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Business Insider Looks at How Media and Technology Have Transformed the #NYSE

Business Insider Looks at How Media and Technology Have Transformed the #NYSE

Although the New York Stock Exchange dates back to 1792, it's  operation of over 30 daily broadcasters is keeping up with the changing times. NYSE Euronext is, according to Business Insider, both one of the largest and most sophisticated studies in the world. In 1987, Jan Hopkins became the first [Full Story…]

#Infor Looks to Compete with #SAP and #Oracle

#Infor Looks to Compete with #SAP and #Oracle

Infor, a business software giant in NYC has not always been in the city. It moved it's headquarters from suburban Atlanta to the Flatiron district. The company wanted to be in a place where it's over 60 companies from various sectors would want to come visit. They also wanted to redesign their user [Full Story…]

Queens Drag Queen Films Cooking Show on Flip Camera

Queens Drag Queen Films Cooking Show on Flip Camera

Unlike many of the large production cooking shows, drag queen Soraya Sobriedad films her show on healthy Puerto Rican cuisine from the comfort of her cramped apartment kitchen in Queens with a small Flip camera. The camera is operated by his neighbor and episodes are unscripted. Sobriedad, also [Full Story…]

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Silicon Alley will soon become home to the 18,000-square-feet media center for the "Made In New York" initiative from Mayor Bloomberg's Office. The center will have a gallery with multimedia artwork and other projects, a restaurant, educational classes, and a space for screenings. It will be open to [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Doctor Creates Virtual Doctor’s Office #Sherpaa

Brooklyn Doctor Creates Virtual Doctor's Office #Sherpaa

Brooklyn resident Dr. Jay Parkinson is changing the scene for doctor visits. Now, when someone is sick and doesn't feel like going to the doctor, they can e-mail or text in their symptoms to Parkinson. Parkinson has founded Sherpaa, a startup Web site that serves as a virtual doctor's office. He [Full Story…]

Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Sixth graders from the  NY Bronx Academy of Promise have taken top honors in a national app design contest. The students created an app called Quest Math to help encourage students to improve their math skills using mythology. They were part of the winners of The Verizon Innovative App Challenge [Full Story…]

#BloombergWest To Double Tech News Programming

#BloombergWest To Double Tech News Programming

As many news stations across the country are shrinking their newsrooms, one station is doing the opposite. Bloomberg West, the Bloomberg Television technology news show will add another hour of programming, doubling their daily programming to two hours. They will now host tech news at both 10 a.m. [Full Story…]

Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

From it's Midtown base, 29th Street Publishing hopes to revolutionize magazine publishing using simple apps for serialized content. There are currently two dozen apps in development at 29th Street.  They promise to make the apps more simple, making the path to subscription easier for writers with [Full Story…]

#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

The MTA has announced the launch of at least 77 interactive touch-screen kiosks in subway stations across the city. The 'On the Go!' stations have been places at Bowling Green, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave, and Penn Station, among others. They allows travelers to view ifnormation about their trip, [Full Story…]

#NYTech Startups Receive Boost from Local Company

#NYTech Startups Receive Boost from Local Company

In the financial district, the Partnership Fund for New York City is working to foster growth among the city's digital health, financial technology, and life science innovators. The company has a $110 million private fund to contribute money towards efforts to create jobs in NYC, investing up to $5 [Full Story…]

#CornellTech Campus Approved by NYC Planning Commission

#CornellTech Campus Approved by NYC Planning Commission

The New York City Planning Commission's land use review process has approved a 2014 groundbreaking on Cornell Tech. The Roosevelt Island campus hopes to help educate future engineers and technology experts to stop the hindering of the tech scene stemming from lack of qualified developers. The [Full Story…]

Foursquare CEO Reveals Data Plans at #NYTM

Foursquare CEO Reveals Data Plans at #NYTM

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley spoke at the New York Tech Meetup about some of his plans for the company's store of data. He showed a digital map of all of the daily check-ins across Manhattan, color-coded by category. Crowley said that using this data, he can predict what a user will like in one [Full Story…]

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

In an effort to lure more technology companies into the Lower Manhattan financial district, the NYCEDC has offered five of 300 companies $250,00 each to move their facilities. Three of the companies are moving from Silicon Alley where prices for businesses are increasing dramatically. The winners [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…]

#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

Peter Armstrong, CEO of the serialized book company Leanpub, insists that books are startups. At Tools of Change, a three day conference on the future of books in the digital world, Armstrong spoke among hosts of mobile apps, publishers, and entrepreneurs. Armstrong said that both books and [Full Story…]