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New York City’s Plan to Bridge the Digital Divide with WiFi

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.

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Christina Mulligan  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Jon Gertner, author of "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation," speaks with NJToday Managing Editor Mike Schneider about the labs.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This half-hour program hosted by Rafael Pi Roman examines the booming tech sector in New York City and its future. VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to tech reporter Rick Karr, it's the creativity of individual technologists in New York that distinguishes them from their colleagues in Silicon Valley.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
One in three American teens use social media on a daily basis, a figure that should stress the importance of adult supervision, according to a new report.VIDEO
Qwiki recently moved back to New York City from Silicon Valley. 15 employees operate out of a SoHo office. Photo courtesy of Qwiki
Georgia Kral  |  June 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
For tech start-ups, New York City offers partnerships with creative sectors that Silicon Valley doesn't. We check in with one company.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  June 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Per Scholas Institute for Technology in the South Bronx provides a no-cost IT training program to help low-income individuals get entry-level office jobs.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The NYC Economic Development Corporation president describes the tech economy's growth and how to prevent another tech bubble burst. See interactive timeline.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates a winner in the first BigApps competition, in 2010. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum.
Georgia Kral  |  June 21, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments
Five initiatives aim to improve broadband in emerging high-tech areas, bring broadband to industrial zones, and improve access for residents through mobile platforms.
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Esha Ray  |  June 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For the World Science Festival, MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn was transformed into a vision of the future complete with robot petting zoo and the chance to virtually travel through space.VIDEO
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