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Wednesday October 22, 2014

Stories related to ‘relief’

Cablevision Makes Customers Call for #Sandy Refunds

Cablevision Makes Customers Call for #Sandy Refunds

Cablevision customers who lost service during Sandy must call the company for refunds on their cable bills, according to the NY Daily News,   Cablevision refuses to do what Time Warner Cable is doing, which is automatically providing credits to customers without power, television or Internet service [Full Story…]

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

How #NYTech Can Help Solve Disaster Problems #Sandy

Dan Porter, CEO of gaming company OMGPOP, wrote an article for Business Insider about how tech founders should be working to solve huge problems that were exposed by hurricane Sandy. He and his wife used Facebook and Twitter to reach out to people and foundations that needed help after Sandy hit. [Full Story…]

NY Tech Community Organizes #Sandy Relief Efforts

NY Tech Community Organizes #Sandy Relief Efforts

The NY tech community is deploying its resources to others in need. The New York Tech Meetup asked its 28,000 plus members to contribute their special skills in rebuilding efforts. NeepMapper connects people who can help with those who need it. SandyBaggers is another group founded by entrepreneurs. [Full Story…]

#Sandy Uncovers NY Startups’ Vulnerabilities

#Sandy Uncovers NY Startups' Vulnerabilities

Located mostly in lower Manhattan, NY Startups were disproportionately affected by the storm. Sites specializing in sales such as Warby Parker, Gilt Groupe and Fab,  were doubly hurt by the storm. Not only did the storm depress shopping in the Northeast, sales dropped because companies couldn’t fill [Full Story…]