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Friday December 19, 2014

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#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…]

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…]

#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…]

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…]

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

Shortly after it's launch, the "Made in New York" marketing campaign has traveled to the South by Southwest Interactive technology festival in Texas in order to promote the city's tech scene. Along with Rachel Haot, the city's Chief Digital Officer, many Silicon Alley companies came to the [Full Story…]

#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

Having worked in both Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley, RRE Ventures Co-founder Jim Robinson knows how each city works. Using that knowledge, he told Forbes that the customs of the two coasts, will never meet. Robinson said that the next major media public company will likely come from NYC since [Full Story…]

NY Startup Releases Educational Tablet for Schools

NY Startup Releases Educational Tablet for Schools

With the help of a NY-based educational technology startup, a tablet computer may be the future content in a student's backpack. The Amplify tablet is an Android-powered touchscreen that has been designed for students to be given to use both at school and at home and comes pre-loaded with all of [Full Story…]

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

When a Teaneck, New Jersey man lost his iPhone5 at Port Authority last year, his friend was able to track his missing phone using a "find my iPhone" app. Now more and more people are using applications like this to find their phones before the phone runs out of battery or is reset. Instead of [Full Story…]

NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

Women in the NYC tech scene weighed in the subject of women in technology during a talk with WNYC. Reporter Anna Sale asked them about Yahoo CEO Marissa Myer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, two high-powered women in technology. Sandberg is currently trying to encourage more women to lead the [Full Story…]

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

The eight-year-old Brooklyn based online marketplace Etsy now has more than 17,500 NY sellers and is still expanding. The majority of these sellers, according to the NY Daily News, are located in Brooklyn. Etsy currently employs 300 in the city and it's CEO, Chad Dickerson, is now featured in a [Full Story…]

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

With iPads and other tablets  becoming more commonplace, many banks and other companies are focusing on their mobile applications before turning to their desktop applications, Wall Street and Tech reported.   Instead of replicating the apps that they had formally created for smartphones, [Full Story…]

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

In the last few weeks, New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress has been working to promote science in the city with its first project proposal to the National Science Foundation. The initiative is run by Steven Koonin, a Brooklyn native and former Department of Energy employee [Full Story…]

Art Festival Brings Live Streaming, Social Media to NY Audience

Art Festival Brings Live Streaming, Social Media to NY Audience

The Long Island City theater festival WiredArts Fest is encouraging it's audience to remain connected virtually throughout their performances. Audience members are encouraged to tweet, share photos, and use their app, but even those at home can participate because the show is offering a live stream [Full Story…]

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

Students in NYC will now have access to a $500,000 fund put into place by First Round Capital. The initiative, The Dorm Room Fund, was begun in Philadelphia and last year invested in student-run start ups at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. NY-based Partner Phin Barnes, said that the idea [Full Story…]

Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Losses Grow

Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Losses Grow

With the increasing shift to e-readers, one would guess that book retailers shifting to the e-reader would be doing well. Barnes & Noble, however, announced that the losses for its Nook Media division will be even greater than in years past. The problem, according to The New York Times, lies in [Full Story…]