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Tuesday September 2, 2014

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#NYSE Proposing Disaster Preparedness Plan

#NYSE Proposing Disaster Preparedness Plan

The New York Stock Exchange is preparing it's computers for possible disasters similar to Hurricane Sandy. If a disaster strikes and prevents the traders from being on the floor, the trades will happen virtually on computers, making it the first time ever to have the exchange be run entirely by [Full Story…]

Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Although Hurricane Sandy is in the past for many NYers, still others are feeling the impact even today. FEMA has now partnered with two local real estate websites to help the displaced find apartments in the NYC. Although they already had a Housing Portal, FEMA is working with RentHop and [Full Story…]

New Jersey Email Vote May Become Commonplace

New Jersey Email Vote May Become Commonplace

After Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey residents were left with a few days before the presidential election and unable to send in their votes. Governor Chris Christie issued an initiative that allowed citizens and responders to place their votes electronically. According to GovTech, technology [Full Story…]

NY To Give 1.25 M to Startups in Lower Manhattan

NY To Give 1.25 M to Startups in Lower Manhattan

The NY Economoic Development Corporation will soon announce the 20 startup finalists planning to move to the areas of lower Manhattan that were hit by hurricane Sandy. There will be five winners of $250,000 and 15 who receive $10,000. Although there are no strict requirements, funding is being [Full Story…]

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Google has released its 12th annual year-end 2012 report listing the most searched for terms. According to AM NY, the phrases NYers searched for the most was "Hurricane Sandy," followed closely by "MTA," "NY Knicks," "NY Giants" and "StreetEasyNYC." Across the country. the most-searched event was [Full Story…]

#NYTechMeetup’s Raisej Calls for National NET Guard in #WSJ Op-Ed

#NYTechMeetup's Raisej Calls for National NET Guard in #WSJ Op-Ed

In a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.) and Andrew Rasiej, chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, made the case that the U.S. needs a technology national guard to rebuild critical infrastructure when disaster strikes. A National Emergency Technology Guard, or NET Guard, could build [Full Story…]

Verizon NY Landlines Still Down from #Sandy

Verizon NY Landlines Still Down from #Sandy

Many businesses in Lower Manhattan are still struggling from Hurricane Sandy because of down Verizon landlines, according to Crains. A storm surge during Sandy flooded Verizon's central offices on West and Broad streets in NY and many businesses have not been restored their Verizon phone service. [Full Story…]

NY’s 911 System Sent Out Thousands of Duplicate Calls During #Sandy

NY's 911 System Sent Out Thousands of Duplicate Calls During #Sandy

The $2 billion 911 system was inundated with thousands of duplicate emergency calls during Hurricane Sandy.  John Veneziano, vice president of the dispatchers union, said that they were sending out alarms they shouldn’t have. “We were inundated,” said John Veneziano, vice president of the [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…]

NJ Residents Displaced by #Sandy May Vote Via Email

NJ Residents Displaced by #Sandy May Vote Via Email

Gov. Chris Christie announced that NJ voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy may cast their ballots by email. Voting by email is already used by military personnel and people living abroad. But voters using this process have to sign a waiver allowing election officials to see who they have voted for. [Full Story…]

#Sandy Forces NY Tech Employees to Work from Home

#Sandy Forces NY Tech Employees to Work from Home

With most of Lower Manhattan still without power, tech companies in Silicon Alley are also dark. Google closed is gigantic Chelsea office and told its 2,000 NYC employees to stay home until further notice. Even thought Facebook’s Madison Ave. office has power, it told employees to work form home [Full Story…]

NYTM Says Volunteers Needed for #Sandy Recovery #nytech

NYTM Says Volunteers Needed for #Sandy Recovery #nytech

Jessica Lawrence, managing director of NY Tech Meetup said the city's tech community is facing significant losses after Hurricane Sandy. In an email sent late yesterday to NYTM’s thousands of members, she put out a call for technically skilled volunteers to add their names to a database so that they [Full Story…]

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

Datagram, the NY ISP that hosts locally based media sites BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Gawker and other sites, lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Located in Lower Manhattan, their basement was flooded with five feet of water as a result of the mega-storm. Gawker and other sites found [Full Story…]

24-Hour NY Apple Store Closed Due to #Sandy

24-Hour NY Apple Store Closed Due to #Sandy

Hurricane Sandy forced businesses to close, even Apple’s 24-hour flagship store on Fifth Ave. Jonathan Wald, producer of CNN’s Piers Morgan show, tweeted pictures of the store surrounded by sandbags, noting it was closed and merchandise was covered in plastic. He tweeted another photo of the giant [Full Story…]