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Saturday November 1, 2014

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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…]

NYC Startup #PublicStuff Encourages Citizen Activism

NYC Startup #PublicStuff Encourages Citizen Activism

Thanks to a NYC-based startup called PublicStuff, NYers will have an easier time reporting miscellaneous problems around the city, such as graffiti, potholes, and weird smells. The three-year old company provides a digital communication system for both residents and local governments who want to [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…]

Israeli Startups Are Moving to #SiliconAlley

Israeli Startups Are Moving to #SiliconAlley

The NY-based start up StartApp Inc. did not begin in Silicon Alley. Only six months ago, it's headquarters were in Tel Aviv where it was founded in 2010. But they said that from the very beginning, their target audience was already the United States. In fact, the process is similar to what many [Full Story…]

NY Museum of the Moving Image Showcases Music Videos

NY Museum of the Moving Image Showcases Music Videos

The NY Museum of the Moving Image announced the opening of a new exhibit called "Spectacle: The Music Video." Starting April 3, the exhibit will showcase and celebrate music videos as an art form of modern culture, as an incubator for film talent and as a mode of transport for pop culture [Full Story…]

#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

With plans for an e-hail app for yellow cabs put on hold, GetTaxi is focusing on a new app that will help arrange rides with black car cabs. The product, G-Car will allow users to arrange for a livery car through an application on their smart phone where they will be shown the driver's name and [Full Story…]

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

After two years under construction, the old Verizon building in lower Manhattan has reopened as the largest high-rise data center in the nation. The center, is the only major data center to open in recent years as data centers are most frequently located where real estate and power are less [Full Story…]

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

New York University's Polytechnical Institute announced plans to launch an interdisciplinary center for the creation of video games in downtown Brooklyn. The 40,000-square-foot center, Media and Games Network, will launch in the fall and will host programs from a master's degree in game design to a [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…]