Business will hold a joint public hearing to examine how small technology startups are "surviving in this tough economy," [Full Story…]

NY City Council to Examine Notify NYC’s Effectiveness

NY City Council to Examine Notify NYC's Effectiveness

NYConvergence ORIGINALOn Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 10 AM in New York's City Hall's Committee Room, the New York City Council Committee on Technology in Government and the Committee on Fire Safety and Criminal Justice Services will hold a joint hearing on the citywide Notify NYC program, [Full Story…]

NY City Council Committee Hearing Webcast

NY City Council Committee Hearing Webcast

NYConvergence ORIGINALThe New York City Council's Committee on Technology in Government hearing on the Bloomberg Administration's expansion of New York City's Enhanced 311 services offering social service referrals, which we noted previously, was the first-ever live council committee [Full Story…]

New York Primary Candidates Tweeting

New York Primary Candidates Tweeting

According to The New York Times, 50 candidates are using social-media tools like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn to reach voters casting ballots in the New York City primary races for City Council and other elected positions.  The newspaper found that Twitter, for example, is being [Full Story…]

Meeting Set to Discuss BTOP Funding for New York

Meeting Set to Discuss BTOP Funding for New York

NYConvergence ORIGINALAccording to an email received by NYConvergence, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 6-8 PM, the Office of New York City Council Member Gale A. Brewer is inviting the city's technology community to meet and discuss the recently released Broadband Technology Opportunities Program [Full Story…]

Spanish Radio Association Criticizes Arbitron’s PPM

Spanish Radio Association Criticizes Arbitron's PPM

At hearing convened by NY's City Council yesterday, Frank Flores, VP/Market Manager for the Spanish Broadcasting System/New York, Ceril Shagrin, EVP/Corporate Research Division for Univision, Charles Warfield, President/COO of ICBC Broadcast Holdings, and Joseph Miller, representing the Minority [Full Story…]

Abitron Responds To NY’s City Council Critics

Abitron Responds To NY's City Council Critics

At a council hearing, CEO Steve Morris noted that the company has made several improvements to the Portable People Meter (PPM), particularly with the ability to list additional 18 to 34-year olds, and noted, "We have not been sitting on our hands." Inside Radio Previous: > NY's City [Full Story…]

Smart Meters To Benefit ConEd’s NYC Customers

Smart Meters To Benefit ConEd's NYC Customers

New York Daily News In an op-ed, NYC Councilman Eric Gioia writes that the introduction of Smart Meters by ConEd will lower NYC residents' bills and help prevent blackouts. He notes that the meters provide real-time data, allowing users to adjust their consumption when the prices are high and [Full Story…]