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#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…]

#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…]

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…]

NYC May See New Voter Kiosks in #2016Election

NYC May See New Voter Kiosks in #2016Election

The New York City Board of Elections is pushing for the implementation of new voter kiosks that they say will shorten poll lines and increase the speed of election night communications. John Naudus, the director of electronic voting systems for the board has presented the prototype, which [Full Story…]

#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…]

AOL CEO #TimArmstrong Helps Comapny Grow

AOL CEO #TimArmstrong Helps Comapny Grow

After losing its CTO, Tech Crunch Editor Erick Schonfeld, and others, AOL has experienced turmoil, but Cnet says that they are back on the rise under the guidance of CEO Tim Armstrong.  In the last year, shares of AOL have risen 112 percent from $17.67 to $37.48. The traffic on their news outlet, [Full Story…]

#DipJar Allows For High Tech Tipping

#DipJar Allows For High Tech Tipping

Many NYers pay for their morning coffee with a credit card and now they'll be able to tip with their card too. A new device called DipJar allows customers to leave a tip by pre-selecting the amount that they want to give and then swiping their card.Unlike many credit card transactions, these tips [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…]

Barnes & Noble to Expand #NookVideo with Partnerships

Barnes & Noble to Expand #NookVideo with Partnerships

The E-reader Nook line from Barnes & Noble may have an uncertain future, but the bookseller recently announced the expansion of Nook Video. The streaming and download service is partnering with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, and others to have movies [Full Story…]

#NYTech Startup Outbrain Acquires Visual Revenue

#NYTech Startup Outbrain Acquires Visual Revenue

NY Startup Outbrain has acquired Visual Revenue, an editorial data startup. Visual Revenue allows news editors to make layout decisions for their websites based on a prediction of how well a story might do. The algorithms can track what headlines might catch more readers, but the company still says [Full Story…]

#NYCTech Expansions Not Just for the Young

#NYCTech Expansions Not Just for the Young

Now NYers over the age of 60 will have more access to participate in the virtual world. A 2,700-square-foot technology senior center in Chelsea has been created to give senior citizens access to the internet. Senior Planet Exploration Center, run by a nonprofit, has a computer lab with 23 computers, [Full Story…]

#MOMA Opens #AppliedDesign Exhibit With Video Games

#MOMA Opens #AppliedDesign Exhibit With Video Games

Video game enthusiasts now have a reason to visit the NY Museum of Modern Art. A new installation called "Applied Design" is displaying 14 video games without their packaging. Instead of being in an arcade cabinet, the games,which include Pac-Man and Canabalt, are on a single screen set against a [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…]

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

After being honored in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the  Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn will now be used as a model for two more NYC schools. The program starts with students in ninth grade and they stay for six years until they've earned an [Full Story…]