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Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

When a Google Street View car was spotted on Staten Island recently, taking photos of Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods, residents got angry. The Google car, equipped with a panoramic roof camera, toured the hard hit New Dorp section of Staten Island. The New York Post reported that it also [Full Story…]

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

During Hurricane Sandy hundreds of thousands were left without power or means of transportation, and many received their storm updates via Twitter. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it a point to stay on top of his Twitter updates, making posts like: "@MikeBloomberg: Monday October 29, 1:20 pm: Remain in [Full Story…]

#EDC Seeking RFPs for Staten Island Business Incubator

#EDC Seeking RFPs for Staten Island Business Incubator

Staten Island is gearing up to become NY’s next tech hub. The Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals for the borough’s first business incubator. Companies are invited to develop businesses ranging from technology, new media, arts and culture and even food preparation. The EDC is also [Full Story…]

AT&T Bringing 4G LTE to Staten Island

AT&T Bringing 4G LTE to Staten Island

AT&T Wireless has announced that it will implement 4G LTE in Staten Island. The expansion into Staten Island will bring 4G LTE to all five boroughs. Staten Island customers will receive faster speeds, latest devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, faster response time, [Full Story…]

Staten Island Gets GPS Bus Information Technology

Staten Island Gets GPS Bus Information Technology

Now Staten Island commuters can use their phones to find out when the bus will arrive. MTA Bus Time is a GPS system that locates buses along a route, street intersection or bus stop. Users enter a code and Bus Time responds with a text revealing the location. The project was developed by the MTA [Full Story…]

City Council Passes Measure Requiring DOT to Make Info Accessible Online

City Council Passes Measure Requiring DOT to Make Info Accessible Online

The City Council on Wednesday passed a measure that requires the Department of Transportation to post information on its website regarding resurfacing and capital improvements, NY1 reports. Administrators made an interactive online map, in which users will be able to zoom for information on their [Full Story…]

MTA Bus Time to Give Location Services to Riders

MTA Bus Time to Give Location Services to Riders

Cambridge Systematics, Inc. and OpenPlans Transportation have both been chosen by the MTA to create a software called MTA Bus Time, which will allow NYers to track the location of their buses via smartphones, text messages, and web browsers. The system will give user's the ability to accurately [Full Story…]

AT&T Launches Free Wi-Fi Service at Five Additional NYC Parks

AT&T Launches Free Wi-Fi Service at Five Additional NYC Parks

Five New York city park locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island will be able to access AT&T Wi-Fi service at no cost. The launch of these free Wi-Fi spots is part of a five-year digital initiative with the Bloomberg administration to provide free service at 26 locations [Full Story…]

NY Public Library Spared Budget Cuts, Keeps Public Internet Services Intact

NY Public Library Spared Budget Cuts, Keeps Public Internet Services Intact

The New York Public Library was saved from a large, proposed budget cut for Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island locations. The new budget restores $36.7 million of the $40 million proposed cut, which according to a statement from NYPL spokesman Angela Montefinise means that "all of our 90 [Full Story…]

Free Wi-Fi Coming to NY Parks

Free Wi-Fi Coming to NY Parks

Today Mayor Bloomberg announced  that 20 parks throughout the city will be getting free public Wi-Fi, most of them receiving it by late summer. At an event today in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, the Mayor and Randall Stephenson, the chairman and CEO of AT&T announced that the free Wi-Fi [Full Story…]

SI Resident Sues Facebook for $500,000

SI Resident Sues Facebook for $500,000

Mustaf Fteja, a Staten Island resident is suing  Facebook for $500,000.  According to the suit, his account was disabled without explanation this past September, cutting access to his family and friends, and photos.  When he emailed Facebook, Fteja says that they only responded saying he must have [Full Story…]

Time Out NY Kids Publishes Augmented Reality Issue

Time Out NY Kids Publishes Augmented Reality Issue

As a follow up to their recent 3D issue (which included a pair of 3D glasses), magazine Time Out New York recently published its August edition of Time Out New York Kids featuring augmented reality.  The issue lets readers use their smartphones to see a video embedded in the cover, which is [Full Story…]

Two NYers Have Part-Time, Profitable Online Business

Two NYers Have Part-Time, Profitable Online Business

Two Staten Island teachers, Ivan and Alicia Levine, started a part-time online educational toy store called the Wizard of Math that generates more than $1 million in sales and about $50,000 in profits a year. The couple spent a few years of experimenting with pay-per-click advertising before they [Full Story…]

Brooklyn To Jobs: We Want Our Own Apple Store

Brooklyn To Jobs: We Want Our Own Apple Store

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz sent an email letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking Apple to bring a store to Brooklyn. Markowitz said that Brooklyn is now an international "brand" that signifies the "coolest place on earth to live, work, play and create." In a video [Full Story…]

Staten Island- Too Dangerous to Text and Walk?

Staten Island- Too Dangerous to Text and Walk?

A Staten Island teenager was recently injured while texting on her cell phone.  Alexia Longueira was walking along a sidewalk near Victory Boulevard while attempting to text message when she stepped into an open manhole cover.  She escaped with some cuts and bruisesThe Department of [Full Story…]