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CUNY’s Kaku Calls for More US Tech Innovation

CUNY's Kaku Calls for More US Tech Innovation

In just a few years, 'computer' will be passé. Instead, our lives will revolve around an inexpensive 'microchip.' Mr. Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York predicts that the English language will no loner accept 'computer.' We'll simply "turn things on," he tells [Full Story…]

Zaarly’s Moves to New Office Space in Mark Ecko’s Chelsea Building

Zaarly's Moves to New Office Space in Mark Ecko's Chelsea Building

According to BetaBeat Zaarly, a startup that has developed a location based, online marketplace, will be increasing its NY team from a possible ten to 30 employees. To make NY a central hub for the company, it will be moving from temporary space in Marc Ecko’s building at 40 West 23rd Street into an [Full Story…]

Best NY Tour Guides Can be Found in Apple’s App Store?

Best NY Tour Guides Can be Found in Apple's App Store?

If you are independent minded and don't necessitate a living, breathing individual to take you around on a tour, but would do well to liven up your excursions, there might have the right app for you at the Apple apps store. The New York Times provides descriptions of three useful apps that can land [Full Story…]

NYTimes.com Expands Online Theater Section

NYTimes.com Expands Online Theater Section

Amid expansion in the number of digital products accessible to the New York theater crowd, The New York Times has made significant changes to its online theater section, according to Adweek. The updates are part of other changes to the paper’s online arts coverage, including the Arts & [Full Story…]

86List to Become Hub for NYC Restaurant Hiring

86List to Become Hub for NYC Restaurant Hiring

With over 23,000 restaurants employing 300,00 people, New York City is the center for industry job openings. “We’ve constantly come up with the same problem,” Greg Fanslau, a partner at the Carroll Gardens eatery Prime Meats, told the New York Post. “There’s one or two Web sites that the majority [Full Story…]

Sterne Talks NY’s Open Access to Data

Sterne Talks NY's Open Access to Data

Recently NYC's Digital's Tumblr blog featured a link to NYC Open Data, showcasing a system that "offers access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets," according to BetaBeat.  “It is new – it’s a big deal for us,” the city’s chief digital officer Rachel Sterne told [Full Story…]

PropertyRoom.com Finds Success with Police Auctions

PropertyRoom.com Finds Success with Police Auctions

Similar to the objective of  Ebay, PropertyRoom.com seeks to take confiscated goods off the hands of police officers and auction them to the public. Tom Lane, PropertyRoom's founder, served as a police officer in Long Beach, L.I., for several years, according to Crain's New York Business, where he [Full Story…]

The Bronx Gets Smart Parking Initiative

The Bronx Gets Smart Parking Initiative

NY and StreetSmart Technology LLC are teaming up for program that will alert drivers to open parking spot locations. Sensors the size of hockey pucks will be buried in the streets to tell mobile app users when the location above is vacant, and relay the GPS coordinates of the spot. The initial [Full Story…]

IBM Lincoln Center Exhibit: Integration of Tech & Design

IBM Lincoln Center Exhibit: Integration of Tech & Design

Honoring IBM's Centennial celebration, Lincoln Center will be exhibiting IBM THINK, a "fusion of science, IT and culture" starting today. Initially an outdoor street-level wall will stream a real-time visual of daily life in the surrounding Lincoln Center area, featuring what is typically neglected [Full Story…]

NY Judge Requires Jurors to Refrain From Web Search

NY Judge Requires Jurors to Refrain From Web Search

Manhattan jurors hearing the trial of Viktor Bout, a Russian businessman known as the "Merchant of Death" for selling weapons, were told by the judge not to use their phones and laptops to investigate the defendant. The New York Times reports that Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District [Full Story…]

Nicholas Negroponte Speaks about Social Entrepreneurship at NYU

Nicholas Negroponte Speaks about Social Entrepreneurship at NYU

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of non-profit One Laptop per Child (a non-profit that designed a $100 computer for children in developing nations), recently participated in NYU's Reynolds Program speaker series. According to NYU Local, the social entrepreneur lectured for an hour and followed up with a [Full Story…]

NYC: Hub for New Media Enterprises

NYC: Hub for New Media Enterprises

The New York City Economic  Development Corporation has created a chart of "tech stats and facts" that suggests NYC is the best location for new media enterprises. Citing that there is more than $642.2 million in venture capital flooding the New York Metro area in Q2 2011, the City has become the [Full Story…]

Vice Media Expands Web Video Content

Vice Media Expands Web Video Content

Vice Media, the NY company best known for its publication Vice Magazine, has chosen go the traditional route in media strategies, the New York Times reports. The company that produces content like documentary films profiling Liberian war lords will host a presentation where television companies [Full Story…]

McGraw-Hill Funds Unigo.com for $1.6 million

McGraw-Hill Funds Unigo.com for $1.6 million

The NY startup Unigo.com, a website ran by college counselors and enrolled college students, has raised $1.6 million in financing, led by The McGraw-Hill Companies, according to TechCrunch. The company, which acts as an online resource of information to get in and finance college, says it will use [Full Story…]

Behind the Curtain at NJ Data Center

Behind the Curtain at NJ Data Center

Though most do not consider the  NY region as location for server farms, an article by Wall Street and Tech indicates that a high portion of U.S. equities passes through third party data centers. And options traffic in these facilities is steadily expanding, with some major options exchanges, [Full Story…]